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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes.

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2.7
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Front Street in Phila. Pours a light black/brown. Decent frothy light brown head. Minty, hoppy aroma with mild roast/coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is very light and watery. Not much roast in the flavor. Eh, pretty underwhelming black ipa.

3.8
climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle into stout glass. Dark and hoppy. Decent. Not much else. Hidden booze ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Maverick34 (3305) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottled. Poured a flattish black with beige head. Piney resin, some pepper and deep malts.

3.8
shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pleasing aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted fennel, and roasted malt; very dark brown color, opaque, khaki head; flavor of toasted malt with a nice dry, ashy/char finish, ample citrus and train bitterness throughout, licorice notes, cocoa, spicy hops, good alcohol bite; medium body, chewy finish; damn fine black IPA and the best of that style that I?ve had in a long time. 12 fl oz bottle.

4.1
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle to glass, Dark black, creamy whitehead. Aroma is charred malt. Fennel? Mint? Some interesting aromas going on. Taste is malt, ash, spice, more fennel....is this beer or Sausage? Really good beervwurh some interesting flavor.

3.6
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Wooden hops meld into roasted coffee, a union leading to dark chocolate, minty herbal bitterness and light roasty acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the darkness.
-Mouthfeel is well fed; not chewy but not light either.
-All flavours are harmonious.
-This is not as intense as your average Black IPA, yet it definitely shares a similar profile.

Bottle.

3.1
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12oz bottle. Mildly hoppy aroma. A bit of spicy hop flavor. Odd malt taste that clashes with the hops. This comes across as two beers poured together, rather than a beer designed from the ground up. Disappointing as I usually love all things Duck-Rabbit.

3.6
Zeswaft (1783) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap. Black with brown head. Aroma of pine and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and texture is lightly carbonated. I’d say smack in the middle of a stout and IPA, maybe more of a hoppy stout.

3.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2896) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Its alright. I guess I’m not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just can’t make them really want to be together.

4.2
Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in fl. Looks and tastes like a chocolate porter. Aroma is calm. Lots of chocolate. Not sure why others think hoppy. In fact, feel like I might have been given wrong beer. Good stuff just the same


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