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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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3.6
Itzjerm (3126) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma is hop and nice with slight grain. Decent head that fades. Good hop and burnt grain flavor. Decent mouthfeel. More a black ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Une black ipa qui tire plus vers le robuste porter. Une fine résine dans le corps, pas trop d’aromatique houblonné pour camoufflé le chocolat noir, des notes lactées, très moelleux en bouche.

3.4
ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2017 Bottle. Nose of dark roast malt and charry black malt with pine and a touch of cedar, pairing with additional woody hop tones and danker, stickier unders. Sweet with some fruit, predominately well-pairing citrus. Pours dark brown with a very airy tan head that needs to be watched carefully. Taste is burnt, charred, and moderately dry, has a bit of sourish acrid tang and lovely ashen and smoky notes toward the finish. Body is a little flabby but medium-full and pretty drinkable, fruitiness is tones down significantly and we’re left with more wood and fire treatment. Not too bold, actually pretty well balanced and repeatable. [2014.08.13: 3.3]

Bottle from State Line. Nose is much hoppier than I remember, getting some pleasant chills of old Black Sun. Body still a little flabby and airy (which I’ve found in many a D-R bottle of the years), but with lots of good roast, scorch, and acrid black malt. The hops are realized as much stronger pine rather than citrus. All in all a good mix. [2017.07.07: 3.5]

3.8
Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Recent bottle from appalachian vinter. Dark with lace. Citrus over roast character, in taste and aroma. Very good drinkability.

3.6
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Poured a dark cola brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and flavor of old citrus, pine, roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of char.

3.5
Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Carolina Ale House. Pour is dark, moderate head and some nice lacing. Smells like a citrus IPA. It tastes like a citrus IPA with some mild toasty/roasty notes. Pretty well balanced.

3.6
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and superb lacing. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, chocolate, toasted malt and pineapple. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt, pineapple and dark toast. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. A grapefruit and chocolate black IPA--definitely different. Nice occasionally, but not as a "go to" regular brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is nice roasted malt and some grapefruit. Flavor is very roasty with a nice resiny/grapefruit bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice beer

3.3
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle at Dmacs. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of mocha, pine, resin, toast and touch metallic. Overcarbonated. Medium body.

3.1
dmac (6471) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
12oz bottle shared by Ed5388. Poured a HUGE light beige frothy head over a midnight black body. Aroma of dry sugsr, old chocolate, artificial sweetner, dry medium to dark toast, pineapple, roasty, sweeter yellow grapefruit. Palateis good, medium body, average carbonation, lilingering flavor, slightly roasty. Flavor of dry old dark chocolate, dry toast, bad chocolate, dry oranges, yeast.


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