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RATINGS: 276   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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4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
growler. Deeply brown/black ale w/ khaki/sand head. Coarse malts are actually smoothed out by citrus/Chinook hops. So malty thou! Great NC beer & brown ales usually bore me.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean. Dark brown body with beige head. Nose is malts, cacao, coffee. Taste if malts, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate. Very creamy texture. Some spices in the finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3275) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, roast and chocolate. Flavor was earthy and slightly bitter with roasted malts, pine, citrus, chocolate and had some licorice notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1524) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Bitter and rich. Nice dark ipa. Aroma is hoppy and has some floral, but more woods. Color is black and transparent. Nicely done. Tap

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1778) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a healthy tan head. Grassy and citrusy notes on the nose. Dark roast malt wafts out as well. Full mouthfeel with some puckering astringency late. Better balance of the hop character with the malt than most, if not all the black IPAs Ive had in the past. Duck Rabbit is nailing their landings!

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (720) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny is a solid BIPA. Pours dark with light tan head. Mild fresh hop aroma. Taste is mostly bitter with a bit of chocolate on the backend. Hoppy Bunny is enjoyable but not a standout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6063) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. It pours a dark brown/black color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is hoppy with strong pine and treacle, molasses, a little cocoa and toast. The flavor is the same. Pine, roasted malt, treacle and molasses. Lots of piney, roasted, smoky bitterness. Full bodied. A good, powerful black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2652) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12oz bottle from Appalachian Vintners in Asheville. Dark brown pour with a beige head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has tangy raisins, chocolate, espresso, and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, light grapes, cocoa, some espresso and some licorice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, some alcohol and a solid blend. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet. Reasonably solid for style. 13.9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10494) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
looks like a dark porter - smell and flavor are really nice balance of pine sap and earthy spicy hops, and roasted chocolate and coffee malts. Moderately bitter, complex yet easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1824) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Hoppy-Bunny has a thin-to-medium beige head, a dark brown appearance, with regular brown showing up, as the light hits it, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a touch of bright citrus, brown bread crust, and Medium Master Chef Coffee. Taste is of brown bread, bitterness, bread crust, a touch of citrus, a ghost of chocolate, and no char. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Hoppy-Bunny finishes relatively mellow and medium dry. For a 7.3% ale, booze is not picked up. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours black with a little light tan head and some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and light roast with the some hops in the background. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The hops are subdued. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. This is a less hoppy sublimely self righteous.


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