The Duck-Rabbit Paul's Christmas Vacation

 
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.9
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Duck rabbit pauls Xmas vacation. Snifter pour at barleys, downtown Asheville... Pours a dark garnet reddish pour, somewhat transparent and topped with a creamy light beige head... Aroma is citrusy with piney accents and backing biscuity malt... Flavors lend towards the citrusy side Of the hop spectrum alongside some sweeter honeybees and a biscuity malt profile to further add some support and balance although the hops remain prevalent. Creamy full mouthfeel with soft to medium carbonation. Nicely hopped overall and some decent balancing with a pretty nice palate. 8/4/8/4/15

3.2
treadyroc (163) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Delicious. More double ipa tha anything else. Very well balanced. Surprising.

3.9
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
This poured a somehwat murky light brown color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of piney dank hops also with a good bit toast and caramel malts too. Flavor was full bodied smooth caramel intertwined with very heavy and bright citrus and pine notes from the hops. Another winner from Duck Rabbit.

4
douglas88 (9631) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2010
An awesome find at the Sharper Edge Brasserie in Washington County. Listed as Paul’s Christmas Ale, Duck Rabbit. Pours a bright copper color with a small white head. A sweet rich hoppy flavor with equally large caramel malt aromas. A great flavor; aggressive hops, pine and bitterness, some citrus, caramel and toasted malts. Very good. What a surprise seeing this in Pittsburgh! It was a Christmas miracle.

3.7
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Pours a clear amber color with a small tan head that laces the glass substantially. Aroma and flavor of pine and spicy bitter hops and flavor of grapefruit and more bitter hops. Medium-bodied and medium carbonation. I’d classify this more as an imperial IPA or double IPA personally.

3.8
phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft served in a pint glass at The Federal in Durham. Pours a clear amber color with a small tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of pine and spicy hops pops right out of the glass, along with notes of mild winter spices, sweet malts, grass, and herbs. Flavor of pine resin, earthy hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts- just a lot of hops and resin. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, resinous mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I didn’t realize going into this that it wasn’t a spicy, malty Christmas-type beer, but a boozy, hop-forward one that drinks more like an imperial IPA (JCB may have warned me, but I for some reason just remembered him saying it was good and I had to try it). Glad I got to try this one and I enjoyed it a lot.

4.1
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Poured from draft at The Federal in Durham, NC. Looks like a glass of dark bourbon, nice lacing. Intense citrus hop aroma, great flavor, very hoppy. Tastes like a fresh hop ale. It would be easy to drink to many of these! My favorite Duck Rabbit so far.

4.2
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2010
On tap at Broad Street Cafe in Durham. Pours more amber than brown. A bit hazy, and rocking a surprisingly fluffy off white head. Looks great. Nose shows an amazing amount of fresh hops, with the citrus elements not being blown out by the strong resin and fresh pine. Sweet malts play a secondary role here, as they do on the taste. Palate is fresh, soft and light. I know one-offs like this get inflated ratings, but this is really freaking good.

4.2
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Draught at Milltown. Pours a slightly hazy, bright, amber with a small white head and great lace. Snifter is definitely/almost always the way to go. Nose is big hops! You can tell it was dry hopped--lots of fresh green, some pine, floral, citrus. Flavor is a bit more balanced, but still way over-hoppy (which I like) and the alcohol is there and present, but it doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment of the brew too much. Could maybe use a tad more malt balance, but I just drank this as a double ipa. Really good beer. Three cheers for MrFacto (who brewed this beer)! Awesome job, Matt!

3.9
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Draft @ wine 101 in wake forest, nc Brown pour with a thick beige to off white colored head. Aroma is Massive hops. Flavor is resinous, bitter, nutty, white peppercorn and pine. Dry alcoholic finish! Awesome Stuff complex and unique. Hopefully Paul will turn these guys loose more often. J/k Paul


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