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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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87
very good

351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.

3.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good, but just a couple whisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Big citrus and pine hoppiness. Orange and pineapple are strongest with some papaya in there as well. Mild roastiness with notes of molasses and caramel. Not bad.

4.0 T: The taste is a bit strange, even by black IPA standards, but it works. Moderate roastiness that has a peculiar tanginess to it. It's like a tangy molasses I'd say. Big orange hoppiness with pineapple and mango not far behind. Less piney than the nose led on. The reason this works is that the bitterness is kept low.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and quite smooth.

4.0 D: I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I've had some pretty good ones as of late. I hope brewers keep impressing me.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 18:40:02 | More by DavoleBomb
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Red Oak gilded pint glass.

A: Dark, ominous. Thick head, at least 1.5 inches. This beer absorbs light. It's incredibly thick and has a rich black color. It looks like black coffee. Even the head is colored - a nice, brown thickness. Extremely resilient frothing rings, like a stout.

S: Rich aromas emanate from this one. Apart from a heavy alcohol aroma from it's fairly high ABV, this beer smells of roasted malt, juniper, mint and coffee. It's lovely smell that's almost as good as it tastes.

T: Rich flavors of roasted malt and a lot of hops. Some heavy coffee notes on the aftertaste. A bit of citrus bite to it at first that quickly dissipates into an earthy fullness. A pleasant aftertaste that is not too bitter, but hoppy. The aftertaste is almost identical to a black coffee, with added alcohol. Exhale after a sip and it's coffee coffee coffee!

M: Thick, rich and smooth. Very little carbonation. Lots of bite on the palate after swallowing. No one can claim this is a boring beer. Every aspect of it is loaded and powerful.

O: Very yummy, though not completely my style of beer. Lots of flavors and an absolutely wonderful aroma (I think I'd rather smell it than drink it). The coffee flavor is welcome but a little overpowering. Wish it had more sweetness to it to fight the hops. Still, at least it's got character.

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S: Citrus, chocolate, coffee, chocolate milk, pine.

T: Cappuccino, chocolate milk, orange, citrus, pine, dark roasted malts, stout like.

M: Medium thick smooth body, medium fine bubbled carbonation.

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T: Big roastiness and almost a spiciness that blends beautifully with the piney hop characteristics. I'm liking the balance here.
MF: Smooth. It didn't drink thick like I thought it would after the pour. Definitely feels lighter than 7.3%.
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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