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

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87
very good

381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 24 | 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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charlzm

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Consumed September 18th, 2012 from a standard pint glass. Bottle seems to indicate "best by 12/12".

Beer pours a deep, clear brown with garnet highlights. Head is three fingers tall from a moderate pour: light tan, composed of very fine creamy bubbles and very clingy.

Aroma is cocoa: thinner than a rich stout, more like a porter. Some nuttiness as well. Soft powdery, floral note in the background. Interesting.

Flavor is likewise cocoa, both upfront and as a slightly powdery, almost granular taste on the finish. In between, a bit of well-tamed resiny pine warms the palate. A little grassiness as well. The ABV is not apparent in the flavor.

Medium-bodied with a slight carbonation prickle.

Overall, this is a safer, saner take on the ABA than most I've had. I think I prefer this subtle, well-modulated (and sneaky : 7.3% ABV!) example of this hybrid style to the bigger, cruder examples that seem to hang out on the west coast.

09-19-2012 03:00:09 | More by charlzm
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

Great to see a new DR offering.Poured jet black with a thick creamy beige head that left multiple broken rings of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Sharp piney,earthy hops mixed with bitter chocolate and roast in the nose.Light smoke,earth, and roast at the onset with lightly sweet chocolate melding into a rush of prickly,piney hops that linger nicely.A damn fine ABA easily one of the better ones I have had,well done Duck Rabbit.

05-24-2012 21:28:59 | More by oberon
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-22-2012 00:24:33 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-08-2014 02:17:52 | More by Kappakoosh
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-16-2013 04:37:48 | More by nstroup
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-07-2013 03:17:15 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%

12 ounce bottle, "enjoy by date" notched onto the side of the label.

Pours darkest of browns, dark tan head, tiny bubble and with a quality look to it. Leaves fine webs, sheets and spots of lacing on the glass.

Muddled nose with dark grains and dark coffee picked up.

Full bodied and full of dark flavors. Dark grains, dark chocolate, dark coffee. Also notes of smoke, tar and burnt malts. Richly flavor full and quite dry and hoppy in the finish.

A lot going on here, dark and sludgy beer lovers go get some of this. For me its likely gonna be one and done

07-31-2012 20:12:23 | More by Billolick
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codysjb

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

From a Bottle to a pint glass.
A: pours a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Very black in color.
S: malt, English toffee and some grassy notes
T: burnt toffee and caramel blends into carbonation and minor grassy notes.
M: all malt and lots of carbonation.
O: not very hoppy and over carbonated.

08-22-2013 20:54:35 | More by codysjb
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-26-2012 19:58:59 | More by Guinnsslvr
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-15-2012 23:26:22 | More by reitzbrewing
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2014 03:41:42 | More by deebo
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-07-2013 22:44:47 | More by Cynic-ale
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-23-2012 02:45:22 | More by amstokesdb9
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2013 13:46:16 | More by doremite
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ShrinerMcBitey

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2013 22:14:41 | More by ShrinerMcBitey
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-09-2014 15:42:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%

Served by a brewery rep. at the 2012 NC Brewers Fest.

A: pours near black with a lasting brown head. The head is creamy and coats the glass on the way down.

S Hops plus dark malt. Some spice and pine.

T: An excellent and flavorful mix of hops and dark malt -- a generous and well-proportioned mix of both.

M: Creamy smooth' full body is more substantial than might be expected. Semi-dry finish.

O: excellent and highly drinkable.

05-14-2012 01:57:07 | More by chinchill
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-09-2013 22:22:58 | More by mtpHokie
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4runner4ever

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-01-2012 22:20:59 | More by 4runner4ever
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-20-2012 01:57:27 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +7.3%

A black ale it is, though some light barely sneaks through at the edges. It shows the body it ought to have; not heavy and viscous like a stout, but sturdy. The tan head that grows reaches close to a finger and a half and is rich and heavy-looking, dense and creamy. Retention is good, but most impressive is how incredibly sticky the lacing is, dropping in a thick sheet and, when left sitting, leaving a heavy ring where the head has spent any time still.
The aroma has all the elements I would hope for, but it seems a little more strength would do to pull it all out. They're more fully developed and realized in the flavor, though. It doesn't go in-your-face crazy with overly harsh bitterness or roast, but each element coincides nicely and complements. The gentle pine and mildly resinous and floral bitterness melds with the roast that in some of this style can go too far or go tangy or acrid. This avoids those flaws and instead is simply a nice, flavorful, balanced, and fairly deep version of the style. The roast is all there without any hard char, just a light bite of it that isn't too hard. It really does marry malts and hops, roast and leaf, very well.
The crispness I'd hope for is in this medium-bodied ale, but it's also got a very nice smoothness. A bit of an almost English-style tea-like quality leads into a drier finish that lingers softly.

06-11-2013 14:27:10 | More by Brenden
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2014 17:29:11 | More by DCHritz
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bexley10

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-04-2013 22:09:33 | More by bexley10
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-25-2012 00:00:01 | More by syntheticwings
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-04-2012 02:34:13 | More by twowheelssoar
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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