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

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87
very good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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 elgiacomo:
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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by October 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours black with a large three finger foamy light brown head that leaves a nice ring of drippy, sticky lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is interesting, mint, pine, grassy hops, some orange citrus, dark roasted malts, some anise, chocolate and coffee. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is very dark roasted malts, a hint burnt, chocolate, coffee, anise, moving to a blast of piney hops, citrus, some mint, some herbal hops, good bitterness, mild sweetness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, strong carbonation.

Very good Black IPA. After hearing reports that some batches of this were infected, I was a bit leery going in, but thankfully this one is good. Very hoppy, but also extremely roasty. Good stuff.

elgiacomo, Jul 23, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BenTherHppedThat, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Kappakoosh, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

nstroup, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Billolick, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of codysjb
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

codysjb, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Guinnsslvr, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

reitzbrewing, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

deebo, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

amstokesdb9, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ShrinerMcBitey, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

WVbeergeek, May 09, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

chinchill, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mtpHokie, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

4runner4ever, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Brenden, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DCHritz, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bexley10, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

syntheticwings, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

twowheelssoar, Jul 04, 2012
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.