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

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87
very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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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eeggles

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-01-2012 02:58:40 | More by eeggles
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KippAdams

Georgia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

A: Pours black with minimal head

S: Roasted chocolate dominates, but there are some earthy undertones present

T: This is where Hoppy Bunny lives up to its name. It is exactly what I expected out of a company known for making dark beer.

M: Great mix of carbonation in this brew.

O: Very distinct combination of flavors that make for an enjoyable brew, especially for this style. DRH might not get the hype of other breweries in the area, but they have really carved out a niche for themselves in the dark beer market.

Recommend Hoppy Bunny for anyone wanting to venture into Black IPAs.

05-27-2012 05:54:43 | More by KippAdams
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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +26.9%

Poured from growler into pint, opaque inky black goodness with a thick creamy tan head that leaves sheets of lacing down glass. Awesome!!!

Well balanced for style roasty toasty goodness and hoptacular aromas seem to blend into a perfection of brewing art.

Not unlike an irish dry stout on steroids with a hop monster doing the pushing. Creamy roasty coffee toasted goodness that leads into one helluva smooth hop storm of earthy spicy citrus wonderlust. WOW, leave it to the dark beer specialist to do up one hell of a CDA!!!

I find this wonderful brew to deliver not unlike a 4% dry irish stout, yet the hop flavor is VERY much american hops. Not exactly west coast style but WAY american hopped.

The dark beer folk at duck rabbit have hit another one WAY OUT THE PARK!!! Bravo Paul and everyone at the brewery. Please make more and send 1 state south to the super cool cats at greens piney grove rd. FANTASTIC BREW!!!

06-24-2012 02:44:02 | More by welldigger888
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

A: pours a dark deep brown almost black with a 1.5" thick light tan caramel colored head that slowly dissipates leaving moderately thick lacing on the side of the pint glass
S: floral, citrus, slight smell of fresh pineneedles, slight fresh baked pumpernickel
T: hop character hits up front with supreme bitterness, beautiful dry acidic finish with lingering citrus hop flavor, just enough dark roasted malt to provide balance, no detectable taste of the 7.3% ABV
M: medium body with just enough carbonation to keep tongue interested, lingers on the tongue and back of the throat without leaving a thick coated feeling
O: This is a superbly hopped American Black Ale with qualities resembling a lighter IPA but having a richer more lasting finish. Overall an excellent beer.

10-17-2012 01:45:24 | More by M_C_Hampton
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frank12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-17-2012 21:29:13 | More by frank12
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-05-2013 20:51:05 | More by FilumDee
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-27-2012 00:32:25 | More by sliverX
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Beerverage

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%

A: jet black throughout, cappacnhino like head, with blackness shining through in parts of the head.

S: resin and roast

T: darkest tasting black ipa I have had. Leaves a wonderfully bitter taste that holds the roasts characteristics at the same time. Really nice. coffee pine resin and bitter chocolate

M: smooth, nice carbonation, easy going down

O: really like this beer. Hope they make more of it. Probably the best fitting "black ipa", super dark really hoppy. Try it'

05-18-2012 04:03:25 | More by Beerverage
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planetscott

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

This is how this new style should be. Dark and toasty, but not too roasty or ashy. Nice blend of hops that refresh and not sting. A bigger beer that is is not noticeably big. A very drinkable American Black Ale.

Very enjoyable and I am glad someone finally did this right. Too many of the other examples of this style are too roasty, too hoppy, and too big to be truly drinkable.

This should be a benchmark for this style.

07-03-2012 13:33:31 | More by planetscott
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

I'm really happy I waited to have this again and review it, for whatever reason I wasn't all that impressed the first time.

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Black in color with a light brown highlight in the middle area, but that's only when it's held up to the light. For the most part you really can't see through it at all. The head of the beer is crazy. It's a dark tan and it erupts and has the cool Guinness nitro effect look during the pour. It took awhile to pour and it took awhile for it to settle to start drinking. When you finally could start drinking, there's great lacing.

Smell is very good. Much hoppier than I remember having it before. Nice floral aromas with plenty of citrus and a touch of pine, very nice. Like everything from DR, there is a great malt backbone too. Plenty of roasted grain.

You have to wait for it to linger, but the taste is equally as excellent as the smell. Large malt backbone, plenty of roasted barley that provides some initial sweetness. Then there is a nice follow up of all of the above mentioned hops. The sweetness to bitter is balanced very well. At first it seems a little weak but the flavors really linger around, it's nice.

Mouthfeel is very good, heavier end of medium in body while having total full flavor. Great carbonation level. It's smooth with a surprisingly clean bitter finish. Duck-Rabbit does it again, but why should I be surprised.

08-07-2012 02:42:07 | More by AndyAvalanche
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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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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-12-2014 21:06:27 | More by SLewis
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-13-2013 01:38:44 | More by thomscottson
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blackie

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

deep brown in color, rich mocha head with good retention, nose of rich chocolate roasts with coffee undertones, dark caramel and bittersweet chocolate, earth, heady hops blend pine and citrus rind, heavily aromatic and sporting a great hop/roast meeting

mouthfeel smooth, medium carbonation with a silky effect, medium-full body

body big on the roasted malts provide flavors of cocoa and coffee, some caramel sweetness with a dark chocolate coating, thick flavors of pine tea hops, well bittered with lingering chocolate and bitter cocoa powder, rich and complex

a winner of an aba in my book, great focus on deep, dark roasted flavors with a pungent, dark hop side

09-01-2013 19:50:33 | More by blackie
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Lisicjm

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-09-2013 19:10:56 | More by Lisicjm
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njable

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-23-2013 17:40:03 | More by njable
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-22-2014 17:37:47 | More by BeerCon5
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-09-2014 01:06:55 | More by KevMo84
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-08-2012 20:39:00 | More by TEAMHOLT
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-30-2013 16:09:12 | More by roywilliams
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-19-2014 21:05:25 | More by mikepcarney
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L_AllenH


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-19-2012 10:50:28 | More by L_AllenH
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mikeisale


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-30-2012 03:29:56 | More by mikeisale
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2013 19:40:20 | More by 21Maestro8
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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