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

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87
very good

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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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tmm313

Georgia

2/5  rDev -48.2%

12-26-2012 19:11:05 | More by tmm313
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2/5  rDev -48.2%

05-31-2012 00:37:53 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

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California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

10-29-2012 01:22:53 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Amerikon

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

02-16-2013 05:29:40 | More by Amerikon
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-27-2012 05:48:19 | More by sendbeer
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wbumgarner


2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

10-05-2012 20:46:42 | More by wbumgarner
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is pitch black with no light showing through. Topped with a massive, rocky, foamy, dark tan head. This one looks like a stout through and through.

Aroma was a bit off. Duck Rabbit is kind of known for a slightly sour beer with large alkaline notes. This one has a slightly sour aroma with some piney hop aromas. Nice dose of roastiness with a slight hint of coffee.

I wasnt a fan of the flavor on this one. It was really quite sour and mouth puckering. I had a hard time tasting anything past the sourness. I did note some coffee with little hop flavor. The sourness soured me.

I didnt think this was a very good effort. Perhaps something went slightly wrong in the ferment, or maybe this was supposed to be tangy; either way, not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 18:19:08 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. best before 9/12.

A: very much opaque. i would call this black seeing as i cannot see any lighter hues around the edges. plumes of dark-white foam sit on top with great retention.

S: my initial impression is a battle of chocolate and american hop citrus. earthy and herbal. bitter burnt grain. a little autolysed? something sort of soy-like.

T: similar to the nose, chocolately and bitter. the body turns sour from the middle into the finish. a soy-sauce like lingering. my suspicion of autolysed yeast on the nose has been firmly confirmed. not sure how long ago this was bottled, regardless, still has a couple of months according to the label.

M: finer carb on a medium, pushing on full body.

D: i would imagine a fresher example would be much more tasty, especially considering the promising start on the nose. please pass on any bottles you may see still out there and wait for another batch!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:09:20 | More by Jimmys
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

06-21-2013 03:48:25 | More by MinorThreat
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Cougar990

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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reagbr8

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-10-2012 18:00:44 | More by reagbr8
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-10-2012 11:56:05 | More by ohtheguilt
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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drsarver

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-05-2013 02:47:27 | More by drsarver
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the Asheville trip. In a tumbler.

A: The black ale is black, dark as a stout. The head, a darker reddish hue, looks spot on as a stout's head too.

S: Burnt aromas, deark bread and char, waft out of the glass, a vigorous aroma that dispatches with all hints of hop. Instead, the nose is roasted and full, the black half of the equation.

T: This is were things get derailed. The stout body is formidable, deep and roasted with plenty of boozy heat. As the stout ebbs, a metallic flavor emerges where the hops should be. A disappointment because Duck Rabbit nails the dark ales. Here, though, the flavor falls apart - too old or just plain infected. Either way, I didn't stick around to find out.

M: A drain-pour - my first from DR. It's not enough to dissuade me from the beers though, I'll pick up another Hoppy Bunny next time I see one.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 19:00:34 | More by akorsak
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-12-2014 15:30:32 | More by mendvicdog
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-03-2013 01:43:40 | More by mwbrady12
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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