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

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87
very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
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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2/5  rDev -48.1%

tmm313, Dec 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

TrickkyGangsta, May 31, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

fishguyac, Mar 14, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Oct 29, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Amerikon, Feb 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

It's just not my type. It taste like burnt malt mixed with water. I like duck-rabbit but this was just not one ill have again.

RJCLINE86, Sep 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

sendbeer, Dec 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

wbumgarner, Oct 05, 2012
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2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
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.

SaCkErZ9, Jun 30, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
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!

Jimmys, Jul 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

MinorThreat, Jun 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Cougar990, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Kappakoosh, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Rastrano, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Dcunicelli, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Not really my style, so take it for what it's worth. It's a IPL all day, just happens to be black.

JDW4195, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

rypkr, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

reagbr8, Jun 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ohtheguilt, Aug 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

tedho21, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

drsarver, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Played too much with my taste buds. Hoppy hoppy hoppy darky darky darky.

finz2thestout, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

akorsak, Jul 08, 2012
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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.