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

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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 39 | 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

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Giant Beer Garden & eatery in Linglestown, enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.

The color is black and has an opaque appearance with 2 1/2 fingers of medium beige cream with fine bead and lace pattern looks like camouflage on the glass. The smell is very roasted with an almost cocoa-like aroma with a faintly floral hop ester and light malty sweet nose. The feel is more roasted than hoppy with some bitterness in the mid palate not sure if it is dark grain or hops, but it is very dry and moderately high carbontion with mild alcohol in the feel.

The taste seems like bittersweet cocoa with a nice caramel malt sweetness in the forefront and bitter dark grain flavors mid taste with slight herbal hoppiness near the end with more floral hop flavor rounding off the dark chocolate malt aspect. The overall enjoyment of this is good, but I am not exactly pleased with the hop level. I think for this brewery the focus is expected to be on dark malt however for this style and with a name like 'hoppy bunny' I expect more hop flavor and aroma, I would probably pass unless I was in the mood for a robust porter.

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Another one from eli323232

Bottle with a best by of 9-13 into a nonic pint.

A- A normal pour creates a 1-1/2 finger, dense brown head. The bod is near black with signs of moderate carbonation. Awesome rings and head retention, I'm a sucker for both. It's a beautiful beer.

S- Initial earthy hoppiness at the crack of the cap. After the pour, it gets much maltier with powdered chocolate. Some brown sugar and lighter coffee notes. Hints of grapefruit.

T- Quite balanced. Chocolate and slightly grainy malts. Hops are leafy at first, a little citrus-like. It gets a little malty through the middle before the hops create a clean finish with a little herbal kick.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. Light hop bite and a dry finish.

O- I was actually a little apprehensive with this beer. The ABA style can be all over the board, ranging from hop bombs to near stouts in my experience. I was very happy with this presentation and its nice balance.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with a light brown head.

S: Big coffee and roast! Freshly brewed coffee. Stale bread. At the end big bold citrus and a cascade of floral hops.

T: Roast, coffee, chocolate and freshly bloomed flowers. Lots of earthy hops come in with a rockin bitter finish.

M: Very light actually.

O: This was delicious. wonderful chocolate and coffee with a bitter earthy hop. Nothing over powering, dare i say even sessionable. /88

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Roasted malt dominates with clean crisp piney hops. Balanced...refreshing...light...full bodied...

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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.