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

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very good

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a black body (close enough to black) with minimal head and lace patches.
Aroma is more roasted malts with some caramel and chocolate than hops but both malts and hops are noticeable in aroma.
Malts are in full force as I get a bready, slightly chewy beer with some caramel and chocolate sweetness with a little bit of hoppy dryness that leads to a dry, crisp, slightly bitter finish.
Not a bad beer but one that favors the malts more than the hops.

clayrock81, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of let8it8grow
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

let8it8grow, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Amedlin18, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BeccaH, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

VAbrookiechaser, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of tvghost
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

tvghost, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of AdamAles
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

AdamAles, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

lovely dark brown (almost black) ale with hints of coffee/Chocolate in the smell and taste. another very good brew from Duck-Rabbit Brewery.

JamesBondGA, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ryfree
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

ryfree, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of MisterMike
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MisterMike, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Thomas0790
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Thomas0790, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Louiethe4th
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Louiethe4th, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

I was recently on a vacation with my wife and her family visiting some of her extended family in Virginia and there was a Wegman's located close to the hotel we were staying at so I went in there and grabbed some singles of beers from breweries that I have never seen in Cleveland before (or anywhere else that comes to mind for that matter). This is one of the ones I grabbed. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color that is not letting in any light. Has a creamy, frothy looking tan head that is about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Settles to a good solid 1/3 of an inch thick with nice lacing. Good retention here. Aromas of roasted malts and hints of chocolate and citrus hops. Flavors of roasted caramel malt sweetness mixed with chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness that nicely gives way to some piney and citrusy hop bitterness. Very nice flavor profile here indeed! Has a slightly crisp and prickly, mainly smooth and creamy/frothy, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Excellent drinkability here! Worth a try for sure!


neenerzig, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mikepcarney, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of jascott2112
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jascott2112, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Rastrano, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Sludgeman, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of mr_chuxxx
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

mr_chuxxx, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of prevatt28
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

prevatt28, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of 40oz2heaven
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

40oz2heaven, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I do not know why it is called an American Black Ale. It really should be called a Black I.P.A. or maybe even just a hoppy Stout. But that's just semantics, I guess.

A: Dark and rich in color with a dark, thick brown lace that stays put for awhile
S: Roasted nuts, coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, but overall note that strong smelling
T: Same as the smell, with distinct nutty characteristics in the aftertaste. Only fairly hoppy. It is a solid beer, but for similar beer I prefer Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA.
M: Pretty standard. It's supposed to be an ale so it is not that thick or heavy
Overall: Solid beer that I would go back to, but not eagerly

CarlosRuizsChauffeur, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Bill69
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Bill69, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

thufflife, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

memphischas, Aug 08, 2014
Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.