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

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87
very good

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

douglasgoodman, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours virtually black with a nice mocha colored head, retention and lacing both very good.

S - Plentiful roasty malts and resinous earthy hops

T - Roasty/slightly sweet chocolate, roasty coffee like bitter malts and piney earthy hops hold their own with a more robust malt profile

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation, mouth feel is where it should be

O - A very solid prototypical black IPA, nothing super special about this one but it does what it does as well as any black IPA that I have had the pleasure of indulging in

MacQ32, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

leschkie, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of snatch210
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

snatch210, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bacher468, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GRG1313, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of magine
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a near black with a light tan head. Awesome lace and great dense head retention remains. Great looks.

Brew smells of cocoa, hops, barley. Good nose.

Brew is creamy from the thick head initially, spiced hops in the middle along with barley malts and cocoa as well. Finishes slightly dry and has good bitter cocoa and hops. Very good flavors and feel. Warming qualities from the abv. Great brew.

Really lovin' the black ales, this is a great one. Great sessionable case worthy brew here with a nice ABV.

magine, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Chip's in OBX. It poured like a porter a near-black bodyand tan head. The citrus hops are well-balanced against the cocoa-tinged roasted barley. This is a smooth, medium bodied beer that could pass as an American stout or porter. It's plenty hoppy, but there isn't a clean upfront blast of hop oils to separate this beer from the other dark ales.

tempest, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

cfinch2, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of farrago
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easily over two fingers of dark brown foam, good mixture of bubble sizes which causes some dimpling, takes some time sizzling down to the surface, solid ring of lacing around most of the glass, tenacious grip. The liquid is black and opaque but not quite so dense that you can’t see the tiny bubbles rise, thin ring of orange at the glass bottom. Real roasty, toasty nose of cocoa powder, ground coffee, vanilla bean, oats and unprocessed grains, the interplay between malts and the hoppier pine, white citrus notes quite pleasing, really stiffens in your nostrils without seeming heavy, very longlasting. Medium-bodied plus, carbonation at first gives it a fluffy mouth feel, however, overall dryness wins out. Licorice, more of that mocha to cocoa powder and roasted coffee, nutty at turns. The orange to grapefruit citrus has a harder time finding its voice here. More floral than grassy, hops add more texture than flavor. Minor notes of peach, cherry, black grape fruit. Smoky like a wood grill. There’s a lot of energy here which may now and then mask some of its complexity. Real intense, need a glass of water to rinse the flavors out.

farrago, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bentonquest, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of GehenHerzog
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GehenHerzog, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of alk3kenny
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark dark color black in the low light at taco mac woodstock creamy dark tan head that has been holding for awhile now. Smell is dark roast chocolate n hops ok lets dive in. The dark roast burnt flavors on the nose really shine through here. Creamy mouthfeel with hop bitterness left on the tongue. Hops arent as much in the taste as on the tongue. Overall a very nice black pale ale.

alk3kenny, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jriggins6, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Extreamely dark brown pour, thin layer of cream colored head. Small amount of lacing.

Aroma, piney with a roasted note. Very light coffee.

Taste, much more roast, dark chocolate here. The hop notes are much more herbal than piney and balance well. Slight bitter coffee finish.

To the left of mid bodied, carbonation is just right to keep it drinking very well. Nice balanced black ipa. Would guess this is even better on draft. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Bung, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

reagbr8, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pitch black with a giant, dense, brown head that has great retention

S - floral, roasty, earthy

T - floral, citrusy, roasty, chocolate, coffee, big bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent black IPA. I think there could be a more refined balance between the rich, chocolate, roasty malt character and the citrusy hop character. It does have good drinkability and good flavor. Ultimately, it's another solid offering from Duck Rabbit.

tdm168, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

discdueler, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Great three finger deep mocha chocolate rich head, some big swiss cheese pock marking, but mostly fairly evening and lots of staying power. Truly a black brew, a very dark and blackened body appearance can't see through this at all, and truly looks black as night.

Nice simple toasty malts, and mellow chocolate and chewy grain. Not much of a noticeable hop angle, hints at more porter richness, maybe a slight pepper spice angle coming. Either way it's very pleasant. Small sweetness.

Palate hits with a subdued sense. THere isn't much flavor on first sip, and noticeable wet character sort of makes itself noticeable. However, the finish is where all the action seems to come in. Lingering dry roasted malts, and a breath of fresh dry hopping action.

Overall not bad, enjoyable brew, sort of what I expect from Duck Rabbit, nothing mind bending or exceptional but I could have another easily.

smakawhat, Jun 10, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lays out a huge tan head that sits atop the black liquid; beautiful retention and copious amounts of lace

Smell: While there is plenty of chocolate roast in the aroma, make no mistake that this has a boatload of hops, as well; delivers a citrusy profile along with resinous undertones

Taste: The malts jut out first, with roasty unsweetened chocolate and black bread but by mid-palate, the grapefruit and pith take over; there is a hint of coffee in the finish, but it is almost overwhelmed by the bitter hoppy flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I expected to like this beer and I do; I think it has a lot going for it; I might tinker with the hop profile a bit to make it a bit more West Coast in style but it is darn close as it is

brentk56, Jun 10, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by 08/12 notched on the side. Pours a deep black with an inch-thick mocha head. Nose is sharp with pine needles, mild citrus, and a semi-sweet roasted char. Smooth hefty body. Creamy finish. The hops in this one add a pleasant bitterness, but they fall a bit short on the flavor. They taste muted and lacking in juicy freshness. The roasted aspect comes forward more, adding a warming coffee-like finish. This is a good beer, but not my favorite of the style for sure.

Onenote81, Jun 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

carrollmel7, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of SlowWideTurns
4/5  rDev +3.9%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bootdown21, Jun 06, 2012
Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.