Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black AleHoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States
duckrabbitbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely black! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components, and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes.

Added by Jason on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
559
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
82
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 559 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Keith27614
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-02-03
12oz bottle served in a tulip. @mr-jj gave it to me. If there is a date, I don't see it.

Pours black with a small head. Carbonation is moderate. Smell is roasty, chocolatey, a little mild.

Taste is moderate milk chocolate sweetness, moderate roast bitterness, and a strong hoppy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is moderately thin, pretty effervescent. Overall, nice.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smokey, ashy, char, milk chocolate, caramel, and some citrus.

Taste: Still get that ashy char flavor, citrus, milk chocolate, roasted, jeuamel, and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, charry bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not my favorite style, but still traditional and tastes like all the other ABA'S I've had.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfconnor
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ddibella84
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a opaque black color with a tan brown head that slowly dissipates and leaves a slight bit of lacing.

S: Lots of pine and a little bit of citrus from the hops, chocolate and some coffee, baked dark bread.

T: Strong piney hop bitterness, with a nice milk chocolate backbone and some crusty bread.

F: Creamy body with strong bitterness but it is not astringent.

O: Not groundbreaking but still a solid beer.

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Photo of Corburk
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hoppy-Bunny has a thin-to-medium beige head, a dark brown appearance, with regular brown showing up, as the light hits it, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a touch of bright citrus, brown bread crust, and Medium Master Chef Coffee. Taste is of brown bread, bitterness, bread crust, a touch of citrus, a ghost of chocolate, and no char. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Hoppy-Bunny finishes relatively mellow and medium dry. For a 7.3% ale, booze is not picked up.

RJT

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Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvoRich
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours like a stout. Smells like an IPA. Tastes like a bitter but roasty porter and feels creamy, again like a stout. Overall, it's pretty decent. But I don't love it.

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Photo of hman43
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours a dark brown with very little light that comes through it. It has a brown head that does produce some lacing.

Smell: It has aromas of caramel and roast. The combination of spearmint and citrus hops gives it a very perfume like aroma.

Taste: There are flavors of roast, spearmint notes, citrus, some burnt characteristics, and chocolate.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with a fairly heavy bitter finish.

Overall this is a unique take on a black IPA in that the spearmint gives the roast and chocolate and the citrus hops a sweet tinge to it.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 559 ratings.
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