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

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
569 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#9,965
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
569
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
84
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of RJCLINE86
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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.

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Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +1%

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.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of AdamAles
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

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Photo of ryfree
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of neenerzig
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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!

Eric

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jascott2112
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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Photo of Bill69
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 569 ratings
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