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

Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black AleHoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale
BA SCORE
3.86/5
567 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:
#9,417
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
567
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
82
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Carolina Ale House in Fayetteville, the beer was served in a 22oz mug. The beer is a dark brown-to-black coloring with ruby highlights and a dense, creamy, foamy, light tan head. Nose of coffee and cream, earthy notes, and bitter, dry hops. Flavors are roast forward, with mocha notes throughout, creamy highlights, and a solid, dry, bitter backbone. Easy to drink. Light, smooth, crisp body. The aftertaste is coffee and cream again, with chocolate highlights. Smooth, clean finish. Not overly hopped, but very well balanced and very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mojo
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> Snifter

A - typical obsidian black with one finger tan head, good retention and lacing.

S - very chocolate and coffee oddly enough with a few pine notes as well.

T - sweet and malty perfectly balanced with a roasted nut, chocolate, and dark chocolate finish

M - good and thick with just the right amount of carbonation.

O - more like a porter IMHO, but very nice offering.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of chico1983
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Its a mouth full. At times the taste can be overwhelming but once it wears off you keep wanting to go back for some more. The beer is best ones it start to warm up. The taste won't be as bad. Its A little bit thick at the beginning but not quite a Guinness

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Photo of mtpHokie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bigclydeoliver
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BWED
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black, but just a bit of deep dark brown shows through around the edges. Dense creamy brown head. Some specks of lacing are left behind.

S- Roast and resin. Bit of cocoa.

T- Roast. Mild sweetness, and some piney hop character involved.

M- A little sticky. Bitter finish.

O- Pretty good. Isn't over the top hoppy like most in this style, which is nice.

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Photo of ujsplace
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jburlew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 7/26/12

Enjoy by 9 '12

A) Dark, inky brown. It is nearly black in the glass. Pours a massive head - three fingers of sandy brown, uneven, wavy foam. Said foam dissipates slowly leaving thick, raised strands of lace.

S) Heavily roasted aroma - lots of dark chocolate. The roast is countered by a healthy dose of green pine and zesty citric hints. Chocolate smooths as it warms.

T) Piney, resinous hops kick off first with a dry, zesty bite. Though just as roasty as the aroma, chocolate isn't nearly as prominent. Instead, there is an overall tangy roast cutting across the hops. Long-lingering roast and bitterness.

M) Medium bodied with vigorous carbonation to carry the beer along. There is a mildly coating build up over time.

D) Hoppy Bunny is pretty decent overall. I could go for less of the tangy roast and more of the chocolate. It's rough around the edges and doesn't fully gel. Hoppy Hare would be a more appropriate name.

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Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ohiovania
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of FilumDee
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 567 ratings
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