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

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3.86/5
Very Good
575 Ratings
Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale)Hoppy 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:
#11,169
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
575
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 135
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a new belgium chalice, color is black, solid, head is tan, thick, presented 1+ inch thick, dissipates to lace and 1/8 inch thickness.

Smell is coffee, roasted malt, light toffee, hints of chocolate, pretty clean and not overly sweet; hops are present, lightly strong bitter notes, grass and pine.

Taste is bitter, roasted malts, coffee, hints of toffee and chocolate (dark); hops are not too fruity, mostly grass and piney notes. THere is a lingering sweetness, not caramel but

Mouthfeel is spot on for black ipa, bitter, strong flavors on tongue.

Overall, a very good take on this style, a little sweet or a touch too much roasted malt maybe, but good mouthfeel.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deep brown in color, rich mocha head with good retention, nose of rich chocolate roasts with coffee undertones, dark caramel and bittersweet chocolate, earth, heady hops blend pine and citrus rind, heavily aromatic and sporting a great hop/roast meeting

mouthfeel smooth, medium carbonation with a silky effect, medium-full body

body big on the roasted malts provide flavors of cocoa and coffee, some caramel sweetness with a dark chocolate coating, thick flavors of pine tea hops, well bittered with lingering chocolate and bitter cocoa powder, rich and complex

a winner of an aba in my book, great focus on deep, dark roasted flavors with a pungent, dark hop side

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hoppy Bunny A.B.A. (American Black Ale) from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 575 ratings