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

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3.86/5
Very Good
569 Ratings
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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:
#9,955
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
569
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery "Hoppy Bunny ABA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, notched "for best flavor" 12/15... looks like I missed it by 3 months!
$1.99 @ Giant Market, Upper Darby, PA

So it looks like I've missed the boat on this one. I don't detect any oxidation, but I can't tell if it's as hoppy as it was fresh... I'm guessing not, how could it be? It's piney, a bit fruity (some apple, red berry, orange) and floral, and somewhat herbal, but not bombastic. The rich maltiness remains for sure, but again, I'm sailing under a cloudy night sky at this point. It's somewhat roasty with lots of bittersweet dark chocolate, but no coffee. It's a little bit nutty, and a bit caramelish, but not quite toffee-like... more like almost-burnt brown sugar with bitter-skinned nuts (definitely like walnut in the finish). Looks like it'll be back to the store for another sample on this one, but I'm finding it really enjoyable, so I'll give it a hedonistic review base on that and update when I can.

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Light roast coffee. Velvet texture. Citrus. Pine. Impressive.

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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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