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Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
77
okay

330 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 33
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

6 Ingredients:
Malts: Harrington & Klages.
Hops: Crystal.
Specialty: Flaked Corn.
Yeast & Water: Czech Pils Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

17º PLATO
25 IBU
77 AA
10º Lovibond

(Beer added by: aforbes10 on 05-12-2006)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had to try something special for my 500th beer review! I had this at a cool little bar called The Grape Escape in downtown Galena Illinois. Every time that we go stay at the cabin we always hang out at the Grape Escape....it's mainly a wine bar, but the atmosphere is great and they have some really nice brews.

A - Cloudy orange with a two finger head that leaves lots of crusty lace on the glass. The head shows some pretty decent retention, and looks nice and thick.

S - Honey from the bear-shaped squeeze bottle, Malt-O-Meal, oatmeal, Honeycomb cereal, pancakes, and booze. This is a very sweet and heady aroma that reminds me of a lot of breakfast items.

T - Rich honey and heather. Molasses, dusty yeast, big time alcohol, dry hay-barn hop flavors. Tastes much like a BSPA, and that's probably what I would have called this is a blind taste test. Heady and flavorful. Nice! Tastes nothing like a malt liquor thank God!

M - Astringent, boozy, full bodied, and very rich. It's really sweet, but tight alcohol dryness keeps it very put together. Never cloying or overly heavy at all! This feels like a malt liquor, but much more well built.

D - Kick ass! I could drink two or three, but I'd be on the floor. This brew did me in for the night and I switched to coffee for the next hour before driving home. Watch out for this one....it'll bite you in the ass!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2007 05:39:40 | More by pmcadamis
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is gone? When did that happen. Oh well, here's to what may be the only reasonably well-made Malt Liquor ever brewed.

This take on the beer that's made homeless drunks and their brown paper bags famous looks like the others, a clear sort of pale-medium yellow color. There's actually a nice little foam on top, just barely off-white, that settles in time and leaves pretty good spotting on the glass.
It's to style with the exception that it lacks the gasoline notes in the aroma. Doesn't smell like gas...interesting. What it does have is some corn, but not the vomit-inducing creamed corn, lightly sulfuric notes, a little leaf, and some husk on a crackery malts backbone. It could be stronger, but not if strength meant what the other guys mean.
The taste is clean, and there's actually some hoppiness to this one, a little floral and herbal to balance the dry malt. There's a mingling of citrus as well, some zesty lemon and maybe orange peel. A little sweetness and some corn is there too with some fusel notes leaning toward the fruity side (think red apple, sweet but a little tart), it actually is surprisingly less than disgusting. Who knew it was possible?
The feel is clean in about a medium body, a little thick just at the end so that it leans toward syrupy but stops just short. It has a nice, soft crispness that stays through the whole way and actually adds to the smoother aspects.

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A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast. Sweet corn becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of yeast along with notes of corn and bits of malty sweetness. No hops are noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
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A: Pours a hazy deep golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation with some hints of copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces rather quickly a large patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet grainy malts and fruity (white grape, peach, and apple) yeasts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of sweet grainy malts with a light amount corn adjunct sweetness. There are some moderate flavors of fruity yeast including white grape, peach, and apple cider.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: For the style (Malt Liquor), this beer is fairly easy to drink an better than most others that are available. Unfortunately, I think that Rogue stopped making this one and there are just not many craft Malt Liquors available in the areas I have lived.

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Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor from Rogue Ales
77 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.