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Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
78
okay

334 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 334
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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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Malt liquor HUH?! From Rogue?!! Why not! Let's see what sort of uh.. fancy glass I can throw this in, sure a simple nonic pint will do.

A real nice body color that seems to be a faint orange with yellow hues, some large cola bubbles also. Very cloudy appearance. Head barely manages to produce a finger of off white foam, very soapy and large. Clumpy yeast at the bottom, frozen beer almost suspended in appearance, also flakes which don't exactly look appetizing.

This nose is real surprising. Fruity lemon and apple, with some nice grain dry malt behind it. No giant rush of heat expected either. For just malt liquor this is quite a surprise.

Taste brings more of that fruit character. Some rolling lemon but mostly apple on the tongue, mixes with a real nice malt character. Crisp and effervescent but also real strong and chewy grain feeling, with some nice apple flesh and bite. A real nice mix of carbonation in the mid palate too. No sense of boozyness either.

Overall this is shockingly good.

smakawhat, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Kromes
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A clear gold color with a thick white head that laces the glass.

S: Sweet grainy alcohol aroma with some fruity esters.

T: A corn and grain flavor with mixed with alcohol and sweet esters. A touch of hop in the finish.

M: A heavier body with good carbonation.

O: I typically don't drink malt liquor, but this isn't too bad.

Kromes, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of enzocc
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Since the moment I saw this beer, It was something that I had to try. A beer called "Dads Little Helper Malt Liquor" gave you an interesting and mysterious introduction about what this beer could be. Excellent appearance, orange color, almost a dense feeling going around. Notes of everywhere, leaving a trace all over the glass. A sour and sugary smell, like candy with salt, something different difficult to catch for me. The taste took me to some saison beers, i dont know why, but this taste is magnificient. nice ending, not too sweet. Alcohol balance. A fruit flavor predominant, with some citrus like orange and lemon. The mouthfeel left you a sticky ending, but also very smooth.
An excellent beer that I would look for sure the next time. Excellent piece of work by Rogue.

enzocc, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

corby112, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

blnktapes, Dec 23, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

rab53, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

deapokid, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

JAHMUR, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of bmo56
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've searched far and wide for this, but I only found a few in 4 months of searching and now I'm on the last one. The color is orange in color, slightly lighter than an orange peel and a slim amount of head. Smell and taste are sweet almost sugary, with a faint and i mean faint taste of butterscotch, and the mouth feel is creamy, which i think is the only true thing the this delicious craft malt liquor has with its mass produced 40oz brethren.

bmo56, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

HopStoopid120, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

zornig, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into short stemmed tulip.

A: a hazy golden yellow. bubbly head white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: the aroma starts with a slightly acidic twang. complexity with the malts is rather inviting. besides the grain, there is a dynamic between the hops and czech pils yeast that is also delightful.

T: the flavor is bright and a little fruity. a significant hop presence. tons of sweetness. sugary sweetness. the finish has a distinctive linger of corn, but not in a bad way. very nice.

M: carbonation is light and fizzy. medium/full bodied. not your typical malt liquor, but still tasty.

D: pretty tasty brew from Rogue. interesting take on a "malt liquor", and i use quotations simply because of the amount of flavor present here which is not usually the case with american malt liquors. an easy drinking, tasty brew at a very reasonable price. dont know where all the negative reviews are coming from for this beer, but this is a win in my book.

Jimmys, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

mcorwin, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Burt, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

terrapinfan88, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of oline73
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter, yes, I drank it out of a snifter. I got this bottle on sale for $1.99 in Athens, GA.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber color with a small amount of off white head that disappears completely.

Smell: Sweet with strong hints of banana.

Taste: Just like the smell. Sweet with a lot of banana. A bit watery and light on flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was alright. I didn't expect the banana notes, but I'm not sure what I was expecting. Probably wouldn't have this again.

oline73, Sep 10, 2011
Dad's Little Helper Malt Liquor from Rogue Ales
78 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.