Dad's Little Helper Black IPA - Rogue Ales
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3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A&S - Pours a deep ruby with plenty of off white head and some light lacing. Tons of citrus hops which I love to see in this style as apposed to pine, some lightly roasted malt and coffee but not much coming through that huge head(That's what she said).
T&M - Nice citrus and sweet malt on the front turns to this brutal roasted coffee and piney flavor that works together very well.
O - A lovely beer and sadly not for everyone...
As a huge fan of porters and IPAs I thoroughly enjoyed this one for its very well balanced and brings out all the lovely flavors of roasted malts and hops together without any intensity. Porters have that great dark, yet light bodied coffee flavor with slight bitterness that some people cannot resist, while IPAs have, depending on which one, citrusy and piney hop character. This beer combines all of these flavors very well, in what is in my opinion a well balanced beer with just enough complexity. I highly recommend this mostly because its a perfect example of the style and is highly available most of the year. Stay thirsty my friends.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 03:56:27 | More by NickRivers
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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
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