Dad's Little Helper Black IPA - Rogue Ales
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4.85/5 rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Excellent looking beer very rich looking with extremely nice lacing and frothy head. On the smell I get that roasted porter or stout like smell but then it quickly changes to all grapefruit/pine hops...the combo of the smells is earthy. It literally drinks like a sweet stout. You instantly get the hop bite and sweet stout flavors coming together in the beginning and middle and then that long bitter finish with the taste of grapefruit some citrus and mostly pine mixing in with the very roasted aftertaste as well. Coffee, chocolate, and some wheat tastes are in the malt and aftertaste. It leaves a dry bitter aftertaste from the malts and intense amount of roasted malts.
Rogue always gets a fantastic malt taste in my opinion. Always getting that sweet thick and robust malt taste. You can definitely tell they put a lot of different types of malts in here. Since its so highly roasty and sweet the hop flavors just mix in with that sweetness and try to push through the malts with a citrus graepfruity taste. Like I said though it ultimately ends with a pine/coffee roasted taste. Definitely a ridiculously top notch beer. This is my 2nd favorite Black IPA of all time right behind Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.This definitely comes well recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2011 01:54:59 | More by thebrood1987
4.65/5 rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I might be a little Rogue Bias (just because they've sent me a couple of free bottles that I cant get in ohio) but I was extremely impressed with this beer. I don't usually like Black IPA's but this was almost a combination of a smoked porter and an IPA. Had a smooth smokey taste, with a slightly bitter finish. Color was a deep black. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone with a passion for porter's or ipa's.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 20:58:55 | More by rogueleonardi
Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
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