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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA - Rogue Ales

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPADad's Little Helper Black IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

441 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-20-2011)
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California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-26-2011 05:35:46 | More by GarrettB714
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-15-2011 22:41:57 | More by ineedafirkin
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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +35.9%

01-13-2012 19:53:24 | More by Boone1504
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-30-2011 02:30:07 | More by Dizbro21
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-18-2011 01:48:29 | More by UncleWesticles
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-18-2011 20:42:18 | More by ineva
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cjdoerr

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +35.9%

11-26-2011 10:29:50 | More by cjdoerr
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
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
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pshodge

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

06-06-2012 06:34:54 | More by pshodge
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Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
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
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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Alaska

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Massachusetts

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Australia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-09-2012 21:40:28 | More by Newbiebeer
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-03-2012 15:55:10 | More by estes42
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-23-2013 00:15:28 | More by Molson2000
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-06-2013 03:24:59 | More by TheSteak22
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Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-27-2011 05:01:24 | More by schnarr84
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DavidST

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass, I couldn't find a date on the bottle.

This pours a dark almost black color, hints of light get through on the edges, a nice porter color though, with a large mocha colored head.

The smell is of roasted malts with some hops.

The mouth feel is excellent medium heavy thickness very creamy.

The taste is also excellent, you get a bunch of roasted malts up front and on the after taste you're hit with a wave of very hoppy bitterness (claimed 70 IBU on the bottle). A perfect mix of of porter and an IPA.

Overall, this is my favorite of the 3 black IPA's I've had with Hop in the Dark coming in second and Stone's version in 3. As I read the other reviews I guess perhaps I don't know what a black ipa is supposed to taste like, I think this is a perfect mirroring of two flavors, the roasted malts and the IPA, you get an equal amount of both and this makes for a very wonderful drink. With the stone the malts are almost completely masked by the hops and I sometimes forget I'm not drinking a regular IPA.

This is more of what I think a Black IPA should be like (apparently not knowing what the style is), this is a perfect balance between roasted malts and hops, this is one of the better beers I've ever had (and this coming from a guy who normally doesn't get Rogue drinks, although that might change now).

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 04:33:01 | More by DavidST
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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.