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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

442 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 442
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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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-21-2013 03:29:33 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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JVan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-16-2013 19:11:19 | More by JVan
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-13-2013 16:47:11 | More by JTomczak
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thought this beer would be a good one to try while I'm on dad duty on a Sunday afternoon.

A - 4 - Good looking beer with about 2 fingers of light tan head with different sized bubble sparsely lacing the glass as it dissipates. Leaves a thick, patchy film of loose bubbles on the top.

S - 4.25 - Chocolate, coffee, espresso and roasted dark malts. Light hint of hops.

T - 4 - Not as good as I thought it would be. A lot of roasted flavors and hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate. The hops are piney. Just not as complex as I was hoping for.

M - 4.25 - Good medium carbonation, alcohol well hidden, leaves a nice roasted coffee bean and hop bitterness flavor in your mouth

O - 4 - It's alright, the bottle rocks harder than the beer. Cool name. I'd love to taste it with Wookey Jack and see how the two compare.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 21:35:15 | More by ISmith87
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meltroha

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-07-2013 23:29:58 | More by meltroha
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nearengine

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-07-2013 03:58:04 | More by nearengine
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-31-2013 01:48:13 | More by Chrixsus
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jkoogler

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-28-2013 21:05:19 | More by jkoogler
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought for Father's Day, but just opened today when I found out I was going to be a father to a daughter. Appearance is a black appearance with a slight red hint in the light. Creamy, thin layer of retention with good lacing on the side. Aromas were rich in malts with a slight chocolate, maybe coffeeish, flavor. Taste is a bitter, with a roasty malt flavor. The drink has a good, crisp, medium body with a creamy texture. Overall, a great, celebratory beverage for a great day in my family!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 01:55:34 | More by fitzy84
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Robert_Ray

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-27-2013 01:39:24 | More by Robert_Ray
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Jackal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-26-2013 04:13:48 | More by Jackal
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured some finger head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing from the reduced foam too. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Crazy frothy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolate, bready, and smoky malts. Citrus, pine, and earthy notes from the hops.

Taste: Pretty much getting a blend of hops and malts with lingering ashy bitterness from the barley. Somewhat extremely lingering. A few more sips and still there. It mellowed put after a while.

Mouthfeel: Ash, bitter, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and lingering bitterness.

Overall: Solid ABA here by Rogue. I feel the bitterness could be lightened up a bit and this beer could be more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 06:27:04 | More by Flounder57
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MIrvine

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-24-2013 04:38:10 | More by MIrvine
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-24-2013 03:57:18 | More by mpayne5
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Backlash209

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-24-2013 03:30:31 | More by Backlash209
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DudeinLouKY

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-18-2013 16:30:17 | More by DudeinLouKY
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-18-2013 03:32:35 | More by ryanpj
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DSkilling

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-17-2013 05:32:42 | More by DSkilling
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2013 15:22:56 | More by pathman
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-14-2013 05:48:03 | More by EastBay_Nick
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2013 15:35:20 | More by JohnK17
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radiofish

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-10-2013 04:06:59 | More by radiofish
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jeffjeff1

California

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- black color, thick foamy head, nice lacing

Smell- chocolate, hops

Taste- chocolate, malts, slight bit of hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was pretty good. Not my favorite style but still very good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 22:11:46 | More by jeffjeff1
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2013 11:00:19 | More by Paul_Apsley
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brett606

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-07-2013 03:41:45 | More by brett606
Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.