Dad's Little Helper Black IPA - Rogue Ales
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Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
08-11-2013 21:35:15 | More by ISmith87
3.43/5 rDev -7%
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!
07-27-2013 01:55:34 | More by fitzy84
3.76/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
07-25-2013 06:27:04 | More by Flounder57
Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.