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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

458 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-24-2014 22:50:32 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-24-2014 04:33:50 | More by Swift989
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2014 00:32:56 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-22-2014 10:59:11 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-21-2014 02:23:32 | More by Sludgeman
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doc_logic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-19-2014 01:32:18 | More by doc_logic
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz poured to shaker pint

A: pours opaque dark brown with a finger and a half of nicely persistent head

S: outrageously malt bomb, strong molasses aroma.

T: Decent amount of hop and black malt bitterness are a 180 from the sweet malty nose. Coffee grass, chocolate are big notes at front, some sweet brown sugar, caramel, fig and yeast as it warms.

M: Good CO2 level adds some bite... fairly thick and creamy like a stout when the head lays over.

O: Didn't really like the first sip... let this one breathe and strike when it is a little warmer. Not exactly what I expect from a black IPA. More along the lines of a ridiculously hopped dopplebock. Not my fave in the style, but not bad at all, either.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 01:08:13 | More by ryannosaurus
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-18-2014 01:02:12 | More by JimBovi
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-14-2014 02:15:19 | More by nheinzie57
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Bramsigman

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2014 23:12:35 | More by Bramsigman
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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deweese

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving from the bottle and the picture on the profile matches.

Appearance: Dark almost not able to see any light through it. It has a nice head about two fingers and dissipated slowly.

Taste: Its good it has a sharp taste to it that I will have to read some other reviews to see just what it is. I don't think its the hops because its not overly bitter.

Mouth feel: Its thick but not so much like a stout. This is my first black IPA so cant give a big review on the category.

Overall: I like the Fathers Day theme and this is a fine beer, I would recommend everyone try it at least once.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:54:49 | More by bleedsblu
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-03-2014 02:05:36 | More by Zach122
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$6.99 bomber poured into a 24oz pint glass.

Appearance: Aggressive pour gave off a thick four finger tan and creamy head. The beer is perfectly filtered and ruby black. Lots of lacing. Looks great.

Smell: Maybe this is an old bottle, but doesn't smell like black IPAs I've had in the past -- a lot of malt in this one. Heavy buttery biscuit sort of aroma with caramel. Herby and earthy hop undertones, but definitely not at the forefront. Smells great, but maybe not so much for the style.

Taste/feel: Moderate body with a pretty light carbonation -- pretty heavy for the relatively light ABV of 6.2%. The flavor is coffee and roast and chocolate with a slight herbal hop character, with a bitter hop finish. There's a roast bitterness in there as well, but a lot of it is from the hops, which is disappointing -- I feel like this is either a really old bottle, or Rogue just wanted to add hop bitterness without adding much of a flavor. There's some earthy and herbal hops throughout the sip, but it tastes more like a hopped up stout than it does a black IPA. Aftertaste is a long lingering dark chocolate and black coffee flavor with a fairly sharp hoppy bitterness and almost a slight smoke character.

Pretty tasty beer, and a bit different from other black IPAs I've had -- again, it tastes more like a hoppier-than-usual stout than a black IPA. Still, not a bad price at all, and it's a pretty tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 15:55:59 | More by Alextricity
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Alaska

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.