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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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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 17
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of Reson
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very black appearance. Not an overwhelming head to it, but a decent amount of off-white head that disappeared quickly.
S - Not a whole lot of nose to this. Small amounts of roasted malt and coffee tones.
T - Very balanced between malts and the hops. Chocolatey and lite tones of coffee lead the taste with a hint of citrusy hops on the backend.
M - Very soft carbonation makes for an easily drinkable beer. Medium amounts of body.
O - A very enjoyable beer that I'd pick up again. Nothing out of this world, but something a little out of the ordinary that works pretty well.

Reson, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of amnesia85
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

amnesia85, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

front notes quite a while ago
A - Pitch black, decent mocha head with very respectable lacing down the glass
S - Cold press coffee and bitter chocolate, grassy, some citrus, a touch of smoky woodiness
T - Roasty, chocolatey, coffee, and leafy and slight citrus hop compliments, very well balanced flavours
M - medium body and smooth on the way down, an easy sipper
O - Haters gonna Hate on the surge in this style, but I am a fan and this is a fine example of the style, its strikes a great bold balance of hops and malt, Rogue seldom dissapoints

joemcgrath27, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Ruds
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Euston tap and served into a UK half pint glass.

Mid black akin to 'cola' in colouration with a thin off-white head that soon thinned to a small puddle in the middle of the glass.

Not a big nose to this beer, faint hop smells and a little roasted malt and caramel, a little underwhelming in this aspect!

Flavours outweighed the smell and I got pine, more hop than on the nose, roasted malt, a little sugar, raisen and a touch of cocoa.

Medium in body with a little soft carbonation about right for the style.

Overall an OK beer, entirely drinkable, but not setting 'my' beer world alight!!!

Ruds, Mar 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Nikki, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

PretzelsNBeer, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Boone1504
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Boone1504, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

brealbg, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
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.

rogueleonardi, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

estes42, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BrewtalAlement, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ConorThomas, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

11millsown113, Dec 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

McLaughlin5350, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip

A- Crazy dark black with reddish hues on the edges. 3 finger pale khaki head with tight bubbles, good retention.
S- Big malt variety up front. Caramel, some coffee, toffee and milk chocolate. Little bitterness from whatever hops they used but its a balanced smell.
T- Good amounts of hop bitterness up front, the hop flavoring is excellent though I cant quite put a finger on what they are. A lot of roasted coffee and caramel grains. Excellent roasted malt flavors. Flavors are perfectly balanced.
M- Goes down rather easy, no alcohol burn going down but i can feel it in the stomach. A nice creamy feel, thanks carbonation! Pretty dry aftertaste. Some sticky aftertaste.
O- My first Rogue beer and im now embarrassed to admit it. After having a few beers lately that were just meh, this made my day. This is very similar to the Alpha Klaus Christmas (Xmas) Porter by three floyds that I tried and loved recently. Get this if you cant get that or don't want to pay the 4-5$ difference. Cant wait to try more Rogue.

TwelveOunces, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

pgofman, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

freduardo, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

ineedafirkin, Dec 15, 2011
Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.