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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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489 Ratings
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | 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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07-01-2014 21:04:45 | More by athomasPSU
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3.39/5  rDev -7.9%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 26, 2014.

The pour is dark brown with reddish hues when held to the light leading up to a short-lived tan head.

Aroma of dark malts, molasses, earthy hops, raisins, and shoe shiner. Yup.

Medium body for the most part with an astringent texture.

The taste has a malt character but it is more like licorice or molasses. Muted sweetness. The finish is a tad bitter but not over the top. As far as Black IPA's go it is alright but I am not blown away.

06-26-2014 23:42:45 | More by puboflyons
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-26-2014 07:52:02 | More by Bucknutty24
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-25-2014 03:19:36 | More by Tracker83
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-25-2014 01:22:48 | More by amishbooze
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-24-2014 22:50:32 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-24-2014 04:33:50 | More by Swift989
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2014 00:32:56 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-22-2014 10:59:11 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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District of Columbia

2.41/5  rDev -34.5%

A gift from my daughter for Father’s Day. Poured into a chalice.

A drain pour! An odd combination of flavors that tastes like a bitter rye bock. 2.5

A – Pours a dark brown, not completely opaque, unexpectedly thin, with a two-finger beige head and some lacing. 3.25

S - Very malty with a very little hop profile to describe. 1.5

T – Herbal hop bitterness from start to finish. Roasty. A bock-like maltiness. Definite pepperiness.
Bitter with some rye brew characteristics. 2.5

MF – Creamy with a dry finish. Medium-bodied. A bit thin on the palate. 3.25

06-21-2014 02:23:32 | More by Sludgeman
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-19-2014 01:32:18 | More by doc_logic
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

06-18-2014 01:08:13 | More by ryannosaurus
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-18-2014 01:02:12 | More by JimBovi
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

06-07-2014 23:54:49 | More by bleedsblu
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-03-2014 02:05:36 | More by Zach122
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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%

$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.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.