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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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527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-20-2011

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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.

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.