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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Dad's Little Helper Black IPADad's Little Helper Black IPA

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 04-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent looking beer very rich looking with extremely nice lacing and frothy head. On the smell I get that roasted porter or stout like smell but then it quickly changes to all grapefruit/pine hops...the combo of the smells is earthy. It literally drinks like a sweet stout. You instantly get the hop bite and sweet stout flavors coming together in the beginning and middle and then that long bitter finish with the taste of grapefruit some citrus and mostly pine mixing in with the very roasted aftertaste as well. Coffee, chocolate, and some wheat tastes are in the malt and aftertaste. It leaves a dry bitter aftertaste from the malts and intense amount of roasted malts.

Rogue always gets a fantastic malt taste in my opinion. Always getting that sweet thick and robust malt taste. You can definitely tell they put a lot of different types of malts in here. Since its so highly roasty and sweet the hop flavors just mix in with that sweetness and try to push through the malts with a citrus graepfruity taste. Like I said though it ultimately ends with a pine/coffee roasted taste. Definitely a ridiculously top notch beer. This is my 2nd favorite Black IPA of all time right behind Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.This definitely comes well recommended.

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4.61/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 580 ratings