Dad's Little Helper Black IPA | Rogue Ales

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

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BEERchitect on 04-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
578
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 578 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of q33jeff
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
06/15/14
Been saving this for father’s day. Bottle poured into a ""boot"" glass.
Aroma is ash, Caramel,
Appearance: dark black color, thick white head,frothy, lasting.
Taste is equally malty and hoppy. Alcohol kick, and some sweetness, caramel, brown sugar.

A nice fathers day treat.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

globe, 22 oz bomber. I was a little disappointed by this one, as it was bitter on the finish. Adding a little stevia to it helped.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with a tan, medium, thick head that lasts a while

Smells mostly of roasted malts and light pine. Maybe a hint of raisin

Tastes mildly sweet roasted malts that fades quickly to nice balance of malt and pine. Finishes dry with a light bit of bitter coffee lingers for a short while. Medium body with a regular amount of carbonation.

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Photo of stevoj
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from brewers haven. One of the first black IPAs I had tried, led the way for many others. Sharp and woody brew, black with small beige skin. Hops bite on the taste, dark malt flavors follows

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Photo of ikidunot
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a will admit that my bottle has a little time on it, some some of the hops have likely faded, but this has held up nicely overall. its really nice to look at, creamy thick khaki colored head on a shiny black base without too much viscosity and without a single imperfection. it smells heavy on the roast without the caramel middle so many of thee have. its all ash and char, super dark and bitter. hops seem a little vegetal, but mostly bitter too. in the flavor there is some nice nuance, i get fresh blackberry and dried currants in the center, a neat quality in a style like this. the only malt i taste is that black barley, its so intense, charcoal and ash and a little smoke, very bitter and lingering on the tongue forever after the swallow. the berry element doesnt last, hops take it over too, again all bitterness. this is a big beer in that regard, not for the faint of heart, not anywhere near is approachable as some of these, not not mistakable for a porter at all. fuller body but not too thick, and decent carbonation, sort of creamy. the finish is aggressive, but the beer is flavorful, feels sort of wintery too me, and might be nice as a base in some chili or something. hard bomber to drink solo, but i managed...

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle served in a lager glass.

An all around excellent Blac IPA, with fine looks including an ample and durable head, an inviting aroma, exceptional mix of dark roasted grain and hop flavors, and a soft and smooth but lively mouthfeel.
Great balance and blending of the hop and malt components - a trait that is all too rare in this style.

Overall: I certainly seem to like Rogue beers, on average, more than the typical beer geek. Two reasons, at least, I would guess. One is that Rogue suffers from some of the negative attitude cast towards some large, established craft brewers. Second, it seems I am a big fan of their proprietary yeast.

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Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. Pours a deep blackish brown with tinges of mahogany on the outlines with a nice head of light brown foam that subsides to a thick ring and a fat layer with very nice lacing. Nose features dark cocoa, heavy bitter grassy hops, and a touches of raisins. Flavors follow the nose with bitter cocoa and heavy grassy herbal hop blasts, and subtle cream. Slick mouth feel, very coating, light carbonation and a bitter finish with hops and bakers cocoa. Solid.

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Photo of jw4free
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50wolves
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured into a tulip glass, pours toffee coloured developed a bubbly head that retains well, lacing retains. Aroma - malty with vanilla? Taste - oaky, nice mouthful, of foamy head that added character. Happiness that lingers and is appreciated. Mouthfeel - interesting to have a foamy / creamy head that is offset by an astringent element in the beer. Cool. Overall - I really appreciate this beer, it is well balanced. I really like the lingering hoppiness. Would recommend.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown colored with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: bready dark malt, pumpernickel, biscuit, light hop bitterness

T: bitter black patent malt, coffee, dark cocoa, bitter pine hop finish, little sweetness

M: slightly creamy

O: would be better if there were some malt sweetness for balance

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
3.66 out of 5 based on 578 ratings.
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