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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 04-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
580
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thought this beer would be a good one to try while I'm on dad duty on a Sunday afternoon.

A - 4 - Good looking beer with about 2 fingers of light tan head with different sized bubble sparsely lacing the glass as it dissipates. Leaves a thick, patchy film of loose bubbles on the top.

S - 4.25 - Chocolate, coffee, espresso and roasted dark malts. Light hint of hops.

T - 4 - Not as good as I thought it would be. A lot of roasted flavors and hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate. The hops are piney. Just not as complex as I was hoping for.

M - 4.25 - Good medium carbonation, alcohol well hidden, leaves a nice roasted coffee bean and hop bitterness flavor in your mouth

O - 4 - It's alright, the bottle rocks harder than the beer. Cool name. I'd love to taste it with Wookey Jack and see how the two compare.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought for Father's Day, but just opened today when I found out I was going to be a father to a daughter. Appearance is a black appearance with a slight red hint in the light. Creamy, thin layer of retention with good lacing on the side. Aromas were rich in malts with a slight chocolate, maybe coffeeish, flavor. Taste is a bitter, with a roasty malt flavor. The drink has a good, crisp, medium body with a creamy texture. Overall, a great, celebratory beverage for a great day in my family!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured some finger head that reduced to a thin layer. Nice lacing from the reduced foam too. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Crazy frothy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolate, bready, and smoky malts. Citrus, pine, and earthy notes from the hops.

Taste: Pretty much getting a blend of hops and malts with lingering ashy bitterness from the barley. Somewhat extremely lingering. A few more sips and still there. It mellowed put after a while.

Mouthfeel: Ash, bitter, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and lingering bitterness.

Overall: Solid ABA here by Rogue. I feel the bitterness could be lightened up a bit and this beer could be more enjoyable.

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Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
3.66 out of 5 based on 580 ratings.
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