Dad's Little Helper Black IPA | Rogue Ales

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578 Ratings
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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:
578
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 578 |  Reviews: 156
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Ego
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
2 fingers of foam rise up, picture perfect head on this, the bubbles are uniform and just layered ridiculously in line, lacing is great, not quite black hue, more like black from a distance but dark amber upon further inspection, in some light you can see some real movement in the carbonation department, very nice looking beer

nose..
muddy molasses, some spicy hop notes hiding in there, maple syrup tones, some slight burnt flavor is hanging out also, pretty nice

taste etc...
this has been sitting in my cellar for some time and the flavors have developed nicely, it has that nice sharp ale bite carbonation wise but then has a great depth of flavor, you get some hops, a nice burnt mood but the burnt flavor is on the back end of malt sweetness, kind of like roasted molasses... or like good fresh italian bread, you know, you get just that hint of burnt in the crust that just makes it right, too much burnt flavor would ruin it, but this is spot on, each mouthful is full yet not heavy enough to discourage the next sip, great balance

verdict?
tasty and solid all the way around. a good punch of flavor in a great drinking package. Damn tasty, damn enjoyable. I will be looking for this one again.

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Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of saeh
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ClintonRalston
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mactrail
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

An attractive black brew with a persistent foam and plenty of spritz on the tongue. Smells like burnt molasses. Fairly watery body.

Very burnt barley taste. Slight malt with a faint sweetness. Some people say this isn't an IPA. It is certainly extremely bitter and rated at 70 IBU. But it does seem to lack that fruity and aromatic character that a good IPA has. I think it's correctly categorized as a Black Ale, but an off-the-scale imbalance between hops and malt.

This just tastes like charred grain and utterly bitter hops. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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