Dad's Little Helper Black IPA | Rogue Ales

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580 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:
580
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of imfinished
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very deep chocolate brown/black. Really nice 4-5 fingers of head, lots of bubbles and great oozy lacing. Aroma is mostly of malt with a touch of hop aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with the hops and then balancing ok with the malts. Very fast and clean finish. Overall, decent beer, but seems to be lacking the complexity like other black IPA's I have had. Finishes too short, like you're not even drinking a beer..

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Photo of Roby923
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Balanced ipa/stout. Very much worth a try. High recommended.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Harvest06
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – curtain of tiny bubbles covering inside of glass
Body dark red-brown, clear
Flavor begins with light hop bitterness and some toasted maltiness. The malt fades and only the hop bitterness remains. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

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Photo of corywalston
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rale
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of dwoolley1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Devon_
1.5/5  rDev -59%

I'll start by emphasizing that my distaste for this beer stems directly from my hatred of anything and everything that tastes like black licorice.

L - Dark brown with a nice off-white head that sticks around and laces the glass nicely. Nice and creamy looking head.

S - roasted notes, a little bit of dark chocolate, and some fairly substantial woody and floral bitterness.

T - roasted and a bit of chocolate at the forefront. Finishes fairly bitter with some floral notes. I get a lot of black licorice like taste in this beer which makes it very hard for me to analyze and appreciate the other tastes. This licorice taste was likely more prominent for me as I absolutely hate the taste of black licorice. If not for this taste I think I would have enjoyed the beer.

M: Fairly medium bodied with a slight creamy feel. Slight bitterness sticks around on the back of the palate.

O: I will never drink this beer again. There are lots of nice flavours present, but the licorice like bitterness ruins this beer for me. I am barely able to taste anything in the beer but this licorice taste. This is without a doubt due to my absolute hate for black licorice. Otherwise, I think this could be a good beer. It's a shame I wasn't able to enjoy the other flavours. Worth a try for sure if you think you'll enjoy that taste.

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Photo of ZachT
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of HipHopAnonymous
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BigKahuna97
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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