Dad's Little Helper Black IPA | Rogue Ales

Dad's Little Helper Black IPADad's Little Helper Black IPA
BA SCORE
55.7%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 580 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
580
Liked:
323
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
13.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50wolves
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
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 -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Decker
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent black ipa. The beer poured a opaque dark with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent and taste have roast and piney hops. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of erikljohnson
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jmikepow
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dad's Little Helper Black IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 55.7% out of 100 with 580 ratings
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