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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Black IPA
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the death of his wife, Henry Jackson Smart was left to raise his 6 young children alone. His courage, love, selflessness and dedication inspired his daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, to organize the first Fatherís Day on June 19th, 1910. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Fatherís Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent day of national observance. Dadís Little Helper Black IPA is deep mahogany in color with roasted malt and hop aromas and dense creamy head. It enters the palate with intense hop flavor and coats the tongue with a rich maltiness from the Rogue Farms Risk Malt. Beer stats: 15ļ PLATO 70 IBU 73 AA 77ļ Lovibond Malteries Franco-Belges, Carawheat, Weyermann Melanoidin, Wyermann Carafe Special II & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk Malts; Newport, Chinook & Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops, Free Range Coastal Water.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (786) - - JUN 16, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with tan colored head. Taste of hops and burned malts. Aroma of malts and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (351) - - JUN 15, 2014
Been saving this for fatherís day. Bottle poured into a "boot" glass. Aroma is ash, Caramel, Appearance: dark black color, thick white head,. Taste is equally malty and hoppy, if thatís possible. Alcohol kick, and some sweetness, caramel, brown sugar. A nice fathers day treat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bomber bottle. Nice beige head, that actually stays around for a while. Light aroma of roasted grain, chocolate. Very dark/black color. Full mouthfeel. Nice roasty flavor, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste (back of the mouth?).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Very subtle hop aroma, with notes of chocolate, coffee, char, and soy tang. Dark black-brown with thin beige lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts fairly dry with carbonic bite, charred malt and tang, bitter coffee. Big bitter finish from both hops and malt. Notes of coffee, smoke, and burnt malts. Big bitter hop finish with lingering dry bitter after, light acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1192) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On draught at Rogue Distillery & Public House. Deep black color with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of licorice. Taste is light citrus, dark chocolate, molasses, and deep roasted malts. Could be a little hoppier, but really good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (460) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
Black pour, pale brown long lasting head. Pine, malty, coffee aroma. Taste - roasty, coffee, a little pine, finishes dry, bitter and a little aniseed

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (497) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Tirador, en Beer Inn Mugishutei en Sapporo, Japon. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, cafe, seco, amargo.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (836) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured an opaque black colour with a reddish edge tint when held to the light. Had a two- to three-finger light tan frothy head that retained well before diminishing to a collar. Laced well. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with a lingering tart bitterness that tended to dominate. Medium body. Crisp but the tart bitterness on the finish was not to my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Had at Foamfest in Fayetteville. Pours dark brown ran head fairly bitter with coffee and roast. Overall a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Strong roast coffee. Bit of plum wafts through. Great mouthfeel. Hoppy late. Hint of stout overall. Bitter spurt at end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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