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


on tap

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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (3884) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Light roast, pine hops and a weird off aroma. Dark brown with no head. Pine and herbs with some dark malts and a bitter finish. Not very appealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size long-lasting fluffy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of hops first followed by toasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, hops and a bit of chocolate. Dry, roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, a solid Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3080) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Dark coffee pour, medium beige head. Quite roasty aroma, dark charred grains, coffee, bitter cocoa, the soightest grass, hay hops. Very bitter finish with again, just a slight hay or grass hoppiness. This is just a bitter porter, im not getting much hoppiness. Still a good tasty beer, just lacks some solid ipa character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Black IPA that is more of a brown IPA. Medium malt base, maybe a bit lighter in malt which accounts for the color difference. Reasonable hops with medium bitterness. Just average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (459) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
650 mL bottle. Black, opaque with a densely frothy cap of khaki foam. Leaves very nice lace. Clean roast with minimal bitterness, black coffee and the darkest chocolate. Earthy, woody, herbal hop with a hint of citrus rind. Only a touch of bread-like or caramel sweetness, otherwise a bitter concoction of roasted malt and hop. Smooth as silk, lingers long and sticky on the palate. Moderate plus body and average carbonation levels. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Draught at Rogue Ales. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, hops, nuts, licorice and wood. Bitter finish with coffee, hops, roasted malts and nuts. Excellent black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Dark mahogany pour with a thick light brown head. Nice citrus/floral hops aroma. Good hop flavor with some roasted malts to round it out. Very tasty, flavorful and easy to drink. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (148) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Two girls, one of them defining the terrible twos, beer, good beer, is this dadís little helper. So Iím looking forward to this Rogue brew. The beer pours a dark as dark as the 2, then 3, then 4 oíclock visits to calm each kid in the wee hours. Dirty-knee coloured tan head. A nose that picks ... lovely caramel malts and a little chocolate, not getting hops though, huh. Taste like perfumed (what Iíll be smelling way too often in a house dull of girls) hops, roasted malts, some bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
750 ml bottle from the lcbo Dark pour lots of roasted malt more like a stout then a dark ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (633) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Appearance was hazy opaque with lasting tannish creamy 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, cocoa, chocolate, earthy hops. Taste are chocolate, coffee, dark roasty malts and earthy, leathery, pine bitter backend. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting astrigent bitter finish. A bit unbalanced for me.

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