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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours medium brown a finger khaki head, not much lacing. Roast malts and that Rogue hop and barley aroma. Burnt malt flavor, bitter hops, a bit of char. Taste gets better as it warms, bitter hop and burnt malts combine well as you go. Moderately pleasant aftertaste. Mouth feel is on the thicker side of thin, low carbonation. Mostly pleasant overall, tasty, but not great by any stretch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark with a little head. the aroma has a lot of malt to it. The taste is a little harsh and too much malt taste to it. Finishes a little bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottled sample from happy harrys. Another black IPA beauty. Lots of hops, malt andd a great finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanK (250) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Not black at all, actually pours a muddy brown with a large tan foam head that is quite slow to dissipate. Smells of yeast, roasted malt, Barley and sweet hops. Real watery in texture and maybe a little carbonation. This mostly taste bitter, and not so much from the hops but rather the bitter roasted malt. Roasted malt bitterness overshadows, but combines with the hop bitterness to create a super bitter brew. All that being said anyone who knows my tastes would think Iíd like that, but it is too watery. The bitterness stays on the tongue and while the brew isnít smoky, it stays on the tongue like you licked campfire ashes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black brown pour with no head, aroma and flavor is roasty earthy malts, reminded me of oreos, some pine also

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
pours a cloudy dark brown with a ruby tint, medium size khaki head, and very good lacing. smell is of roasted malt, hops, and a touch of caramel. taste is of cocoa, roasted malts, bitter, touch of grain, ans some caramel. ends nicely bitter, and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2161) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, fluffy tan head that ahs great retention. Aroma is big on nuts, roast, some chocolate, pine and planty hops. Flavor is more roast and nuts, burnt chocolate chip cookies, dark caramel, earth, lots of pine, juniper like notes, planty finish. Medium body, with a creamy entry, and increasingly dry and harshly bitter until the end, light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, the bitterness really sticks with you on the back of your palate, similar to other hoppy beers from Rogue. That definitely takes it down a couple of ticks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4870) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Cola brown pour, reddish hue, with a large light tan head. Aroma is faint and roasty. Flavor of roasted malt, light dry cocoa, pine, and sharply metallic bitterness. I m not sure why I bought this, the beer is underwhelming, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Draft. Beer nutz. Dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, floral notes. Taste is big roasted malt with nice hop bitterness. Medium body. Medium bitter. Nice. Full roast beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jCr41g (8) - - AUG 10, 2012 does not count
Dark pour, with creamy head. Aroma is like an explosion, expecting the usual IPA aroma but greeted with roasted malts, chocolate and a tiny bit of coffee. First sip mainly is the malts, big chocolate flavor, maybe a little caramel. Finishes with a slight hoppiness, dry and bitter. Very delicious, very unexpected! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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