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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with medium frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is floral hops and bready malt. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter hop and roasted malt with lingering bitter finish. A good black IPA from Rogue.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msavage235 (90) - - JUN 1, 2012
A decent black IPA. Initial taste of chocolate is surprising butt out rounds out to a nice roasty, hoppy finish. Dont see many black IPAs out there so I have to try any I can find. Iíd get it again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours a dark brown with an amber tinge and a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, light malts and some burnt notes. Flavour of burnt malt, extremely high astringency - not balanced at all with the charred notes and astringency dominating. Not crafted well - subpar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 24, 2012
22 oz bottle. Dark reddish/brown with a foamy, thick, light tan head. Mild aroma of citrus, cocoa, floral and pine. Flavor is bitter hops, dark roasted malt, some acidic coffee and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Nice tasty beer, aroma is a bit lacking though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Dark black colour with off white head. Hoppy aroma with some roasted qualities. A good Black IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: Dadís Little Helper Black IPA
Date: May 07, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma
Flavor: roasted flavor, lots of hops, floral and bitter, long bitter and burnt finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, herbal, floral, earth, coffee, pine, and slight citrus. Some decent aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, earth, pine, floral, grapefruit, toast, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, earth, pine, citrus, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of bitterness with roasted malt flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly chalky mouthfeel that isnít detrimental. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a really nice black IPA. This has a good balance between the roasted malt and hop flavors, which I tend to prefer in the style. Very enjoyable stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Draft with a meal. Coffee, roasted malt. Dry, bitter finish. Full-flavored. Paired nicely with my blackened chicken sandwich and fries.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a very small head and hazy medium brown hued body. Low lace and head retention. Aromas are citrusy, pine, spicy, resin, brown sugar, tobacco, malty aroma that is similar to brown malt (british), high cohumulone hop presence, wet dog, earthy, nutty, light chocolate. Flavors are very bitter, nutty, mild roast, high cohumulone hop notes, pine, spicy, bitter, hop burn. Malty, nutty and decently dry. Mild carbonation, medium bodied, pine with a lasting bitterness. Medium astringency. Not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (382) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
pours a dark amber hue with a small head that is mostly dimnishing aroma is malty with hints of dark fruits flavor is malty too with hints of smokiness


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