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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown, soapy white bubbles. Nose of agave, light ginger, banana, no real hops to speak of. Taste of piney hops, estery, Bitter, soapy, bitter dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (876) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a deep mahogany. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, piney hops. Medium bodied, slick mouth feel. Roasty malt flavours turn into a long bitterness. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
On tap at the Euston tap (Mar í12) and served into a UK half pint glass. Mid black akin to ícolaí in colouration with a thin off-white head that soon thinned to a small puddle in the middle of the glass. Not a big nose to this beer, faint hop smells and a little roasted malt and caramel, a little underwhelming in this aspect! Flavours outweighed the smell and I got pine, more hop than on the nose, roasted malt, a little sugar, raisen and a touch of cocoa. Medium in body with a little soft carbonation about right for the style. Overall an OK beer, entirely drinkable, but not setting ímyí beer world alight!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4071) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
huge roasted notes with only moderate bitterness, but balanced and nice. More stout like than IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours an unclear brown with a two inch tan head. Taste is of hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, chocolate and malt. Similar aroma. Has a decent, slightly oily body. The finish is rather dry and a bit bitter. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19112) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
Draft @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter piney licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter piney licorice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is burnt caramel, breast, some hints of roast and coffee. The taste is coffee, roast, and some bitter hops. Not really hoppy enough for a black IPA. This one plays more like an American stout. Itís not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Very nice! Aroma is hope, malt, citrus, sweet, Carmel. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy tan head. Nice carbonation. Taste is piny, citrus with malty leaves a good bitterness in the mouth. Overall a fantastic brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
from iphone beerlicious app: Black and hazy. tanish head. medium bitterness with a creamy medium body feel. Lively carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pint @ Pub at Piperís Creek, $5.00. When I order a beer at bar, no matter how divey, I never expect it to look like muddy pond water. Imagine my surprise when thatís exactly what this brew looked like. Smelled hoppy enough but the body was thin and unsatisfying (something I find often with Rogueís new Risk Malt). Iím not angry, just unimpressed.


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