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


on tap

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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 Father’s Day on June 19th, 1910. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent day of national observance.

Dad’s 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:
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1813) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, pitch black color, good size pine hop aroma and flavor, balanced well with mildly roasty malt, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (1238) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Belle couleur noire avec des reflets brun et une mousse beige assez résistante. Liquide peu frais de fruits, café, grains grillés... Correct...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 10 Mar 2012. Poured a really dark brown, near black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine and burnt sugar. Massive grassy and pine hop flavours, with molasses, coffee and earth. Finish was burnt malt, resin and ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
Oh, daddy. What a lovely beer. There’s an aroma of boiled lollies, coffee, chocolate and sherbet. The taste is more of the same, with a little more hops s you’d expect. Perhaps a tad short on the palate but otherwise more than pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (985) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
This one poured deep amber colour with a tan coloured head. Scents include cooked veggies, molasses, cocoa and kale? First swig was slightly watery texture, medium bitterness and flavours of molasses, tea, burnt malt and light coffee. Finish was burnt bitter with roasty flavours lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle friends of ham Leeds. Black slight red great tan head. Aroma is coffee liquorice roasted malts taste same some molasses sweetness red fruits pine great long roasted bitter finish. Decent oily mouthfeel prickly carbonated. 547818. Good all round looks amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewGoblin (594) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
I was hoping for more from this one. Rogue is usually a good go-to for me for any style but this sort of let me down. Not bad by any means but not great. It pours a very dark brown with dark red highlights and a foamy light tan head. Caramel, whole wheat bread and burnt toffee followed by herbal and spicy hops comprise the nose. This starts off pretty smooth, very malt forward and even a bit sweet but then transitions to a very bitter, unbalanced feeling, borderline astringent flavour. I love this style of beer but if it weren’t for the strong malt backbone this might be too much hop-wise. Mid-soft carbonation with a medium body that is very lightly oily. Increasingly bitter finishes starts with dark coffee and ends with raw cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1370) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a fairly clear but dark brown/light black colour with a darker head and good lace. The aroma is stewed fruit with pepper spice that mix well with caramel, light choclate, light roast and finishes with a hoppy resinous note. On the palate it is medium to full bodied, sports a burnt toast and hoppy bitterness on the finish and I get flavours of caramel and malts in the mid palate. Decent length makes this a pretty darn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1601) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Dark fruit and roasty spice aroma. Spice and roasted grains dominate the taste, with fruity bitter hops in the finish. Full body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Black pour into glass. From bomber shared with pals on deck bar... This shits incredoble..perfect black ipa

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