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


on tap

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RATINGS: 491   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 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.

BillHick420's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillHick420 (452) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours black with a tanned head. Malty aroma, with IPA bitterness, and some roasty notes. Very good, Probably the first black IPA iíve liked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1475) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Nice dark color with thick tan head. I seem to have gotten another unfresh one- perfumy and overly sweet in a bad way. Flavor is askew too- sweet and perfumy then bitter. I was looking forward to drinking this after a 12 hour day and now Iím just annoyed. Maybe itís cause Iím not a dad...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3333) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bomber. Arcade Beers, Huddersfield. 6.1%. Hardly any of the ingredients listed above match the ones on this bottle. Hazy, dark brown. Thin, messy, lasting, beige head. Nose has ashy, earthy, blackberry hop. Hint of savoury smoke from somewhere. Taste is fruity, light bitter. Some lip stickage. Smooth body. Light and easy drinking. Long, earthy, fruity bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a lager glass. An all around excellent Blac IPA, with fine looks including an ample and durable head, an inviting aroma, exceptional mix of dark roasted grain and hop flavors, and a soft and smooth but lively mouthfeel. Great balance and blending of the hop and malt components - a trait that is all too rare in this style. Overall: I certainly seem to like Rogue beers, on average, more than the typical beer geek. Two reasons, at least, I would guess. One is that Rogue suffers from some of the negative attitude cast towards some large, established craft brewers. Second, it seems I am a big fan of their proprietary yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - JAN 2, 2016
Black and off white head with nice lacing. Roasted malt start with subtle bitterness. Solid Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a big frothy tan head, aroma has chocolate and roast malt, taste has coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4049) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
22oz bottle from store in Pasadena. Almost black, nice big bottle. Treacle hop aroma. Toffee hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Well balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (969) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, roasty with some fruit. Flavour is nicely bitter, roasty cocoa and coffee with some subtle fruit. Not the richest black IPA, but pretty tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1736) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Bomber. Clear deep dark ruby hued brown, mostly lasting tan foam. Dark roasted malt aroma, faint floral citric hop. Taste is mostly smooth dark roasty malt, slight chocolate hint, milder citric pine hop. Average carbonation, medium-fuller bodied, moderately hopped. CDA Lite. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance -opaque black with a big fluffy fawn head. Nose - elusive as hiding behind the head. Pine and chocolate. Taste - bitter chocolate, orange and citrus pith. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - enjoyable but leaning more towards stout than ipa and it should be in the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of pine, citrus, light roast. Taste is chocolate and orange. Slightly thin finish, which is pretty par for the course with Rogue.

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