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


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
dark ruby color, aroma of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, citrus/pine hops, flavors of caramel, toffee, coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits, pine, something a little off about this one, to sweet for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2362) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark, orange-tinged, brown with large, creamy light tan head. Aroma is full of licorice, with some roast and light hoppiness. Flavour is big anise with roasted malt and mellow resiny hoppiness. Mellow roasty bitterness in finish. Not all that hoppy, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (912) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
(Bottle) Clear dark brown with red hints. Big dense long-lived tan head. Pleasant aroma of toasted malt, nuts and a hint of chocolate and some pine. Excellent palate: medium bodied with bright carbonation and some surprising stickiness in the finish. Well balanced assertive tastes - dark malt, burnt toffee, some elusive sweetness, hints of smokey wood, with some fairly serious hoppy bitterness that develops from the mid palate into quite an aggressive finish. Overall a impressive beer with some pretty assertive flavours doing a fine balancing act.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (554) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark clear ruby with a mocha coloured head. Molasses, caramel, coffee, cocoa, with both resinous and tropical fruit heavy hops on the nose. Smells SO much like black IPAís of the past Iíve loved. However, it kind of falls flat taste-wise. Thinner bodied than the nose would lead you to believe, the "black" comes through pretty tasty. Molasses, black licorice, light ash, black coffee, and lots of roasty malt. The hops however are slightly harsh. I wish they reflected the nose, but instead you get light resinous notes, and big bitter metallic/Fishermanís Friends notes. Itís still good, but itís a little disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
codfishh (59) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle opaque, black thin tan head that laces the glass. Burnt roasted malt aroma with some coffee and caramel, flavor has mor of the same with a firm clean bitterness and some astringency from the roast. Feels more like a robust Porter than black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma of roasted malts with hops. In taste notes of chocolate and coffee with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Good black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle - 650ml. Pours a very dark brown body with an average, lasting, beige frothy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with roasty, chocolate, and some subtle plummy hints. Its sharp taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries malty and roasted coffee notes. Ends with a long, robust roasty finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Dark brown pour no head. Blackberry and raisin aroma. Chocolate and caramel flavour. Bitter kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6584) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Dark amber and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Roasted aroma, toasted bread, some hoppy notes too. Citrus. Flavor starts sweet, roasted, finish hoppy, ,moderate bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
650 mL bottle. This one was a little disappointing. It wasnít until the beer was pretty much room temperature that it actually began to fill out in flavour and body. Not enough caramel from the malt, and not enough flavour from the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (530) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cracked open this bottle just as my 6 week old son awoke from his afternoon nap & it pours a beautiful darkness with a creamy burnt sugar cap. Itís almost not a black ipa, as the the hops only surface in the rear & are not as sharp as expected. I get swirls of bitter dark coffee, pine resin & malt shop sugars in each sip. The finish is bristling with bitterness. Not as bad as some reviewers below me make it to be, but also not the strongest interpretation of the style. Gotta go, baby is about to lose his shit & cry. Cheers.

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