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

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RATINGS: 428   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (835) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Aromas of milk and faint roasted grains. Black in color with thin foam and nice lacing. Slightly watery and milky upfront with an immediate burst of roasted chocolate, molasses, grains and caramel. Alcohol is very soft with a toffee finish. Overall, pretty unique Black IPA with milky chocolate overtones and some roast/toffee undertones. More stout-like than IPA. Iíd give this a B+ rating.


3.5
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2103) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6569) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1862) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (524) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask gravity at 2014 GBBF. Dark caramel coloured pour with a loose tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, nutty, hint of choc, berry, raisin. Not much hop in the nose. Palate is sticky sweet lowish carbonation. Flavour is nutty malts, dark choc, sweet malts with dried fruits. Hint of smoke, where are the hops. Fails as a black ipa., more like a porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours deep brown with minimal head. The nose is toasty, caramel, roasty, cocoa and dirt. The taste is sweet, oily, chocolate, earth, decent bitterness, ash, burned wood and oily with a dry finish. Medium and low carbonation. Oily, probably would have been a lot better on keg.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Dark brown no head. light black ipa. Drinkable enough. Ok chocolate lime.


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