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

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RATINGS: 425   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.


Rosslew's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (194) - - MAY 2, 2014
Strong roast coffee. Bit of plum wafts through. Great mouthfeel. Hoppy late. Hint of stout overall. Bitter spurt at end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2102) - , 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 (1860) - 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 (515) - 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 (2854) - 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 (6659) - 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 (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Dark brown no head. light black ipa. Drinkable enough. Ok chocolate lime.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Light roast, pine hops and a weird off aroma. Dark brown with no head. Pine and herbs with some dark malts and a bitter finish. Not very appealing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size long-lasting fluffy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of hops first followed by toasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, hops and a bit of chocolate. Dry, roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, a solid Black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3067) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Dark coffee pour, medium beige head. Quite roasty aroma, dark charred grains, coffee, bitter cocoa, the soightest grass, hay hops. Very bitter finish with again, just a slight hay or grass hoppiness. This is just a bitter porter, im not getting much hoppiness. Still a good tasty beer, just lacks some solid ipa character.


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