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


on tap

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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. 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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Had a finger and half of tan head on top of a brown body, color matched the bottle. The smell was almost exclusively pine. It had a sharp lemon and grapefruit taste at first, moved to a less bitter with the malt in the middle, and ended with pine bitterness that lasted. The body is soft and medium with moderate carbonation. Itís a tasty drink and fairly strong on the "IPA" side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (957) - Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2014
Dark, with a reddish tint when held up to a light. Strong tan lacing. Cutting bitterness at first, that rounds out very nicely into a dry malty-ness. Interesting transition on the palate the works well. When I was on an IPA kick this would have rated very high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, pod światło rubinowa, początkowo klarowna, pod koniec nieco zmętniona. Piana obfita, lekko kremowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, utrzymująca się i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: z butelki głůwnie melanoidyny, ze sniftera dochodzą do tego nuty chmielowe, ale nie tak ożywcze i świeże, jak mogły by być. Do tego słodowe tło i chmiel granulkowy po chwili zaczynają nieco męczyć. Smak: od razu atakuje wysoka goryczka (choć chyba niższa niż sugeruje producent). Na końcu zostaje jednak růwnież przyjemna słodowość - karmel, przypieczone ciasto oraz lekka nuta alkoholowa. W miarę picia wyraźnie zyskuje. Kolejne piwo z browaru Rogue w szeroko pojętym stylu IPA, ktůre jest... przyzwoite. Nie jest wybitne, ale problem polega na tym, że nie wiadomo kiedy zostało wyprodukowane i trudno stwierdzić czy jest świeże. Niestety ponownie mam wrażenie, że nie bardzo, bowiem aromaty chmielowe wydają się być w odwrocie. Jeśli mam rację, a piwo i tak prezentuje się w sumie nieźle to można sobie tylko wyobrazić, jak smakuje wersja świeża. Podejrzewam, że może sporo zyskać, ale żeby się przekonać trzeba zapewne wybrać się za ocean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chops911 (2) - australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Very good beer. Rogue what donít you do well? Your brewery got this CANADIAN saying what country is # 1 in beer - America! Ohhhh and ahhh all around to my Canadian friends. Seriously look at the numbers and awards. Defender of the faith ( always a judas priest reference). Tasty beer. Malty, hoppy (but subtle), caramel nose and resinous aftertaste) Another great one on your list. Someday Iíll reach my beermecca - Rogue brewery but until then keep on sendin it down unda!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (514) - HUNGARY - MAR 11, 2014
0.65l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of grains, chocolate and dark fruits with some citrusy hops. Taste of chocolate, caramel, piny and citrusy hops. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (684) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2014
Black pour with cloudy beige head. Complex aroma, cola & pine stand out. Flavor is big lashings of dark malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice. There is a burst of bitterness at the end which dissipates quickly and a drying malt/licorice finish returns. Toss up really of i would call it an IPA or an imperial stout though if I were blind tasting

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (31) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
This is a great slow beer, possibly am example of American brewers pushing it too far but rich, complex and tasty nonetheless. Drank from a longneck but would prefer to try on tap. A very good beer but not for everyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregus (70) - Krakůw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2014
For me beer tasted rather like RIS than black IPA. Mostly coffee and roasty aromas. very bitter, slick feel in the mouth with bitter finnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma: fresh hop, toasty caramel Appearance: black, just tan head with sheet lacing Flavour; hoppy malty, light toffee and coffee Palate: long hoppy finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Dan Murphy. Cola-black, thick, creamy head, roasty, malt aroma, really dry bitterness in the mouth, cocoa, coffee, cigar ash, pine resin, full body. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2105) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Had this on draft at Pour House. Almost black pour. Off white head. Nutty bitter choclate cocoa taste. But off. Not a fan. Expected much better out of this

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