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


on tap

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours black with creamy head. Roasted malt, chocolate and hop aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate and hop flavors. Bitter and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (132) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Two girls, one of them defining the terrible twos, beer, good beer, is this dadís little helper. So Iím looking forward to this Rogue brew. The beer pours a dark as dark as the 2, then 3, then 4 oíclock visits to calm each kid in the wee hours. Dirty-knee coloured tan head. A nose that picks ... lovely caramel malts and a little chocolate, not getting hops though, huh. Taste like perfumed (what Iíll be smelling way too often in a house dull of girls) hops, roasted malts, some bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (571) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
750 ml bottle from the lcbo Dark pour lots of roasted malt more like a stout then a dark ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (625) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Appearance was hazy opaque with lasting tannish creamy 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, cocoa, chocolate, earthy hops. Taste are chocolate, coffee, dark roasty malts and earthy, leathery, pine bitter backend. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting astrigent bitter finish. A bit unbalanced for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (292) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark mahogany pour with a one finger tan head that fades quite slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is strong toffee and roasted malt with coffee and bitter chocolate and a light pine backing. Bitter from start to finish. Medium creamy with medium soft carbonation. NIce BIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
650 ml bomber. Pour black with a fairly sticky tan coloured head. The nose is really hoppy. Heavy roast and a little bit of pine and resin. The body is medium with some sticky resin and a little bit of coffee as well. Itís got some earthiness to it. It brightens a bit as it starts to warm up. Dry roast along with an assertive bitterness. Warming amplifies the mid-palate malt profile - thereís quite a bit of caramel and toasted malt there. Itís pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1380) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
A nose of roasted malts, caramel, and bread, with a hint of hop presence. A translucent mahogny hue with a nice tan ring and nominal lacing set the stage for a malt forward taste experience. Roasted malts, caramel/toffe notes, and black coffee bitterness that lingers long into the aftertaste. A smattering of pine/resin/tropical fruit are also represented. I like the balance. Medium body and medium carbonatin. Crisp dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a robust, malt dominated BIPA that goes down easy and can be enjoyed on a warm Texas evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2024) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sharp and woody brew, black with small beige skin. Hops bite on the taste, dark malt flavors follows

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2155) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Beautiful black color with a beautiful foam. The scent of dark chocolate. The flavor of roasted malteog dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. Dark brown pour with ruby red hues building up to a modest tan head. The aroma has a kind of dark malt earthy hop character to it. Raisins maybe. The body is around medium. The taste has an oily malty feel to it with a modest bitterness but not a really hopped up finish. Astringent. Eh, not a fantastic Rogue offering but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Brown/black appearance with a sticky, lingering tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, earthy hops, pine, light coffee, caramel, bread and light toffee. Medium bodied.

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