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


on tap

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

ColaKid's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (81) - - 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 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, touch of hops, and some woody notes. Smooth malty taste to start, then hops, and a roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (6686) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Deep dark brown with a large rocky light khaki head. Roasty toast malt and black malt/licorice, and an earthy bitterness on the aroma. Bitter earthy flavor with a toast crust malt overtone, a kiss of orange rind bitterness, dark roast malt, a kiss of licorice, and a weird herbal hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (2046) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Mill Road, Cambridge, drunk at home. Mid to dark brown, translucent, with a suggestion of creamy beige head on top. Pine needles, root beer and liquorice in the delectable aroma. Sweetish taste with some hop bitterness in the finish. Chocolate and plums in the aftertaste. Thinnish body. In my opinion this is Rogue at the absolute top of their game.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Nice dark color with thick tan head. I seem to have gotten another unfresh one- perfumy and overly sweet in a bad way. Flavor is askew too- sweet and perfumy then bitter. I was looking forward to drinking this after a 12 hour day and now Iím just annoyed. Maybe itís cause Iím not a dad...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bomber. Arcade Beers, Huddersfield. 6.1%. Hardly any of the ingredients listed above match the ones on this bottle. Hazy, dark brown. Thin, messy, lasting, beige head. Nose has ashy, earthy, blackberry hop. Hint of savoury smoke from somewhere. Taste is fruity, light bitter. Some lip stickage. Smooth body. Light and easy drinking. Long, earthy, fruity bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3894) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a lager glass. An all around excellent Blac IPA, with fine looks including an ample and durable head, an inviting aroma, exceptional mix of dark roasted grain and hop flavors, and a soft and smooth but lively mouthfeel. Great balance and blending of the hop and malt components - a trait that is all too rare in this style. Overall: I certainly seem to like Rogue beers, on average, more than the typical beer geek. Two reasons, at least, I would guess. One is that Rogue suffers from some of the negative attitude cast towards some large, established craft brewers. Second, it seems I am a big fan of their proprietary yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - JAN 2, 2016
Black and off white head with nice lacing. Roasted malt start with subtle bitterness. Solid Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6016) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a big frothy tan head, aroma has chocolate and roast malt, taste has coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
22oz bottle from store in Pasadena. Almost black, nice big bottle. Treacle hop aroma. Toffee hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Well balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, roasty with some fruit. Flavour is nicely bitter, roasty cocoa and coffee with some subtle fruit. Not the richest black IPA, but pretty tasty and balanced.

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