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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 385   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphyís. Aromas of caramel and grass; with vanilla and hints of chocolate. Mostly sweet, with bitter notes.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ellery (22) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
This is every thing I expect from a black ipa, big roast coffee aroma and flavour and a big punch in the mouth of hops..oh yeah!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (179) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
Toffee malt brew backed up with enough herbal hops to make it interesting - almost stout and still a millions times more satisfying than Guinness

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Rogue Dadís Little Helper Black IPA is an opaque black beer with brown highlights. Itís topped with a generous, lumpy, light khaki foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a very grassy aroma with a hint of malt and maybe caramel. It has a smooth medium body with a soft, dry finish. It leaves the tongue a little ashy. The flavor is well balanced between charred roastiness, grassy bitterness and a touch of melanoid. There isnít really any sweetness and the flavor is quite smooth. The aftertaste is charred. This is very smooth and sessionable. The flavor isnít extreme, but it kept my interest the whole time I was drinking it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, tan head / Nose of roast barley and brown sugar / Light to medium body, somewhat chewy, hops partly masked by the roast, with good balance and dry, lightly bitter, finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate, brown sugar, grass, and dry hops / A delicous ale, best not compared to an IPA but on its own or as a porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Black with a fizzy white head, Chocolate, roasted cereal grain, citrus, and bread aroma and taste with a nice crisp dark earthy and woody finish that has hints of spruce. Slick oily palate that works with the rest of the elements of this brew. A damn tasty black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Probably the most tame ipa Iíve had to date. Personally, I like a "kick in the balls" ipa, but this is very nice for a mellower brew. A great finishing brew with an excellent palate.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Coffee aroma. Black black color. Beige pillowy head. Coffee and nut taste. Strong and black. Chocolate. Fuck. This is good. Thanks again Rogue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
Brown-black beer under small cream-coloured head. USA hops, resiny, lychee, sweet-bitter smelling, ureum. Dry, hoppy, dry-grainy, garden herbs. But especially phenomenally balanced. Medium bodied, slick, well-carbonated; long-lasting flavours. Excellent black IPA, amongst the best sampled so far - and probably the best balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freshlikeugh (9) - - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Malty nose finished with piney hops. Pours a thick dark brown with an incredible head and lacing that continues throughout the beer. Mouthfeel is thick but smooth. Taste is roasted malt and a bit of chocolate, hops work as a nice contrast. One of Rogues best in my opinion.


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