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


on tap

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RATINGS: 497   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.

pet3rman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Nice bitterness from this black. Not as black as expected, but a dark one for sure. Pretty straight forward hops.. Not much complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours almost black with white head. Aroma of toasted malts and citrusy hops. In taste lightly sweet, lightly roasty with hoppy touch. Medium body, moderate carbonation, bitter and slightly roasty finish. Really nice black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Licorice, chocolate malt, pine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Very dark brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet light chocolate malt, light licorice, and moderately bitter dry grapefruit peel flavor. Body a bit light. Okay - would have liked it better if it were maltier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1478) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2016 Color of Cola, beige head, sort of unstable. Aroma was very malty with IPA on the label, tobacco, nuts, caramel. The hoppy profile came in nicely as it rolled across the tongue...never neglecting the malty character, toasty malts, a bit breathy in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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 (7527) - 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 (2379) - 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 (1814) - 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 (4361) - 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 (4338) - 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.

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