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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StLThrash on 08-29-2011

You’re in for a helluva burly bite with this one. Mother’s India Pale Ale is aggressively hopped in both the wort kettle and aging vessel for a sharp, clean bitterness and fragrant citrus hop flavors. We've instilled a mellow malt character as the backbone to balance the elevated alcohol and hop levels IPA lovers crave. Whether you’re an IPA loyalist or just sampling, you've found yourself a great beer. So spend some quality time with Mother’s Lil’ Helper.

70 IBU
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3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium to deep golden in color in the body with a big, 3 finger head. Retention and lacing are both very good. The body is slightly hazy. The nose on this beer is mostly moderate hop bitterness, but not entirely hops. The floral quality of the scent turns towards a slightly sweeter note towards the end of the smell. When the beer hits the tongue the hops are slightly more aggressive than in the scent. The hops display a more pine-like flavor in the taste than the scent up front before the malt base mixes in just a little bit. At the end of the drink the hops make a somewhat aggressive return in a bit of a heightened bitterness before they are left lingering on the palate. On the whole, this beer drinks very easily and is very sessionable for a 7% IPA with good bitterness. This beer is smooth on the palate as well.

Overall, this is a very solid IPA that is rather easy drinking. Good bitterness, but not over hopped and a good balancing malt base.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed. Typically enjoy mothers but this lacked body. Weak for an ipa

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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.