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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: StLThrash on 08-29-2011)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2014 19:59:28 | More by Goosehunter75
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-05-2013 04:19:12 | More by mojohawk21
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.65/5  rDev -29.7%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy light golden amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity malts and sugary candied tropical fruits and a little resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet vegetal biscuity malts and some ripe tropical fruit with a resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK IPA. I don't really care for the mix of flavors.

08-16-2013 03:10:34 | More by Beaver13
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus and biscuit malt. The flavor is a little more complex. The biscuit malt comes through up front, but the hops also are present with some orange and pine. The bitterness is fairly low, but the hop flavor comes through. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-05-2012 22:37:47 | More by Mora2000
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-19-2012 02:58:11 | More by jaminjohnson
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2013 19:14:54 | More by valkyre65
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-22-2014 23:40:30 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-11-2012 13:28:23 | More by sgttibbs
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

03-10-2014 12:31:54 | More by Schlafly33
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Sara

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-19-2013 01:42:57 | More by Sara
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-25-2013 21:53:12 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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Josephj1

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-29-2014 23:49:27 | More by Josephj1
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2014 14:43:52 | More by Jamco_76
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-15-2014 23:14:23 | More by hooliganlife
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markcp

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-17-2013 13:22:31 | More by markcp
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours an effervescent amber with a pinky of cream colored head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Pineyness & breadyness, the nose is the really only area that needs more improvement

T: Pineyness. orange & tangerine peel with a touch of woody hops as well up front with just a touch of biscuitty malt. Grapefruit & woody hops dominates as this warms, faint toffee notes as well. Finishes with herbal hopyness & some nice grassy & citrussy notes; almost pulled 4.5

MF: Medium bodied with fairly firm carbonation, really pushes the hoppyness along, good balance

A really good AIPA that I will buy more of, drinks too easy

10-28-2011 13:36:23 | More by russpowell
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ZorroMulder

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-26-2012 14:58:24 | More by ZorroMulder
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-27-2014 00:48:30 | More by richj1970
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awdturboiv

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-25-2012 00:34:18 | More by awdturboiv
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

New brewery to me, poured a stubby 12oz. bottle into an 8oz. cup.
Deep saturated orange color, slowly rising carb streams, a thin layer of creamy foam on the surface. A ring of lace in the glass and a patchy skim left behind after the first couple sips.

Orange citrus, biscuit and caramel malt in the aroma. Light florals.

Light hop bitterness, a little orange sweetness, caramel malt sweetness. Bitterness balances just enough, medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Pretty straight ahead, no frills IPA. One you've tasted before and will undoubtedly taste again. Not bad, just middle of the road.

12-23-2012 02:45:14 | More by emerge077
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-17-2013 21:27:05 | More by CRJMellor
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MacsBeerMaster

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-07-2012 06:14:10 | More by MacsBeerMaster
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-06-2014 22:44:55 | More by Immortale25
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DouglasRHenderson

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

The Lil' Helper is a very weak IPA and generally poor quality beer.

With a rich burnt orange color and a good head, Lil' Helper deceives visually what its sub-par performance on the tongue quickly reveals. This beer is virtually flavorless, which may be exactly what Mother's was going for but which leaves the patron unfulfilled.

09-07-2013 22:28:39 | More by DouglasRHenderson
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-28-2013 19:16:27 | More by jmccullough108
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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.