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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

37 Reviews
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Reviews: 37
Hads: 235
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States | website

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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Reviews: 37 | Hads: 235
Reviews by facundoCNB:
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a beautiful clean amber pour with 2 fingers of detergent like white head and nice lacing
smells of citrus and floral hops, caramel, slightly bready
A bitterness up front immediately followed by a sweet malty backbone. Hints of citrus, caramel, earthy bitterness in the finish.
medium body, mild carbonation.. Creamy feel
A great staple ipa for this brewery.. With a nice abv to compliment the great flavors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
2.71/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.