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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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 superspak:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/8/2012. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, orange rind, pineapple, bread, light honey, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, orange rind, pineapple, pine, bread, honey, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, citrus rind, bread, pine, light honey, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of hop notes; with a good hop/malt balance; and minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good hop complexity and malt balance; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mojohawk21, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.65/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

Beaver13, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Jared14
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Jared14, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jaminjohnson, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Jill_kellum, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

valkyre65, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

cmwilliq, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sgttibbs, Jun 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Schlafly33, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Sara
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Sara, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Mnewcomer1219, Jan 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Josephj1, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jamco_76, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

hooliganlife, Feb 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

markcp, May 17, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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

russpowell, Oct 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

ZorroMulder, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

richj1970, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

GRG1313, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

awdturboiv, Feb 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Dec 23, 2012
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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.