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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
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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Josephj1

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.3%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-27-2011 16:59:46 | More by captainbearcat
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GIE

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +26.5%

This is my favorite beer because it's a great IPA, creates the perfect mood, and doesn't screw you over. That sums it up nicely, but I'm required to get to 250 characters, so I'll add that I don't have any investment in this company and never have, and I don't work for them and never have. My motivation for rating this beer is largely that I'd like to see it become more popular so I can buy it at more bars. My other motivation is to help other beer lovers find good beers.

10-25-2013 21:01:40 | More by GIE
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Gorillahead

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-28-2014 16:21:09 | More by Gorillahead
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Always54

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

02-22-2014 04:21:12 | More by Always54
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Ed_Johnson


4.58/5  rDev +21.2%

Pours a dark copper-amber, clear and crisp, with a large and lasting creamy off-white head. Nice chunky lacing in my glass.
Fresh and hoppy nose, with notes of pungent floral and citrus rind hops dominating. Balanced on the palate, with spicy (almost peppery) hops up front, moving into toffee mid-tounge, then finishing with a bit of hop bitterness.
Medium bodied. Finished dry. A nice, solid, balanced IPA, meaning a good balance of juicy hops with a strong chewy malt base.
I would buy this again and enjoy it again.

08-05-2012 18:17:57 | More by Ed_Johnson
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MissObvious


4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

08-12-2014 18:40:18 | More by MissObvious
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Sara

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-22-2014 04:00:58 | More by Pattymac
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-19-2013 23:38:27 | More by rtrasr
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jrenn

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-07-2012 15:24:00 | More by jrenn
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Deatherage

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-30-2014 04:33:33 | More by Deatherage
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Windycityaj


4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-23-2014 01:54:14 | More by Windycityaj
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andyr011235


4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-04-2014 23:14:57 | More by andyr011235
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-27-2013 05:31:43 | More by Jamison85
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Black_ox

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-30-2013 23:12:01 | More by Black_ox
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dozier77

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-12-2014 15:47:42 | More by dozier77
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aljskelton

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-04-2013 19:44:22 | More by aljskelton
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ChiaPetHead


4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

really enjoy this beer. taste a lot like a beer i brew at home. has a nice floral hop that balances out well with the malt. is not a smash your face in IPA, but rather one that can be enjoyed. very fond of this beer.

While the IBU is high on this beer, it is also near 7% so that evens things out. have been really impressed with this brewery.

07-28-2012 14:03:48 | More by ChiaPetHead
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Boca-X

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured from a bottle into a shaker. Generous off white head, lacing throughout tasting. A deep golden/orange liquid fills my glass...clear but deep.

Citrus orange peel on the nose. Some light floral melds with a hint of pine...a touch of sweet malty bread finishes it off.

First swallow...perfect carbonation, a heavy mouth feel that isn't thick but layering flavor across my tongue. The sweetness of mandarin orange blends effortlessly with a hint of the bitterness of grapefruit and the subtle notes of pine. A quick finish follows...the hoppy dryness is overcome by a creamy sweet honeysuckle burst.

At 7% this is an incredibly smooth drinking IPA. Great hop profile dances with the sweetness of honey and bread...a really easy beer to swallow, clean and refreshing. I will buy again and look forward to more beers from Mother's.

02-26-2014 23:32:21 | More by Boca-X
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-19-2012 02:58:11 | More by jaminjohnson
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-25-2013 21:53:12 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-12-2013 22:01:20 | More by RussBeercier
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BenWool

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-21-2013 00:23:18 | More by BenWool
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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.