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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 202 | Reviews: 35
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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've tried several IPAs and this is the one I like the best. I've taken drinks of several and threw them away.

Pours light Carmel blonde color with a thick 4-6inch white head with good lacing.

Smells spicy with hints of citrus and light hints of grain. Can really smell the hops.

Tastes great. The hops are aggressive but goes down very smooth. Some type of fruit possible banana in there too very light though. Citrus hints also.

I'm going to buy a case of this stuff. Good bye bud light

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of GIE
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of gordonj
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A good IPA. Tastes great.

Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of ChiaPetHead
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Boca-X
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.