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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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85
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Josephj1, Jul 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

captainbearcat, Nov 27, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

GIE, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Gorillahead, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Always54, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Ed_Johnson, Aug 05, 2012
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4.52/5  rDev +19.9%

MissObvious, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Sara, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Pattymac, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

rtrasr, Sep 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jrenn, Jun 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Deatherage, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Windycityaj, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

andyr011235, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Black_ox, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

dozier77, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

aljskelton, Dec 04, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

ChiaPetHead, Jul 28, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Boca-X, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jaminjohnson, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Mnewcomer1219, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Immortale25, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

RussBeercier, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

BenWool, Mar 21, 2013
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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.