Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus hops, floral hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, slight pine, sweet malt, and hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend, but the complexity is lacking.
01-02-2013 14:41:58 | More by Tone
3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
12-23-2012 02:45:14 | More by emerge077
3.93/5 rDev +4.2%
Thanks to a buddy that brought back a box of Mother's brews from KC.
Short fat 12oz bottle pours a barely hazed gold/orange color with an offwhite rolling two finger head. Head retention is moderate and lacing is scant.
Smell cut pine, grapefruit peel, bread dough, and some funk which kind of gets in the way of what I'm after.
Good flavors of piney hops that balance out the caramel malt and bread dough sweetness. This is goes with the alcohol content and citrus nose.
I didn't expect the bigger kind of body here and the incredibly smooth feel. Very nice.
I'm impress with this beer. Gotta find more.
11-04-2012 17:17:10 | More by DelMontiac
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
10-24-2012 00:51:47 | More by facundoCNB
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A - A crystal clear amber body with a moundy off-white head. Average retention with very little lacing.
S - Sweet Mandarin orange, bready malt, hints of green grass.
T - Nice caramel/toffee malt, slightly roasted, doughy bread, sweet tangerines, very light green pine in the background. The pine picks up and starts building bitterness around the edges of the tongue finishing bitter with a kiss of citrus and honey sweetness.
M - Very smooth and creamy feel, medium soft carbonation, crisp finish.
Not super complex but this is one of the smoothest drinking IPA's I've had. It was hard to drink it slow. Good all around. I would definitely drink this again.
09-25-2012 00:22:05 | More by StaveHooks
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
08-05-2012 22:37:47 | More by Mora2000
4.58/5 rDev +21.5%
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.
08-05-2012 18:17:57 | More by Ed_Johnson
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours from the bottle with just a bit of head, providing thin white coverage to an otherwise rosy gold, completely clarified.
Clean, floral, grapefruit juicy, some spice and even some sweetness. Pleasant, if subdued.
Juicy like many hop bombs, but with a comparitively greenish leafy bitter close.
Well-received in the mouth, with balanced carbonation and solidly refreshing.
Good, not great. Looking forward to more from these guys.
08-05-2012 04:13:45 | More by mdcrouser
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
New to Kansas City, welcome Mother's! Good to have you here. Poured into a Guinness pint glass
A-looks good, nice 1 inch head, nice lacing, dark orange, a good pour.
S-could be stronger for a beer that states it is hopped at the wort and fermentation stage. Still, nice pine and citrus smell
T-very balanced and I was looking for a bit more hops, if you are looking for a smooth and balanced IPA, this is it. Reminds me of a Boulevard Single Wide IPA-very close but just different enough.
M-the 7% ABV gives this one a good mouthfeel and it finishes dry. I like it!
O-A solid IPA, I will be watching this home state brewer. They are producing a quality product. Keep them coming Mothers!
08-04-2012 01:35:20 | More by Flatlands
Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.