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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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2.65/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mothers Lil’ Helper pours to an amber/orange color with a nose that is citrus- like and floral with some notes of caramel. The foam level looks nice and it leaves a good deal of lacing as you drink.

Tasting this beer reveals a citrusy flavor with orange and grapefruit sharing the spotlight. But there is more than just citrus- there is also a bready component, a little bit of dough, some piney malt, and leafy bitterness in the finish.

This beer isn’t quite the hop- bomb I was expecting, but it is still a very nice IPA in its own way. There is enough complexity to make it interesting and enough moderation to make it appealing to many who sample. It’s not an amazing IPA, but certainly good enough to warrant a sample.

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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.