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Lil' Helper - Mother's Brewing Company

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85
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Benvarine

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2013 21:37:58 | More by Benvarine
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-20-2013 20:09:46 | More by DrumKid003
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-05-2013 04:19:12 | More by mojohawk21
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aljskelton

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-19-2013 03:10:00 | More by sneezye
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-04-2013 03:13:53 | More by karlt
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GIE

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +27.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-25-2013 03:50:37 | More by lupercmda
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-22-2013 01:37:16 | More by OKCNittany
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IPA1978

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-19-2013 01:33:54 | More by IPA1978
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Michael00

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

10-13-2013 01:41:18 | More by Michael00
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The Lil' Helper is a very weak IPA and generally poor quality beer.

With a rich burnt orange color and a good head, Lil' Helper deceives visually what its sub-par performance on the tongue quickly reveals. This beer is virtually flavorless, which may be exactly what Mother's was going for but which leaves the patron unfulfilled.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 22:28:39 | More by DouglasRHenderson
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moarmare

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-04-2013 13:09:20 | More by moarmare
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jleahy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-02-2013 13:35:43 | More by jleahy
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MickeyHops

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-30-2013 15:23:49 | More by MickeyHops
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Bsetz

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-29-2013 23:55:49 | More by Bsetz
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-17-2013 21:27:05 | More by CRJMellor
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 03:10:34 | More by Beaver13
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-12-2013 22:01:20 | More by RussBeercier
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-22-2013 19:14:54 | More by valkyre65
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 03:07:52 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-15-2013 01:45:32 | More by jewellrunner
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-13-2013 22:13:24 | More by HarmonMW
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-13-2013 18:24:16 | More by djre4orm
Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.