Lil' Helper | Mother's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by StLThrash on 08-29-2011

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Photo of Josephj1
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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Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Gorillahead
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Always54
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of TylerG
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Photo of wupika23
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.

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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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Photo of MissObvious
4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Sara
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 spicyvelveetas
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of dozier77
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of aljskelton
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Muny
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of MekanikSeth
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid IPA from these folks, in fact it's one that helped me get into the style. A nice filtered, amber so you know it's definitely a pale ale. A nice mix of citrus and peachy vibes on the nose with just a little spicyness. It has more of a pine mixed with citrus for your pallet, but it's a really nice balance. Not too malty either. Maybe not quite as bitter as the label suggests (70 IBU, but my pallet says somewhere between 50-60). You can do far worse for your cash, and surprisingly good for where it comes from (Springfield doesn't seem like a beer town)

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Photo of Brown1647
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 258 ratings