Lil' Helper | Mother's Brewing Company

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247 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrjbrown27
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c-rum
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extol
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oh, this is good. I had this right after Fresh Squeezed, and I like this much more. Has that little extra I like. Sort of a lingering pineapple and malt. Bomb. Reminds me of Compass Rose. 7% alcohol? Coulda fooled me! ;)

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lahoi
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good IPA. Not my favorite, but still an outstanding beer.

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Photo of Seabass1964
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of senglish7
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium amber color with white head. Light fruits, sweet pine, and caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness, no real hop resin on the finish.

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Photo of Drew03cmc
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kkrxseven
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead723
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a pretty fresh six pack of this and poured into a pint glass after a disappointing first encounter with a stale pack.

Look: Poured a lively thick off white head with frothy characteristics. Has a captivating deep amber color with even and ample carbonation. Body is hazy.

Smell: Possesses a rich biscuit malt aroma with subtle hues of citrus and peachy tones. I also detect lots of tropical fruit such as mango from the hops.

Taste: A juicy dosing of tropical fruit, pine, peach, biscuit and caramel malt. There is a flash of floral and spicy hues at the end of each sip. The malt backbone is unique and well-executed with ample toasted cracker and honey flavors.

Feel: Medium bodied with dry finish, even though the hops taste juicy. The back of the palate is left thirsting for more.

Overall: This actually is one of the juiciest IPAs I have had here in Missouri, and the name "Midwest Cost IPA" is quite accurate. This is a tasty and drinkable IPA that is very well done by Mother's Brewing.

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Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhank
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bigtreebrewing.
Hazy deep golden color with a smallish bone white head.
Toffee, earthy , mineral and a hint metallic on the nose. Bitter butterscotch and earthy hop flavor. Medium body moderate to high carbonation. Decent enough IPA but not horribly exciting.

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Photo of ttylicki
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Lil' Helper from Mother's Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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