Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.13/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a amber color with tons of small carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a two finger foamy white head. The head has a decent level of retention, holding on for about 2 or 3 min before fading to leave some light foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a musty and stale grain smell mixed with some aromas of corn and a bit of a papery smell. Mixed with these, are some lighter notes of a grassy smell producing a rather adjunct like aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor with a light caramel sweetness. There is a little bit of a grassy taste upfront which grows stronger as the flavor advances on to the end. Along with the grass, some other flavors of an earthy and floral nature come to the tongue with the caramel fading ever so slightly, in the end, leaving a rather crisp taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to possibly slightly more creamy side with a carbonation level that on the slightly higher side. Overall it was a rather appropriate feel and was nice for the crisp taste and easy drinking flavors of the brew.
Overall – An easy drinker. Nothing exceptional, but nothing off putting either. Overall alright.
09-11-2013 00:59:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.43/5 rDev +7.9%
Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, gold in color
Smell: wheat, grass, and light earthy hops
Taste: grain, grass, light caramel and citrus hops
Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, light body, high carbonation
Overall: A nice, sessionable, and clean helles lager. Nothing over the top, but still a beer I could put away several of.
01-13-2014 18:37:46 | More by tigg924
3.46/5 rDev +8.8%
Appearance is nice as it is a very light, golden color, and that was probably my favorite thing about the beer.
Smell was nothing special, taste was bitter but not unbearably so.
Overall, I would recommend it to those who prefer hoppy beers. I do not mind hoppy beers, but I did not find this taste particularly enjoyable for me.
02-03-2014 01:30:31 | More by Michael_Squires
3.63/5 rDev +14.2%
Excited to see a light helles with more hops, but I understand it's brewed by Miller ultimately price per six a bit high 9.49 but it was on sale for 7.99. Pours light fizzy yellow but the difference here is the head along with some actual head retention, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma has a light citric hop nose with some cereal grains that can't rule out vegetal components of corn/rice. Pretty light on the nose let's see how it's tasting. Generic hop bitterness the label says 5 varieties but I truly can't hone in on one. Grassy herbal are some words with a hint of citrus but it's dumbed down, they are going for a light noble pils style. I can definitely tell you there are some noble hops in this brew. I'm all over it, as far as drinkability and accessibility goes. Mouthfeel is light as in helles light, a bit of fizzy un natural carbonation reminds you that your drinking a macro. Nothing to fault here hoppier than the norm easy to drink I could enjoy this watching a ball game. Not offensive at all, but at the same time there's many better lagers this will be reliable during this season.
09-16-2013 16:17:03 | More by WVbeergeek
3.21/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, BB date stamped 16 Dec. 2013 on neck, into a snifter.
Appearance – The beer pours a medium amber color with some visible carbonation. The head has weak retention and elaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: citrusy hops with some light bread and grassy and floral aspects.
Taste: Starts bready and turns more hoppy without adding much bitterness. Very mildly bitter; mild even for style.
Mouthfeel – Medium body; medium+ carbonation level; Crisp.
Overall: an Americanized Helles that addes more citrus tones but seems less integrated and refined than a good German Helles.
10-03-2013 23:07:35 | More by chinchill
3.51/5 rDev +10.4%
Other than a faint dustiness, this beer is completely clear in its pale gold-brass body, and plenty bright. The head is a foamy white one with decent staying power, hold, and stick.
The aroma's a bit light but is herbal, somewhat mineral, bready, and reasonably hoppy with orange peel and pine.
The hops come out a little more strongly, floral and grassy with some almost spruce-like needle, against cracker and biscuit dry malts and some caramel. I'm not sure about achieving style, but it's pretty good.
It's moderately crisp in a light-medium body, appropriate and not thin. It's pretty smooth without losing the bite.
07-07-2014 21:57:11 | More by Brenden
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.