Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by TastyTaste:
3.11/5 rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
They're trying, I get it, and I love the concept. I don't pick up on the "hop forward" claim on the label, as this is an ok helles lager that has a slight waft of hops more than a standard beer in the style. I appreciate the 12'er gift I got from my neighbor, and there isn't much to complain about with this beer, it's just kind of...average. I had high hopes that Leinie's was going to try to get away from their usual modus operandi, but this beer isn't it.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 22:47:06 | More by TastyTaste
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3.59/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured a gorgeous gold with lots of carbonation and great head retention. Looks almost like a more vibrantly colored ginger ale. Actually leaves a decent amount of lacing for what it is.
S - Very vibrant hop aroma, some hints of citrus and fresh lemon. Hints of lemon zest, some corniness, and a whole mesh of flowery aromas. Smells like spring.
T - Not bad at all for the style. Very refreshing, with just the right measure of hops and citrus notes. A few hop notes greet the first sip, they're washed away by a zesty lemon-orange burst, and finished off with some hints of pine, corn cereal, and sugar cookie.
M - Smooth and slippery, very smooth. Just a hint of stickiness that lets the hop and citrus aromas linger for just the right amount of time.
O - Very refreshing and invigorating! Leinenkugel's has definitely put forth a very refreshing and drinkable spring beer. I can literally taste spring. It's nothing that I would write home about, but it is definitely a beer I'll drink again whenever I have a chance to!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:24:33 | More by undeadozzy
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.