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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 08-17-2013)
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Reviews by herr_fish:
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herr_fish

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Saw the billboard for this beer and decided to give it a try, not sure what I was expecting, but it was a let down. I started on German bier, but have switched to an IPA preference as of late, but still love my roots. So a Munich Helles with an accented hop presence sounded like a winner.

App- has the clear yellow look of a helles, thinner than standard head when poured into glass, readily visible carbonation.
Aroma- Not much going on here.
Mouthfeel- Thin but appropriate for the style.
Taste-A hint of the promised hops, but just enough to be noticed, overall impression is that the malt is the dominant profile, and on of the macro variety. Not pleased, not a bad macro lager, but not what I was sold by the hoppin helles label.
Overall- Not by any means a bad beer, but not by any means what the marketing claims. A decent American lager, but doesn't live up to the billing. I think Leinie's tried to cash in on the hops craze but wound up disappointing here.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 02:55:38 | More by herr_fish
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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.