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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 44 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 08-17-2013)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +36.5%

It was during my first visit to Wisco, specifically, Mad City, to visit my Navy buddy, Hoos Warner, that I was exposed to Leinie. I love their beers and now thanks to their improved accessibility, I am drinking them at Chez Woody in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: "Hop-forward Helles-style beer brewed with five American hops."; "Brewed With Pride by the Leinenkugel family since 1867."; "The Pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin since 1867."; "Carefully Brewed by the Leinenkugel Family for Five Generations".

I do not know how to precisely quantify this, but upon removing the cap, it smelled like beer! My excitedly aggro pour created two fingers of puffy, bone white head that resembled to top of a vanilla ice cream cone. The nose was both grassy from the hops and biscuity from the malt and it put me in mind of some of my earliest beer drinking. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow (SRM = 4) with NE-quality clarity. The unholy trio of Mammon, King Midas and Croesus were suddenly in front of me, clamoring for a sip, but that privilege was mine, all mine! Mouthfeel was soft and it makes me wonder about their water in Wisco. Their beers all have that same softness, which I really like. It makes for great "drinkability" and I wish that they would put more of the Leinie line in CANs. The taste was grassy, minty, definitely hoppy, but not confrontationally hopped. This was more like maintenance drinking for this self-avowed hophead. Finish was semi-dry and very satisfying. What a great recent find in one of my local bottle shops!

11-30-2013 15:04:19 | More by woodychandler
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ordybill

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

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khargro2

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

12-20-2013 23:45:06 | More by khargro2
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BSharpy

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

11-09-2013 23:57:56 | More by BSharpy
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

04-05-2014 21:44:20 | More by trytoketchup
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +25.8%

09-18-2013 01:37:24 | More by tyleeis
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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Rostie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +25.8%

05-11-2014 23:54:02 | More by Rostie
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +25.8%

10-23-2013 15:28:17 | More by Pensfan0782
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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FFATS

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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dradair

Missouri

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +25.8%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

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Illinois

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JoLight

Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +25.5%

Golden-yellow in color, and a stark-white head.

It smells of grassy and herby hops, with nice barley notes.

Taste: grassy, herbal, and bitter hops, with a butteriness and some nice white breadiness.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium-full with a buttery feel.

Overall, I'm very pleased.

05-16-2014 23:46:32 | More by JoLight
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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.