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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 47 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Love465, Sep 07, 2013
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1.2/5  rDev -62.3%

I think everyone is being too generous here. A 74? Not even close. This tastes like a macro-lager, not an IPA. Where are the hops?! I taste none... If it is 90 degrees out, this beer would work. Any other time though, not at all. Quite possible the worst IPA I have ever had. Another doozy from Jacob Leinenkugel.

Gus34, Mar 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Zallen16, May 01, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Monk31, Jul 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Gotti311, Sep 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Shawner, Dec 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

smartassboiler, May 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

1BadblueSS, Jan 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

OriolesFan1008, Apr 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

This beer was nothing like a Helles. It was too bitter in a bad kind of way; almost sour. It seemed to be lacking any caramel malt character. It had a metallic taste. It was thin. It poured with no head.

This beer just completely missed the mark. I suppose if they called it a hoppy, American pale lager it would make some sense. But even then it would not be good.

lakeviewmike, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Sergioelijah, Aug 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

cvalleskey, Nov 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

brpendergast85, Jun 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

MillerMan16, Jul 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

C--dog, Apr 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

tdatt43, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

clfrost, Nov 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

alexanf, Sep 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

stevergca, May 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

rgille2, Aug 20, 2013
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2.18/5  rDev -31.4%

Hoppin' Helles is probably the most disappointing Leinenkugel effort I've experienced thus far. It bears that same sort of grassiness that I didn't like about Guinness's Harp Lager and that same kind of bitterness I find prevalent in many domestic beers. Not to mention, I always categorized Leinenkugel for its flavors, be them lemon, orange, lemon berry, or simply just refreshing and rather intoxicating hops, but Hoppin' Helles overdoes it to the point where the flavor is more of a nuisance than a presence. Definitely the weakest of Leinenkugel's otherwise surprisingly good line of beers.

SteveJeremy, Jul 09, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -29.6%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Mpenders, Jun 30, 2014
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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.