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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 49 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Skud, Yesterday at 03:59 AM
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev +11.3%

A friend gave me two of these. Thanks Dane!

Appearance (4) : A hard pour gives way to a very dense, creamy three fingered head. In fact the foam is so stable it's like shaving cream. The body is a golden color with great transparency. Head leaves lacing on the glass in webs and rings as it recedes.

Aroma (3.25) : Citrus hops aroma, back line of corn and wheat. Very hoppy. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.5) : This isn't too terrible, it's got bitter hops out front, a touch of sour, with a thick yeasty and bready backbone. It doesn't end disgusting, which encourages more drinking. I honestly thought it would taste like paint left out in the sun, but hey - it's ok.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : ...is creamy, with stabbing carbonation and a dry, crisp finish. Body is light.

Overall (3.54) : The strongest suit of this beer is its appearance when poured. The head is still standing straight up on top and adds to the creaminess of the beer. Straight from the bottle it tastes metallic, from a glass it's a nice balance. I would drink this again if it were given to me (again).

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 14, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%

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barneysdad, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

carlmoberg, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

BeerMama2014, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +8.2%

F22Chris, Sep 28, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev +4.4%

Greasy, Sep 27, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -15.7%

eujath1, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Brams17, Sep 22, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

ultrasrs, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of lakeviewmike
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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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

BlueMoon10, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3/5  rDev -5.7%

poured into standard pint glass, color is transparent gold, head is bright white; head presents thin about 1/4 inch thick then dissipates to a ring and some lacing.

Aroma is pretty fresh, somewhat hoppy, hops are grassy some citrus; malt and grains are noticeable in the aroma but not specific in smell.

Taste is less appealing than the aroma, more grainy and sharp bitterness, not pleasant and out of style; grains are a bit harsh and not flavorful, hops are bitter, a bit grassy and somewhat flavorful, bringing this beer back around some.

Mouthfeel is sharp, high carbonation and sharp bitterness hits the tongue and lingers.

Overall, a decent beer, slightly out of style and harsh on the finer edges of this style.

mvanaskie13, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Canada_Dan, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

BeerCon5, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Looks like this is now renamed "Helles Yeah". OK. Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

Not terrible. But I agree it's a very macro feel. On the other hand, it's a very light, crisp lager, and I'm wondering if I'm not just biased to the style because it reminds me of so many American "light beers". Underwhelming, to be sure, but it's not a terrible tasting beer. If you're in the mood for something very light, this will fit the bill, but it's not going to turn heads.

logicalparadox, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

ckr1451, Sep 01, 2014
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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.