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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 479
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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3/5  rDev -5.7%

jordanmckell, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

penguin66, Jan 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

rdub, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

jkermitj, Jan 15, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz longneck poured into my SA perfect pint. The beer is a clear gold with a fairly thick bone white head.

Aroma of biscuits/crackers, a bit of grass and some floral hops.

The taste tracks the smell. It is Slightly sweet, clean with some floral hop notes. It is more hopped than standard Leines, would like to see them add in a bit more as this beer shows some promise.

The mouth is decent and it is an easy beer to pair with stuff like wings and chili. For what it is worth, I brought a case of this a football party on New Year’s Day and it was all drank. Some of the folks there were beer people, so I would say the hit the drinkability & approachability goals!

Redrover, Jan 15, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, gold in color

Smell: wheat, grass, and light earthy hops

Taste: grain, grass, light caramel and citrus hops

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, light body, high carbonation

Overall: A nice, sessionable, and clean helles lager. Nothing over the top, but still a beer I could put away several of.

tigg924, Jan 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Joey-bags1990, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

clm9, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

TaylorK, Jan 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

1BadblueSS, Jan 09, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"Hop forward Helles style brewed with five American hops." Brewed in the style of a Munich Helles Lager, released initially in 2013 as a fall seasonal brew. Available in 6 packs, 12 packs and in the Fall Variety 12 pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Leinenkugel Pint Glass. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothed copper-white head over a translucent amber body. Carbonation is plentiful and ambitious. Retention is average at best, lacing is light and speckled to none. 3.25

(Smell) Light cracker malts with a mildly toasted caramel body, some mild acidity, and an earthy and floral mild hop bouquet with a moderate bitterness to match. Potency is mild-medium. 3.25

(Taste) The malt body is noticeably sweeter and a touch amplified in body over the aroma. Somewhat clean, mildly grainy caramel malt body with some mild cracker and biscuit malts to back up, light syrupy texture with some evident roughness around the edges. Acidity is still very bold, mildly cider-like. The hop presence is very mild in comparison with some faded grassy hop notes, a pinch of floral and herbaceous hop bitterness, but less flavor than expected. Drinkable, certainly but not very impressive overall. 3

(Mouthfeel) Smooth, slick, slightly chewy with a light syrup body. Carbonation keeps things simple with a touch of froth and little crispness. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is mild. Balance is sweet over acidic over bitter, with very little hop flavor and participation to really do it justice. 3.25

(Overall) This is a fairly unimpressive beer in Leinenkugel's lineup. Especially with a name of "Hoppin'", you'd have expected a bit more hop action, flavor and bitterness, but hops take a back seat to a simple yet edgy malt profile. I'm not expecting this to find love within the craft beer drinker's community nor the crossover crowd, as it has a more confused build than anything going for it. 3.25

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Jadjunk, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

jhmiv, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

DeanCHS1980, Jan 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

lovindahops, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

DCH, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

addiwilliams, Jan 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Buggies, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kynap55, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

soonerlight, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Pillowburn, Jan 01, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle (best by 2/2014) into imperial pint glass with a big 2 in fluffy white head, clear light golden, left some good lacing on the glass

Aroma had some barely noticeable hops but it almost reminded me of an AAL

Taste - biscuit, malty, some honey, slight hops

Mouthfeel - light body, stronger carb, smooth drinking

Overall - It was ok, something I picked up in the Leine's sampler, and would probably not purchase this in a sixer.

maxcoinage, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Bapplebaum, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mnredsoxfan69, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

IchLiebeBierZu, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.