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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: StoutHunter on 08-17-2013

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Ratings: 525 | Reviews: 78
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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter from a bottle. Golden honey, white frothy head, sticky heavy lacing that faded at the top of the glass.

Grassy on the nose, a hint of hops and malt. Very little much of anything else.

Dry, slightly bitter on the tongue up front, vegetable and grassy. Very low carbonation. A hint of hops and malts...very bland.

I'm a fan of Leinenkugel but not very fond of this beer. It's not terrible and it's very easy to drink but with so many good hoppy beers out there this just won't do. It really reminds me of a soured Miller Lite? On a hot summer day after mowing the grass I could slam a few of these but that's about all. I won't be buying again.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Used to Love Leinenkugel Beer... Then they became popular in the Midwest.. And then they released Summer Shandy.. Now, I don't really love them so much.. This effort of an (IPA) or maybe and ASPCA??? It's just a half hearted effort... And it is a bit sad, because their Oktoberfest is special. .. Sunset Wheat.. Awesome.. Hoppin' Helles.. more like Hopping Toad.. Jake you still rock, but please don't turn into an adjunct swill tender... For all that is pure and perfect.. revisit Great-granddad's (or older) recipes and kick some ass, like the Wisconsin Badgers can do ... on occasion...
Definitely NOT impressed with this entry, my cousin to the North...
~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

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A- Crystal clear golden color, bright and clean. Big billowy 2-plus finger head, pure white, does a slow fade to a lasting film. Plenty of sticky lacing on the glass.

S- Mild flowery and fruit hop aroma. Some dry bready malt behind the hops. Very clean and pleasant. Not a hint of anything AAL.

T-Light dry bready malt, biscuit, with some spicy hops.

M- at 27 ibu, there's no hop bitterness, but it has bite and spicy tang. The pale malt, dryness, and hops give it a biting finish.

O- I like the style and very much like this take on it. Winner.

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12 oz. bottle, with best by date of March 04, 2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new beer to me from Leinenkugel's, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are average based on the style and the brewery.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice golden orange colored body with some nice clarity to it. A little over a finger of sudsy white foam for a head. A little bit of thick scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is actually quite pleasant, but there isn't a whole lot going on. Some yeast mustiness, green apples, some creaminess, soggy grain. Lightly grassy, fruity, and floral. Not bad.

T - Taste follows the nose - green apple skin, yeast must, and lots of earthy graininess. Lightly papery. What's here isn't bad, but it falls a bit short on the flavor profile.

M - Feel is mostly crisp and clean, with some light graininess and stick green apple on the finish. Pleasant enough. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall, it's a well-enough offering for what it is, especially from Leinenkugel's, I was pleasantly surprised. This would be a likely contender for summer drinking, but it definitely isn't something I would deliberately seek out.

Leinenkugel's Hoppin' Helles ---3.5/5

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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.