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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 34 | 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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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-15-2013 12:32:23 | More by DantheMan75
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours golden-yellow color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a bit to float on the top

S- sweet bread malt with some skunk, there's some flowery and grassy hops, but mostly covered up by skunk

T- light sweet malt up front, some grassy hop notes kick in mid-palate, some light fruity characteristics lead to a dry finish with some hop linger

M- light-medium body, high carbonation leads to fizzy mouthfeel and a crisp and biting finish

O- It is what it says it is, a hopped up helles, It's certainly not bad, and is an easy drinking beer, but nothing more

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 05:27:14 | More by Treyliff
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

11-14-2013 19:06:36 | More by kemkempalace
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.1%

11-14-2013 15:07:30 | More by clfrost
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The-Sud-Truth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of the bottle, it looks like any nondescript American brew - yellow gold. The mouth-feel and finish is the high point of this beverage; with its above average thickness and a crisp but lingering finish. There is nothing special about the aroma: A blend of malt that confronts their attempt at making this particular helles heavier than usual on the hops. The overall taste is a slightly (and properly) bitter beer. I'm not sure what the brewery is really attempting here - it comes off as an intriguing experiment with the style tweak, but results in a pretty average experience for the consumer ( similar to mixing Orange Crush soda with Sunkist - oh...it sounds so bold, but at the end of the day it's still orange soda). Let me be clear - I enjoy most of the beers that Leinenkugels offers (Red, Oktoberfest, the Shandy series, et al), but this one is sub-par by comparison. The Hoppin Helles is a good afternoon beer, but when you consider that you can get similar tasting run of the mill domestics (such as Michelob ) for less money, I don't know why you would opt for this more expensive one.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 00:54:08 | More by The-Sud-Truth
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CMOrak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

11-13-2013 02:51:06 | More by CMOrak
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billybob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-11-2013 23:41:15 | More by billybob
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3/5  rDev -5.7%

11-10-2013 03:05:16 | More by Kahlstrom
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-10-2013 00:03:20 | More by BradShook
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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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Wamba

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2013 20:18:55 | More by Wamba
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2013 05:20:20 | More by Artjsantos
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-09-2013 04:21:41 | More by Chaz
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

11-08-2013 02:26:29 | More by Segelstrom
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3/5  rDev -5.7%

11-06-2013 22:46:58 | More by Givemebeer
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-06-2013 22:12:57 | More by Bikeboy1
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-05-2013 01:57:53 | More by Tracker83
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dcall384

Indiana

4/5  rDev +25.8%

11-04-2013 14:20:04 | More by dcall384
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kustard

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-03-2013 21:34:31 | More by kustard
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-03-2013 05:27:58 | More by bscalt
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-02-2013 18:58:09 | More by Haybeerman
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Slay40

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 01:46:56 | More by Slay40
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cvalleskey

Illinois

2/5  rDev -37.1%

11-02-2013 01:16:00 | More by cvalleskey
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-02-2013 00:17:30 | More by stampfler07
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle stamped on the neck with JAN 2014-D20010748. Sampled on November 1, 2013.

The pour is yellow to golden yellow with a quick burst of a white fizzy head that disappears entirely. Looks like a Helles to me.

They promised a hop-forward Helles and grassy hops are evident on the nose. There is also mildly roasted malts, grain, and a kind of tangy and tart nip.

The body is light to medium and basically pretty good for the style.

As it warms the roasted malts really introduce themselves on the first sip. But before and after I am getting grains, tangy citrus, lemon, grass, and a dry finish. Works for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 21:01:47 | More by puboflyons
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.