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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 72 | 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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3.19/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden with just a bit of carbonation and a slightly flat layer of lacing.

Smell: Apple cider vinegar. A bit astringent, but there is a nice fall muskiness and there is definitely winey alcohol in this.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Flavor is lacking. Tastes like malty wet hay, so in that sense it screams "autumn," but it leaves character to be desired. Mouthfeel is clean overall, but also leaves a sour aftertaste.

Overall: Easy drinking, but nothing special.

Photo of DannyLeahy
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Lemke10
3.37/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, yellow straw color with a slight, white head. The aroma is very grass and grain like. The texture is thin but there is a decent punch in the taste. There is a lot of grain and straw that gives it a very earthy taste. Fairly well made for a Leinenkugel’s product.

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Servign Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden yellow with a 1/2 foamy head, some decent lacing.

Smell - Hops, caramel, yeasts, wheat, pale malts, grapes, a little grassy.

Taste - Starts off with some floral hops, a little lemon and banana mixed in with some citrus notes. Some caramel malts also along with some yeasts. Some lager flavors come out near the finish but are really light under the malts and hops.

Mouthfeel - The hops and yeasts coat the tongue. The palate gets more hops, along with some citric fruits, some lager malts. The aftertaste is a little weak and dry.

Overall - Not a bad beer at all. Really easy drink with a nice amount of hop bite. Its better then any bud or coors but still, its lacking the overall balance and flavor to become a great beer. Would be a nice summer beer or something to start a rookie out on.

Photo of PieOhMy
3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A. Yellow/gold. Thick white head. Transparent. Bubbly.

S. Yeast and malt. Nothing strong but for this style I didn't expect there to be.

T. Crisp. A little sweetness. Some clove and banana. Wheat and barley very much. The hops are missing. No hoppyness. Bummer.

M Light. Clean.

O. I don't know where to go with this. It wasn't bad. If say, it were a summer ale or kolsch, no prob. But they call it "Hoppin". There is no hint of hops anywhere. Whatever. If you want a smooth easy drinker; this is all right.

Photo of BigJim5021
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, BB date stamped 16 Dec. 2013 on neck, into a snifter.

Appearance – The beer pours a medium amber color with some visible carbonation. The head has weak retention and elaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: citrusy hops with some light bread and grassy and floral aspects.

Taste: Starts bready and turns more hoppy without adding much bitterness. Very mildly bitter; mild even for style.

Mouthfeel – Medium body; medium+ carbonation level; Crisp.

Overall: an Americanized Helles that addes more citrus tones but seems less integrated and refined than a good German Helles.

Photo of etreesh
3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a solid golden color with a beautiful rocky white head that holds well. Lovely thick foamy lacing.

The aroma is clean and piney, with citrus hops coming through.

The taste is floral with citrus and pine coming through. Malts and sweetness are faint if there at all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, really a fresh tasting beer. Lots of pine notes. Probably one of Leinenkugel's better brews.

Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.