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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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74
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511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 56 | 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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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%

Photo of Beerlover
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Theniz
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of carterbt
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Catlin
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Kunstman
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%

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of dragomni
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
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%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mixed and matched this brew from the House of 1,000. Into a pint glass.

A - Rockin full inch of head that sticks around for a while. Beer is a great bright yellow lager color with some bubbly carbonation at the base. Looks good so far.
S - Not much hops just some mild earthy pine mixed with some corn and sweeter malts. I dive in.
T - Pretty good it has some hop bite but really muted especially after drinking that Serria Nevada Red IPA. Mostly some corn and sweeter malts but it is rather crisp. Kind of boring though...
M - Worst part it comes off like a sparkling water with the carbonation you can feel how watery it is. I get that its a summer beer but damn.

Overall nothing I would seek out again and has more taste and body than most of the beers they put out. Still its a one note beer that would get passed over.

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.71/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel’s Hoppin’ Helles has a medium, white head, and a clear, brilliant, deep gold appearance, with some bubble streams and lots of white flakes roiling around. Lacing is very thin. The aroma is of pungent, slightly lemony malt, with a bit of an oil smell. Taste is of medium-roasted malt, some sweetness, a pleasant hop bitterness, a touch of lemon, and an underlying olive oil note, which I sometimes pick up with Dortmunder-style lagers. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Leinenkugel’s Hoppin Helles finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, semi-dry, and easy drinking. Overall, this is quite enjoyable and obviously well crafted.

RJT

Photo of camclem2
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of TastyTaste
3.11/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They're trying, I get it, and I love the concept. I don't pick up on the "hop forward" claim on the label, as this is an ok helles lager that has a slight waft of hops more than a standard beer in the style. I appreciate the 12'er gift I got from my neighbor, and there isn't much to complain about with this beer, it's just kind of...average. I had high hopes that Leinie's was going to try to get away from their usual modus operandi, but this beer isn't it.

Photo of DarrellK
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of scootercrabb
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.