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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 51 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

carterbt, Oct 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kunstman, Oct 04, 2013
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.

chinchill, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

etreesh, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BeerMeister8, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Bear1964, Sep 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
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.

JuicesFlowing, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sd123, Sep 29, 2013
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.

DrDemento456, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Gregwa, Sep 28, 2013
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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

camclem2, Sep 28, 2013
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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.

TastyTaste, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

DarrellK, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

scootercrabb, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

zeff80, Sep 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Rhettroactive, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hockeyfighter19, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

WDJersey, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

generallee, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

enelson, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

crowsnest, Sep 20, 2013
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.