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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
73
okay

492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 49 | 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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Ratings: 492 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

camclem2, Sep 28, 2013
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.

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
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Knapp85, Sep 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

Gotti311, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

tyleeis, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Dave_in_GR, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

ohyayitstrey, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Excited to see a light helles with more hops, but I understand it's brewed by Miller ultimately price per six a bit high 9.49 but it was on sale for 7.99. Pours light fizzy yellow but the difference here is the head along with some actual head retention, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma has a light citric hop nose with some cereal grains that can't rule out vegetal components of corn/rice. Pretty light on the nose let's see how it's tasting. Generic hop bitterness the label says 5 varieties but I truly can't hone in on one. Grassy herbal are some words with a hint of citrus but it's dumbed down, they are going for a light noble pils style. I can definitely tell you there are some noble hops in this brew. I'm all over it, as far as drinkability and accessibility goes. Mouthfeel is light as in helles light, a bit of fizzy un natural carbonation reminds you that your drinking a macro. Nothing to fault here hoppier than the norm easy to drink I could enjoy this watching a ball game. Not offensive at all, but at the same time there's many better lagers this will be reliable during this season.

WVbeergeek, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

majorbase2, Sep 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

alexanf, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

jryanj927, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

bradcochran1234, Sep 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

sparx1100, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Irishlover58, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

KS1297, Sep 11, 2013
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.