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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 31 | 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%

06-26-2014 21:50:18 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Pegasus

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, bright medium golden body, with a huge, dense and coarse white head, which retains well. The carbonation is fine, profuse, drifting lazily to the surface, with Belgian-style lacing.

Aroma: Abundant grassy and lesser pine hops dominate the aroma, with a measure of crisp pale malt as well.

Taste: The taste opens with a moderate wave of pine hops, with some grassy flavors as well. The taste has a tea-like quality, and the pale malt struggles to assert itself against the strong hop backdrop. The hops dominate the taste throughout, finishing with a pine and herbal flourish, and a moderately bitter note, which lingers well past the close of the taste..

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, could be an entree beer for a macro beer drinker trying craft beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Sensory glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 23:57:18 | More by Pegasus
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-24-2014 04:35:37 | More by heerboth
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance - Medium light yellow. Clear. Medium tall, foamy, white head. Decently persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Sweet and grainy, bready. A little corn. A little citrusy hops.

Taste - Sweet pale malt. Bread and corn. Finishes with a little grapefruit. I'm no pro at spoitting Munich Helles, but this seems a little sweet for the style.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - More than I was expecting from Leine's. While not the best of style, appears to be a reasonable attempt.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 03:49:25 | More by scaliasux
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-23-2014 17:38:06 | More by mrosenfeld32
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-23-2014 17:30:56 | More by MoyaHoya
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Jared-Gustin

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-21-2014 17:48:47 | More by Jared-Gustin
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Beric

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle.
Served: 20 June 2014

Appearance: Had this one from he bottle too. Better artwork than the other beers, plus the bottle cap with the hop comes is a fun addition.

Smell: Smells crisp and hoppy with a faint earthiness.

Taste: This is clearly overhopped for a Helles, but not in a terrible way. This isn't an IPL. That said, the characters I'd expect from a Helles are more or less absent- bready malts with a semi-dry finish. The beer was the most bitter of the three Leinie's I tried.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, made it almost feel sharp in the mouth like a soda or seltzer.

Overall: Objectively the best of three Leinie's I tried, but looses points for not being to style. This wouldn't be half bad with a pinch more improvement. Close but no cigar.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 14:33:00 | More by Beric
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vpoxon

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2014 19:50:38 | More by vpoxon
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-16-2014 16:39:31 | More by srw
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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-15-2014 20:01:19 | More by qquique1010
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-15-2014 04:35:11 | More by TheBigBoy
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-14-2014 22:49:36 | More by TTripp725
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Dad_Bod_Beer_God

Indiana

3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was a golden orange color with a pretty lousy thin head. The head became nonexistent after a few minutes which made the appearance poor. You could definitely smell the hops in the beginning. My first sip was nice and hoppy, what i expected, but the more I drank the less impact the taste had on me. It has that nice citrus like bitterness that you expect from an IPA but it was over powering. This would a great IPA style to have with meals because it wouldn't over power the taste of your food. Overall, nice beer. I enjoyed drinking it, but honestly I don't see myself making a run to buy it specifically anytime soon. If i was a friends and this was an option I would highly consider it though.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 14:32:30 | More by Dad_Bod_Beer_God
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balinor

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

06-13-2014 20:45:06 | More by balinor
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Vogt52

Maryland

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-12-2014 18:19:17 | More by ajengel116
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 17:11:15 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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stumac

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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tbonci

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-08-2014 18:21:38 | More by tbonci
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2014 22:30:50 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-07-2014 14:53:16 | More by jjd315
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Alabama

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-06-2014 03:39:49 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-05-2014 16:42:57 | More by dradair
Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.