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Hoppin' Helles - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 79 | 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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Ratings: 525 | Reviews: 78
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

This beer was nothing like a Helles. It was too bitter in a bad kind of way; almost sour. It seemed to be lacking any caramel malt character. It had a metallic taste. It was thin. It poured with no head.

This beer just completely missed the mark. I suppose if they called it a hoppy, American pale lager it would make some sense. But even then it would not be good.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

poured into standard pint glass, color is transparent gold, head is bright white; head presents thin about 1/4 inch thick then dissipates to a ring and some lacing.

Aroma is pretty fresh, somewhat hoppy, hops are grassy some citrus; malt and grains are noticeable in the aroma but not specific in smell.

Taste is less appealing than the aroma, more grainy and sharp bitterness, not pleasant and out of style; grains are a bit harsh and not flavorful, hops are bitter, a bit grassy and somewhat flavorful, bringing this beer back around some.

Mouthfeel is sharp, high carbonation and sharp bitterness hits the tongue and lingers.

Overall, a decent beer, slightly out of style and harsh on the finer edges of this style.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Looks like this is now renamed "Helles Yeah". OK. Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

Not terrible. But I agree it's a very macro feel. On the other hand, it's a very light, crisp lager, and I'm wondering if I'm not just biased to the style because it reminds me of so many American "light beers". Underwhelming, to be sure, but it's not a terrible tasting beer. If you're in the mood for something very light, this will fit the bill, but it's not going to turn heads.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

From notes on 8/31/2013

Ok beer. A very macro beer feel. Not much hop flavor. Not that complex. Works well with pizza since it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the food. Probably won’t buy again unless I’m in some backwoods Wisconsin bar that only carrys Leinies as their craft beer (happens often).

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Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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