Hoppin' Helles | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Hoppin' HellesHoppin' Helles

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StoutHunter on 08-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Ernest78
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JerUrbans
3.14/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sparking honey yellow with big fluffy 1" head that last and last. Tons of carbonation making the beer sparkle. Smell is fresh hops and grain. Taste is light sweetness of honey with malt, and a subtle hop flavor. Very refreshing. Light mouthfeel that has a very clean feeling.

Overall not a bad beer. Love that Leinenkugels is bringing some new beers to the party. I probably wouldn't seek this one out, but I also wouldn't turn one down. My suggestion is give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Skillz
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Paxman1965
2.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of NodakEric
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of MichaelDavidSharbaugh
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of silverking
3.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- golden, crystal clear. Surprisingly fluffy head with excellent retention and decent lacing.

S- herbal, grassy hops. watery, really light malt aromas.

T- herbal, like the aroma. The malt comes through a little more than in the aroma. No finish.

M- light bodied, light carbonation. It finishes bright and clean. Very refreshing.

O- it was alright.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of jwc215
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden with a creamy white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is not much. Grain. That's about it. Not "offensive", just lackluster.

The taste is of sweet grain balanced by bittering hops in the finish. Clean.

It is light-bodied and crisp without being fizzy. Smooth enough.

Not much of a helles. Not that hoppin' either. Easy enough to drink though. Just bland.

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Photo of RVigz
4/5  rDev +26.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy foamy white head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet malts with a touch of honey as well as a light to moderate amount of yeast. Hints of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light hint of honey sweetness which also has a light to moderate flavor of yeast. There is a light amount of spicy and earthy hops in the finish which imparts a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and smooth/clean through the finish.

O: Matched really well with some spicy sausages - easy to drink, crisp, and refreshing. Alcohol is very well hidden.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.66/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick, dense, white head that has great retention. Soft, grassy hop aroma. Radiant, clear gold color. A crisp, grassy-citrus hop bitterness hits in the front, then it moves into smooth malt. Builds into a full, biscuit flavor. The hops come back in the finish to add a slightly grassy and citric note to the biscuit. Typically smooth lager mouthfeel.

You know what? This is surprisingly good. I know it's easy to hate on Leinie's, but having this one and their Kölsch, it seems that when they want to, they CAN make quite a solid brew. If I were picking up a 6 or 12 pack, and the craft pickings were slim, I could get this and easily feel happy about that.

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Photo of Profchaos20
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jordanmckell
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of penguin66
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of rdub
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Redrover
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz longneck poured into my SA perfect pint. The beer is a clear gold with a fairly thick bone white head.

Aroma of biscuits/crackers, a bit of grass and some floral hops.

The taste tracks the smell. It is Slightly sweet, clean with some floral hop notes. It is more hopped than standard Leines, would like to see them add in a bit more as this beer shows some promise.

The mouth is decent and it is an easy beer to pair with stuff like wings and chili. For what it is worth, I brought a case of this a football party on New Year’s Day and it was all drank. Some of the folks there were beer people, so I would say the hit the drinkability & approachability goals!

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Photo of tigg924
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, gold in color

Smell: wheat, grass, and light earthy hops

Taste: grain, grass, light caramel and citrus hops

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, light body, high carbonation

Overall: A nice, sessionable, and clean helles lager. Nothing over the top, but still a beer I could put away several of.

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Photo of Joey-bags1990
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Hoppin' Helles from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 547 ratings