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Hop Circle - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Hop Circle
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.21% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mverity on 02-07-2014)
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly clear light copper with a half finger white head. Pretty average head retention and lacing but it could be much worse.

The aroma of this beer is really where it shines. Tons of citrus reminiscent of a well put-together IPA or APA. While the tropical citrus is nice, there is a serious lack of malt here which put it a bit out of balance.

The absence of malt continues into the flavor. Once again excellent hop flavor but it is missing that necessary balance. Really no malt to speak of other than some grainy astringency. Bitterness is moderate to high but with this being a session IPA, mouthfeel suffers substantially. It is like drinking water.

Overall, I like the concept of this beer but like so many in this session style, the body suffers. I would love some more malt flavor in this.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 01:02:52 | More by rangerred
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-10-2014 20:31:28 | More by cistercian12
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle shared by a friend of mine visiting me. Sampled on July 4, 2014.

The pour is cloudy pale yellow with a modest little head.

The floral hops on the nose tend to remind me of grapefruit. Bitterness is evident.

Medium body.

Like the aroma the taste has a kind of mild malty character at first but it flourishes into a fruity and bitter bite at the end. Sessionable. Not overly bitter but enough to make me remember.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 01:14:25 | More by puboflyons
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dredog03

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

07-02-2014 20:12:57 | More by dredog03
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-27-2014 01:34:27 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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HiWire

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-15-2014 17:41:35 | More by HiWire
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-14-2014 14:45:23 | More by dmorgan310
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TylerHagler

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2014 15:18:18 | More by TylerHagler
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2014 15:10:46 | More by lcdawg
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-27-2014 04:34:13 | More by bcsbeer
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A single picked up at Total Wine Dunwoody

A - Bronze with no clarity, no head or lace

S - Huge bitter hop aroma! Definitely was dry hopped. An IPA thats for sure.

T - Like the aroma, it has a big bitter taste but well balanced too. Tough to do for a session brew. Tasty as hell!

M - The only place I can knock this brew is that it is kinda flat. Not much carbonation going on.

O - As good of a session IPA that I have ever had. I could drink this all day long. Extreme taste to satisfy hop heads but still just 4.2%. Red Brick is really doing great stuff lately. New and improved!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 00:09:30 | More by BeerDawgs
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GDawgs34

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2014 01:20:14 | More by GDawgs34
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quang_dam

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2014 23:05:35 | More by quang_dam
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-15-2014 13:19:31 | More by khargro2
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-09-2014 18:25:29 | More by PA-Michigander
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a damn tasty session IPA - just picked up a bottle in Statesville, NC.

Pours a nicely light golden shade with a minimal head and a bit of lacing. It could use a little more carbonation - but it's nicely bittered, not a floral IPA. I would drink this all day long. I've had their Beard Envy release a number of times now - squirreled away a four pack for later. I thought they were a new brewery... then talked to their brewer at the Hickory Hops Festival, they've been at it for something like 20 years! Good session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 01:07:21 | More by Mantooth
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-05-2014 22:23:16 | More by memphischas
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-02-2014 02:55:23 | More by thatoneguymike
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2014 22:05:47 | More by Gatordaddy
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jayfarley3

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-16-2014 22:07:00 | More by jayfarley3
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-14-2014 13:55:24 | More by tdm168
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Stevotex

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-12-2014 03:15:56 | More by Stevotex
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-09-2014 03:27:46 | More by zrab11
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-06-2014 00:22:20 | More by pheelingIt
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, golden-copper body with a medium-small, whitish head that settles to a thin film. Light lacing.

Smell: Fruity-scented hops, a little orange, a little melon rind, a little basic pear overlaying a thin malt scaffolding and a little burst of earthy herbaceousness.

Taste: Blended wheat and pale maltiness, thin edge of graininess. Lightly sweet. Citrus, melon, pear hops notes, additionally earthy, grassy. Medium-plus bitterness; it's not altogether rough on the palate, but, the malts are not nearly hearty enough to hold what's there back. Thinnish finish with lingering hop flavor and (reasonably light) bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: An easy drinking dose of hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 20:59:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Hop Circle from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.