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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
It’s Hoppier then a bullfrog with a stubbed toe: Yup, you read correctly. Red Brick now has a year round IPA called HopLanta! Look for HopLanta in 1/2 barrels, 1/6 barrels and 6 packs. Be sure to look for it in stores and restaurants near you!

(Beer added by: Thur123 on 11-27-2011)
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Reviews by bamadog:
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3.1/5  rDev -14.8%

Review is from notes taken on 7/12/2012. Poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a coppery/apricot color and it starts with a solid 1 and 1/2 finger slightly off-white head that fades relatively quickly to a thin, uneven skim; body has tons of sediment/floaties swirling around... holy shit, run this thing through a strainer! Fair lacing is left behind in thin swaths and a couple of patches, but not as much as I would hope in something that should have the kind of hop presence I would expect in something called "Hoplanta."

Smell: More sweet malt than anything, but there is a fair hint of some citric hop behind it -- some orange peel, some bitter grassy/pine. Not bad, but certainly a notch below what I would want -- pretty average.

Taste: Same as the smell -- malt is more present than the hops in the foreground, with some bitter seeping in and making its presence known at the end and they're like some shredded orange peel. Not bad, again, average at best.

Mouthfeel: Decent, medium bodied, perhaps a tad watery but it's alright; a sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth; carbonation is ample - quite possibly the strongest aspect of this beer.

Overall: If I was in a restaurant and this was on tap, I probably would consider picking it up, but when it's sitting on the shelves next to Torpedo, there's not much reason to pick it up.

07-13-2012 00:53:27 | More by bamadog
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lighter golden with a nicely formed half finger white head that held well.Lighter herbal citric hop notes in the nose along with a firm malt base wich was not very sweet.citric and herbal hops are the main flavor nots,although not in your face they pack a nice little punch,mild biscuit malt notes underneath.Although not a big American IPA it packs enough hops to satisfy.

05-14-2013 23:09:12 | More by oberon
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-02-2014 03:16:43 | More by tbryan5
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-29-2013 03:52:56 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 01:51:01 | More by iemailjack
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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

08-14-2014 23:15:05 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-17-2013 04:49:41 | More by dankjohn
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2.59/5  rDev -28.8%

Maybe I did make the perfect pour,but this massive inch and a half thick,tightly knit eggshell colored head. Amber golden hued with a bit of cloudiness and some light suspended sediment. Brussels lacing. Not much in the way of hop aroma. I get some pale malt. The taste reminds me of an extra special bitter with light hopping and plenty of delicate malt. Mouth is over carbonated and chalky.

08-02-2014 02:51:10 | More by Franziskaner
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-20-2012 23:51:45 | More by nasa60
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-15-2014 19:19:02 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-04-2014 03:53:08 | More by Cynic-ale
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-08-2012 01:19:07 | More by jmbraxton
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South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

On tap at the brewery.
A clear amber ale with a durable bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.

Feel: Relatively smooth up front with a crisp, dry finish.

Bitterness kicks up in the finish and lingers on in the grapefruit-rind flavored aftertaste. Some malt flavor with little [it seems] balancing sweetness.

O: a fine-looking, West Coast style IPA.

05-29-2014 16:34:37 | More by chinchill
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-14-2012 03:17:57 | More by Beer21
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-11-2012 22:01:45 | More by BeerHownd
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-25-2012 19:27:24 | More by ltdantheman
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-04-2013 01:22:03 | More by En29356
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

A - Wow. Lotta off white colored head. 2+ inches worth. Slowly starts to fade. nice mixture of big fluffy bubbles and small tiny ones. Also a large amount of sediment. usually don't see this is an IPA. color is a organgish/red.

S - really awesome citra hops. apricot. citrus. grapefruit. orange. lemon.

T - Milder then i expected. Scent is better than the taste. That being said- it is still very pleasant. hops present a mellow bitter flavor. some orange and lemon. and not much of an alcohol taste.

M- viscosity is medium. can taste a bit of earthy bitterness for 30-60 seconds after swallow.

O- Good IPA. I like that we taste the hops not the alcohol. I would buy this again.

12-01-2012 14:45:31 | More by weonfire
Photo of lnashsig


3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Many thanks to ahlthe3rd (Hugh) for the chance to taste this one. Always down to taste something new and hoppy! "Hoppier than a bullfrog with a stubbed toe". Awesome. Poured from bottle into my Victory tulip. Pours a super cloudy yellow/orange color. Lacing on this is phenomenal- all over the glass. Smell- citrus grassy hops, nice blood orange and grapefruit aroma, tropical mango/papaya. Really nice aroma here and great appearance. Taste- not what I was expecting from the aroma at all. A blast of bitterness is there, but it almost is mingled with a peppery/smoke flavor? A bit of astringency and possibly some plastic flavors on the end, but not a huge detractor to the beer. Super grassy hops here, it really dominates the flavor. This is a pretty interesting and unique beer.

01-14-2012 02:13:19 | More by lnashsig
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-13-2012 21:31:52 | More by lcdawg
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-23-2014 13:17:49 | More by Griffith
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-28-2014 01:21:04 | More by tdm168
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2.6/5  rDev -28.6%

08-21-2014 00:02:05 | More by DougieW
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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%

Red Brick Hoplanta
12 oz. brown bottle, "BOTTLED ON: 02/06/14"... 4 months old
$2 @ Whole Foods, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Hazy, almost cloudy deep-amber colored body beneath a finger thick head of creamy off-white froth. The head retention is very good, and it leaves broken sheet of lace in its wake.

Smell: Citrus and biscuity malt. Some pine.

Taste: Rich. There's an initial sharpness to the hops but that immediately recedes into a pillow of rich maltiness. Honeyish. Floral. Piney. It's hoppy, but it's easy-going hoppy. Solidly bitter, as well, but the fullness of the malt holds up. Drying finish as the malt recedes. Lingering hoppy notes of pine, orange, and flowers.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a dextrinous character. Median, fine-bubbled carbonation keeps it crisp.

Overall: Pleasant and easily enjoyable IPA with a rich malt component.

07-04-2014 23:21:43 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

12oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. 

S- The aroma is faint malt and citrusy hops. The aroma is surprisingly faint for an IPA. 

T- The taste is dominated by the citrusy hops, there is not much of a malt presence. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I was a little disappointed with this IPA. It is lacking a bit compared to some of the better IPAs on the shelves.

04-01-2012 04:41:20 | More by cjgator3
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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
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