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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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83
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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:
Photo of bamadog
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

bamadog, Jul 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

oberon, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tbryan5, Mar 02, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

Madschwaper, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Andrew_Rios122, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
2.59/5  rDev -29%

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.

Franziskaner, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

nasa60, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Cynic-ale, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jmbraxton, Aug 08, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

chinchill, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Beer21, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

BeerHownd, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

En29356, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

weonfire, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

lnashsig, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

lcdawg, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

tdm168, Feb 28, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -28.8%

DougieW, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 04, 2014
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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.