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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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82
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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 13
Gots: 41 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

billmayo, Mar 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

dbl_delta, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Birdsack
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Birdsack, Jun 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Kempski, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of GoblueMS
2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

So I bought a case of this as it was one of the few IPAS available in beer deprived (depraved) MS. We still do not have enough quality offerings via distribution here, as presumably most quality breweries have enough distribution already. Hopefully we will continue to gain in assortment.

On to this beer: I bought a whole case from my vendor without trying it first. Big mistake. The product pours so foamy that it will run out of a 24 oz. mug, just by decanting it (properly, as I am so very well versed). Next it is very malty, rather than hoppy in any sense of the word. Mouthfeel is of heft without redeeming taste qualities. Smell is not like Ruination or West Coast IPA--it is more like, well just a malt-bomb. Can't describe it better, sorry. Overall it is something I will never buy again, though it remains better than the macro-brews. I still have 5-6 left from a case I bought almost 6 months ago, and that is saying something.

Red Brick, you should go to school and fix this offering. In the words of Chevy Chase, "you're really not that good..."

GoblueMS, May 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Bromine, Apr 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

ryho, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Bartos
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Bartos, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tngolfer
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as a single bottle from my local bottle shop. "Bottled on" date on bottle is illegible. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I poured it easily as this is a naturally carbonated beer and I didn't want to disturb the yeast layer.

In general, this tasted like one of my old, homebrewed IPAs where the hops fade and I'm left with a caramelly tasting, bitter beer.

Appearance - Deep gold to copper color. Color is a little darker than I like for IPAs. As mentioned previously, I gently poured this from a bottle so most of the yeast sediment stayed in the bottle. Consequently, the head was not that large and dissipated quickly. Very few bubbles rising through the beer.

Smell - Not what I expected from an IPA. Smells of caramel malts and alcohol "heat" dominate; very little hop aroma.

Taste - Flavor mimics what I'm smelling. Caramel notes up front which are quickly covered up by the alcohol heat I pick up. The hops are backseat, if present, which leads to an unbalanced IPA... unbalanced away from hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - This is a very sedentary beer. There isn't much activity of CO2 releasing through the glass. Instead, the beer tastes over carb'd in my mouth. This may be due to my gentle pour. Beer seems to have a medium body.

If someone gave me another one to try I would be happy to but I will not be buying another. I hope my bottle was an old one and not what the brewer intended as an IPA.

tngolfer, Aug 11, 2014
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2.59/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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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2.6/5  rDev -28.6%

DougieW, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

EdelweissDad, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

420drinker, Feb 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Melocollo, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

psoriasaurus, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a shaker pint. Cloudy amber appearance. Topped by a small white head with good lacing. The nose had a malty sweetness. Taste was bitter and dry, bland and boring.
Where did the hops go, Hop Lanta? All I got was malts. Mouthfeel was a little fizzy with a tart aftertaste. Once was a enough for me.

bcsbeer, Mar 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

nasa60, Jul 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

jmbraxton, Aug 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

100200300, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

DragonHead, Nov 04, 2013
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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.