Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 15
Gots: 92 | 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:
Beer added by: Thur123 on 11-27-2011

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!
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Ratings: 502 | Reviews: 97
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red Brick HopLanta has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange appearance with lots of bubble streams (etched glass), some lacing left behind, and an enormous amount of fairly big, light gray chunks suspended throughout. The aroma is of full, sweet, citrus and white bread, and the flavor is of the same, with a heafty piney bitterness across the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Red Brick HopLanta finishes semi-dry, sweet, tasty, and easy drinking. Overall, this is really nice.

RJT

Photo of Tonmeister
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured in a Goose Island Glass

Appearance: light brownish, amber. Upon pouring the beer, it contained a one inch white head, but soon after pouring the beer the white head subsided to about a centimeter. I an also see small particles in the bottom of the glass from the hops itself.

The Aroma is sweet, yet citrusy and hoppy.

Taste: The hoppiness definitely cuts through on this one, but it's not bitter. It's very smooth on the palette and it goes down smooth. I feel a slight tingling sensation on my tongue, which must be from the citrusy bitterness contained and the alcohol, but the alcohol taste is not dominant. It's somewhat bitter on the forefront, but contains a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: I can feel the bubbly carbonation, but it's not thick. This one falls more on the thin side for sure.

Overall, I feel like this is an underrated IPA and not much attention is given to it as a result. This one is definitely one of my favorites beer; since I'm a hop-head, this is definitely my favorite style of beer, and I like the fact that Hoplanta goes down very smoothly. Perfect for those who dislike the bitterness from the hops, because you can still taste the hoppy presence, but the sweet malts added make it a very easy beer to drink.

Photo of Roman5150
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: cloudy burnt orange with 1 finger white head, lots of lacing

smell: bitter earthy hops, apple, floral, some citrus, lemon, very subtle grapefruit

taste: follows the nose, eas expecting it to be more bitter by the smell, and it is a decently bitter beer, but it's a lot more balanced than I expected. Surprisingly smooth, this seems to be like a very underrated beer. Lots of floral notes with a lemony/apple like body that ends very refreshing.

mouthfeel: pretty thin body and average carbonation

overall: Pleasantly surprised buy this random buy at the beer store. Surpassed whatever expectations I had, this is a very very well balanced IPA with some great floral earthy hop action, but to overly bitter, just enough to satisfy a hophead but could also appeal to people who don't like the really bitter IPAs. Very refreshing beer, goes down really smooth, highly drinkable, will be buying again.

Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of hopoilcrazy
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy goldish amber. Nice lacy foam with large pockets.

S - Clove, allspice, bready, wine-y. Good amount of grapefruit on the fruity side.

T - Resinous hop character: muted bitterness, grainy flatness, grassy, very faint roasted malt

M - Smooth and crisp, very clean and dry

Shows some signs of age, I would like to try it on draft fresh and see what is up after that.

Photo of GoblueMS
2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
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..."

Photo of SavvyStudent
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had the chance to try a couple of Georgia breweries recently and I would put this IPA in the top third from what I have tried. I have found a common taste thread in a lot of these beers that I think can be attributed to the water utilized. This one is worth a try if on tap but nothing worth going out of your way for.

A: Nice color with some legs to it; lighter than I would've originally thought.
S: Nothing special
T: This is where it distinguishes itself from some of the other breweries (e.g. Sweetwater). I was looking for some more hops and really found this flavor profile more muddy than most other IPAs.
M: this sits a little full and heavy for my liking.
O: As far as GA IPAs go this one is pretty good but nothing to look out for.

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hadn't seen this before and thought I'd give it a try. The little frog on the label was compelling. My overall impression is that it's kinda boring. Nothing bright, rich, deep, refreshing or striking about it. More of a slightly hopped up pale ale than a full fledged IPA. Citrus and tea flavor, more tea than citrus. The final note of bitterness is grapefruit. Glad I was able to try just one bottle. Might try it on tap.

Photo of r2p2d3
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full disclosure, I'm a fan of just about anything brewed by Red Brick Brewing these days, but especially Hoplanta. This beer is an enjoyable IPA, nice hop on the front end, and not overly bitter on the finish, as are many west coast IPA's. Very good, well rounded beer.

Photo of Tone
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. Two inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight pine, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of caramel malt, and hint of sugar. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, pine, slight caramel malt, and sugar. Overall, good appearance and aroma.

Photo of weonfire
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of 08Deltadawn8
4.64/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this beer is very good in my opinion. i had it on tap at a restaurant, Ive also had it from a growler, both have been very enjoyable experiences. first the appearance, it is a almost walnut brown color with a light tan frothy head that dissipates rather quickly. the smell is ofcourse hoppy with hints of smoke and maybe vanilla, the taste is hoppie and very good, almost spicy. the mouthfeel is very good and light. you can definitely tell you are drinking a beer in this case. i would suggest this beer to anyone who likes hoppy beers.

Photo of jucifer1818
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: very pale amber colored with lots of head, but it disappears rapidly. 4--5

S: Very little here at all. A slight lemony citrus smell, and some apricot, but besides that, its rather weak. 2.75--5

T: Very strong neutral resinous hop bitterness. A small bit of apricot as well. Very drinkable as well, but their is something off here that I cannot quite place down. 3.75---5

M: Very thin and watery with a nice carbonated bite. Easy to drink,but it needs a bit more body. 3.25

o: Not a bad beer at all, but their are much better options for the price. I enjoyed this 12 oz bottle, but I am not sure that I could enjoy another one. Id say that if its on sale or discounted at happy hour (or a bar deal) its easily worth a try, but I would skip this one at full bar price.

3.75---5

Photo of Shaw
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber with lots of floaties. I don't have a problem with yeast particles.

Nice citrus hop aroma.

Bitter with metallic hop flavors that mix with some light caramel flavors and a hint of earthiness.

The mouthfeel is fine, not watery.

Overall this is a fine IPA.

Photo of Mojo
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a deep hazy gold with a massive head, unbelievable retention, and some of the modt elaborate lacing I have ever seen. Smell is pine, resin, and biscuit. Mouthfeel is pretty mild. Taste is some sweet malt followed by citrus and hops. Overall not bad, but not the greatest either.

Photo of TheSeeker61
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a half inch head and was an orange brown in appearance. The nose was hoppy with a slight malt. The tongue is hoppy citrussy with a slight malt backbone. The mouthfeel is mild. Overall it's a decent IPA, certainly not a favorite but could have again.

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to cpinto6 for this interesting new beer.

Pours a nice creamy looking 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, over super hazy bright reddish orange colored beer with some yeast chunkies on the bottom.

Nose needs to warm up a little, but brings some big malts, sweet caramel malty aromas, yeasty as well, candy style malts with big earthy hops, some light citrus with the typical candied orange peel, a bit juicy with light tangerine and fruits.

Taste brings the malts up front again, chewy malts with chewy hops, caramel malts, reddish sweet malts, toffee, a little creamy feeling, etc. A little yeasty flavored as well. The hops kick in, quite a lot of hops actually, quite bitter, big earthy slight spicy hops, chewy hops, grassy, a bit of pine, and just a touch of citrus. As it warms in my mouth a light doughy malt sneaks through the bitter hop kick with the yeast. Finish brings lots of bitterness, it gets a little astringent and even more so as it dries fairly quickly, the one time a bit of sweetness would have helped balance on the finish. Lingering earthy spicy hops, a bit chewy and grassy, but quite bitter.

Mouth is med bodied, a bit creamy, quite a bit of carb too.

Overall good but not great, the hops are a lot more for bitterness than flavor and aroma, but there is a bit of it in there. A nice big malt profile to help balance at first until that disappears on the finish leaving the bitter astringent hops.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served from the tap in an imperial pint glass at Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta.

appears extremely hazy, pale golden rusty color with a nice large rocky bone-white head. Big aroma. bready malt, big piney and citrusy hop flavors in the taste. thicker body for an IPA. Drinks nice.

Photo of Beejay
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A brownish orange-amber. Light tan head on top, and the body is very cloudy.

S: Hoppy with perhaps a bit of honey and orange blossom. Floral notes and caramel, there is a good bit of sweetness in there. The finish to the aroma has something weird in it, maybe a touch cloying, or metallic.... I can't quite seem to pick it up.

T: Bitterness is prevelant, with some caramel notes in the back. The hops come out with citrus and floral notes. There is a hint of a flour note. Not sure what I am picking up in this beer, but it something I am not a fan of.. perhaps the hop combination in conjunction with the malty sweetness. Perhaps a little too floral?

M: Medium to Medium thick. Carbonation is moderate to low, there is almost a sticky hop oil left over in your mouth..

O: Overall it's decent, but there is something in the flavor I am not in love with. Not amazing, but certainly drinkable, and decent.

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with off white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell is floral hops with mild hints of citrus. Not a hop bomb at all.

Taste is sweet malts up front with mild citrus and bitterness in the finish. Seems more plain pale ale than IPA, but good.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and very drinkable. Medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall this was good. I like a little more hop punch, but I would drink this again.

Photo of thagr81us
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one during my buddy’s bachelor party! Tick all day, every day! Served from tap into a Samuel Adams sampler shaker. Poured golden yellow with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit hop, citrus, citrus hop, earth, and floral hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really liked this one as it brought a level of complexity that I was not expecting based on the aroma. The citrus was quite a nice surprise upon taking my first sip. The floral was a nice touch as well. All of this made it quite drinkable and enjoyable. I could have easily drank a full pint of this one, but I had plenty of ticking to do this evening.

Photo of circus_cat
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, opaque body that is amber in color. Sea foamy light beige head, a half inch of which is really sticking around. It's also leaving some nice lacing on my glass.

S: Floral perfume, bitter grapefruit citrus. Fermented apple juice. Subtle grape juice and dare I say communion wine? A little breadiness at the end. It's growing more and more complex as it sits in my glass. Let's see if the taste matches.

T: The taste just isn't as good as the smell. It's bitter without much else. A little maltiness and yeastiness up front and I'm getting a little grapefruit and supermarket grape juice across the middle but it mainly just spreads bitterness around the sides of the tongue and it sits on the back of the tongue. I know that it's "hoppier than a bullfrog with a stubbed toe," but I've had beers that I would imagine have higher IBUs than this one (they don't list what the IBUs in this are) that manage to balance more effectively.

M: Sticky. It really hangs around on the tongue. Medium bodied.

O: Stick your nose in the glass and smell this beer and you'll instantly be in a good mood. The taste leaves some to be desired but it's a decent IPA...just needs some serious balancing.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Atlanta.

A - Cloudy yellow with some orange in the middle and a thin layer white of white head.

S - Bitterness is evident up front with a pungent pine aroma and a slight malt sweetness.

T - A big bitterness up front with lots of piney hop flavours and some lighter herbal notes. Fairly prom malt sweetness provides balance.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the red frog on the yellow label. This IPA features a monstrous pour that overflowed my pint and left a giant eggshell head and layers of sticky lace. The body is an opaque light brown. Nose features citrus and pine and some floral notes as well. Strong start.

Strong hop presence from the front but not as west coast dominated as most American IPAs. Noble hopping is noticeable in the clean, pleasant aftertaste. Carbonation is solid but not overwhelming. Not much for malt flavors. This is a tasty, good looking, tightly made IPA. Not a superstar, but extremely solid and drinkable

Photo of godlessape
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into my Palm snifter glass. No date on the bottle can be seen with the naked eye--but I picked up a six-pack anyway because I've had it before and loved it and I also like to support local breweries.

Appearance: The finger head dissipates to an acceptable skim leaving a decent amount of lacing. The body is a cloudy, murky, brassy affair that looks unfiltered and that's something I really appreciate.

Smell: I notice a pleasant earthiness to this. We have a touch of caramel here, along with a hint of citrus hops, but nothing like your average West Coast style IPA, aroma. This smells more like an English IPA.

Taste: Rich, and well balanced, with the caramel malt up front and then slapped back with a lemon peppery bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is decent brew, that I will come back to from time to time. Hopefully I"ll be able to find it on tap somewhere around town.

Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.