Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a gently hazed, light copper-hued body with a growing, lasting, off-white head. Quality lacework on the descent.
Smell: Strongly floral hops, but also an infusion of citrus and a mite bit earthy over a basic, simplistic base of bready malts.
Taste: Lightly bready malts with a small, small nibble of golden syrup sweetness. Notably floral hops with sips of lemon and white grapefruit juices and a light telltale earthiness. Moderately bitter. Juicy, floral on the bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not quite as expressive as Sweetwater's IPA, but it's fairly decent.
12-22-2011 21:56:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev +9.6%
A: sIngle fInger head little retention on a hazy amber and golden body.
S: nice full hopped aroma with citrus, pine and herbal hop notes most prominent.
T: nice malt and hip balance with the hops providing herbal pine and citrus notes.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: not too bad. Simple but flavorful and nicely drinkable.
05-18-2012 22:24:35 | More by kylehay2004
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.
05-14-2013 23:09:12 | More by oberon
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of pine and citrus. Some caramel, too.
T - It tasted of bitter piney hops with a burnt toast maltiness. Some sweet caramel, as well.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a nice IPA. I'm glad I was I got to try some Red Brick beers on my Florida trip.
04-10-2012 02:05:10 | More by zeff80
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.
07-04-2014 23:21:43 | More by NeroFiddled
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
10-25-2012 21:24:05 | More by jlindros
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.
05-29-2014 16:34:37 | More by chinchill
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
12-18-2012 21:59:40 | More by Tone
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, copper-toffee coloring with a thin, low profile, white head. Nose of rich caramel and toffee in the backbone, with a floral hops note, light citrus highlights, and a subtle bitterness throughout. Flavors are richly sweet and tangy forward, with a tart citrus and pepper spiced highlight. Balanced with a solid malt profile, leading to a tangy, slightly resinous aftertaste. The beer is mid-bodied, almost light, and slightly effervesced, with a jumbled, tangy, slightly dry finish. Not bad.
03-08-2014 03:13:45 | More by GarthDanielson
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
08-16-2012 15:35:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
09-13-2012 10:47:56 | More by thagr81us
4.4/5 rDev +20.5%
Comes out of the tap an opaque, cloudy honey golden with a fairly thick pale honey head. In fact, it looks a lot like honey, real honey fresh from the hive. Hoppy aroma has a sweet honey-like overtone and a nice evergreen note. Flavor - woo wee, seriously hoppy, very evergreen, with a sweet undertone and just a little bitterness. Full-bodied texture is quite rough and fizzy, leaving behind a hoppy, tingly, slightly honey-sweet finish. Recommended!
12-09-2011 23:20:53 | More by Cyberkedi
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
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
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
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