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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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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DougieW


2.6/5  rDev -28.8%

08-21-2014 00:02:05 | More by DougieW
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-14-2014 23:15:05 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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tngolfer

Tennessee

2.58/5  rDev -29.3%

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.

08-11-2014 22:01:11 | More by tngolfer
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2014 02:28:32 | More by patre_tim
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Melocollo


2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

08-05-2014 00:18:14 | More by Melocollo
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fgv1977

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-04-2014 10:59:47 | More by fgv1977
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-04-2014 00:14:07 | More by visualmartyr
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Franziskaner

Missouri

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.

08-02-2014 02:51:10 | More by Franziskaner
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JeffKowalek

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2014 00:32:10 | More by JeffKowalek
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

07-29-2014 22:25:44 | More by Pro_Magnon
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 19:31:54 | More by alexsergio
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-27-2014 04:40:03 | More by dads_basement
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G8ormike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-27-2014 02:55:00 | More by G8ormike
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halo3one

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-24-2014 18:55:05 | More by halo3one
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GDawgs34

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2014 18:00:46 | More by GDawgs34
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-21-2014 00:27:45 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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charlzm

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 05:45:34 | More by charlzm
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jdrankin

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 22:05:05 | More by jdrankin
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tmm313

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%

A- Cloudy, dark amber color. Looks unfiltered. Nice 1 finger head with pretty good lacing.

S- Sweet grapefruit, orange, pine, and caramel.

T- You're hit with some sweet, lightly sour, citrus and malt up front. Pine, grapefruit rind and slight resin almost immediately joins the party as you swallow. I love the how the bitterness balances the sweetness.

M- Medium body. Lightly oily and drying.

O- I generally prefer sweeter IPAs, but the piney bitterness of this one was really nice to me. It wasn't overpowering, but it flirted with it. It was strong enough to be the dominant sensation, but subtle enough to let the other flavors be known. I wouldn't have any problem drinking this again.

07-19-2014 00:01:08 | More by tmm313
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 03:40:40 | More by DrMindbender
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2014 22:47:44 | More by JHendu
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Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-15-2014 20:32:33 | More by rickcrip76
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drennie321

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2014 02:39:46 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Georgia

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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.