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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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no score

(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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fatbatcat

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-07-2012 16:22:50 | More by fatbatcat
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

12oz bottle courtesy of MMAJYK. Into a DFH Signature glass.

A: Pours a nice tangerine orange color with an enormous off white head that does not want to fade away. Epic lacing. Really a nice looking beer.

S: Nice citrus and earthy hop profile, smells slightly floral and a bit soapy. Nice little bit of a malt profile, grainy and a touch of caramel.

T: Nice flavors, lots of hop resins, citrus and pine linger on the tongue forever. Lots of hop oils and resins. Nice bitterness on the finish. Would like a little more of a juicy hop character, but this is still pretty solid.

M: A little thin, but definitely refreshing, lightly carbonated and dry.

O: Nicely done, first beer from Red Brick and I definitely am enjoying it. A nice summertime, dry, refreshing hoppy beer!

06-30-2012 00:05:58 | More by pokesbeerdude
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jlove5

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-25-2012 04:16:20 | More by jlove5
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-25-2012 02:02:20 | More by rondufresne
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-24-2012 05:34:11 | More by BeerMeBrah
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drakkath

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my 32oz mug

A - big fluffy head, lots of lacing, it appears to be unfiltered, which to most would be a turn off, but appreciate a beer that can be crafted without filtering, being a home brewer myself.

S - not much going on on the nose, some faint herbal hops and citrus

M - light to medium body, mildly carbonated

O - despite being unfiltered this beer is tasty, easy on the palette and very drinkable. However, as an IPA I don't think it quite fits into the style with the big contenders, but I still enjoyed drinking this brew. I don't think I'll ever actively seek it out, but I would be delighted if I saw it on the shelf.

06-21-2012 13:00:56 | More by drakkath
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StoutishDan

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

Homebrew day beer. Picked it up for 8.99 at Kriger. Never had this local brew out of Atlanta.

A - The first thing I noticed after the glass was poured was the junk floating all in the beer. I've had beers - that I later found out were spoiled - that had floating things in it. Definitely not something you would look for in a beer. Other than that the head is just big enough to appear creamy and the lacing is all up the glass as I'm sipping it. Sticky sticky beer. Let's hope the floaties are normal for this brew.

S - Swett malts up front with slight frutiness following. Right now I don't get much hop on the nose. Smells really sweet and creamy. The anticipation!

T - The taste is sweet as well...particularly the aftertaste. The hops are less floral and grapefruity and more spicy. It leaves your mouth with a tiny little burn that you'd get from eating something on the spicy side but not meant to actually be spicy. First thing you notice when you drink this beer is the bitterness (obviously), but there's a really nice sweet malty finish that glides in there while the bitterness lingers...it's that ever-present battle between the grains and hops. They want your palate! It's really good, although I generally prefer the more grapefruit-tasting IPAs. West Coast IPAs, right? It's good...all those floaties are probably unfiltered goodness from the mash/wort, the brewers left in there cause they FREAKING CAN.

O - I like it. It's not my favorite, but it's not going to be the last time I drink this brew. If it's available at a local restaurant/pub/bar here in ATL you might find me sipping on one of these...you might. BUT, I have had better. Those "betters" will go unnamed - being that I have not yet reviewed them on BA. I will.

Out of 100 total "goodness" point I rate Red Brick Hoplanta a solid 89.

Stoutish

06-17-2012 04:15:46 | More by StoutishDan
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-16-2012 06:18:30 | More by Josiah2729
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-13-2012 02:50:26 | More by jheezee
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-11-2012 21:55:21 | More by wmc0005
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-08-2012 00:51:36 | More by zonker17
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steelreserve69

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-05-2012 02:45:02 | More by steelreserve69
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sevenmoist

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-01-2012 21:23:42 | More by sevenmoist
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ackleydg

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Really nice aromas of caramel malt, floral/fruity hops notes, a nice blend. 4

Very strong, off-white head, great lacing, color is good, but it's very hazy - practically opaque -- makes it hard to give it better than a 3 for appearance.

Flavor is very good - rich, lots of caramel malt - great hops presence

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy -- I don't mind it being full-bodied, but doesn't seem right -- a generous 3

Has some good things going for it. I'm enjoying it, so I switched to 3.5 overall at last minute, but stylistically it seems a little off. Filter this sucker and it would be an easy 4.

05-30-2012 01:53:37 | More by ackleydg
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC.

A - A deep gold with a moderate white head. As a homebrewer that bottle conditions, I always pour carefully and watch for sediment yet this one got me big time. I left a good ounce in the bottle yet I had big chunks of yeast sediment throughout the glass. Not exactly what I expect from an IPA in a 12oz bottle. Good clarity otherwise.

S - Mostly piney hops with some bready malts.

T - Piny hop flavor. A nice bitterness up front but it doesn't linger long enough. Some toasted malts throughout.

M - Slightly slick with a moderate carbonation of fine bubbles. Flows down nicely.

O - A decent beer other than the massive sediment. But I can't really separate the two.

05-29-2012 10:19:37 | More by GJ40
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barongearmu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2012 14:56:12 | More by barongearmu
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

05-21-2012 23:12:21 | More by wilfonzo
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pebbs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-21-2012 21:13:53 | More by pebbs
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kylehay2004

Florida

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
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wedge

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a golden orange color with a small, but nicely creamy head. Quite a bit of yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle, which I managed to avoid pouring in, for the most part. Deep juicy citrus, apricot, and floral hops over some caramel malt. There's a slight vegetal/herbal note that throws things out of whack a little. Solid hoppy flavor with a nice citrus oil quality to it. Bitter pine, grapefruit, and a pale malt sweetness. Some of the herbalness comes through here, but in a less funky way. Lingering orange pulp. Medium bodied - solid carbonation and bitterness. Not bad at all.

05-15-2012 01:18:13 | More by wedge
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-14-2012 03:17:57 | More by Beer21
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured into a Green Flash cask-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a very murky dark copper color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Sticky threads of lacing.

S- More of an herbal hop aroma with a scent of sweet malt in the tail. Slight alcohol fume.

T- Bitterness that doesn't have much of a flavor accompanying it; just bite and a vegetable flavor. Tastes slightly astringent and now the booze shows its full presence. IBUs are certainly in the 70+ range. The malts kind of get lost in the heavy hoppage and aren't as prevalent as in the aroma.

M- Bitey with a dryness that lingers. Also has a considerable alcohol sting. Medium carbonation and a solid body.

O- I'm glad I only bought a single bottle as this is a bit of a disappointing IPA. Not very much fun to drink.

05-03-2012 02:52:58 | More by Immortale25
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Nicolaos

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2012 21:16:54 | More by Nicolaos
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-22-2012 00:34:54 | More by carrollmel7
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TheAmbassador

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%

Poured from a 64oz growler from The Best Of Brews in Duluth. The color is copper/gold with an off white head. The smell earthy and floral hopps. the taste is very good, hoppy, drinkable and friendly. definantly tasty a good move for the brewery, they have had too many weak beers in the past.

04-19-2012 00:32:15 | More by TheAmbassador
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.