Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +25.5%
A-amber with a nice thick cream colored head. good lacing
S-smells really good. quality blend of citrus, herbs, and hops. creamy as well.
T-comes in with a great and bitter blend of citrus and hops. its very creamy and smooth! i'm impressed. the after-taste is mostly grainy tasting but stays creamy and smooth. this is actually a slightly complex and extremely well balanced IPA! the bitterness i subtle but great.
M-creamy medium to low carbonation with a creamy finish.
O-i'm really impressed with this beer. not sure if its super fresh or what but it tastes awesome. this is the kind of IPA that will reaffirm anyone's faith in hops. its a nice treat because i've been having a lot of disappointing IPAs lately. search this one out!
03-19-2012 20:00:04 | More by AdamBear
4.15/5 rDev +13.7%
Growler from Moondog Growlers (Marietta, GA). Served in a Southern Tier snifter.
Pours a clear amber orange with 2.5 fingers of pillowy off white head. Nice consistant lacing the whole way down.
Smells of citris and piney hops. Quite nice.
Great smooth grapefruity hops hit up front. Bitter but not abrasively so. Sweet biscuit-like flavors in the middle. The aftertaste is mildly bitter piney hops. Very enjoyable flavors rest on the tongue for quite a while.
Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very mildly resinous.
This is a really nice IPA. Smooth and very drinkable. It's taken me too long to give it a try. Red Brick has really been stepping up their game over the past year or so. If you're a fan of the Sweetwater IPA, you should check out Hoplanta.
02-18-2012 03:12:32 | More by ThickNStout
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a dark orange with a 1 finger head and slight lacing. Hazy with some sediment.
Smells of pine and bitter citrus.
Taste of sharp bitterness up front, pine and grapefruit rind. No real balance from the malt, bitter finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a little thin.
Overall this is bitter start to finish. Like chewing on grapefruit rind. Not balanced and not very complex.
02-10-2012 02:02:52 | More by busterwhite
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Picked this new arrival up today as Red Brick is solid and I've never seen their IPA round these parts...
Pleasant nose of grapefruit hoppiness and bready malts... Smells fairly balanced with a slight edge given to the hops... Nice aromas...
Brew shines here with a nice does of the malts that are quickly walloped by a big does of bitter citrusy hop presence... Very similar in nature to Sweetwater IPA which is one of my favorites... No booze present at all...
Awesome drinkability on this... I plan on enjoying several of these today... Nice drinking IPA that hits all the right spots... Well done...
02-06-2012 20:08:03 | More by Tilley4
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
12oz bottle served in a Portsmouth pint glass. Best by date reads 2/9/12, so this might have a little time on it.
A: Pours a yellowy orange color with a finger of bright white tight bubbled head. Lots of yeasty fragments in the brew and some hop haze. There are some carbo bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Sticky lacing.
S: I don't get much from the nose. I get some fruity hop presence and some sweet malts below the head. That is pretty much it.
T: The tip of the tongue immediately gets coated in a smooth hop bitterness. It's mostly pine that I get. In the middle of the mout you get some spiciness along with the malts. It's different, not bad just different than I have had before. The finish is crisp and dry.
M: Medium bodied with a solid mouth coating.
O: I'd go B or B- (appearance wasn't that great) on this one. It's a nice little offering but nothing TOO special.
01-14-2012 23:10:21 | More by inlimbo77
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
Many thanks to ahlthe3rd (Hugh) for the chance to taste this one. Always down to taste something new and hoppy! "Hoppier than a bullfrog with a stubbed toe". Awesome. Poured from bottle into my Victory tulip. Pours a super cloudy yellow/orange color. Lacing on this is phenomenal- all over the glass. Smell- citrus grassy hops, nice blood orange and grapefruit aroma, tropical mango/papaya. Really nice aroma here and great appearance. Taste- not what I was expecting from the aroma at all. A blast of bitterness is there, but it almost is mingled with a peppery/smoke flavor? A bit of astringency and possibly some plastic flavors on the end, but not a huge detractor to the beer. Super grassy hops here, it really dominates the flavor. This is a pretty interesting and unique beer.
01-14-2012 02:13:19 | More by lnashsig
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
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
Bottle -- No bottling date but, being this was just released, this can't be more than a couple weeks old.
A -- Honey amber color..a bit cloudy. 2 finger head with decent head residue floating after it sits. Moderate lacing
S -- Very sweet citrus...grapefruit...smells like a solid IPA
T -- Not near as sweet as the smell. This beer is full of hoppy bitterness! Very much on the piney side. I'm not sensing a whole lot of malt...I think they were aiming for an unbalanced hop bomb and they succeeded.
M -- Resinous
O -- I typically don't review beers that I drink but I thought giving a local brew a little bit of love for something that was surprisingly good was in order. While Terrapin and Sweetwater put out quality IPAs, I think that Red Brick has upped the ante a bit by releasing something that, to me, is much more in the West Coast vein of IPAs....in-your-face hops with little regard for balance.
12-11-2011 01:00:00 | More by mmmmmbeeer
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
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Appearance - Deep orange color that pours about a finger of an off white head. Kind of a hazy/mildly cloudy body, but has a beautiful almost "glow" when held up to a light. There are lots of small carbonation bubbles rising to the surface that maintains a decent head all the way to the bottom of the glass. Moderate lacing.
Smell - The hops are definitely showcased here, and it works. I didn't expect too much from this in state offering, but as soon as I took the first smell that all changed. This beer has a wonderful hop aroma that compliments the malt character rather than overpowering it. Sweet citrus smell up front that kind of fades to more of a piney funky nose.
Taste - Short window of sweet malts mixed with orange up front, but quickly fades into a more bitter but kind of mellow flavor. I really wished the great citrus shined for a little longer, because towards the end of the flavor it just sort of drops off and turns to nothing but bitter. Still good in my opinion though.
Mouthfeel - Fairly highly carbonated for the style, not to the extent of being excessive though. Nice mouthfeel, sticks around your tongue for a while.
Overall - I was definitely happy to have picked this up in a mixed 6-pack. It is a beer that I haven't really heard any hype about, but it impressed me a good bit. Very nice IPA with a good blend of fruity citrus and a nice bitter finish.
12-09-2011 05:43:03 | More by ccarney2
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
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