Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +15.9%
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
4.18/5 rDev +14.8%
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
4.15/5 rDev +14%
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
4.15/5 rDev +14%
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.
05-29-2013 00:38:26 | More by Roman5150
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
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
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams imperial pint.
You think you've seen hazy IPAs before like Smuttynose Finestkind? Think again. This one takes delicious flavor particles to a whole new level, with chunks of whutzit suspended all through the glass. It's unfiltered, and I had bottles in my six-pack with less sediment than this one. The aroma is brightly hoppy, with plenty of citrus and a touch of caramel malts. The taste is bright and very strong with the citrus and grapefruit at first, then coming on strong with bright hops and a bit of grapefruit rind. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and highly carbonated, it works wonderfully with the bright flavors this IPA offers. Overall, this is a very solid IPA from Red Brick. It's not as nice as the Double IPA they rotate in their Brick Mason series, but it's still very good.
04-12-2012 06:48:29 | More by shand
4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
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
08-12-2012 04:10:59 | More by daliandragon
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.