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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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82
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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.6%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SadMachine, Jul 12, 2014
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jstone80, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ThirstySpence, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Llcruserll, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of chucksaysblah
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer here. It has the older style IPA taste and feel that I don'tget from a lot of newer ipa's. Iewas finding myself thinking about getting a different style beer today and I saw this one. Great happiness and citrus tastes . The piney notesbare great. Good head when poured. This is a beer I would definitely buy over and over.

chucksaysblah, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

IPA_Gator, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Birdsack, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Georgiabeer, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

rcropp1, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Necronomad, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

rkeithan, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Son_of_Patrick, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

kushlash23, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

richj1970, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

tommyguz, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

joe972, Jun 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

markgugs, May 31, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into an IPA glass. The liquid is a dark copper-amber color, and has some nice little floaties suspended in it. Hopefully those are hop particles.... The pour produces a nice-sized head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma is hops with a noticeable malt backbone. Hops are piney and citrusy, and I feel like there's a bit of resin in there. The malts are bready and lightly toasted. It smells nice and balanced, which is good, but there's nothing in the aroma that really grabs me.

Flavor follows the nose. There are some piney and citrusy hop flavors, and some nice bready malt, but nothing particularly memorable. If I didn't know better, I would think that maybe it was old, because there's no bottle-dating and the hops are pretty muted, but I got this bottle just after they changed the label, so I'm sure it was bottled in the past two weeks.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick, with a lot of carbonation. Tiny bit of lingering bitterness.

Overall, it's drinkable, but not one that I'd probably ever choose again. I think this recipe is pretty old, and I have to admit that I'm partial to the newer, hipper IPAs, so maybe it's just personal taste...

MasterfulIdiot, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Dave1999, May 30, 2014
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.