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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

Red Brick HoplantaRed Brick Hoplanta

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BA SCORE
83
good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%


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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weonfire

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Wow. Lotta off white colored head. 2+ inches worth. Slowly starts to fade. nice mixture of big fluffy bubbles and small tiny ones. Also a large amount of sediment. usually don't see this is an IPA. color is a organgish/red.

S - really awesome citra hops. apricot. citrus. grapefruit. orange. lemon.

T - Milder then i expected. Scent is better than the taste. That being said- it is still very pleasant. hops present a mellow bitter flavor. some orange and lemon. and not much of an alcohol taste.

M- viscosity is medium. can taste a bit of earthy bitterness for 30-60 seconds after swallow.

O- Good IPA. I like that we taste the hops not the alcohol. I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 14:45:31 | More by weonfire
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: very pale amber colored with lots of head, but it disappears rapidly. 4--5

S: Very little here at all. A slight lemony citrus smell, and some apricot, but besides that, its rather weak. 2.75--5

T: Very strong neutral resinous hop bitterness. A small bit of apricot as well. Very drinkable as well, but their is something off here that I cannot quite place down. 3.75---5

M: Very thin and watery with a nice carbonated bite. Easy to drink,but it needs a bit more body. 3.25

o: Not a bad beer at all, but their are much better options for the price. I enjoyed this 12 oz bottle, but I am not sure that I could enjoy another one. Id say that if its on sale or discounted at happy hour (or a bar deal) its easily worth a try, but I would skip this one at full bar price.

3.75---5

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 03:51:52 | More by jucifer1818
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Shaw

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber with lots of floaties. I don't have a problem with yeast particles.

Nice citrus hop aroma.

Bitter with metallic hop flavors that mix with some light caramel flavors and a hint of earthiness.

The mouthfeel is fine, not watery.

Overall this is a fine IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:58:56 | More by Shaw
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Mojo

Alabama

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a deep hazy gold with a massive head, unbelievable retention, and some of the modt elaborate lacing I have ever seen. Smell is pine, resin, and biscuit. Mouthfeel is pretty mild. Taste is some sweet malt followed by citrus and hops. Overall not bad, but not the greatest either.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 02:50:36 | More by Mojo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to cpinto6 for this interesting new beer.

Pours a nice creamy looking 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, over super hazy bright reddish orange colored beer with some yeast chunkies on the bottom.

Nose needs to warm up a little, but brings some big malts, sweet caramel malty aromas, yeasty as well, candy style malts with big earthy hops, some light citrus with the typical candied orange peel, a bit juicy with light tangerine and fruits.

Taste brings the malts up front again, chewy malts with chewy hops, caramel malts, reddish sweet malts, toffee, a little creamy feeling, etc. A little yeasty flavored as well. The hops kick in, quite a lot of hops actually, quite bitter, big earthy slight spicy hops, chewy hops, grassy, a bit of pine, and just a touch of citrus. As it warms in my mouth a light doughy malt sneaks through the bitter hop kick with the yeast. Finish brings lots of bitterness, it gets a little astringent and even more so as it dries fairly quickly, the one time a bit of sweetness would have helped balance on the finish. Lingering earthy spicy hops, a bit chewy and grassy, but quite bitter.

Mouth is med bodied, a bit creamy, quite a bit of carb too.

Overall good but not great, the hops are a lot more for bitterness than flavor and aroma, but there is a bit of it in there. A nice big malt profile to help balance at first until that disappears on the finish leaving the bitter astringent hops.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 21:24:05 | More by jlindros
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Beejay

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A brownish orange-amber. Light tan head on top, and the body is very cloudy.

S: Hoppy with perhaps a bit of honey and orange blossom. Floral notes and caramel, there is a good bit of sweetness in there. The finish to the aroma has something weird in it, maybe a touch cloying, or metallic.... I can't quite seem to pick it up.

T: Bitterness is prevelant, with some caramel notes in the back. The hops come out with citrus and floral notes. There is a hint of a flour note. Not sure what I am picking up in this beer, but it something I am not a fan of.. perhaps the hop combination in conjunction with the malty sweetness. Perhaps a little too floral?

M: Medium to Medium thick. Carbonation is moderate to low, there is almost a sticky hop oil left over in your mouth..

O: Overall it's decent, but there is something in the flavor I am not in love with. Not amazing, but certainly drinkable, and decent.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 20:32:21 | More by Beejay
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with off white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell is floral hops with mild hints of citrus. Not a hop bomb at all.

Taste is sweet malts up front with mild citrus and bitterness in the finish. Seems more plain pale ale than IPA, but good.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and very drinkable. Medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall this was good. I like a little more hop punch, but I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 11:35:01 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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circus_cat

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, opaque body that is amber in color. Sea foamy light beige head, a half inch of which is really sticking around. It's also leaving some nice lacing on my glass.

S: Floral perfume, bitter grapefruit citrus. Fermented apple juice. Subtle grape juice and dare I say communion wine? A little breadiness at the end. It's growing more and more complex as it sits in my glass. Let's see if the taste matches.

T: The taste just isn't as good as the smell. It's bitter without much else. A little maltiness and yeastiness up front and I'm getting a little grapefruit and supermarket grape juice across the middle but it mainly just spreads bitterness around the sides of the tongue and it sits on the back of the tongue. I know that it's "hoppier than a bullfrog with a stubbed toe," but I've had beers that I would imagine have higher IBUs than this one (they don't list what the IBUs in this are) that manage to balance more effectively.

M: Sticky. It really hangs around on the tongue. Medium bodied.

O: Stick your nose in the glass and smell this beer and you'll instantly be in a good mood. The taste leaves some to be desired but it's a decent IPA...just needs some serious balancing.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 16:24:32 | More by circus_cat
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 04:10:59 | More by daliandragon
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godlessape

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this one into my Palm snifter glass. No date on the bottle can be seen with the naked eye--but I picked up a six-pack anyway because I've had it before and loved it and I also like to support local breweries.

Appearance: The finger head dissipates to an acceptable skim leaving a decent amount of lacing. The body is a cloudy, murky, brassy affair that looks unfiltered and that's something I really appreciate.

Smell: I notice a pleasant earthiness to this. We have a touch of caramel here, along with a hint of citrus hops, but nothing like your average West Coast style IPA, aroma. This smells more like an English IPA.

Taste: Rich, and well balanced, with the caramel malt up front and then slapped back with a lemon peppery bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is decent brew, that I will come back to from time to time. Hopefully I"ll be able to find it on tap somewhere around town.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 05:45:52 | More by godlessape
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Yulles for bringing me this little guy for picking him up a beer during a local release. Not necessary but appreciated! 12 oz. bottle into glass.

Pour is IPA gold with a fair amount of particle mass distributed throughout the IPA column. Nose is mostly floral hops with a distant background of citrus. A touch malty.

Hoplanta is that cruelest of creatures: the balanced IPA. A big malt bill siezes the tongue immediately, bringing bread & sweetness. Mid-sentence there are hops, light, floral, pretty. Gentle. They do stick around though, all the way through & deep into the aftertaste. As befits a beer presumedly made for a blazing Hotlanta summer, this is easy to sip.

A beer that seems to have been brewed to be middle-road & inoffensive, it succeeds on both counts. Decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 03:00:34 | More by maximum12
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A copper redish coor, with 1 finger of head, but not much sticky lace left on the glass. But what is kick ass is the LOADS of sediment floating around in the brew. Unbelievably unfiltered!

S - Citrusy sweet hops

T - wow, huge malt backbone, with a bittering flavor at the end.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated.

O - An average IPA. The appearance and the sediment in the beer is the best part for me. The taste is below average for an IPA. Cool name though...

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:33:35 | More by BeerDawgs
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bamadog

Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review is from notes taken on 7/12/2012. Poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a coppery/apricot color and it starts with a solid 1 and 1/2 finger slightly off-white head that fades relatively quickly to a thin, uneven skim; body has tons of sediment/floaties swirling around... holy shit, run this thing through a strainer! Fair lacing is left behind in thin swaths and a couple of patches, but not as much as I would hope in something that should have the kind of hop presence I would expect in something called "Hoplanta."

Smell: More sweet malt than anything, but there is a fair hint of some citric hop behind it -- some orange peel, some bitter grassy/pine. Not bad, but certainly a notch below what I would want -- pretty average.

Taste: Same as the smell -- malt is more present than the hops in the foreground, with some bitter seeping in and making its presence known at the end and they're like some shredded orange peel. Not bad, again, average at best.

Mouthfeel: Decent, medium bodied, perhaps a tad watery but it's alright; a sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth; carbonation is ample - quite possibly the strongest aspect of this beer.

Overall: If I was in a restaurant and this was on tap, I probably would consider picking it up, but when it's sitting on the shelves next to Torpedo, there's not much reason to pick it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:53:27 | More by bamadog
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 01:18:13 | More by wedge
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 06:48:29 | More by shand
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus. Some caramel, too.

T - It tasted of bitter piney hops with a burnt toast maltiness. Some sweet caramel, as well.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. I'm glad I was I got to try some Red Brick beers on my Florida trip.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 02:05:10 | More by zeff80
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2378GCGTG

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Unfiltered golden yellow 1 in white head with great lacing

Nose: Golden raisin with some light hops and some caramel

Taste: Light fruits and a clean malt, could be more here, with a spicey hop finish

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, definitely sessionable.

Overall: This is a good IPA, very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 02:05:50 | More by 2378GCGTG
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cjgator3

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. 

S- The aroma is faint malt and citrusy hops. The aroma is surprisingly faint for an IPA. 

T- The taste is dominated by the citrusy hops, there is not much of a malt presence. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I was a little disappointed with this IPA. It is lacking a bit compared to some of the better IPAs on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 04:41:20 | More by cjgator3
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Summit's Wayside Tavern in Snellville January 7, 2012. 16 Ounce Pour.

(Appearance) pours a hazy deep gold copper tone with a small head that subsides quickly. White spotty lacing is left behind. the appearance is pretty much spot on and a bit hazier than many other ipas. Good. 3.5

(Smell) A little malt character and an even more mild hop aroma. Very mild in potency. 3

(Taste) spicy hop balanced with a touch of pale malt and mildly roasted caramel. The balance is pretty nice, not too hoppy and not too malt heavy either, but has substance in each one. Theres a lingering malt finish, nothing alarming in intensity nor cloying flavors making this a quaffable beer, and Overall a pretty good beer. Certainly the best year round by the brewery available. 4

(Mouthfeel) very light crispness, good to highlight the small hop presence in this beer. Light/medium body, very low alcohol presence. Good compliment to the taste. 4

(Overall) A very good quality IPA. Malt heavier than most but worth trying. Get some. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 00:24:17 | More by Jadjunk
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.