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Red Brick Hoplanta - Red Brick Brewing Company

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82
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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 13
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 417 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Cyberkedi, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of cjgator3
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

cjgator3, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

eawolff99, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -17.6%

BGsWo22, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

maximum12, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jophish17, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +9.9%

thatoneguymike, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +3%

st9647v3, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -17.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy amber in color. Forms a modest sticky white head. Good retention for what does form. Copious lacing. Aroma is a blend of caramel malts, bitter citrus and pine hops. Taste is more of the same. Rather bitter. Citrus zest, citrus pith. Maybe a little pine. Caramel malt. Medium body. Aggressive bitterness, bordering on soapy. A rather hoppy and bitter east coast style IPA.

Florida9, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +3%

tommyguz, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

smithj4, Tuesday at 01:23 AM
Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served from the tap in an imperial pint glass at Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta.

appears extremely hazy, pale golden rusty color with a nice large rocky bone-white head. Big aroma. bready malt, big piney and citrusy hop flavors in the taste. thicker body for an IPA. Drinks nice.

jmdrpi, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of SadMachine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SadMachine, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +9.9%

WDJersey, May 15, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Lovely85, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Chaney, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

lupercmda, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Immortale25, May 03, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +9.9%

buckyp, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Falcone, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

wedge, May 15, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Slight gusher. Unsure of age. Aroma is floral, lightly toasted and caramelly, with underpinnings of citrus. Flavor follows suit, with a very bitter, harsh finish. It's toasted, nutty, citrusy, floral, but that harshness kills it for me. A metallic note surfaces late.

barczar, Oct 05, 2014
Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.