Hoplanta
Atlanta Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,604
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,539
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 11.51%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
603
From:
Atlanta Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  160
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: 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!
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Reviews by OldManMetal:
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoplanta is a nice-looking IPA: a giant pebbly off-white head sits atop a very slightly hazy, effervescent golden body, leaving nice sticky bands and ladders of lacing. The nose is big: juicy pineapple with more subtle bright grapefruit and hints of sweet florals, topped by slight alcohol overtones. Up front, the palate is medium-bitter pine with hints of citrus, caramel and IPA soapiness; mid-palate the hop flavor opens up and shows the pineapple from the nose, and the malt comes into its own: the caramel hints expand to a definite caramel character that is joined by a modest bittersweet nuttiness and a very prominent bready malt foundation. Perceived bitterness decreases to light-for-style. The finish is a modest hit of nutty caramel, followed by the onset of a modest, slightly grassy pine bitterness that lasts for a good while. Retrogustative olfaction is grassy pineapple. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light-medium body, and is slightly astringent; the texture is medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation, and is slightly creamy but also slightly watery on the back end. (12 oz can, 73 days after pkg)

Nov 03, 2016
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Hergestridge from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

THIS!!! Beer is quietly Awesome... Beer is an oxy-moron for this Nectar of perfection!!! It's bitterness is perfect and the beautiful lacing creamy head is 1st rate... This, Citizens, is a top rate beer! Well done.. and Blessings Red Brick Brewing. . Beer is the one constant in Baseball.. :)
~Carry on Citizens!!!~
-sMc-

Apr 28, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: sIngle fInger head little retention on a hazy amber and golden body.

S: nice full hopped aroma with citrus, pine and herbal hop notes most prominent.

T: nice malt and hip balance with the hops providing herbal pine and citrus notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not too bad. Simple but flavorful and nicely drinkable.

May 18, 2012
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Jul 05, 2014
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Dec 22, 2011
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

You know, sometimes I don't mind a malty IPA. This certainly fits that bill. Of course more hops is always good. But this is a decent enough brew, in spite of the very heavy malt base.

Jul 04, 2015
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jheezee from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Jun 13, 2012
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100200300 from Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Jul 03, 2013
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dowen44 from Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Dec 21, 2011
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asull238 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Aug 10, 2013
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random846 from California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Feb 01, 2013
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Eric_Johnson from Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jul 17, 2013
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RWNay from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Oct 19, 2012
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thirsty_artist from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Jul 16, 2013
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Beer21 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

May 14, 2012
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will49wv from Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jul 17, 2013
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lnashsig from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jan 14, 2012
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DryHoppedPiano from Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Jul 22, 2013
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
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...

Jul 28, 2012
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MarkElkins from Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jul 25, 2013
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, copper-toffee coloring with a thin, low profile, white head. Nose of rich caramel and toffee in the backbone, with a floral hops note, light citrus highlights, and a subtle bitterness throughout. Flavors are richly sweet and tangy forward, with a tart citrus and pepper spiced highlight. Balanced with a solid malt profile, leading to a tangy, slightly resinous aftertaste. The beer is mid-bodied, almost light, and slightly effervesced, with a jumbled, tangy, slightly dry finish. Not bad.

Mar 08, 2014
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x7Dan from New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Aug 16, 2013
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JRod1969 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Oct 01, 2012
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RocksteadyRye from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jul 29, 2013
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NCbeerpirate from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Mar 17, 2013
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