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Red Brick Hoplanta | Red Brick Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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584 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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!

Added by Thur123 on 11-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,743
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
584
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
157
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 584 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of tngolfer
2.59/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased as a single bottle from my local bottle shop. "Bottled on" date on bottle is illegible. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I poured it easily as this is a naturally carbonated beer and I didn't want to disturb the yeast layer.

In general, this tasted like one of my old, homebrewed IPAs where the hops fade and I'm left with a caramelly tasting, bitter beer.

Appearance - Deep gold to copper color. Color is a little darker than I like for IPAs. As mentioned previously, I gently poured this from a bottle so most of the yeast sediment stayed in the bottle. Consequently, the head was not that large and dissipated quickly. Very few bubbles rising through the beer.

Smell - Not what I expected from an IPA. Smells of caramel malts and alcohol "heat" dominate; very little hop aroma.

Taste - Flavor mimics what I'm smelling. Caramel notes up front which are quickly covered up by the alcohol heat I pick up. The hops are backseat, if present, which leads to an unbalanced IPA... unbalanced away from hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - This is a very sedentary beer. There isn't much activity of CO2 releasing through the glass. Instead, the beer tastes over carb'd in my mouth. This may be due to my gentle pour. Beer seems to have a medium body.

If someone gave me another one to try I would be happy to but I will not be buying another. I hope my bottle was an old one and not what the brewer intended as an IPA.

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Photo of DougieW
2.6/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of largadeer
2.62/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of me98
2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nice floral aroma. A bit more malt than expected. Quaffable, but there's too many other better canned IPAs out there.

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Photo of EdelweissDad
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of michaeljstraub
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of 420drinker
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Melocollo
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of psoriasaurus
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bisonfort
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was not impressed with a bottle of this. Will try a draft at some point

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Photo of masonstorm
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Harshly hoppy and bitter. Not a session beer. Probably not going to drink again.

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Photo of tkrane
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VeritasBJJ
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a shaker pint. Cloudy amber appearance. Topped by a small white head with good lacing. The nose had a malty sweetness. Taste was bitter and dry, bland and boring.
Where did the hops go, Hop Lanta? All I got was malts. Mouthfeel was a little fizzy with a tart aftertaste. Once was a enough for me.

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Photo of nasa60
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of CUbeerfan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 584 ratings
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