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Red Brick Hoplanta | Red Brick Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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583 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:
#36,066
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
583
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
157
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of speedlimit7
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldManMetal
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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)

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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 CheapBeerBuzz
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange color with a bit of haze and off-white head. Aroma has mainly sweet citrus fruits and resiny hops. Taste follows with orange, grapefruit, a bit of caramel malt, really balanced. Finish is more bitter with piney hops and bitter grapefruit pith. Medium body and carbonation, really easy to drink. Overall it's a really classic IPA, well made and quite tasty.

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Photo of Moose88
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aglassplease
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Johncnh
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Upon the first pour it was a slightly darker IPA and had a slight haze but looked very promising. The smell was hoppy, light, and that slight citrus smell. The first thing I noticed about the taste was the malt character. Suprislingly there was a lot of malt character up front but it was quickly followed by hop bitterness. Overall it was a great IPA.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hergestridge
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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-

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Photo of Extol
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - hazy gold color. Smell - hoppy, piney, mild fruits. Tastes - reverses the nose, I get fruit and then bitterness on the end. Overall - I liked it. Solid. Girlfriend said it's horrible.

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Photo of dataylor21
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy golden copper, .65 inch barnacly head
mango, grapefruit, coriander, pepper
brown sugar, grapefruit, flour, pineapple
a little tacky, medium body, light carbonation
not bad, not great. mostly back-of-the-mouth flavors

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Photo of eddiestep
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Genx
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewjraab
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a murky burnt orange with two fingers of fluffy head that clings after each sip.

S - Citrus, hops, orange peel, piney.

T - Grapefruit, bread dough, malts. Opens hoppy enough, but then falls flat and finishes one note.

O - Meh - not bad, but doesn't stand out at all.

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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 583 ratings
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