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Red Brick Hoplanta | Red Brick Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States | website

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
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
565
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
27.79%
 
 
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15
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Reviews: 99 | Ratings: 565
Photo of Jadjunk
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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Photo of scotorum
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a mixed sixpack made up at Orlando Whole Foods market. Bottled 9/25/14, so over 3 months old.

a: Slightly hazy amber topped by a half finger thick white head which shrank to thin patchy surface foam and fairly dense lacing.

s: Strong floral, nearly perfumy aroma.

t: Dank vegetal and pine resin with a significant bitter bite. Vegetal and floral finish.

m: Medium with good body and plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: A different-tasting brew, somewhat harsh but still drinkable, boosted
by the persistently pleasant flowery aroma. May have suffered from age.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-amber with a nice thick cream colored head. good lacing

S-smells really good. quality blend of citrus, herbs, and hops. creamy as well.

T-comes in with a great and bitter blend of citrus and hops. its very creamy and smooth! i'm impressed. the after-taste is mostly grainy tasting but stays creamy and smooth. this is actually a slightly complex and extremely well balanced IPA! the bitterness i subtle but great.

M-creamy medium to low carbonation with a creamy finish.

O-i'm really impressed with this beer. not sure if its super fresh or what but it tastes awesome. this is the kind of IPA that will reaffirm anyone's faith in hops. its a nice treat because i've been having a lot of disappointing IPAs lately. search this one out!

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
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...

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Photo of Shaw
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of bamadog
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hadn't seen this before and thought I'd give it a try. The little frog on the label was compelling. My overall impression is that it's kinda boring. Nothing bright, rich, deep, refreshing or striking about it. More of a slightly hopped up pale ale than a full fledged IPA. Citrus and tea flavor, more tea than citrus. The final note of bitterness is grapefruit. Glad I was able to try just one bottle. Might try it on tap.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, fresh release (but date code is missing from bottle). Served at around 45F.

Pours murky orange/amber with lots of bits of floaties flying around. Two finger off-white long-lasting head that is quite dense and foamy and leaves some super sticky rings and spots of lacing.

Aroma is primarily floral and grassy with some notes of apricot, citrus and pine, bread and caramel malts underneath. Good but not great strength.

Flavor is orange and grapefruit citrus, apricots, resinous hops and some pine, fairly hefty caramel malt backbone, a bit of sweetness but finishes mostly dry with good bitterness. Minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, good to strong carbonation.

Very solid IPA from Red Brick. Quite hoppy but balanced with a good malt backbone.

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Photo of Mojo
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of weonfire
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a pickyourown sixer at albeit a bargain. Lets give this red brick selection a whirl. Popping the top I get a nice hop belt, classic citrus. Pouring into my trusty SAPP this brew is a deep bronze with a nice two finger off white fine bubble head. On the taste this brew is a very classic version of an IPA. Balanced and tasty, a good staple of this flavor. Nothing I would seek out but I would never turn one down.

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Photo of tmm313
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Cloudy, dark amber color. Looks unfiltered. Nice 1 finger head with pretty good lacing.

S- Sweet grapefruit, orange, pine, and caramel.

T- You're hit with some sweet, lightly sour, citrus and malt up front. Pine, grapefruit rind and slight resin almost immediately joins the party as you swallow. I love the how the bitterness balances the sweetness.

M- Medium body. Lightly oily and drying.

O- I generally prefer sweeter IPAs, but the piney bitterness of this one was really nice to me. It wasn't overpowering, but it flirted with it. It was strong enough to be the dominant sensation, but subtle enough to let the other flavors be known. I wouldn't have any problem drinking this again.

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange.
Smells very sweet. Like biscuits and honey, like pineapple hops. Tastes much more bitter than it smells. Nothing earth-shattering, but it's full flavored, not watery, and it's hoppy. It's got less of a malty presence then it smells like it would. Tasty though, would have it again. I wonder what it's like on tap.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Photo of Extol
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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 jadpsu
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly less than clear with a barely off white head that has very good
retention with decent side glass lacing.
Aroma: Leads with Citrus and pine nut hops.
Taste: biscuit malts lead up front providing nice balance with the citrus like malts. Hops are
moderate and do not dominate the up front malts. Ends with a hoppy bitter finish.

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Photo of SavvyStudent
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had the chance to try a couple of Georgia breweries recently and I would put this IPA in the top third from what I have tried. I have found a common taste thread in a lot of these beers that I think can be attributed to the water utilized. This one is worth a try if on tap but nothing worth going out of your way for.

A: Nice color with some legs to it; lighter than I would've originally thought.
S: Nothing special
T: This is where it distinguishes itself from some of the other breweries (e.g. Sweetwater). I was looking for some more hops and really found this flavor profile more muddy than most other IPAs.
M: this sits a little full and heavy for my liking.
O: As far as GA IPAs go this one is pretty good but nothing to look out for.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers off-white foam over a somewhat cloudy body of golden amber; high in visible carbonation; laces the glass nicely

S - citrus and floral, caramel sweetness; not very pronounced

T - notes of citrus followed by bread and caramel sweetness, pine, dry piney/lemony finish

M - slick full body, high carbonation

O - Hoplanta is a pretty good IPA all in all. Lacking in the aroma department, but otherwise quite pleasant. Lots of character from the malts, but still hoppy enough to be considered an IPA.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Lanta is an orange/tan colored beer with a cloudy body and a mildly citrus- like nose. The frothy off- white foam holds its own for a decent amount of time, but does settle down and it makes itself comfortable while leaving some lace.

This beer has a flavor of bread, citrus/orange, pine, and toast. The bready malts balance out this beer to a greater degree than others, making it a good choice for those who do not like or have grown tired of the over- hopped west coast style IPA. The flavor here bounces back and forth between citrus/fruit and bread/biscuits.

Big, hoppy IPA are nice from time to time, but there is nothing wrong with a more balanced IPA and that is what you get with Hop Lanta. The wording on the label exaggerates the hop flavor- it is not as extreme as the label leads you to believe. It is actually balanced out with the malts and made into an agreeable, more refreshing IPA that would make a good summer beer.

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can date 3-25-15. Threshold Beer Glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark gold with lots of sediment and floaties. 1 finger just off-white head, turns to a modest cap; very good retention. Some visible carbonation, but hard to see through all the sediment. Excellent lacing.


Aroma: Very sweet and citrusy. Fruit punch. Would not be surprised if this is hopped with Mosaic.


Taste: Dry, resinous and bitter arrival. Piney. Gasoline and resin across mid-palate - where is the sweetness I smelled? Big bang of bitterness at the ending, and lingering medicinal/piney. The fruit was only on the nose, there is no fruitiness or sweetness anywhere on the palate. Amazing in the contrast between aroma and taste.


Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of midweight. Fairly light on the carbonation. A little astringent on the finish.


Overall: Definitely a bold IPA. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd probably drink it fairly regularly. But it's not available where I am, and there are better examples of the style to me. Bitterness was a bit harsh. A pretty good IPA.

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Photo of circus_cat
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of lnashsig
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.
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