Red Brick Hoplanta | Red Brick Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
577 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Red Brick HoplantaRed Brick Hoplanta
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
Ratings:
577
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
154
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of GeorgiaFunkadelic
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA via bottled ATL brew. Nice hippy taste. You know you've got a good IPA when people take a drink & say "ewwww!" I've enjoyed other IPA's which I've enjoyed better, but this is good! Amber coloring, enjoyed cold, in a glass of course. The feel is smooth, if you like IPA of course!

 294 characters

Photo of ordybill
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has the basic hops and malt aroma, not bad but nothing out of the ordinary. Appearance - The beer is a beautiful copper color. Taste - Has a nice caramel flavor that combines with the malt nicely. Palate - A light bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- I like this beer. a very tasty IPA

 346 characters

Photo of ThickNStout
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from Moondog Growlers (Marietta, GA). Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours a clear amber orange with 2.5 fingers of pillowy off white head. Nice consistant lacing the whole way down. 

Smells of citris and piney hops. Quite nice. 

Great smooth grapefruity hops hit up front. Bitter but not abrasively so. Sweet biscuit-like flavors in the middle. The aftertaste is mildly bitter piney hops. Very enjoyable flavors rest on the tongue for quite a while. 

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very mildly resinous. 

This is a really nice IPA. Smooth and very drinkable. It's taken me too long to give it a try. Red Brick has really been stepping up their game over the past year or so. If you're a fan of the Sweetwater IPA, you should check out Hoplanta.

 774 characters

Photo of ccarney2
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep orange color that pours about a finger of an off white head. Kind of a hazy/mildly cloudy body, but has a beautiful almost "glow" when held up to a light. There are lots of small carbonation bubbles rising to the surface that maintains a decent head all the way to the bottom of the glass. Moderate lacing.

Smell - The hops are definitely showcased here, and it works. I didn't expect too much from this in state offering, but as soon as I took the first smell that all changed. This beer has a wonderful hop aroma that compliments the malt character rather than overpowering it. Sweet citrus smell up front that kind of fades to more of a piney funky nose.

Taste - Short window of sweet malts mixed with orange up front, but quickly fades into a more bitter but kind of mellow flavor. I really wished the great citrus shined for a little longer, because towards the end of the flavor it just sort of drops off and turns to nothing but bitter. Still good in my opinion though.

Mouthfeel - Fairly highly carbonated for the style, not to the extent of being excessive though. Nice mouthfeel, sticks around your tongue for a while.

Overall - I was definitely happy to have picked this up in a mixed 6-pack. It is a beer that I haven't really heard any hype about, but it impressed me a good bit. Very nice IPA with a good blend of fruity citrus and a nice bitter finish.

 1,389 characters

Photo of MrJuengling
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

 352 characters

Photo of holtonwes
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - poured from 12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours a hazy dark orange with 2 finger offwhite head with fairly good lacing

Smell - lots of hops, lots of sweet grapefruit. Almost ruby red

Taste - Hops all the way

Feel - medium

Overall, a very nice IPA with great fruity scents and lots of hoppiness, Very refreshing

 333 characters

Photo of shand
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams imperial pint.

You think you've seen hazy IPAs before like Smuttynose Finestkind? Think again. This one takes delicious flavor particles to a whole new level, with chunks of whutzit suspended all through the glass. It's unfiltered, and I had bottles in my six-pack with less sediment than this one. The aroma is brightly hoppy, with plenty of citrus and a touch of caramel malts. The taste is bright and very strong with the citrus and grapefruit at first, then coming on strong with bright hops and a bit of grapefruit rind. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and highly carbonated, it works wonderfully with the bright flavors this IPA offers. Overall, this is a very solid IPA from Red Brick. It's not as nice as the Double IPA they rotate in their Brick Mason series, but it's still very good.

 843 characters

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.

 345 characters

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the red frog on the yellow label. This IPA features a monstrous pour that overflowed my pint and left a giant eggshell head and layers of sticky lace. The body is an opaque light brown. Nose features citrus and pine and some floral notes as well. Strong start.

Strong hop presence from the front but not as west coast dominated as most American IPAs. Noble hopping is noticeable in the clean, pleasant aftertaste. Carbonation is solid but not overwhelming. Not much for malt flavors. This is a tasty, good looking, tightly made IPA. Not a superstar, but extremely solid and drinkable

 591 characters

Photo of coopdog1000
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of En29356
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BlakeE
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mbacon3227
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mobrockman
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of crownrl28
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nritchie
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of the_alec
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of lunacy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of AmandaRae
4/5  rDev +9%

Red Brick Hoplanta from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe