Hoplanta

Georgia
United States
Red Brick Beer Hoplanta IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Hoppier than a frog in a buggy summer, our flagship American style India Pale Ale tips its cap to the lazy porch days and honey colored skies of a great Southern city. Kick back and enjoy the aroma of citrus with hints of native pine balanced by a crisp malt backbone with a clean finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
61
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Hops: 
Cascade, Apollo, Calypso, Crystal
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This clear, pale orange IPA is All-American. The aroma is an initial burst of citrus hops, consisting of lemon, orange, mango, and grapefruit. A light piney note emerges as it warms. The fermentation character in both aroma and flavor is very clean and neutral. The malt is similarly clean, but present. The flavor has a moderately high resin, pine, and floral hop character, with much less citrus than the aroma. Hop bitterness is at an equal level and lingers. The resinous hop flavor gives a sweet impression, yet the finish is drying. A satisfying alcohol presence lends both warmth and flavor, and helps to cut the medium body. This beer is quite smooth despite its moderately-high carbonation, which in lesser beers would come off as prickly. Representing a tried-and-true approach in a style that has become more and more experimental, this beer is a textbook example of an American IPA.

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