Palidor19 (3023) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has all the right components but it lacks the proper desire to make it truly inspiring. The malts and hops are good but their is an ending astringent flavor. Drinkable
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ronaldtheriot (1424) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red Brick HopLanta has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange appearance with lots of bubble streams (etched glass), some lacing left behind, and an enormous amount of fairly big, light gray chunks suspended throughout. The aroma is of full, sweet, citrus and white bread, and the flavor is of the same, with a heafty piney bitterness across the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Red Brick HopLanta finishes semi-dry, sweet, tasty, and easy drinking. Overall, this is really nice. RJT
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dregs hang suspended like snowflakes frozen in the middle of a blizzard. Color is a slightly dirty hazy orange under a thin pithy head which fades into a patchy mostly full layer.
Mandarin and Clementine zest followed by green grass and lemon zest. Spice and citrus zest mingle together along the sides. Crunchy caramelized malt and melba underneath. Faint presence of sticky hop resins.
Medium to medium-light weight with a clean, almost thin mouthfeel. Flavor hits hardest and biggest up front, fading the further along it proceeds in the quaffing and tasting experience. Decent amount of fresh citrus zest – orange, lemon, and pink grapefruit. Rind at the back of each swallow grabs my throat – harsh and abrasive. Crunchy melba and caramelized malt underbelly helps carry the citrus notes.
Visually I was a bit put back when first approaching this beer but in the end, she proved to be alright…and that’s about it. Nothing about HopLanta jumped out at me and screamed for my attention. The flavors were there but two-dimensional and the palate from the middle onwards lacked any kind of personality or presence. Okay, but there are far better IPAs out there to quaff on a regular basis.
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Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely bitter, but not annoying neither tiring. Was very amber and had some very nice features too.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely not digging the taste on this one. Too malt forward and far to yeasty. Not enough hops seems off.
rougeau13 (2116) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a white lacy head. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruit, and citrus. Taste is malt forward initially, but finishes quite bitter. Medium bodied, smooth, and dry.
RobertDale (3913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Sean! Pours golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and florals. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, malt, caramel, pine, and florals. Pretty good.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bonus bottle from adamjackson. Poured a slightly hazed orange/amber with an average at best foamy white head that fades slowly. Aroma is of sweet tropical fruit pulp and some rind along with malts peach and apricot skins wet toast and old hops. The body has a fuller slightly milky feel and very light carbonation. Flavor is older bread crusts at first followed by fruit skins,some apricot, peach and mango and finishes with smoke bitter happiness. Drinkable
LiMuBai (198) - - APR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter Finish, golden color citrus and pinwy hop quality. Well balance and tasty. Good with burgers
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy and particulate amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral, and pine hops with biscuit malt and peach esters with a slight oxidation note of paper sacks. Flavor is moderate bitter hops, tropical fruity esters, and biscuit malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.