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Beer Pick: Red Brick Double IPA

Red Brick Double IPA

Red Brick Brewing Co., Atlanta

$9.99/4-pack at metro beverage stores; also on draft at select beer bars

red-brick-double-ipa-575Profile: The second offering in the Red Brick limited edition Brick Mason series is a hearty nine 9 percent double IPA, produced with a combination of five different hops — Apollo, Bravo, Columbus, Centennial and Cascade.

It pours a golden-orange color with a fluffy white head, then opens up with an panoply of herbal, citrus and pine aromas, before a bitter, juicy punch of grapefruit tang and a lingering dry finish.

Local beers geeks are saying it’s about time Red Brick produced a big, hoppy IPA like this. But many are wondering why the brewery didn’t make a whole lot more of it.

Pair with: Try the bold flavor of Red Brick Double IPA with spicy barbecue, jerk chicken, chiles rellenos or aged sharp cheddar cheese.

Bob Townsend is editor of Southern Brew News, a bimonthly beer publication distributed throughout the Southeast: www.brewingnews.com/southernbrew

5 comments Add your comment

Hindu Elvis Pimp

June 21st, 2011
11:18 am

This site is whacky today.

Redbrick announced they would release another batch of their IPA. Personally it is not one of my favorite IPAs. I prefer Bells Two Hearted. I wish Redbrick would step up their brewing to offer a larger selection…..Maybe try to get in to more bars and stores.

Michael

June 22nd, 2011
10:22 am

It’s good to see the Red Brick guys experiment a little beyond their staple brews. I always love their double chocolate oatmeal porter when it comes out.

I was chatting with a friend in west Tenneessee the other day about Red Brick and while he’s heard of some of the smaller offerings they make, nothing really gets distributed outside of Atlanta and the surrounding area other than the rather bland blonde and pale.

With Terrapin and Sweetwater taking risks and making names for themselves on a national level, it’s puzzling to watch Red Brick sort of marching along and not making “progess.”

That being said, I enjoyed their double IPA. It had almost a copper color to it and was a bit different then the numerous hop bombs out there.

side note:

They now sell Cigar City on tap in Birmingham, Al. It’s really disappointing to see backwoods Alabama get their stuff before Atlanta.

Michael

June 22nd, 2011
2:35 pm

Comment posting corrected yet?

Michael

June 22nd, 2011
2:36 pm

Ok…Guess so. Here is what I tried to post earlier.

I tried to post that it’s good to see Red Brick taking some risks and making some more products. It is odd to see Sweetwater and Terrapin make names for themselves on a national level while Red Brick sort of soldiered along and staying sort of “bland.” Chatting with a friend in Tennessee, all they know of Red Brick is the blonde and pale ale which is saying much.

Anyway, I enjoyed their double IPA. Sort of copper in color and not the typical hop bomb and brewers put out.

side note:

Birmingham, Alabama is now getting Cigar City products. It’s really disappointing that Alabama got their stuff before Atlanta.

kp

June 25th, 2011
1:38 pm

I like this one. Red Brick has really improved over the last few years and now turning out some real winners. I wish I could find some more of the 16th anniversary or a keg of the Grand Ma’s Ale.