Hop, Drop 'n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

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1,599 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 283
Gots: 330 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

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Photo of wingnutter
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

This beer is phenomenal. Amazing, thick aroma with grapefruit, orange, grass, and a biscuity dankness. Taste is ridiculous. Just a juicy, dank, hoppy, resinous IPA with great balance and flavor. The hops are in your face, but the right amount of maltiness softens the blow. Feels a bit sticky, which I love in an IPA. One it warms a bit it really opens up and almost drinks like a DIPA. Props to NoDa for this beer. Its easily one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

Also - Just did a side by side with Heady and this beer easily won. I don't know how fresh the Heady is that I got in a trade, but it couldn't stand up to the HDR. Call me crazy, I'm just calling it like I taste it.

Photo of MadScientist
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A hazy, glowing light copper color with an orange hue. An aggressive pour produces a good head stand of rock to creamy off-white bubbles. The foam has a lasting head retention and leaves a light lacing on the glass.

A strong hops aroma, smelling of citrus, orange, pineapple and a bit of resinous pine. There is a fairly strong herbal and grass dry hopped aroma in there along with a mostly clean malt sweetness with notes of caramel. There is a slight alcohol sweetness as well.

An aggressive hops bitterness with lots of citrus hops flavor dominate. The hops bring strong flavors of pineapple, orange and a bit of orange peel along with a bit of pine and moderately-strong herbal flavors. There is a moderately-light sweetness that is mostly malt along with some alcohol towards the dry finish. There is a lingering hops bitterness with a citrus aftertaste.

A medium bodied beer with a moderate creaminess and a medium-strong level of carbonation.

A remarkable IPA, the hops really shine in this beer with a depth of American Citrus hop aromas and flavors dominating. The bitterness is solid but balanced making for an awesome beer.

Photo of oberon
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good to see I can get bottles of this beer now in GSO.Poured into an imperial nonic a deep burnt orange with a great looking lacey white head,it looks creamy and left a nice sheet of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Tropical fruits abound in the nose along with some sugary sweetness and more mild herbal hop notes,great hop complexity.Tropical fruits on the palate as well along with big herbal/grassy flavors,there is a sugary base along with some biscuit but it doesn't interfere with the big hops.For me this is easiest the best beer I have had from NoDa,the hop profile is just great,probably one of the two or three best "big" IPA's brewed around here.

Photo of WoolyFSU
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is that I think this beer deserves serious consideration in the top 10-15 IPA's in the country. Talk about balance, I think this beer is on the precipice of genius

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a burnt orange with a 1 finger white head that lingers for a while. Light carbonation runs up the glass and the body is fairly clean and clear. The smell is pine up front. Fairly muted. A little bready malt in there with a touch of sweetness coming though as well. First sip is bitter pine with some orange mixed in there. The finish is tongue-punchingly bitter. Medium body and coats the tongue completely. Bitterness lingers for a while.

This is a good beer for those who like bitter, pine bombs. It's well made and very drinkable but not my favorite.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from the 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Copper in color, but dark enough to be approach amber, the beer is darkened by a bit of haze. A nice, persistent head sits atop the body, creamy, fluffy and frothy with a cream color. Lace forms in abundance around the glass. 4.25

So much fruitiness is on the nose of this beer. It's got the citrus but also strawberry that with the sweetness suggest strawberries and cream. My daughter would probably mistake this for a smoothie. There is a resinous aroma beneath the more prominent sweetness. 4.5

There's just as much fruitiness on the tongue, but also a huge bitterness. This is an aggressive brew. Still, it manages to be quite sweet as well, and I get a bit of caramel. Towards the finish the strawberry rears its head again and I love it. For me, this is entirely unique. I haven't had another IPA with that level of fruitiness. 4.5

I mentioned strawberries and cream on the nose, but this feel like a creamy concoction. It's smooth and medium- to heavy-bodied and very filling. There's big sweetness balanced by huge bitterness, and a dryer finish with a tad of astringency. 4.5

This beer is exceptional. It's a gem in all rights, but the huge berry aromas and nose are just stunning. 4.43

Photo of Mscanlon31
4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow so much balance has to be a top 10 ipa

Photo of CarolinaTripp
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shazaaam! One of my favorites. I love living in Charlotte around these great breweries!

Photo of daveg36
4/5  rDev -7.2%

The nose of this is great, VERY pungent grapefruit. This is a good beer, no mistaking that, but the issue I have is the drinkability, it's just not very high for me with this beer. The word I'm looking for is sharp, it's too sharp on the palatte for me.

The nose, as alluded to earlier, is awesome. It's only .2% stronger than Sculpin, yet just very bitter, and unbalanced in the finish for me. I have a hard time believing this is only 7.2 ABV. Actually, Stone's Enjoy by is more balanced at 9.4%. It really seems they are targeting Topper and Pliny with this. It's so much more DIPA than IPA. Don't let the ABV and advertising fool you.

This is not a sessionable IPA, like Two Hearted or Sculpin. A decent beer, but in very small doses, such as one can. Too bitter for me for any more than 1 can. It's really in your face. There is nothing on the fence with this. Forewarning: This is not a good introductory IPA to get you into the style, if you have never had an IPA before.. Also, If you do not like IPA's, you will really dislike this. Some IPA's can attract other's who favor other styles because of their subtlety, but this is not subtle.

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: poured into a snifter, this beer pours a clear golden caramel color. The brew leaves a little lacing, not as impressive as the high end west coast IPAs that I've had.

S: For an IPA with citra, the nose is lacking in the hoppy aroma. Raw hop notes, pine, some pineapple. A little hint of toastiness in the background.

T: this beer is not lacking in flavor. Sweet maulty background, excellent bitterness from the hops.

Mf: this is not a pallet wrecker, the hop profile is strong up front, but doesnt stick around long enough to kill your pallet. Carbonation is excellent, chewwy, and full for an iPA

Overall an ipa worth having.

Photo of RichardMNixon
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Blows Sculpin away, definitely belongs among the top IPAs and DIPAs.

Orange body with thin white head. Smell has a touch of caramel but reeks of tropical fruit and orange juice. All the flavor you expect from the nose with a balancing but notointrusive sweetness. Bitterness hits heavy in the middle but fades by the end. Drinks very smooth but multiples would definitely wear on the palate. This is pilgrimage worthy.

Photo of MakersMarksman
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So delicious. Best IPA I've had in a while. So refreshing and citrusy.

Photo of RKB2
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got luck and found some in Greensboro, NC. It lived up to the hype I had heard and am now looking to try the rest of their beers. Hope their ramp up in product happen quickly for better distribution and the quality I tasted with Hop, Drop & Roll continues!

Photo of tastybeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woody amber color with some stagnant suspended specs floating about. Aroma at first is very soft. Then expands to a juicy-fragrant-floral-citrus-lightly piney extravaganza. Sweet peaches, apple, smooth orange, tea, passionfruit, white bread and caramel malt. This beer does taste pretty fantastic. Very pleasant fruit and flowers. Simple yet deep flavors. Body is medium-full with a nice slick slightly syrupy texture. Excellent stuff.

Photo of brother_rebus
3.16/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oh my. Where to start. Looks like septic system runoff. That aftertaste. Behck. So yeasty, chalky, worty, gross. Does not live upto its hype. Drinkable but wouldnt buy any.

Note: actually shitcanned remaining half of my pint.

Photo of king75
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy orange in appearance with about an inch of cream colored head with generous lacing. There are a ton of pieces of hops floating around in this beer that really hurt its overall appearance.

S- Definitely has a citrus/grapefruit note that is up front, followed by a grassy smell of a fresh cut lawn, and there is a light scent of pine and lemon present as well. Solid smelling but nothing mindblowing.

T/M- Now this is a complexity that I have not found in an IPA in quite a while! First it starts out with a smooth tangy citrus and grapefruit flavor them switches over to an almost honey like flavor then comes a bitter ending with a piney flavor. This one is brewed with a variety of different hops and as a result each variety brings a unique flavor to this IPA. This one changes as it warms up and has something for everyone who enjoys a good IPA. It's Hoppy, citrusy, and yet and a cloying sweetness of honey. The mouthfeel is exactly what one would want in an IPA light across in the beginning then punishing by slam you in the mouth with hops leaving a tangy dry sticky feel at the end.

Overall, A very good IPA its appearance and smell are the only areas that this beer is lacking. A little unbalanced (hop heavy), but a great example of the style and worth seeking out.

Photo of Oldmankeebler
2.25/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I don't like hoppy beer so this wasn't a beer for me. It smells like a Christmas tree and taste like hops.

Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, duckworths ballantyne

appearance: 11.5oz pour, bright golden orange body, white suds and a nice frothy lace

smell: rather unique - mango, guava, fresh citrus...touch of vanilla bean and crisp pale malt

taste: really nice IPA - the use of citra and amarillo hops provide a bright flavor profile with very little bitterness...fresh grapefruit, mango, citrus, pale malt, juicy tropical fruit. Great stuff - fairly derivative for the style, hop choices are pretty polarizing but its a nice beer and worth seeking out

mouthfeel: smooth crisp body, light bitterness, lush and tropical

overall: a winner

Photo of TheOriginal
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing IPA. Heavy IPA drinker and this is one of the best I have ever had.

Poured from a 16oz. can. Murky, cloudy, head does not stick around long but leaves excellent lacing. Big puffy white head initially. Excellent lacing throughout the entire drink.

What I get from the aroma is mostly fruity, notice in the background piney and earthy smell. From can description the beer uses 5 different hops which are some of the finest in the US. A combination I have not seen before in any beer.

Taste is hop burst up front, bitter as it flows, and barely a malt backbone. If there is a malt "backbone" it's probably hidden in the hops. Not much "balance" on this one but that is fine by me, I will drink plentiful other IPA's if I want a balanced IPA.

Mouth feel is great although after 2-3 sixteen ounce cans I need a break.

OVERALL= Hops, bitter, 16oz can, amazing IPA... definitely seek out,

Best part of this beer... where I purchase it is $9.99 for 4 sixteen ounce cans. The price is outstanding.

Photo of Evahflow
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured froma 16 oz can into a tulip glass

A- Pours a darker honey orange color. About a finger of white head. Decent lacing.

S- Get some grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Sweet malty smell as well. For being touted as one of the new big boys on the IPA block the smell doesn't match up with some of the other champs.

T- I can see why this beer stands out. You get a big grapefruit zest, lemon zest upfront then a sweet malt taste, some pine and a sweet bitterness to end it. Reminds me a bit of Sculpin as its very different than most IPA's. Curious as to what their malt bill is for this. Very drinkable.

M- Pretty thin body, not watery but not thick either. I'd say lower side of medium. Good bitterness but nothing outstanding.

O- I've been hearing about this beer a lot and for good reason. I think this is a very solid IPA and does enough to seperate itself from the pack. I just don't think its in contention with the Heady Toppers of the world just yet. If you can get it enjoy it. I liked this beer a lot and would like to have it available here regularly but it's not a world beater by any means. I would list it in the 2nd teir of very good IPA's, not quite great.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange body. Small head that doesn't last. No collar or anything.

Smell - Bright citrus. Orange. Quickly gets overwhelmed by a grapefruit hop. Doughy sweet malts.

Taste - Orange hop again, but it's even more brief. Intense grapefruit and grassy hops. Caramel malt. Faint sweetness. Intense and grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Slightly creamy. Very bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good stuff. First time I had it, I thought it was good without justifying the hype. Now I tend to agree.

Photo of bisonfort
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At craft beer tasting Event. Caramel

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not an IPA guy at all but enjoyed this one the mix of additions makes this a winner would drink this again

Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source! Served from tap into a NoDa sampler shaker. Poured a bright yellow-orange with a minimal white head. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, pine, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, spice, spicy hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really enjoyed the flavor profile that was going on here as it was very appealing to the palate and crisp. This fact also made me order another pint after I was done with my sampler. The rest of the beer was pretty decent for the style, but just didn’t stand out from some others I have had in my ticking career. While this is not a bad thing, I just wish it would have swept me off my feet in some way. Definitely worth your time to try this one.

Photo of mc4z
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. A beautiful opaque orange color with a few fingers of head. The smell is piney along with citrus - lemon, grapefruit, and orange come through. Really outstanding nose. The taste is really bitter with a strong pine presence. This is a true hop bomb that has a distinct resinous feel. Overall, this is a really drinkable west coast IPA and one of the best beers coming out of Charlotte.

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Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
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