Hop, Drop ‘n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company
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Reviews by farrago:
4.45/5 rDev +3%
Modest off-white head, somewhere around a finger’s worth, dissolves away fairly swiftly, the lacing too is spotty with slightly under average stickiness. The liquid is gauzy if not close to cloudy, arguably as close to a reddish amber as true orange hue, there’s a few lazy bubbles visible, tend to be on the fat side. Robust nose filled with pink grapefruit, tangerine citrus, ripe apricot, peach, pineapple fruit, honey, chocolate powder, the pine sap is sticky and glues the freshly mown grass to your nostrils, hot tar, black pepper, metal shavings, its pungency is not all sweetness. Full-bodied and a touch heavy, the carbonation makes a decent stab at getting things swirling but it has its work cut out for it. Very piney and herbaceous, that tarry earthiness adds to its bite. The grapefruit and orange citrus here tends more towards bitterness. Still, no lack of cocoa malts, honey and caramel flavors. Tropical nature to the fruit, pineapple, guava, papaya in addition to the peach, apricot base. Serious amount of dry residue left during the finish, tends to dampen the exuberance of the sweeter elements. Overall, it smells and tastes wonderful, perhaps would benefit from adding greater cleansing freshness to the mouth feel.
05-08-2014 01:26:09 | More by farrago
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
08-18-2013 21:00:41 | More by oberon
4.75/5 rDev +10%
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.
07-01-2014 01:30:20 | More by MadScientist
3.93/5 rDev -9%
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.
08-03-2013 22:27:10 | More by TKEbeerman
Hop, Drop ‘n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
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