Hop, Drop 'n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop, Drop 'n RollHop, Drop 'n Roll

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

180 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 180
Hads: 1,657
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 294
Gots: 342 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 180 | Hads: 1,657
Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra in a trade so I didn't expect much, but DAMN I was blown away. This is a fantastic IPA with such great balance and hop character. (150 characters)

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.05/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Way too piney for my taste, and I'm not a fan of IPAs with a strong malt backbone like this one. If you are a fan of Sculpin, Tropicalia, Jai Alai, etc - this will not be to your liking. Other than having a citrusy smell this drinks like an East Coast IPA. Really disappointed. (277 characters)

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

Golden bronze in color with a bib fluffy head. Grapefruit bomb. Very juicy. A lot of floral hops. Hop resiny stickiness with some dankness. A bit piney. Has a fairly big malt backbone, but it isn't too noticeable or distracting because of the hops. Fairly bitter. (263 characters)

Photo of hotpauko
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Disclaimer, I am real partial to HDR now living in the Charlotte area and wanting to support the local breweries. Big hophead too. I have had this 50+ times. It's what I always grab upon arrival at the National Whitewater Center on a hot Southern day. Big bold hoppy taste, real nice piney smell. Smooth in the mouth with a reasonable bitter bite. Very well made as are most NoDa beer. I will often do 2/3 HDR and 1/3 NoDa Coco Loco for an excellent dark IPA. All NoDa beers have remained consistent over the years. (516 characters)

Photo of sporklift87
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Half finger off-white head, short retention, no lacing. Cloudy and light orange. Very potent aromatics of pine resin. Navel orange overpowers a more floral grapefruit background. I can smell some alcohol heat. Tastes quite bitter up front, but mellows out on finish. Flavor lingers for a good long while. Juicy and delicious. Quite hoppy and grassy on finish. Medium astringency surrounds tongue, yet the heat seems subdued somehow. Thick and almost creamy. Very flavorful, resiny and dank. It feels stronger than 7.2%. Tasty hop choices. (538 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; a shade lighter than bronze in color; 2 finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: floral predominantly with a hint of earthiness behind it;

T: pine, floral, metallic, caramel, a little tropical fruit; moderate, long lasting bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;;

O: complex flavors that work well together; makes you want to come back for another sip; (455 characters)

Photo of do_ob
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A huge thanks to Carp19 for sending me a few of these.

Pint can into a snifter. Pours a clear amber with lots of carbonation. A semi-aggressive pour yielded about 2 fingers of sticky/bubbly white foam. Strong aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and dank pine. Medium weight and pretty creamy on the mouthfeel. Initially there's a sweet tropical fruit flavor that seems somewhat subdued behind a malty coating. Starts turning a little bitter middleways, and by the end, it's a full-on hop bomb. Finishes smooth enough, and leaves an intense pine resin and hoppy goodness on the aftertaste.

Overall, very good. There's a great balance between sweetness and bitterness, and it's surpringly drinkable for 7.5%. No booziness, even as it warms up. Definitely a good IPA. (763 characters)

Photo of kevanb
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, date smudged, poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

The beer pours a nice copper color, light amber, fairly clear with a touch of haze and a thick, soapy white head that has amazing retention and yields plenty of sticky lace. The aroma is great, delightfully bitter, grassy, floral, piney, light malt, a touch of citrus peel, definitely falls into the 'dank' category. The flavors are nice, grassy, weedy, much more citrusy than the nose led on, chewy and sticky malt, a little salty as well. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, smooth, moderate carbonation, very dry finish.


Verdict: A really well made IPA from NoDa, definitely an impressive offering. It's bitter, it's balanced, it's grassy, it definitely satisfies a good hop craving. (744 characters)

Photo of BIN29
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy deep orange with a medium nice looking frothy head.

The nose is your typical West coast ipa as if it's just came straight from San Diego not NC. Tangerine is prominent here as well as some light grapefruit peel.

It's very juicy, extremely drinkable though. Smooth, bitter and really sweet. Halfway through you realize the aftertaste bitterness of the hops are actually inviting you for more sips.

It's quite a unique ipa with an interesting malty profile that shine through the hops. I would say it's a must to try for any ipa lover. (545 characters)

Photo of NCMatt
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Seriously one of my favorite beers, and the fact it's made just down the road from me makes it even better! It's nothing extreme, but amazingly well balanced and as drinkable as an IPA can get! If you even claim to like IPA's, you'll like this beer. (249 characters)

Photo of IMFletcher
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 4-day old can; this is the maltiest IPA I have ever encountered, and that's not a criticism. It's a really nice beer, a wild and wonderful deviation from what seems to be the current standard for the style. (220 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 16oz tall boy can picked up at the Brewery in late April, 2015.

L - Dark copper, 2 fingers of head and TONS of sticky lace left on the glass

S - Very nice mix of pine and citrus hops. Different smelling than other IPAs.

T - A well balanced IPA and tasty. Citrus up-front turns into a bitter after-taste.

F - Medium bodied and strong carbonation. Nice mouth feel.

O - A very good southern IPA. Well done (417 characters)

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

I'm a new englander and used to the hop bombs. This one is very nicely balanced. Great hop forward smell and taste with just the right amount of malt backbone. Thanks to Jwag1185 for hooking me up. Overall a great ipa that I would definitely like to drink again. Well done! (273 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned April 21st 2015.

Deep golden orange body, fairly clear looking body, with slow rising carbonation. Head manages off tan and fluffy to creamy retention, standing about three fingers tall with pill like lacing, and island creamy top in the middle. Good looking IPA.

Nice mixed hop aroma. Hints of tropical orange and citrus, nice oily and zesty. A real smokey and weedy mix in the background as well with a hop angle. Juicy and smokey a real fun combination for a hop bouquet. Not particularly sweet or bitter either, very impressive.

Palate really sings and gets the basics just perfectly. Great hop forward front juiced angle. Hits of smoke and earth fruit, hints citrus to tropical with big juice filling palate. Washes real juicy on the finish, with a smoke pop finish and lots of earth pine action. Excellent hop play and balance, even some residual sweetness comes out so subtly on the finish as well.

Fantastic IPA, really well done, one that isn't overboard either but just keeps itself in check and control. Excellent brew. (1,101 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 3/31:
Pours hazy orange-golden, visible bubbles rising from nucleated glass. Fluffy white head builds up with a vigor pour and lasts long into the drink. Lacing is significant.
Nose is fruity, classic citrus/tropical notes overall. There is a hint of alcohol in the nose also. Little wet grain as well as a strange menthol-like smell is detected.
Opening taste is pretty clean on the grain, but has a medium-full feel from the get go. Hop forward for sure, pine and grass combined about evenly with grapefruit, tangerine, melon notes. Alcohol and light wintergreen flavors join the party later. End taste isn't too dry despite bitter beginning, maybe even a little slick.
A strange IPA that actually seems to lose a little with warmth, as the alcohol comes on stronger and the fruity aroma fades (and it's <8%). I had to knock my original rating a tad for this, but still rated it highly. (905 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouts a bright copper with a thin white head that leaves volumes of small sticky lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops balanced against a little malt sweetness. The taste is much the same with a big hops blast up front. Nice weight and a smooth finish. (252 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop, Drop 'n Roll pours a copper color with a small but lacing head. There is a bold hoppy aroma. The taste has a smooth but hoppy flavor, with a hint of bitterness and dryness at the end. Very easy to drink, good body. Overall, its a full bodied yet easy drinking slightly bitter and dry IPA. (297 characters)

Photo of Jarnol21
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As fine of a beer as I've ever had. No wonder Hop Drop won the World Beer Cup Gold Award this stuff is indeed liquid gold. Huge hop and grapefruit flavor but it could not be smoother going down. Can drink this every day! Cheers and thanks to NoDa Brewery! (259 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.57/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

American IPA brewed with Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior, and Chinook hops. Poured from a 16oz can into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is slightly hazy, apricot in color, and sports a creamy eggshell white head that retains quite well. Lots of bitter, oily, sappy hop aromas on the nose. Pinetrees, flowers, grass, and grapefruit.

Medium body and hop-forward flavor. Marmalade, honey, bread, and citrus fruit. Kind of a syrupy, resiny bitterness instead of the bright, fruity bitterness that I prefer. The balance is not bad, but the hop bill just isn't working for me. I'm no brewer, but is it a good idea to use five different hop varieties in one beer? The beer can't decide if it wants to taste like pinetrees, rosehips, or a big juicy orange. Everything is muddled and the resulting bitterness is not all that pleasant.

I was anxious to try this beer because I heard some great things about it, but I was a little disappointed. Perhaps I got a bad (old) 4-pack, but I just wasn't impressed. I will likely try it again though. (1,037 characters)

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

Acquried during a trade from @wmjones3, thanks! Great to have tried this. On my want list for some time now. Great nose. Citrus notes. Major hops up front. Drinks like a DIPA. Great balance with a nice kick. Alcohol present but not much, still juicy. Well done (260 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking: amber and cloudy with plenty of head and sticky lace. Caramel and tropical fruit aroma.A bit boozy for a single IPA. Very West Coast, pine, tropical fruit a big hop punch at the finish. Leans toward the sweet side. Heavy-ish body for the style (257 characters)

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 (177 characters)

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. (226 characters)

Photo of beersdmf17
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque amber with a fingers width of off white head. Good lacing and legs that linger for a little while. Very aromatic, tons of tropical fruit and citrus, followed by slight resin notes and malt sweetness. The taste is of grapefruit, mango, and citrusy fruits. Light biscuity notes & malt sweetness that balance the bold forward hops. Very sweet and hoppy. Mouthfeel is very silky with medium carbonation. The hops linger on the tongue and coats the mouth well, the alcohol not overly present but is still there in the background.

Overall this is a very balanced, hop forward IPA. Very sweet, but balanced out by the heavy hops. This doesn't disappoint. (661 characters)

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received via trade from @humuloner22 and poured into my SN IPA glass.
Appearance: Kind of a murky orange, two finger fluffy head with enough lacing to cover an old lady's end table
Smell: Piney resin and over ripe sweet fruit on the nose.
Taste: A sweet fruity malt taste is up front. This is normally something that would be off putting for me but not in this beer. Piney hops follow up the malts and sweet fruits like tangerine and melon roll in after the pine. The sweetness is offset with lemon rind bitterness that balances it out nicely.
Feel: Fuller body and almost syrupy, but good carbonation, slight alcohol burn and bitterness balance this out.
Overall: Very good IPA. On the sweeter side but well balanced and very drinkable. As I read my notes, it sounds like something that I wouldn't like. But this is really good and I look forward to finishing off the 4 pack that I have. (901 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.