Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

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

188 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 188
Hads: 1,694
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 310
Gots: 355 | 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: 188 | Hads: 1,694
Photo of zac16125
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hop Drop N Roll
16oz can into a pint glass
Canning dates illegible

A: Slighty hazy, golden, greater than 1 fingers width of white head, pretty good retention and nice lacing 4.25

S: piney hops, pretty dank, citrus; good aroma but fairly muted 4

T: great hop profile, lots of piney characters, citrus rind, balancing malt backbone 4.25

M/D: pretty smooth, good drinkability, medium bodied with a heavier carbonation 4.5

O: very good overall, much better than the last time I had it 4.25 (490 characters)

Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this as a bonus in a trade. Very nice surprise. I had never heard of it but I was quite impressed. Drank right out of the 16oz can. Nose is piney... But not overwhelming. Tasted as such. Very nicely balanced floral hops... and more hops. Feel was medium bodied, almost syrup like. Whoa, not sure where that came from but sticking with it. Overall a very nice hop head must try. Glad I have one more. (413 characters)

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

This came highly recommended via a four pack imported from NC to OH by a friend's sister. I must say, they are on to something. And to package something so good in such large containers is nice bonus.

It looks fairly typical. Yellow. Nice head.

The aroma is quite special. It's strong and hoppy and just bordering on skunky. They take it right to the edge. Similarly, the taste avoids being balanced but still it's not one of those mono-character hop bombs. This is a good hoppy DAIPA. They could have put even more malty in it, but I'm fine with this treat as I'd.

The finish is a mostly but pucker with a little sweetness thrown in.

I was going to share this but alas, I'm drinking it alone. Quite happily! (715 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite NoDa brew to date. Very nice hoppy character but still very smooth and easy drinking. Could easily mistake for a session. Great beer overall! (156 characters)

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fresh can, less than a week old.

A - pours an amber color with minimal head.

S - some hop notes there, getting some malt as well.

T - Very similar to the smell. malty'ish flavor with a hop bite finish.

M - med carb. med feel.

O - disappointed. the hype behind this really had my hopes up but this just didnt do it for me. (331 characters)

Photo of BigGold
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oddly, had this interestingly-named beer on recommendation of my better half, poured from pint can into hotel water glass. Big but balanced, must-have IPA. (156 characters)

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -28.9%
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 -1.9%
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 JamesStreet
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of 16oz can at a BBQ joint in Charlotte. Pours an amber color with a big white fluff. Huge danky, piney smell as well as taste. Good amount of bitter as well. Medium-bodied with right amount of carbonation. I can see why this is rated as high as it is. Great brew! Hopheads rejoice. (297 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 +4.9%
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 -2.8%
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 -1.4%
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 -1.9%
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%
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 +14.7%
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 -3.3%
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%
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 +4.9%
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 +3.3%
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 -4.4%
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 -3.3%
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 +11.7%
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)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.