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Hop, Drop 'n Roll | NoDa Brewing Company

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NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

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Photo of arizcards
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at CLT for 9.25. Beer was served orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is tropical with some citrus.

Taste is citrus forward with notes of mango. Finish is piney.

Mouthfeel is medium and refreshing. Not as clean as some of the other NC star IPAs.

Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high and eggshell in shade. Retention is quite good, even if the texture isn't perfectly creamy. Thick rings of lacing stick to the glass nicely, though.

Oh shit, the aroma sends my sweet onion sirens blaring. Aye...this is a Mosaic bomb, eh? Nope, not brewed with Mosaic. Still, it's so dank and piny, it ends up verging into scallion territory. There are also some grapefruit, pine, grass, floral, and orange peel notes, along with a slight caramel malt backbone. Aside from the bothersome onion, it's a damn sound west coast-style IPA.

Thankfully, I taste less onion and more pine, especially on the slightly resiny finish. I first get some grapefruit rind, and the middle is malty. The finishing bitterness is bang-on: it balances just enough without coming off harshly. The simplicity prevents it from scoring a 4, but it's still very tasty and very...okay, it's not balanced at all. Hey, that's a feature in west coast IPAs, so this one is a success!

Fairly full-bodied on the palate, and even a bit sweet at times. But the piny, resiny hops cleanse the palate extremely well, creating a powerful dryness. Because of the fullness, the bitterness doesn't seem exceedingly harsh. I can imagine the intense hop oils bothering some, though. Carbonation is around medium, as it seems a bit smothered by the relative thickness.

I surmise this would be far better on tap - as many west coast IPAs tend to be. Still, to deny this beer's quality is foolish. It's very Sculpin-esque, and that's a damn nice (if hard to find fresh, Ballast Point!) benchmark. I doubt I'd trade for it again, as there are quite a few local west coast-style IPAs I can access more easily that are every bit as tasty. Still, I'd gladly seek it out when I'm in North Cackalacky again.

3.65/5: Tastes like San Diego, not Charlotte

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Photo of brianmandell
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in CLT. Rich and malty but balanced with huge hop flavors. Pine and grapefruit pith plus some orange and onion. The bitter hop oils linger for a long time. Medium/full mouthfeel. Did I say malty? Reminds me of Stone Enjoy By. It lacks the finesse of the finest but a very good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark gold almost orange. 2+ finger light cream colored head is quite frothy. Good retention and lots of lacing.

Citrus on the nose, orange in particular. Grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, too. Pretty big caramel malt, doughy and sweet.

Orange and grapefruit on first sip, mildly bitter hops. Caramel malt. Lemon, mango, and a touch of pine. Cut grass, biscuit, and earth.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild bitterness with a creamy aspect in the middle. Lingering citrus hops.

Really nice hop notes in this beer. Bold but not overpowering. Very smooth with just a slight bitterness.

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Photo of drned
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cold draft might be a bit below optimal temperature, but I'm getting a different nose and taste others have descibed. This is very hop - forward with more pine resin than citrus. Front to back tongue read is mild on the malt sugar, and the middle roast is overwhelmed by the hop bitterness off the back. The higher ABV only slightly covers what must be a very high IBU. This one is for dedicated hop-heads.

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Photo of thatche2
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Appearance is bright orange/copper in color and opaque. The head is approximately one finger thick with good retention and lacing around the glass.

Smell is a lot of malt, pine, biscuit, pineapple, honey and lemon. Dank and beautiful.

Taste follows the nose with tropical fruit (pineapple) leading the way with a solid malt backbone. I am getting some nice honeysuckle flavors. Bitterness is fairly high and sweetness is moderate, but the finish is fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with nice effervescence.

Overall this is a complex west coast style IPA with a strong malt presence and tons of tropical fruit. It is not the most refreshing or well balanced IPAs that I have had, but I would pick up another in a second.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

9 day old can but dealt with some high temps in travel to North Texas.

Orange bodied and a huge head builds in my tapered wine glass. Leaves lots of glass.

The hops bring forth resinous pine, floral, and fruity notes of orange and grapefruit.

Medium body, carbonation, and bitterness. Ends dry.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazy orange-copper. The soapy off-white head has good retention.

Smells like fresh grains and hoppy citrus.

Tastes like caramel malts, red grapefruit and rind, tangerine/mandarin orange,a bit of pineapple, and piney hops, but mainly hoppy grapefruit juice. A little tart and puckering, but it has enough sweetness to balance it out. A solid bitterness, but it doesn't linger.

Nice body. Bordering on an imperial by the feel. Definitely a higher abv ipa since a little alcohol is noticeable.

This is a solid beer.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, pale amber producing almost 3 fingers of frothy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves a nice, webby coating of clumpy lace. Aroma is hoppy citrus (grapefruit, orange) & tropical fruit forward with a hint of pine swimming in a sweet caramel background. Taste is a fruity mix of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple,& some pine resin sitting on top of sweet bready dough & caramel. Sweet up front but transitioning to bittersweet around mid-sip with the bitterness intensifying in the drying finish where it becomes a very bitter, lasting citrus rind & pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, slick & wet in the mouth but drying after the swallow becoming astringent on the tongue.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at Picassos in North Charlotte. Damn good beer. Plenty of bitterness with the malt hanging out in the background, just the way I like my IPAs. Aroma is grapefruity and loaded with pine. Flavor is straight fine with huge grapefruit as well. I am not sure I have had a beer that has such a distinct mimicking of grapefruit. Bitter to the end with a dry, clean finish. If you are looking for balance, look elsewhere. Hop forward to the max. Alcohol stays well hidden, but damn that bitterness is still kicking my ass. Top notch IPA, and a local on draft to boot!

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

HDR pours to a giant, slightly pebbly ivory-colored head on a clear, very effervescent deep gold body; head retention is moderate and lacing is good, consisting of sticky slabs and caverns. The aroma is medium-big: grapefruit, pine and spicy/sweet florals backed by a nice grassy character. At the front of the palate, the flavor is a quite bitter grassy pine; mid-palate the bitterness moderates a bit, the grapefruit from the nose emerges and eclipses the pine, and a slight bittersweet nutty character makes itself known. The bready malt foundation is quite apparent. The finish is dry and fairly clean, showing just a bit of nuttiness, and is followed by the onset of a nice, pronounced clinging resinous grassy/pine bitterness that lingers for quite awhile. Retrogustative olfaction is modestly grassy. The mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body and is quite astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and slightly peppery from the restrained carbonation. (growler)

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into chalice

Opaque amber, one finger white foam cap

Good hop aroma

Get s nice malt base on this with a lingering hop bite

Creamy smooth and then the bite

Great beer

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Photo of AdamAlway
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Crystal clear amber-orange with a small white head with good lacing.

S: Strong upfront with tropical fruits and hops. Soft pine in the background.

T: A whole lot of pine with a moderate amount of hops followed by very slight fruit notes. As soon as I swallow a very strong bitter aftertaste kicks in.

F: Very smooth and filling, but oddly light with very little carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable, but not particularly special. I don't usually like a lot of bitterness, but it seemed appropriate. I look forward to enjoying the several cans I received.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice honey/amber with a thick bright white head that dissipates slowly. Nose is fairly strong with some tropical notes-you can tell its very hoppy. The taste features a balance between tropical fruits and bitter citrus hops. To me the bitter hops slightly balance out the tropical notes. Its a very flavorful and bitter beer. It has a nice mouthfeel-not too carbonated or too thick. Overall, this is a very good IPA, but I prefer one a little more on the tropical side.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a filtered dark ambery orange. Fluffy white head. Course bubbles.

S - fresh piney aroma. Tropical and exotic. Delightful licorice notes.

T - sweet malty pine bomb. Leaves a pointed bitter tang in the back of the mouth long after the sip. Tropical with sweet caramel poking through. A very rich, bold, and in-your-face IPA.

F - full and smooth. Medium to low carb. Silky smooth. Very drinkable.

O - quite a delicious IPA! Can't stop smashing my face into it. Has a curious flavor/aroma that keeps it at my lips and away from the coffee table. Not such a bad thing!

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold with thin bubbly white head leaves lacing. Smell a little weak, but malty and piney. Same in taste. Lots of malt, a different hop profile than I am used to, something sweet in the mix. Not keen on extremely bitter finish.

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Photo of monkeybone7504
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Feels like an east coast IPA lots of heavy malt - also lots of great hops fruitiness...
Only problem is that it drops off in can fast. 1 month old the malt takes over big time

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Photo of jancona
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can at Charlotte airport - dark golden hue with off white foam. Nice smell of tropical fruit, orange citrus and malt. Taste is a beautiful blend of mango, orange along with malt. Finished with bright citrus notes. Reminds me of Dirt Wolf - though I'm still partial to the Victory.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking copper color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving light streams of lacing. The smell had a glossy sweet citrus to light bitter citrus imparting a light spice to balance. The taste was sweet to bitter and added the light spice to enliven and help to accentuate a nice bitterness rolling into the aftertaste and adding a decent dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation rolls over my tongue nicely with a good IPA harshness. The bitterness level is at a medium level. Overall, I say this was a nice AIPA that I would have again. Thanks Dwayne!

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Photo of anonymoose
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2 days ago. There is a big fruit aroma when you pop the can. The beer pours a dark orange to amber color. The taste is balanced with citrus, tropical fruits, pine, and a sweet bready malt. You can taste a small amount of alcohol which brings it down a little.

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Photo of josephwa
3.14/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got a lot of bitterness and not in a good way. So much that it tasted like a home-brew with residual hops in the bottom. The malt didn't seem to match up well with the brew either. Not sure if it was just the can I got or how the beer actually tastes. Can't say I recommend this one.

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Photo of zac16125
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
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!

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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