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Hop, Drop ‘n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

Hop, Drop ‘n RollHop, Drop ‘n Roll

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429 Ratings

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%

Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: syrupjoe on 12-02-2011)
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Photo of cdizinno

South Carolina

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

A: Pours a pale amber color with one+ finger off-white head and thick lacing.

S: Grapefruit dominated citrus flavor accented by pine and tropical fruit notes.

T&M: Overwhelmingly hops at the getgo! Citrusy with notes of orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Solid malt backbone but the hops are definitely the strongest. Crisp, slightly sweet-but-dry finish with lingering citrus hop aftertaste. Moderate carbonation.

OMG - my new 'favorite' IPA. I've tasted side-by-side with Sculpin and Ruination... BLOWS THEM AWAY

Serving type: growler

07-29-2013 01:53:29 | More by cdizinno
Photo of corby112


4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kubrick215 for picking up and sharing this growler. My first beer from NoDa.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a 1.5 finger white head.  Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap.  Splotchy lacing left behind.

Spicy hop aroma with tropical fruit and resinous pine notes along with bread and a pale malt backbone.  Slightly grassy with hints of pine, mango, pineapple, lemon peel bread/yeast and biscuit.  

Medium bodied with crisp hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish.  Resinous oils with grassy pine and earthy bitterness countered by subtle fruit sweetness.  Malt backbone is stronger than expected but doesn't interfere too much with the hops giving off notes of biscuit and graham cracker.  Well balanced yet still retains a strong hop profile.  Enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2013 18:44:34 | More by corby112
Photo of gueuzedreg


3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Translucent light golden honey, medium lacing with terrific legs!

S- Nice organic pine smell to this; pretty one-dimentional in this, but done well

T- Kinda everyday west coast IPA

M- nothing special here, not creamy or anything crazy; kinda thin and medium-medium/a lot of carb

O- Good rep of West Coast IPA (not sure if this is the intention; or if I have totally misrep this beer

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 00:34:57 | More by gueuzedreg
Photo of Bosoxfan20


4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy, murky deep gold. Almost copper really. White head of 1 finger. Decent lacing.

S- Pineapple, mango, and grapefruit from the start. Aroma is moderately tempered in power, but oh so pleasant. Doughy malt base complements the juicy aspects well.

T- Hops galore. They are a kicking from the start and fight to the finish with each sip. Just enough of a biscuity, caramel base to make an attempt at balance. The hop profile seems to work really well with the Amarillo taking the lead.

M- Fuller side of mid body. Low carbonation. Has some creamy feel to it. No alcohol. Bitter, dry finish.

O- Very pleased with this one. All the qualities you look for in the style- hops lead the way and highlight each sip, not quite balanced, complex, and bone dry.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 23:13:07 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of stakem


3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for sharing this pounder can with me. Pours a pale copper color with slight haze. Decent off-white cap with typical retaining powers.

The smell is primarily compromised of citrus hoppiness with a bit of rindy quality. Little to no malt and alcohol inclusion. Overall nice.

The taste is piney hops with bitter pith and rindy fruit elements. A slight indication of grass and like the nose, little to no alcohol and maltiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This brew has a good balance of character and is easy drinking. I would have this again.

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 17:21:16 | More by stakem
Photo of portia99


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

16oz can poured into an Idle Hands tulip. No date on the can but I am told that this can is less than 2 weeks old, so should be very fresh.

A - Pours a darker than expected, medium amber color with average clarity - just a mild haze throughout. A finger thick cap of cream colored head lingers for a minute or so and leaves a thin coat of lacing on the glass.

S - Juicy grapefruit up front and plenty of it. Mildly sweet smelling, sugary, a very faint buttery aspect, a touch herbal, some pine, followed up by more grapefruit. Definitely smells fresh - nice, inviting citrus forward IPA...so far, so good.

T - More piney than the aroma shows, sticky and resiny. Still plenty of fresh grapefruit up front with an appropriate bitterness accompanying the fleshy, pulpy fruitiness. Mild, sweet malt presence that presents a solid base below the hops.

M - Medium body with a nicely balanced mid-level carbonation somewhere between tingly and a bit foamy. Piney hops up front moving to citrus in the middle and finishing again with pine. A bit sticky with a dry, bitter finish.

O - Very good IPA...heard a number of people talk this one up, so was pretty excited to get to try this. Definitely didn't disappoint - really good, fresh citrus and pine components. Sad to see this hit the bottom of the glass. Definitely have to get more of this in the future.

Serving type: can

04-01-2014 23:28:29 | More by portia99
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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, but the bitterness takes it down a peg.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 23:15:52 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of lochef81


4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a can of this from my beer guy following one of his other number one customer's trip ti the east coast. Can't get this in Michigan so I was quite excited to try it. This ipa pours a very handsome, hazy orange hue with a two finger white head that gives way to a nice film and silky lacing. The nose is very fruity; lots of tropical notes of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and even apricots. There is also a pine and resin dankness present in the aroma. There is a little malt but it is subtle at best. The mouthfeel is smooth and a little sticky. Very nice coating hop resin and easily sippable. The flavor is more citrus and pine than the nose. The tropical notes are lost but taken over by bitter grapefruit pith and pine resin bitterness. This is actually a good thing in my opinion as I was concerned about an overly fruity taste based upon the nose. The finish still reveals some of these tropical flavors and ends with a dry bitter bite on the tongue. Overall, this is a very good and unexpected ipa. I look forward to sampling more NoDa offerings the next time I'm in their distribution area.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 18:38:39 | More by lochef81
Photo of KVNBGRY


4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received this can from some stranger randomly at hunahpu's day. Thanks, you!

Ap - Deep, rich amber. Sticky eggshell colored head leaves crazy lace all the way.

Ar - Classic west coast ipa aroma. All sorts of hops going on. Very subtle caramel malt.

T - Ditto. Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, a little lychee, followed by some caramel malts. (This would benefit from a lighter malt IMO.)

M - Medium bodied, sticky, nice bitterness.

O - Well done! If this wasn't a free can of beer, I MIIIIIIGHT rate it a .25 pt. lower. It's awesome, I just feel it needs a lower percentage of caramel malts. The hops they use would pop that much more!

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 23:42:47 | More by KVNBGRY
Photo of Dope


4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No canning date that I can find.

A: Pours a clear amber with a big frothy light tan head. Head fades out at a moderate pace. Substantial heavy lacing left behind. Great retention.

S: Nice bitter grapefruit aroma. Further sniffs reveal a spicy, resinous pine backing it up. Smells pretty dry, no real malt to make note of.

T: Again with the grapefruit briefly, but there is a big, big spicy, resinous, dank pine here too. Malt is just a side note here, I get some dry breadiness briefly. Heavy, sticky dankness pervades the finish and aftertaste of this beer along with waves of bitterness. Dry and mildly bitter dankness lingers forever between sips.

M: Nice light-medium body, smooth and dry. A bit of mouth coating resin.

O: Pretty intensely hoppy IPA that goes down surprisingly well despite a simple malt. Not too bitter but quite dry as a result. Big bold hop flavors everywhere thought. Lots and lots of spicy, resinous pine for sure, giving it a dankness that can't be understated. Very tasty.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 06:32:52 | More by Dope
Photo of brother_kenneth


4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my buddy Garret for this one. Somehow this beer has evaded me....until now. Hop Drop pours a really nice translucent orange. This thing is sticky and there is just the faintest amount of floaties in the glass (not quite on Heady's level). Nose is tropical fruit, sweet caramel malt, pine, and some orange/citrus. This is a big IPA! Tastes more like something I would consider to be a DIPA, personally. Massive amounts of juicy, fruity hops, as well as a nice malt backbone, and a great mouthfeel and finish (again, quite sticky). wrap things up nicely. Overall, this is damn good IPA. Yet another winner from NC.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 18:23:33 | More by brother_kenneth
Photo of king75


4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 23:10:09 | More by king75
Photo of Goblinmunkey7


4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to pgh_penguins for the can.

Appearance: Slightly hazed orange-copper. Head is off-white, loose, and clingy. Drops to a small clumpy cap and persistent bubbly collar in relatively short order. Notches of lacing and a moderate carbonation.

Smell: Pine needle and a ton of tropical fruit. Almost bitter aspirin push through the back. Grapefruit rind with some mango and a touch of pineapple. Assertively bitter. Juicy. Moderate malt backbone works to keep everything in check offering a sweet biscuity caramelized malt balance. Some mint in there as well. A bit of undercooked biscuit. Nicely sweet. Floral in good measure. A touch of marmalade. All seems to be in relative balance, but hops are heavy.

Taste: Pith and pine needle. Lingering bitterness coupled with a push of juicy clementine and grapefruit. Balanced malt sweetness covers up some of the bitter edge. Almost like aspirin at times. Solidly floral with some backing tropical notes. Slightly caramelized malts with a slightly bready backbone. Resin and pine. Yeast hits a touch on the back, leaving a mildly earthy powdery thing. Warming ups the bitter element a bit and lets the pine dominate. A touch of mint and did I mention pine?

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish with a juicy initial sip. Drinks so good. Slightly smooth.

Overall: DMX approves.

This is rather delightful. A ballsy West Coast style IPA with hops for days. Drinks quick. Bonus points for the stellar use of the 16oz can.

Serving type: can

02-28-2014 22:04:19 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Photo of DeFaz


4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a large can of this at the Charlotte airport (layover--Charlotte can't handle a little snow). Basically, this is a solid IPA--nice hop profile (more pine than citrus, moderately bitter) with also some malt to balance things. It's smooth, very drinkable, and quite sessionable. I'm surprised this isn't well known nationally. It's solid, but it doesn't necessarily have flavors that aren't seen elsewhere.

Serving type: can

02-14-2014 17:08:54 | More by DeFaz
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic brew from NODA in Charlotte NC. Citrus, piney, floral, great hoppy character. Straightforward style with tamed malts and boosted hops, floral head and softer mouth feel. Starting to find in cans and tap all across the state of NC. And at 7.2% this makes for a solid can on the river! Definitely recommend hop drop & roll and most of what NOdA puts out.

Serving type: can

02-12-2014 13:38:51 | More by Benjacolvin
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yay tall boy cans, thanks to Beerness for this one.

Pours a nice creamy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with nice soapy lacing, hazy amber orange color.

Nose pretty nice, good citrus and mild tropical fruit but less than I expected, hint of Clementine and tangerines, little fluffy meringue like malts with orange cream, hint of oily resinous musty, fairly fruity.

Taste is good but not crazy, mild citrus floral, hint of orange peel zest and candied orange peel, light fluffy malt and meringue like again, decent balance at first, little fruity bubblegum, and pretty fruity overall. Finish gets dry and very bitter, spicy chewy very bitter hop finish, long too.

Mouth is med bod fluffy meringue like, nice carb.

Overall very nice. Decent hops that I thought would be more tropical fruits, but still nice, and long bitter nice finish.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 03:41:30 | More by jlindros
Photo of rudzud


4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip state nice hazy honey hue with a thin blanket that fades to leave light blanket.

S - Aromas of light dank hops, pine, citrus, resinous, light alcohol and faint malts. Very pleasant.

T - Taste is nice and bitter, creamy pine, light malts. Pretty straight forward here with nice lingering bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and easy drinking.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, glad to try.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 22:43:16 | More by rudzud
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4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tall boy can into pint at the Charlotte airport. Nice golden slight brown copper color. Not much head but sticky lacing. Huge hop aromas. ..pine and citrus bomb. Taste is nearly flawless. ..smooth wonderful base malt hint of nuttiness with a massive hop burst. So smooth its scary. This is one he'll of an IPA! One of the best I've ever had.

Serving type: can

02-06-2014 20:57:06 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of JiveBro

North Carolina

4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let's just say that when my fridge doesn't have any Hop Drop and Roll in it I get very uncomfortable, from the time that you crack a can until the last sip this beer is fantastic and just spot on. I absolutely love this beverage, well done NoDa Brewing Company.

Serving type: can

02-04-2014 22:36:42 | More by JiveBro
Photo of Floater


4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had it for the first time was at the Charlotte airport on draft. Since then I have had HD&R in can it was just as good. I just love this beer it is exactly what an IPA should be. I just wish I could get it here in Dayton Ohio. When I am traveling I always ask. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 16:30:58 | More by Floater
Photo of resbum


4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I live in Ohio and we have some great beers here and nearby Michigan.
HD&R! there is nothing that smells like it!
The taste is exactly what I think an IPA is supposed to taste like.
It always delivers.

It is just as good in a can or in the taproom.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 21:56:22 | More by resbum
Photo of watermelon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a tulip glass.

A: Murky brown orange with a two finger toffee head. Tons of lacing.

S: Grapefruit hops, along with dank scents.

T: Fair amount of malt as well as citrus hops.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly astringent and very bitter.

O: Not my favorite IPA but defiantly up there. Probably the best NC IPA ive had.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 06:11:00 | More by watermelon
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District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a darkish golden color with two fingers of fluffy, yellowish-cream colored head. Superb retention and clarity, with intricate lace covering most of the glass.

S: A pungent aroma of—on the one hand—light caramel and crystal malt, and—on the other hand—piney, dank hops, with a hint of orange and mango.

T: Moderate resiny pine hops, which linger on the palate, complemented with light-to-moderate bitterness, through the longish finish. Some pale-ish malt, tangerine and orange pith. Rounded out with mild sweetness.

M: Medium-light body and light carbonation.

O: A very well put-together IPA, very good flavors and fairly drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-23-2014 03:23:28 | More by pmarlowe
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North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on-tap at Appalachian Vintner Asheville. Served in a Sierra Nevada pint.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Frothy resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S- Super fresh smelling vegetal hops with just enough cereal grain sweetness to deliver that awesome IPA smell that reminds me of hops in the boil when home brewing. Marvelous.

T- Taste offers much of the same with a clean but powerful shot of earthy hop bitterness. Delectably drinkable with the bitterness at a near-perfect level: not too heavy but still assertive. Great hop burps.

M- A bit sharp and oily with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A damn fine IPA. Now I see what all the hoopla's about. Will be sure to try more offerings from these guys when possible.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2014 19:47:05 | More by Immortale25
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange color. Hazy with really noticeable sediment

S: Pungent mango and candied fruit, light caramel sweetness with a hint of pine.

T: Fruity, mostly mango with some resinous pine notes. Moderate bitterness, through the longish finish. Mild sweetness but works.

O: Really love the candy like aroma and flavor with the pine undertones.

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 02:52:45 | More by koutkid41
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Hop, Drop ‘n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.