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Hop, Drop 'n Roll | NoDa Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
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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214
Ratings:
1,854
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
27.19%
 
 
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Reviews: 214 | Ratings: 1,854
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence all around.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer really impressed me. on tap at the charlotte airport for some nine bucks, I was unsure at first for obvious reasons. it pours a hazy goldenrod flower color, dense looking but with very good carbonation amounting in an inch or so of white fizz. the nose is unbelievable, really yummy. tons of citra hops and other high alpha varieties, way more fruity than bitter, with notes of grapefruit and lemon candy, fresh peach, and dried grass. the malt is rather unremarkable, which is okay because the hops complexion is just so big and interesting. I love the way the hop flavors come though without making this supremely bitter. it is a bigger beer, and drinks like one, with a fuller body and a slight boozy warmth on the finish. a couple of these is enough, but the use of citra hops here is something to behold. best airport beer ive ever had, no contest.

edit: i much preferred the canned version, more pronounced bitterness and a cleaner feel, but i have to admit, drlovemd87's effort to share it with me may take the cake for most extremely generous beer share ever, ill have to nominate it.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color; the head is respectable and leaves a bit a lacing here and there

Smell: Grapefruit and tropical fruit elements

Taste: A hint of sweet malt and then we are off to West Coast hoppy paradise, with grapefruit and tropical fruits; the bitterness builds, in the middle and through the finish; just a touch of residual sugar lingers in the aftertaste, taking a back seat to the grapefruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A first class IPA from a state which doesn't produce many of them - nice to find this and would love to see it in bottles

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Wil for this one!

Pours a dark saturated orange, slight haze, but the light streams through. Creamy foam on the surface, sticky collar around the edges with a good amount of fine lace in the glass.

Fresh sliced oranges, pungent fresh bitter greens in the aroma.

Green hop bitterness lingers long in the aftertaste. Citrus peel, dandelion greens, and buttered biscuits comprise the range of flavors. Light to medium bodied, carbonation is at a pleasantly soft level. Fresh hops really shine here, nice complexity and intensity.

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Photo of oberon
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of mothman
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange in color with some very light amounts of active visible carbonation along the sides of the glass and some apricot + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple, tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit pith, and herbal hops over a lightly sweet caramel malt base.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/pineapple, tropical/mango, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with some slightly lighter flavors of herbal hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish and linger for quite a while getting slightly stronger as it lingers.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Really enjoying this quite lovely IPA - I think the smell of this beer is about the best smelling IPA I have had brewed in NC (and there are quite a few breweries putting out nice IPAs in NC). Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

From 10/28/14 notes. 16 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky brownish yellow color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Pine hops, fruity malts, citrus hops, resin, and grapefruit. Taste has a little bit of a bitter bite. Medium body and low carbonation with a light bitter bite.

Overall a good beer, but a little maltier than I was expecting...not a hop bomb. Lots of pine to it and some light bitterness, worth checking out.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.4/5  rDev +4%

Fresh can shared by RussianDragon. Thanks Dave! The beer is nearly clear with a copper / orange body and an inch or more of white head. Huge aroma of fresh hops, pine, grass. Gigantic waves of resinous hops blast the palate. Pine and grass. Hurts so good. An unexpected surprise. Terrific beer.

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Photo of jwc215
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint-sized can:

Pours golden with a lasting foamy white head. Lacing sticks down the glass:

The smell is of robust floral and spicy, piney and citric. Wonderful hop aroma!

The taste is floral with lemongrass, pine, some general citrus. Hops tied together with a caramel-ish, bready backing.

Very smooth. Alcohol dangerously well hidden.

A great brew with a pleasantly aggressive hop character.

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Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Friends down in North CANolina sent me this CAN to further The CANQuest (TM) and I am deeply thankful!

From the CAN: "Proudly Brewed & C[AN]ned by NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC."; "Recycle, Reduce, Reuse."; "Our West Coast style IPA hits you with a ton of juicy hop flavor that shines out from a substantial and complex malt backbone. We use Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior and Chinook in 10 separate additions to provide the intense hop blast found within this [CAN]!"

The Crack! was a welcome sound, but given that this was a tallboy CAN, I went with a gentle Glug since I was curious to try all of those hops and I did not want to take a chance on an overflow. I still managed to get a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9), but although I did not mind it as filtration strips flavor, the Golden Boys eschewed it, leaving me to my own devices. Clarity is overrated! Nose was magnificent, but I leaned in and really got a snootful of hops. If they could make this scent into air freshener, I would be a happy man! Earthy, pine, grass, grapefruit, peach and just a hint of caramel malt were what I could parse from this melange. My mouth was watering like one of Pavlov's dogs at the ringing of a bell and I could not wait any longer. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops hit like a charging rhino, assaulting my tongue like the first wave of soldiers hitting the beach at Normandy. If Ethelred was the Unready, then my tongue was a close second! I know that some would say that this is unbalanced and I am not going to argue that point, but the hops flavors were riotous. It almost seems cliche, but this was everything that each hops variety could impart, rolled into one big hops blast. Pine and grapefruit were the prevalent flavors, but there was an earthy note that ran through it all. The finish was gaspingly dry and now I could taste the cooling peach and caramel flavors noted on the nose. This was a beer that was truly th sum of its parts and then some. Nice lacing formed in my glass as I CANtemplated just how many of these I would want or would drink at 7.2% ABV. Hmmm.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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. First time I had it, I thought it was good without justifying the hype. Now I tend to agree.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Can from HeadyHops81, thanks for the opportunity.
Slightly hazy orange amber color with a decent white head. Bready malt with a ton of resin pine and green onion. Crisp hop flavor with a moderate hop bite. Very nice IPA I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, copper coloring with a thin, filmy, sparse, off-white head. Nose of tart citrus (tangerine and grapefruit), with a rich caramel backbone. Flavors are tangy sweet caramel forward, with a vanilla overlay, all blending with a tart and bitter hops character that is heavy citrus and pine. Smooth and light, with a bittersweet and peppery aftertaste. Clean, dry finish. Very solid beer!

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Photo of corby112
4.06/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap from my backyard kegerator into a Founders brewing pint glass

Very hazy, polluted (in a good way) orange color with moderate head leading to decent lacing

Smells of nice citrusy hops. Sniffing the glass over and over to get the full bouquet

Tastes VERY juicy and delicious. Nice bitterness and citrusy hops. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Solid, with a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel is very oily/resiny. Moderate carbonation. Love it

Overall, I am very impressed, especially since NoDa is only a 20min drive from my house. I could definitely seeing this as a regular in my kegerator.

Well done, NoDa!

EDIT: This HAS BECOME my go to IPA for my kegerator

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber bottled 7/15 and consumed the same day..into a shaker.

pours a crisp copper color with an inch head. smell is great...fruity and hoppy, very bold. taste is superb as well. nice sweet mango at first followed by a good hop bitterness on the back end. extremely drinkable. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall this might be the best IPA in north Carolina. really love this one.

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Photo of rudzud
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours hazy orange. Hard to tell the head from the sample cup.

S-Citrus and pine. It smells pretty nice. Not overly intense and it doesn't have a specific point that really stands out. The hoppy aroma is more grassy and piney than anything else. More muscle, less depth.

T-To begin, I think this beer tasted quite right. The flavor was more generous than the nose. The citrus and miscellaneous fruits piped up on the palate more than in the schnoz. A steady malt sweetened the hops out too. It had some spiciness, was grassy and piney and lent some amusing fruity notes.

M-Bitter but not malicious. No blatant qualms.

O/D-For some reason I had super-high expectations for this brew. I thought it was going to be the winner of the 'Best Brew Nobody Knows About' award. It didn't steal the title. It was pretty nice, to its defense. I must say, I would like to give this one another shot someday.

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Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear deep copper with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates leaving moderate lacing.

Resin, sweet caramel malt, sharp citrus, cannabis, and pine form the aroma. Onion lingers in the background. Pretty dank.

Flavor reveals a slightly sweet body of caramel malt, underneath of which lies resiny, grassy hops, which finish fairly bitter and piney. There's a bit of grapefruit throughout, along with peach.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high, accentuating the bitterness.

Good malt and hop flavoring, fairly complex, but the bitterness is a little too harsh and overwhelming for my tastes.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Dated 9/9/2014, poured into a teku glass 10/10/2014.

A- Hazy, darker caramel brown body. Two finger offwhite head that is quite thick and recedes into a thick, substantial collar that sticks around for a while. Rings of lacing complete the picture. [4]

S- Grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, caramel, hop resin. Very fruity in the aroma, brings out a bit more of the malt sweetness manifesting as toffee, adding to its overall complexity as it warms. [4.25]

F- Toffee, citrus, grapefruit, a bit of pine. Very, very aggressively hopped and quite bitter, complex and not one-note in any way. Nice caramel, toffee malt backbone balances things out, even gives a slight hint of a barleywine caramel-forward sweetness. Pine and grapefruit skin on the finish. [4.5]

M- Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, palate-wrecking pine and citrus skin bitterness throughout. Resinous at first, gets drier as it warms up, very smooth and substantial. Very enjoyable to drink. [4.25]

O- Definitely helluva hopped up- bursting with fruity hop flavours with a nice strong malt backbone that's enough to add plenty of sweetness to balance out the bitterness. This is a very good hoppy, bitter, resinous beer that is also easy to drink. [4.25]

Final score: 4.35

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