Hop, Drop 'n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

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Reviews: 180 | Hads: 1,657
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. (457 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
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. (341 characters)

Photo of JiveBro
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. (261 characters)

Photo of Floater
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
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. (292 characters)

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. (251 characters)

Photo of watermelon
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
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. (669 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
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. (889 characters)

Photo of Craigory
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Canned 08/18/2014. Thanks to @bsyoung!

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep orange body with slight chill haze, forming thick, off-white head that eventually recedes to a light cap. Leaves plenty of legs and a bit of splotchy lacing.

S: Huge hop aroma right from the opening of the can, including notes of pineapple, resin, fresh leafy hops, and a bit of dankness. Each sniff demands another, longer one.

T: Leafy bitterness, tropical fruit (pineapple), light malt sweetness, giving way to a lingering hop bitterness. Great, cohesive complexity.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, with a little alcohol warming.

O: HDNR is completely deserving of its GABF gold medal. Best IPA in the southeast region, and a go-to when I can get it. (758 characters)

Photo of koutkid41
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (345 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to n2185 for the can. Tasted 10 January 2014.

Pours a mostly clear orangey amber. The top of the can is near 100% clear, but the bottom has a hefty amount of sediment. One finger of off-white head, okay retention, decent lacing.

Smell is a fantastic burst of citrusy hops, with tropical fruits, sweet malts, and a soft bitterness lurking in the background. Fantastic.

Taste is half really nice clean citrusy IPA, half kapow of chalky bitter. It's the astringent bitterness that really gets me, like someone's dropping some kind of drying powder on my tongue. I know some people like that element, but I don't. It's a tribute to the other side of the beer that I still rate it this highly.

Feel is medium-bodied, a touch sticky, and there's that powerful drying aspect again. But it keeps feeling dryer and dryer.

A really solid IPA, with excellent citrus and tropical fruit character. Wish I knew what causes the chalky bitter flavor, as it's one thing that brings a lot of IPAs down for me. (1,003 characters)

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

I don't usually go all-fives on a beer, but this one nails it at every level. It deserves it's status in the top 50 IPA's in America and I'm glad I can get this beer anytime I want it here in Charlotte. This should be a whale to those in other parts of the country where this beer isn't distributed. (299 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium amber with a more than ample head and lacing. Big nose of citrus hops, mostly grapefruit, against a slight sweet malt background with a touch of pine hops. Medium bodied with a nice slick mouthfeel. Normal carbonation level. The taste is an exceptional balance of citrus hop flavor over malt sweetness. Bitterness is mild, which accentuates the remarkable flavor of this ale. Smooth finish of grapefruit and malt sweetness with slight tartness and bitterness that lingers. To call this one outstanding, is an understatement. By far the best IPA I have ever had. In a side by side with Founder's Harvest Ale, NoDa wins by 0.11. It is more flavor intensive and has a slightly thinner body. Both are predominately grapefruit oriented flavor profiles, but Hop Drop is a tad drier and that helps the hop flavor overcome the slight malt sweetness in Founders. Both are exceptional and display the brewer's art at it's best. (932 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - pours an incredibly hazy golden amber color, nearly zero light gets through this thing. Half a finger of tan head, OK retention, very very thin outer ring remains 5 minutes later. Looks very similar to a heady, and that's a good thing to me!

S - amazing west coast juicy citrus fruits, mango, pineapple, light grapefruit, more pineapple, Slightly resinous, smells absolutely fantastic!

T - Really nice slightly resinous dry hops up front with little tropical fruit sweetness coming through, would definitely like more of this, gotta be 40 degrees, I'll see what happens when it warms up a bit. Still very good dry /hoppy IPA. As I go the sweet mango/pineapple flavors really start to show, really awesome.

M - medium/lighter bodied with nice carbonation and great drink ability.

O - Top 5 south Atlantic IPA with ease (825 characters)

Photo of beer2day
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Orange gold color, hazy, with 1-finger of cream colored head. Laces in light bunches.

Nose is a bag full of hops. Tropical fruit, oranges, light hop esters. Really well done.

Taste mimics the nose. Tropical fruit with orange behind that. Herbal and pine hops are there too. Just a smorgasbord of hop flavors. Finishes dry, even in the presence of all that fruit.

Body stands up to the rich hop flavor.

Overall, probably the best readily available IPA in NC. Seek it out. (477 characters)

Photo of coriswrasse
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

shared on christmas day. poured from can into two half pint standards. taste and smell are amazing. pours a cloudy haze with some residuals visible in the beer. excellent carbonation. piney taste that lasts into the back end. would definitely buy again and highly recommend to any hop head. super awesome! (305 characters)

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

Woody amber color with some stagnant suspended specs floating about. Aroma at first is very soft. Then expands to a juicy-fragrant-floral-citrus-lightly piney extravaganza. Sweet peaches, apple, smooth orange, tea, passionfruit, white bread and caramel malt. This beer does taste pretty fantastic. Very pleasant fruit and flowers. Simple yet deep flavors. Body is medium-full with a nice slick slightly syrupy texture. Excellent stuff. (435 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 16oz can into snifter.

A - Dirty and hazy orange color with a 1.5 finger white head that leaves behind a collar and patchy lacing.

S - Good amount of citrus, grapefruit and unripe orange peel. I can tell that this has Amarillo hops in it. There is a light caramel, honey, and bread malt aroma blended in. There is also a very faint spice note, cinnamon?

T - Bold bitterness of citrus, grapefruit, unripe orange, and some pine. A good sweetness comes in after of bread covered in honey and caramel. Again I get a very faint spice like cinnamon. Finish is big on the grapefruit and pine bitter. Great use of the hops in this.

M - Medium body with full carbonation. Bitter and oily on the palate.

O - What a fantastic IPA out of NC. Love the 16oz cans and the bold use and combo of the hops that were used: Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior, and Chinook. Pick this up if you are ever in NC. (905 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Polluted, murky dark orange with a little red. Huge head, long retention, lots of hearty cling.

S - Standard citrus hops and malty goodness backing it up.

T - Orange rind hops with nice fat malt center. Peaks in bitterness in the center and trails off.

M - Good carbonation, good balance. I like the series of flavor feels.

D - Very tasty. Don't like the floaters and there is a small amount of tinniness to the smell, but it is a solid beer. (450 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz, no date

A: Some yeast particles. Dirty yellow orange in color. Not a lot of head. Just a thin layer of bright white head. Some lacing bits. Very faint.

S: Lots of fruity aromas. Love the hops used. Pulling a good amount of Amarillo and Citra here. Some cat per astringency.

T: Nice beer. Nice burst of bitterness up front. Love that fruity hop mixing with the pine. Not a lot of malt, just enough. Seems fresh despite lack of date. Nice bittering lingering flavor. Dry.

M: Thin medium. Easy drinking. (516 characters)

Photo of Cramletram
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Strong on the citrus. My buddy said "Wow, that's a grapefruit sandwich!" Feels like a DIPA. Great floral aroma. Lots of hops, but well-balanced. Nice cloudy amber color. Good lacy head. Aftertaste is good and hoppy and lingers a good long while. Everything I'm looking for. Very enjoyable. One of the very best IPA's I've had. Would drink this any day.

Well done, NoDa! (370 characters)

Photo of mnphish
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to CincyTrigger for sending this my way. 16oz can served in a snifter. It pours a nice orange body with a light haze. There's a sizable head and lots of sticky lacing left behind. Lets dive in.

Traditional west coast tropical aromas and just slightly floral, some caramel malt, and a little bit of lemongrass. Yum the taste shines with resinous, sticky, and delicious citrus flavor. Lots of bitter pine needles on the back end.

Medium bodied and very refreshing. Killer IPA. (483 characters)

Photo of Chad33
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is awesome on all accounts. The main one is it's always fresh and available. You can just go and buy it without wrestling someone at the brewery or on Ebay.

Appearance: Nice gold, glistening goodness

Smell: Hops, hops, hops....tropical, citrus, mango, etc

Taste: Amazingly quenching to be so dank and flavorful. Tastes like you want them all to!

Mouthfeel: yummy

Overall: The Best IPA in NC...amazing this isn't a double. Go and get you some! (457 characters)

Photo of Mojo
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can -> New Belgium globe glass

A - pours up a hazy medium gold with a foamy two finger head, great retention, and awesome lacing.

S - PINE!!!

T - Caramel malts greet you as you take the first sip. That gives way to a very citrusy grapefruit and lemon taste, finishing with a massive hop bitterness with distinct pine and resin flavor. Not a weak offering by all means.

M - full with plenty of carbonation

O - a very satisfying IPA, loaded with flavor. (468 characters)

Photo of mc4z
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. A beautiful opaque orange color with a few fingers of head. The smell is piney along with citrus - lemon, grapefruit, and orange come through. Really outstanding nose. The taste is really bitter with a strong pine presence. This is a true hop bomb that has a distinct resinous feel. Overall, this is a really drinkable west coast IPA and one of the best beers coming out of Charlotte. (433 characters)

Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
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