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Hop, Drop 'n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

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Reviews: 188
Hads: 1,694
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 310
Gots: 355 | 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: 188 | Hads: 1,694
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

American IPA brewed with Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior, and Chinook hops. Poured from a 16oz can into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is slightly hazy, apricot in color, and sports a creamy eggshell white head that retains quite well. Lots of bitter, oily, sappy hop aromas on the nose. Pinetrees, flowers, grass, and grapefruit.

Medium body and hop-forward flavor. Marmalade, honey, bread, and citrus fruit. Kind of a syrupy, resiny bitterness instead of the bright, fruity bitterness that I prefer. The balance is not bad, but the hop bill just isn't working for me. I'm no brewer, but is it a good idea to use five different hop varieties in one beer? The beer can't decide if it wants to taste like pinetrees, rosehips, or a big juicy orange. Everything is muddled and the resulting bitterness is not all that pleasant.

I was anxious to try this beer because I heard some great things about it, but I was a little disappointed. Perhaps I got a bad (old) 4-pack, but I just wasn't impressed. I will likely try it again though. (1,037 characters)

Photo of Big_V
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquried during a trade from @wmjones3, thanks! Great to have tried this. On my want list for some time now. Great nose. Citrus notes. Major hops up front. Drinks like a DIPA. Great balance with a nice kick. Alcohol present but not much, still juicy. Well done (260 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking: amber and cloudy with plenty of head and sticky lace. Caramel and tropical fruit aroma.A bit boozy for a single IPA. Very West Coast, pine, tropical fruit a big hop punch at the finish. Leans toward the sweet side. Heavy-ish body for the style (257 characters)

Photo of WoolyFSU
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is that I think this beer deserves serious consideration in the top 10-15 IPA's in the country. Talk about balance, I think this beer is on the precipice of genius (177 characters)

Photo of brother_rebus
3.16/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oh my. Where to start. Looks like septic system runoff. That aftertaste. Behck. So yeasty, chalky, worty, gross. Does not live upto its hype. Drinkable but wouldnt buy any.

Note: actually shitcanned remaining half of my pint. (226 characters)

Photo of beersdmf17
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque amber with a fingers width of off white head. Good lacing and legs that linger for a little while. Very aromatic, tons of tropical fruit and citrus, followed by slight resin notes and malt sweetness. The taste is of grapefruit, mango, and citrusy fruits. Light biscuity notes & malt sweetness that balance the bold forward hops. Very sweet and hoppy. Mouthfeel is very silky with medium carbonation. The hops linger on the tongue and coats the mouth well, the alcohol not overly present but is still there in the background.

Overall this is a very balanced, hop forward IPA. Very sweet, but balanced out by the heavy hops. This doesn't disappoint. (661 characters)

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received via trade from @humuloner22 and poured into my SN IPA glass.
Appearance: Kind of a murky orange, two finger fluffy head with enough lacing to cover an old lady's end table
Smell: Piney resin and over ripe sweet fruit on the nose.
Taste: A sweet fruity malt taste is up front. This is normally something that would be off putting for me but not in this beer. Piney hops follow up the malts and sweet fruits like tangerine and melon roll in after the pine. The sweetness is offset with lemon rind bitterness that balances it out nicely.
Feel: Fuller body and almost syrupy, but good carbonation, slight alcohol burn and bitterness balance this out.
Overall: Very good IPA. On the sweeter side but well balanced and very drinkable. As I read my notes, it sounds like something that I wouldn't like. But this is really good and I look forward to finishing off the 4 pack that I have. (901 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasty IPA, if a bit malty, and with a sort of generic hop flavor. Just not a lot of pop to the hops, neither on the palate nor in the nose. I could see this being a bit of a workhorse IPA, something to count on, but it didn't wow me either. (240 characters)

Photo of marley2112
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on Monday (1/19/15).

Look: Nice, very nice.

Smell: MAN, that smells good.

Taste: HOLY CRAP...

Feel: So silky... so smooth...

Overall: Oh, baby. (155 characters)

Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice IPA...aroma is nice and stays strong throughout. Flavor starts out kinda fruity...grapefruit and mango are present....the malt provides a nice balance and sweetness during the sip. And then come the hops to finish and stick around til the next sip...they hang on the tongue for dear life!
I applaude any IPA that stands out from the crowd and this one did not disappoint! (399 characters)

Photo of Kadonny
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this one via trade with @CHSASVbeer. Poured from a pounder can into a standard pint glass.

Look: Appearance was a medium orange color with a two finger white fluffy head. Minimal glass lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts, citrus, tropical fruit and some pine. Very hoppy nose.

Taste: Citrus and tropical fruits first with grapefruit, huge pineapple, mango, fruit cocktail flavors. I then get this huge sweetness that is candy like. It tastes almost like a fruity candy, kind of like the red candy apple coating. The sweetness really carries all the way through the finish which adds some pine and bitterness.

Feel: Full prickly mouthfeel with some bitterness and slight alcohol. Nice carbonation.

Overall: This is a solid IPA, but not one that I would say can stand up with the best. Still, I would drink this anytime. Good solid beer. (851 characters)

Photo of beerbully
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into DFH IPA glass
Can dated 10/7/2014

L-1/2" head mild retention with a lasting white cap.........thick lacing that coats the glass and lingers for a while..........hazy orange/copper

S-sweet syrupy bready malt combined with piney citrus hops......some mild melon coming through along with mango

T-Good blend of sweet malts and citrus / tropical fruits..........grapefruits, mango, tangerine,orange peel, some mild pine............slight bitter finish that resembles orange peel as the aftertaste lingers it morphs to bitter grapefruit rind

F-Medium body, nice coating, full of flavor....mildly carbonated

O-Really good IPA feels more like a DIPA.........alcohol well hidden.........very drinkable.......nice balance between hops and malts.........bitterness comes through in the aftertaste (803 characters)

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge melon from start to finish in this one. I just wish there was a bit more complexity in it, but I guess that's what makes this one so unique. Super drinkable, mouthfeel is perfect. Just the right amount of chew, a bit resinous. Nothing overpowering. Great stuff. (266 characters)

Photo of Southerndiscomfort
1.63/5  rDev -62%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

This beer use to be worthy of the gold medal it won but not so much anymore. It's like chewing on a flower and not the tasty kind. They ruined this beer. (153 characters)

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a burnt orange with a 1 finger white head that lingers for a while. Light carbonation runs up the glass and the body is fairly clean and clear. The smell is pine up front. Fairly muted. A little bready malt in there with a touch of sweetness coming though as well. First sip is bitter pine with some orange mixed in there. The finish is tongue-punchingly bitter. Medium body and coats the tongue completely. Bitterness lingers for a while.

This is a good beer for those who like bitter, pine bombs. It's well made and very drinkable but not my favorite. (561 characters)

Photo of Krobii
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Very nice, orange to amber color. Good inch head

Smell - Sweet grapefruit and citrus aromas

Taste - The taste of citrus is more faint on the sip than the smell the hoppy taste rolls in

Mouthfeel - very nice mouth feel not heavy not light. the lightness might be to a more moderate carbonation but all in all great

Overall - really wish my parents brought back more of this from their trip to NC. very nice West coast IPA well rounded just near perfect (468 characters)

Photo of jman42
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice IPA reminiscent of West Coast IPAs with an abundance of fresh hops and grapefruit overtones. A bit on the cloudy side. Bitterness in the mouthfeel, but not overly so and with a nice amount of smoothness on the tongue.

A nice example of what an IPA should be, but I'm starting to get jaded or something - so many good IPAs out there now that this doesn't jump out even though there isn't anything wrong with it. (419 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014-12-15
Pint can poured into a nonic pint glass. 10/27/2014 is the date on the bottom (I think).

Pours slightly cloudy with a medium head. Medium active carbonation. Brownish amber in color. Smell is nice. lots of hops. Very green and flowery. Some pine.

Taste is cloyingly bitter, some honeysuckle and orange sweetness (but not much). Nice strong bitter finish. Definite grapefruit rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is dry and resinous. Overall, it's a quite good beer. (469 characters)

Photo of Tbub18
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

A--No clue had it out of the can
S--grapefruit up front, hop forward. Dank and clear resin that is reminiscent to my old paramour Heady Topper
T--Bitter, great hop taste, not as fruity on the palate as it smells. Good balance, malt finish
M--medium, good carbonation
O--What a great beer from NoDa. I was very impressed and certainly look forward to having more next time I come to Charlotte. (395 characters)

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

A: poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, orange with a white foamy head, clear

S: West Coast IPA, grapefruit, mango, orange

T: pineapple, mango, grapefruit, quite bitter

M: sticky with higher carbonation

M: solid IPA that I wish was available locally (259 characters)

Photo of Omnium
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pounder can into a tulip
A. Cloudy orange with a finger of thick dense foamy head thick lacing
S. Lots of white grape, orange, grapefruit, bready.
T. Pine, grapefruit, orange, smooth bready malt, lots of grape flavor.
M. Mildly bitter but balanced.
O. Incredible IPA so balanced and full of delicious classic hop flavors (320 characters)

Photo of Coldstorage
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Beautiful pour with thick creamy head and nice lacing. Huge vanilla and strawberry nose. Both present in the taste but fighting for space against grapefruit and sticky pine as well. Just a fantastic beer. (204 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Never made it out of the can. I almost cut my nose because I kept cramming it into the can trying to smell more and more of this bad boy. Sweet and sticky smell. I would like an air freshener for my car that smells like this. Fruity and hoppy taste. This one comes after you. The bitterness is strong but it works really well. I wish this beer could get thrown into a regular rotation of the IPAs that I drink. Great beer. (422 characters)

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a can at Hops Burger Bar in Greensboro, NC for $5.50. Poured into a shaker pint. Expectations are very high.

The beer pours a nice golden color with an orange hue.

It smells like a citrusy hop explosion. Grapefruit and orange are dominant in the aroma.

Disappointed with the flavor. It's definitely hoppy, but there is a significant caramel malt flavor going on in the background, which isn't really a desirable quality in a West Coast IPA for me. It's a little buttery too, so I checked the date on the bottom of the can. Almost 2 months old. Some beers fade quicker than others (for example, Schlafly TIPA is amazing, but only good for a month or so), and I'm thinking this is one of them. It appears that this beer is already past its prime. While pretty tasty, this was disappointing and it's difficult to look past the faults, even when there are still some pretty good things going for this beer.

Carb and everything else was perfectly fine with this beer. The flavor was obviously suffering from rapidly fading hops and possibly diacetyl given the buttery notes. I'll try again, but won't be ordering another can from a bar unless I can check the date first.

EDIT: I had a 9 day old can of this at the Charlotte airport. This, as predicted, was so much better than the 60ish day old can I had previously. The hop flavor was bright and at the forefront. It actually tastes like a west coast IPA, with tons of grapefruit and citrus. Very well done, and I'm editing my rating accordingly. (1,508 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to renagawam for this beer. Poured into an IPA glass from a 16 oz can. Date on can is 10/27/14.

Color is gold with a massive white head. Excellent retention and lacing. Smell is grapefruit and lemon and the infamous "cat pee" with some grassy hops and a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is similar to the nose. Lots of bitter grapefruit rind with just a touch of malt. Finish is crisp, dry and bitter. It lingers just long enough to make you want the next sip. Body is medium with a lot of carbonation and hop resins.

Overall, a great IPA. Definitely more in the style of a DIPA with a big hop presence. But that's what I like, so I'm not complaining. (670 characters)

Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.