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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

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Photo of beersdmf17
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.85/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of marley2112
4.57/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

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Photo of Kadonny
3.89/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of beerbully
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
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

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Photo of mikeburd1128
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Southerndiscomfort
1.63/5  rDev -61.5%
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.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of Krobii
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
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

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Photo of jman42
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tbub18
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of Omnium
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
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

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Photo of Coldstorage
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

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Photo of Brackh
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, bottled 10/07/2014, poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a two-finger creamy white head that retains nicely long after the pour leaving some sticky lace behind

S- lots of bready & doughy malt aroma with some caramel notes. The hop bill gives aromas of fresh but grass, pine and a hint of citrus fruit, pineapple & mango. The malt actually overpowers the aroma, surprisingly

T- a plethora of hop flavor hist the tongue immediately that starts with tropical fruity notes of pineapple, mango and passionfruit. Quickly following notes of pine, earth, floral and grassy hops kick in. Fresh, leafy hops linger on the palate long after comsumption

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish, highly drinkable

O- based on the aroma, I was afraid that this was going to be too sweet and malty, but it was the opposite. The hops are definitely showcased on the flavor, and done so brilliantly. I'll definitely be picking up more next time I'm driving through NC.

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Photo of Brewndruid
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from the can, Brewery fresh!
Disclaimer, I am not a hophead, and certainly not a west coast hophead by any extent of the imagination.
Nice color, copper and gold, gold edges. Good head and head retention. Aroma of bittering stuck me as being slihghlty pungent, resinous, maybe ever so slightly piney. That led into the wonderful floral citrusy arma of he Citra and Amarillo hops. Thankfully hopping was very balanced.
mouthfeel was medium light. bitterness was sharp and pervasive but well balanced with a slight caramel sweetness left in the finish. I have to go at this one a few more times to see if it changes for me, as some do. This is a well made beer, but probably not my thing.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Blows Sculpin away, definitely belongs among the top IPAs and DIPAs.

Orange body with thin white head. Smell has a touch of caramel but reeks of tropical fruit and orange juice. All the flavor you expect from the nose with a balancing but notointrusive sweetness. Bitterness hits heavy in the middle but fades by the end. Drinks very smooth but multiples would definitely wear on the palate. This is pilgrimage worthy.

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Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can
$12.99 4-Pack
Common Market, Midwood - Charlotte

Hop, Drop 'n Roll is a cloudy coppered beauty. There is a touch of suspended haze but gold highlights manage to run along the glass. The dirty white foam is incredibly dense and sticky leaving behind mountainous lace lines that will have to be scrubbed. That foam sticks around forever.

The generous hopping leaves a big, bold nose on this guy. It's huge in its earthy dankness Big notes of forest and resinous weed get things going while every other aspect is simply a compliment. There's bold notes of orange peel, definite tangerines, and orange pith as well.The base is pale but has a welcomed sugary aspect to it that reminds me of jam and sugar cookies. Mouthwatering to say the least.

The flavor profile doesn't stray far from the nose. It's rich in orange pithiness, jam, and peel but what's really in your face is that dankness I mentioned above. It's resinous and bold with a wave of tangerines and ruby grapefruit. There is just enough sugar present to keep this from having hop overload but no more. This is a damn good IPA.

The body is moderate in weight with a carbonation that's lively and easily breaks up any left over sweetness. The bitterness is bold and brash leaving burnt up tastebuds in its wake., A Sahara-like dryness only accentuates the bitterness. Drinkability is ridiculous.

Hop, Drop 'n Roll is a gem of a beer from the folks at NoDa. It's bold, delicous, bitter, and mean. A certain favorite of mine from the Carolinas. NoDa hit a homerun with this beer.

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Photo of Fieldzy27
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass less than a month old.

Appearance: a light caramel color with tangerine peeking through when held to the light, light khaki head with good retention and big bubbles holding fast. The beer has some haze to it ,clarity is actually low but cloudiness isn't really a fault though it would look a little better with it. All and all though that's nit picking its a beautiful beer.

Aroma:Pine resin and evergreen notes, some earthiness peeks through, citrus notes include orange and tangerine also caramelized sugar and sweet bread. Lots of aroma going on and a bit of complexity for an IPA. Much more than just hop water here im assuming. great balance of sweet and malty with stand out hop character. Excellent.

Taste: Bitterness is paramount here, pink grapefruit dominates although in most beers where its a flavor that brings grapefruit to mind this beer tastes the most like a actual out of any i've ever had. There's more as well though pine resin and and a musty dankness that's backed up by sweet caramel and malty bread notes. The hoppy character of the beer is strong in the aroma taste and bitterness , the malt takes a secondary roll but its no slouch standing up just enough to be noticed but not ever eclipsing the hops. A wonderful tasting IPA without being overbearing. Im impressed.

Mouthfeel: Zesty carbonation, slight oily/resin character on pallet with a drying after taste. Body is full enough to be exciting but not thick. Well done again.

Overall, an excellent beer, a wonderful hop profile using some of the best hops in use in the US right now. Put together extremely well without a flaw in sight. Hop heads rejoice and those who just want a flavorful ipa to sip on daily this fits the bill as well. Medal deserved.

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Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.