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Hop, Drop 'n Roll - NoDa Brewing Company

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Reviews: 190
Hads: 1,730
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 28.37%
Wants: 312
Gots: 377 | FT: 30
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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: 190 | Hads: 1,730
Photo of ronricorossi
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Really nice IPA. Orange gold hue, rich creamy mouthfeel, honey and sweet malt background. Living in California, this one reminds me of some of the sweet-style NorCal IPAs we have around here, like Drake's Denogginizer and the great Knee Deep beers. This one fits right in with them. Delicious. Highly recommended.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.4/5  rDev +4%

Thanks, Bill.

Poured into my Great Lakes 25th Anniversary bruges hybrid tulip...

A. Pours a clear, deep honey gold with traces of copper in the light. Soapy, lush two finger off-white head with sticky gobs of lacing all over my glass. Outstanding appearance.

S. Initially tropical and then a big wave of dank weed smacks me right in the face. It's all grass from then on out, with a little bit of pine resin and a healthy malt backbone to boot. Very good.

T. Follows the nose with sticky pineapple, grapefruit zest, pine resin, dank hops, and floral notes. It's very in your face hoppy with heavy herb and even some green onion.

M. Again, very hop forward with a lively and slightly spicy feel. A big, bold beast of an IPA, yet very balanced with some fine biscuit malt.

O. A fine IPA with a more traditional profile of herbal, dank, floral hops. It's brash in a good way, with just enough citric touch and malt backbone to keep things grounded within reason. And that is probably the most significant accomplishment here...phenomenally pungent hop aroma and flavor of the traditional, weedy kind that is checked remarkably and leaves you with a relatively balanced, caramel smooth mouthfeel. I give this high marks.

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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 wingnutter
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is phenomenal. Amazing, thick aroma with grapefruit, orange, grass, and a biscuity dankness. Taste is ridiculous. Just a juicy, dank, hoppy, resinous IPA with great balance and flavor. The hops are in your face, but the right amount of maltiness softens the blow. Feels a bit sticky, which I love in an IPA. One it warms a bit it really opens up and almost drinks like a DIPA. Props to NoDa for this beer. Its easily one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

Also - Just did a side by side with Heady and this beer easily won. I don't know how fresh the Heady is that I got in a trade, but it couldn't stand up to the HDR. Call me crazy, I'm just calling it like I taste it.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

A-Clear amber, not much carbonation, one finger head that tries to leave some lacing.

S-Good bit of hops, earthy grass notes and slight citrus.

T-Starts with nice citrus and orange. Good bit of hops, earthy and grassy.

M-Medium bodied with a harsh hop bite.

O-Thankful to have tried it but it didn't live up to the hype for me.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

1808th review on BA
Can to Speiglau Tulip

Thanks to Jlindros & Rudzud for this one.

App- On the darker orange end of the spectrum with some ruddy brown on the outside. A bit more of a bright center with some golden yellows and oranges intermixed. A big 2 finger head was there and stuck around for a bit. Great cling down the sides of the glass. Nice webbing as it slid down the glass.

Smell- This was more of a pungent hop aroma with more bitter and malt behind it vs. citrus IMO. I liked the big pine aroma with a bit of a backing citrus vs. the star of the show. The pine intermixed nicely with a bit of caramel malt as well.

Taste- Was not what I was expecting. I was thinking again for the east coast they wanted to make a West coast IPA and that was not it. The malts continued to come out and had more of a pine flavor with just a small floral citrus flavor to it.

Mouth- A very solid medium body with a medium thick carbonation. A bigger bodied beer and I could appreciate that for a change. It was nice to have some sustanance behind it and left some residual pine and citrus.

Drink- It was an above average beer for me, I liked and enjoyed it, but dont think I would crush a few in a sitting with the body and carbonation. A one and done drinker for me. Thanks for the tick to my RS guys.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a nice bright orange color. Pretty true to the style. Big white head. Smells good. Pine, some juicy notes and hops. Taste follows through. Nice clean mouthfeel. Probably the best IPA NC has to offer.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from the 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Copper in color, but dark enough to be approach amber, the beer is darkened by a bit of haze. A nice, persistent head sits atop the body, creamy, fluffy and frothy with a cream color. Lace forms in abundance around the glass. 4.25

So much fruitiness is on the nose of this beer. It's got the citrus but also strawberry that with the sweetness suggest strawberries and cream. My daughter would probably mistake this for a smoothie. There is a resinous aroma beneath the more prominent sweetness. 4.5

There's just as much fruitiness on the tongue, but also a huge bitterness. This is an aggressive brew. Still, it manages to be quite sweet as well, and I get a bit of caramel. Towards the finish the strawberry rears its head again and I love it. For me, this is entirely unique. I haven't had another IPA with that level of fruitiness. 4.5

I mentioned strawberries and cream on the nose, but this feel like a creamy concoction. It's smooth and medium- to heavy-bodied and very filling. There's big sweetness balanced by huge bitterness, and a dryer finish with a tad of astringency. 4.5

This beer is exceptional. It's a gem in all rights, but the huge berry aromas and nose are just stunning. 4.43

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Photo of Tucquan
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-08-17 at the brewery; and again at the brewery on 2015-07-26.

A - Pretty clear orange-gold with a 1-finger white head and good lace.

S - Overly ripe pineapple, dank, crushed hop buds, pine. Great aroma.

T - Hop forward but not a bomb. Pineapple flesh, biscuit, caramel, touch of onion/garlic and lots of pine. Finish is balanced but leaning towards the hops of course.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Great feel.

O - This is a top notch. No surprise it won gold.

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Photo of potion
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

fresh, canned less than two weeks ago

a - clear amber, finger of fluffy white head
s - very sweet malts are most prominent, piny hops
t - sweet malts, graham cracker, lots of pine, grapefruit, and papaya
m - good mild carbonation and medium bitterness, very smooth/creamy
o - great, perfect, could keep drinking and drinking

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Photo of Hendry
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber color, 1 finger of fluffy off white head, solid lacing

Aroma takes in a fair amount of malt with a good dose of piney hops in there.

Truth in advertising on the can about the hefty malt bill, and that hits your palate first with a sweetness that is promptly countered by a bitter dose of piney and dank hops.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel, suitable carbonation, oily.

HD&R tested my limits with a sturdier malt factor than I typically enjoy, but won my respect with the intense hop whallop that counteracts it. Worth trying.

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

16 oz can poured into a Guinesses pint glass.

A - Clear reddish orange with a one and half finger head that moves to a thick lace.

S - Hoptoria. What does that even mean? I don't know. But hops dominate the nose. More towards the onion and sea salt side versus the floral variety.

T - Some citrus, more onion/sea salt, but then a malt/bread like presence comes in for balance, followed by a bitter finish.

M - Carbonation below average, creamy mouthfeel.

O - The closest comparison I can think of is Heady with little less dirt/pine and a slightly creamier/less carbonation moutfeel. The fact that it is fresh and local is a great bonus.

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Photo of magicstop
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Currently my favorite IPA by a long shot, and unfortunately as difficult to find, due to its popularity. Repeated trips to the brewery as well as local haunts come up short. News of a shop getting in a supply means lines and rapidly sold out inventories. I love this beer, but I hope the hype around it settles down somewhat soon . . .

On to the beer, it truly is a fabulous, well-balanced IPA. There are imperial/double IPAs that I might prefer in a head-to-head competition, but in terms of a solid, standard IPA, this has few or no peers.

It pours a beautiful bronze/amber color with an almost-white head that has decent staying power. Truth be told, I'm always so eager to get to this beer that I don't usually admire the head for long.

The smell wafting up from this beer is as delectable as the beer itself, and fairly true to the flavor profile. This beer presents with a great aroma, full of the citrus and floral notes that set this beer off, as well as the piney undertones that round the hop bill out so well. I would say that the aroma isn't quite as pronounced as some IPAs, but what is present is quite enticing.

Oh the taste . . . I almost don't want to bother with words, here. If you haven't had this beer, you must. If you have, you know. Hop Drop & Roll excels at capturing, to my tastes, a perfectly harmonized IPA balance between complex, yet unified hop characteristics and a supportive, but not distracting malt bill. If you like your IPAs on the dry side, favoring west coast hops, but also an east coast sensibility, this IPA will knock your socks off. After having over-indulged in Lagunitas for the past several months, this beer is the perfect refresher . . . not an over-sweet bone in its beautiful body. The perfect balance of hops to malt. Refreshing, crisp, complex, yet smooth . . . it's a hop bomb that oozes style and sensibility.

The mouthfeel is pleasing . . . on the heavier side of medium, with enough chew to it to hold up to extended trips on your palate. Smoothly exits the mouth with a coating of hops that begs for yet another sip.

I love IPAs, and the diversity of them that exists . . . Hop Drop & Roll is challenging that second part, though, as I've been feeling very spoiled and very in the mood for it all the time. Perhaps my infatuation will wane over time, but the current difficulty in sourcing this heavenly brew has me pining away for the time being. If you're lucky enough to spot this on tap or resting in its distinctive chartreuse can, grab it, and call me while you're at it!

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Photo of zhivago373
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from month old can to pint glass.

pours a rather clear amber color. big soapy head that dissipates slowly. lingers on glass and top of beer.

smells of pungent hops, pine, citrus, cannabis, grapefruits: an amazing, amazing smelling beer for sure! almost all the major hop notes are there, supported by a sweet malt background. probably smells better from can rather than glass. just awesome.

tastes of the same hop aromas: pungent hops, pine, citrus, herbal notes, fruity sweetness, slight caramel malts with a dry finish. super tasty, and with a pretty *normal* mouthfeel (not too thick, not too thin), the drinkability is supreme.

overall an outstanding IPA. i love the hops here (they use Citra, Amarillo, Warrior, and Chinook if i recall): all the major notes are there! and with the great drinkability, this beer goes down so easily. certainly not the be-all, end-all of IPAs, but definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of Delraypete
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Saw some guys drinking a tall boy I didn't recognize from across the sushi bar at the Charlotte airport. Asked what it was and the bartender sang its high praises. I'd never heard of the brewery. Gave it a try and wow, what a beer. Amazing hop flavor straight out of the can. Easily a all-time top 10 IPA for me.

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Photo of Shaken9
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer!

Appearance is deep golden, large pillowy head, a little cloudy.
Smells is pine resin, grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit with some dank Mosaic-like notes some malt makes it through.
Taste is full on bitter with a malty backbone, all the flavors that you get in the nose
Mouthfeel is medium body and finishes dry.

Outstanding if you can get it!

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned a few days ago, generously shared by my first trade partner, portable. Ripped one open warm the day Doug gave them to me for maximum freshness, now for a closer look. Enjoyed from a beer hunter taster glass

a - brew poured a classic IPA orange brown with a frothy full and foamy off white head that had great staying power and coated the glass with lace.

s - ah yes. Sticky sweat piny resinous hop but heavy handed with citric and tropical fruit notes. Boy oh boy, that smells fantastic.

t - as the nose suggested, buckle up. Here is a bonafide west coast IPA from nc! Lacking a bit of the fruitiness in the nose the thick resinous hop slams you in the face like a good west coast IPA ought to.

m - a bit chewy, not for the faint of heart. Coats me in bitterness on the finish.

o - overall, there ya have it, a west coast IPA brewed in NC. Go figure. Nicely done. Super excited to have sampled this one so fresh.

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Photo of M_chav
2.76/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looks a light Amber, clear and semi approachable but, meh.
Smells like piney dirt after a rain storm in the campground forest....
Tastes dirty and old (even though this can is only 2 weeks old) - not my favorite- huge malty characteristics and not good.
Mouthfeel is smooth and half way balanced but can't get over the malt overload.
Can't dig this beer to much, I've given it 4 different opportunities now to change my mind but this is my last go, just too malty

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

A: Copper filtered with lots of fine whirl winds of bubbles rising in the glass, 2 fingers of yellowish head.

S: Tropical fruits, candied pineapple, canned pineapple, catnip, herbal, sweet and fruity.

T: Candied pineapple, tropical fruit, catnip, herbal, big bitter end. Onion, garlic.

M: Thick syrupy and resinous body, medium carbonation.

O: Really well done IPA, I got this one at Earth Fare in Charlotte, NC July 9th, 2014. My first from NoDa. Excited to find a second Charlotte Brewery I’m pumped about.

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Photo of ThirstySpence
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

As the gold medal shows, this beer is fantastic. Great citrus notes don't overly dry out the beer. It's sure to please any hop-head. I just hope all of the Brewhaha over the gold medal doesn't create any quality/quantity issues. Congrats to all of you guys down at NoDa

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

Enjoyed a can of the Hop Drop n Roll in Charlotte at the US National Whitewater Center. The IPA was great after a long day of rafting and being outdoors. This excellent American IPA is easily enjoyed straight from the can and is not too heavy for a hot summer day in the South. Wish I could have visited the brewery while in Charlotte. Hopefully NoDa Brewery will increase distribution to the Hampton Roads area.

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Photo of RKB2
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got luck and found some in Greensboro, NC. It lived up to the hype I had heard and am now looking to try the rest of their beers. Hope their ramp up in product happen quickly for better distribution and the quality I tasted with Hop, Drop & Roll continues!

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Photo of MadScientist
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A hazy, glowing light copper color with an orange hue. An aggressive pour produces a good head stand of rock to creamy off-white bubbles. The foam has a lasting head retention and leaves a light lacing on the glass.

A strong hops aroma, smelling of citrus, orange, pineapple and a bit of resinous pine. There is a fairly strong herbal and grass dry hopped aroma in there along with a mostly clean malt sweetness with notes of caramel. There is a slight alcohol sweetness as well.

An aggressive hops bitterness with lots of citrus hops flavor dominate. The hops bring strong flavors of pineapple, orange and a bit of orange peel along with a bit of pine and moderately-strong herbal flavors. There is a moderately-light sweetness that is mostly malt along with some alcohol towards the dry finish. There is a lingering hops bitterness with a citrus aftertaste.

A medium bodied beer with a moderate creaminess and a medium-strong level of carbonation.

A remarkable IPA, the hops really shine in this beer with a depth of American Citrus hop aromas and flavors dominating. The bitterness is solid but balanced making for an awesome beer.

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Photo of DIM
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

canned less than 3 weeks ago.

a: Hazy coppery golden color; poured with large, semi sticky white head.

s: Sugar cookies and toffee with hop aromas of mint and citrus peel.

t: Bit of a let down given the hop bill. Sharp, almost charred toffee and some sugar cookie sweetness are what I noticed most. Some hop resin and citrus peel towards the finish. There was a very appealing lingering bitterness.

m: Heavy for an IPA.

o: Fresh can, good reviews, I hoped for more.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden copper, slight hazing, with a significant head that reduces to a film over the top and lacing.

S - Pine and grapefruit, slight malt sweetness, floral and grass notes, with a hint of spice.

T - Fruit is front, resolving into a cracker malt that mixes with honey and grassy elements. Satisfying and rich, but also smooth and easy to drink.

M - Crisp, clean, and only a slight bittering end. About perfect.

O - Lovely East Coast IPA, with delicious malt backbone that offers more than simple bread or cracker elements alone. I cannot get this one at home, but will look for it when I get the chance.

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Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.