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Hop, Drop 'n Roll | NoDa Brewing Company

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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
1,867
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
27.19%
 
 
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Riding high with the acclaim of 2014 Gold Winning status, this hop bomb of a beer employs some of the sexiest hops on the planet and with a dry, bready backbone acting cleverly in support.

Hop, Drop 'n Roll pours a froth mid-amber, bronze color with a creamy and frothy off-white cap. Citrus, tropical fruit and an herbal, grassy medley align on the nose with toasted succulence and a verbose perfume. Its taste is bready-sweet with a toasted caramel, pecan and lightly honied taste to coat the tongue early.

The sweetness drifts across the middle palate, lifting gently to make way for the hop onslaught to come. Pink grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, cantaloup, pineapple and apricot pull from the hop and ester tandem and develop into a resinous but smoothly bitter finish of fresh grass clippings, muddled herb and soft pine needles.

Medium-bodied, creamy and retaining a light starchy body, the hops are well supported by malt but the associated sweetness has largely dissolved, leaving behind a light tea-like semblance with a bright fruity finish. Citrus peel and pine roll into a long-lasting aftertaste of spruce and juniper.

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Photo of uvachief
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft. Smells only slightly of hops. Poured a cloudy yellow orange with a thin layer of white head. Didn't linger long. Slight hoppiness upfront. Little bitter on the back end. Tastes like dry hops. Not insanely impressed. Good. Not great.

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Photo of Sandalwood
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016, can, dark orange hazy color with an off white head. There is a little bit of a soapy lacing. The odor for me is pine, grapefruit, honey, orange, rock candy, pineapple, herbal, onion, malty. The taste for me pine, tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, honey, orange, bread, malty. Some bitterness throughout.

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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 BierRunner
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice nose, citrus and pine and very effervescent with a nice creamy head. An assertive bitterness suppresses the fruit slightly. Still, a very pleasant IPA.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is on my 25 to try before I die list my wife found in the Internet last year and at first pour it did not disappoint! The color is a deep amber with a thick off white head. Immediately the hops aroma fill the air surrounding my glass and I again understand how this beer made the list. The hop characteristics continue through the whole glass. Great beer for hop heads like me!

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

Pours a hazy golden copper color with 1-2 fingers of creamy white head with decent retention and lace. The nose is sweet caramel malt with a blast of sweet citrus and some orange zest. The taste has a really nice hop profile with some sweet citrus fruit, some orange and grapefruit zest and nice pine note all balanced on a nice caramel malt backbone. Medium high body with nice carbonation that is highly drinkable. Mathis is a tasty IPA with a huge hop presence without being a palate wrecker.

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Photo of arizcards
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at CLT for 9.25. Beer was served orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is tropical with some citrus.

Taste is citrus forward with notes of mango. Finish is piney.

Mouthfeel is medium and refreshing. Not as clean as some of the other NC star IPAs.

Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high and eggshell in shade. Retention is quite good, even if the texture isn't perfectly creamy. Thick rings of lacing stick to the glass nicely, though.

Oh shit, the aroma sends my sweet onion sirens blaring. Aye...this is a Mosaic bomb, eh? Nope, not brewed with Mosaic. Still, it's so dank and piny, it ends up verging into scallion territory. There are also some grapefruit, pine, grass, floral, and orange peel notes, along with a slight caramel malt backbone. Aside from the bothersome onion, it's a damn sound west coast-style IPA.

Thankfully, I taste less onion and more pine, especially on the slightly resiny finish. I first get some grapefruit rind, and the middle is malty. The finishing bitterness is bang-on: it balances just enough without coming off harshly. The simplicity prevents it from scoring a 4, but it's still very tasty and very...okay, it's not balanced at all. Hey, that's a feature in west coast IPAs, so this one is a success!

Fairly full-bodied on the palate, and even a bit sweet at times. But the piny, resiny hops cleanse the palate extremely well, creating a powerful dryness. Because of the fullness, the bitterness doesn't seem exceedingly harsh. I can imagine the intense hop oils bothering some, though. Carbonation is around medium, as it seems a bit smothered by the relative thickness.

I surmise this would be far better on tap - as many west coast IPAs tend to be. Still, to deny this beer's quality is foolish. It's very Sculpin-esque, and that's a damn nice (if hard to find fresh, Ballast Point!) benchmark. I doubt I'd trade for it again, as there are quite a few local west coast-style IPAs I can access more easily that are every bit as tasty. Still, I'd gladly seek it out when I'm in North Cackalacky again.

3.65/5: Tastes like San Diego, not Charlotte

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

On draft in CLT. Rich and malty but balanced with huge hop flavors. Pine and grapefruit pith plus some orange and onion. The bitter hop oils linger for a long time. Medium/full mouthfeel. Did I say malty? Reminds me of Stone Enjoy By. It lacks the finesse of the finest but a very good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark gold almost orange. 2+ finger light cream colored head is quite frothy. Good retention and lots of lacing.

Citrus on the nose, orange in particular. Grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, too. Pretty big caramel malt, doughy and sweet.

Orange and grapefruit on first sip, mildly bitter hops. Caramel malt. Lemon, mango, and a touch of pine. Cut grass, biscuit, and earth.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild bitterness with a creamy aspect in the middle. Lingering citrus hops.


Really nice hop notes in this beer. Bold but not overpowering. Very smooth with just a slight bitterness.

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Photo of drned
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cold draft might be a bit below optimal temperature, but I'm getting a different nose and taste others have descibed. This is very hop - forward with more pine resin than citrus. Front to back tongue read is mild on the malt sugar, and the middle roast is overwhelmed by the hop bitterness off the back. The higher ABV only slightly covers what must be a very high IBU. This one is for dedicated hop-heads.

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Photo of thatche2
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Appearance is bright orange/copper in color and opaque. The head is approximately one finger thick with good retention and lacing around the glass.

Smell is a lot of malt, pine, biscuit, pineapple, honey and lemon. Dank and beautiful.

Taste follows the nose with tropical fruit (pineapple) leading the way with a solid malt backbone. I am getting some nice honeysuckle flavors. Bitterness is fairly high and sweetness is moderate, but the finish is fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-full in body with nice effervescence.

Overall this is a complex west coast style IPA with a strong malt presence and tons of tropical fruit. It is not the most refreshing or well balanced IPAs that I have had, but I would pick up another in a second.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

9 day old can but dealt with some high temps in travel to North Texas.

Orange bodied and a huge head builds in my tapered wine glass. Leaves lots of glass.

The hops bring forth resinous pine, floral, and fruity notes of orange and grapefruit.

Medium body, carbonation, and bitterness. Ends dry.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazy orange-copper. The soapy off-white head has good retention.

Smells like fresh grains and hoppy citrus.

Tastes like caramel malts, red grapefruit and rind, tangerine/mandarin orange,a bit of pineapple, and piney hops, but mainly hoppy grapefruit juice. A little tart and puckering, but it has enough sweetness to balance it out. A solid bitterness, but it doesn't linger.

Nice body. Bordering on an imperial by the feel. Definitely a higher abv ipa since a little alcohol is noticeable.

This is a solid beer.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, pale amber producing almost 3 fingers of frothy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves a nice, webby coating of clumpy lace. Aroma is hoppy citrus (grapefruit, orange) & tropical fruit forward with a hint of pine swimming in a sweet caramel background. Taste is a fruity mix of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple,& some pine resin sitting on top of sweet bready dough & caramel. Sweet up front but transitioning to bittersweet around mid-sip with the bitterness intensifying in the drying finish where it becomes a very bitter, lasting citrus rind & pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, slick & wet in the mouth but drying after the swallow becoming astringent on the tongue.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at Picassos in North Charlotte. Damn good beer. Plenty of bitterness with the malt hanging out in the background, just the way I like my IPAs. Aroma is grapefruity and loaded with pine. Flavor is straight fine with huge grapefruit as well. I am not sure I have had a beer that has such a distinct mimicking of grapefruit. Bitter to the end with a dry, clean finish. If you are looking for balance, look elsewhere. Hop forward to the max. Alcohol stays well hidden, but damn that bitterness is still kicking my ass. Top notch IPA, and a local on draft to boot!

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

HDR pours to a giant, slightly pebbly ivory-colored head on a clear, very effervescent deep gold body; head retention is moderate and lacing is good, consisting of sticky slabs and caverns. The aroma is medium-big: grapefruit, pine and spicy/sweet florals backed by a nice grassy character. At the front of the palate, the flavor is a quite bitter grassy pine; mid-palate the bitterness moderates a bit, the grapefruit from the nose emerges and eclipses the pine, and a slight bittersweet nutty character makes itself known. The bready malt foundation is quite apparent. The finish is dry and fairly clean, showing just a bit of nuttiness, and is followed by the onset of a nice, pronounced clinging resinous grassy/pine bitterness that lingers for quite awhile. Retrogustative olfaction is modestly grassy. The mouthfeel is biggish for the light-medium body and is quite astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and slightly peppery from the restrained carbonation. (growler)

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into chalice

Opaque amber, one finger white foam cap

Good hop aroma

Get s nice malt base on this with a lingering hop bite

Creamy smooth and then the bite

Great beer

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Photo of AdamAlway
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Crystal clear amber-orange with a small white head with good lacing.

S: Strong upfront with tropical fruits and hops. Soft pine in the background.

T: A whole lot of pine with a moderate amount of hops followed by very slight fruit notes. As soon as I swallow a very strong bitter aftertaste kicks in.

F: Very smooth and filling, but oddly light with very little carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable, but not particularly special. I don't usually like a lot of bitterness, but it seemed appropriate. I look forward to enjoying the several cans I received.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice honey/amber with a thick bright white head that dissipates slowly. Nose is fairly strong with some tropical notes-you can tell its very hoppy. The taste features a balance between tropical fruits and bitter citrus hops. To me the bitter hops slightly balance out the tropical notes. Its a very flavorful and bitter beer. It has a nice mouthfeel-not too carbonated or too thick. Overall, this is a very good IPA, but I prefer one a little more on the tropical side.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a filtered dark ambery orange. Fluffy white head. Course bubbles.

S - fresh piney aroma. Tropical and exotic. Delightful licorice notes.

T - sweet malty pine bomb. Leaves a pointed bitter tang in the back of the mouth long after the sip. Tropical with sweet caramel poking through. A very rich, bold, and in-your-face IPA.

F - full and smooth. Medium to low carb. Silky smooth. Very drinkable.

O - quite a delicious IPA! Can't stop smashing my face into it. Has a curious flavor/aroma that keeps it at my lips and away from the coffee table. Not such a bad thing!

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold with thin bubbly white head leaves lacing. Smell a little weak, but malty and piney. Same in taste. Lots of malt, a different hop profile than I am used to, something sweet in the mix. Not keen on extremely bitter finish.

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Photo of monkeybone7504
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Feels like an east coast IPA lots of heavy malt - also lots of great hops fruitiness...
Only problem is that it drops off in can fast. 1 month old the malt takes over big time

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Photo of jancona
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can at Charlotte airport - dark golden hue with off white foam. Nice smell of tropical fruit, orange citrus and malt. Taste is a beautiful blend of mango, orange along with malt. Finished with bright citrus notes. Reminds me of Dirt Wolf - though I'm still partial to the Victory.

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