Hop, Drop 'n Roll
NoDa Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #33
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #818
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
2,045
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NoDa Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: Our West Coast IPA hits you with a ton of juicy hop flavor that shines out from a substantial and complex malt backbone. We use Citra, Amarillo, Centennial, Warrior, and Chinook in 10 separate additions to provide the intense hop blast found within this can!
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twage04 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow with medium carbonation. Aroma is fruity/citrusy, taste is much the same with just enough malt to keep things balanced. Very enjoyable IPA to sip through, good amount of hop flavor with fruit and citrus backed up by a little pine.

Apr 12, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a 3/4", foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, tropical fruit, and pine.

T: Tasted of a decent bit of citrus fruit (lemon, orange), a hint of pine, a bit of malt (mostly in the finish), a good shot of hops (the main ingredient), and light tropical fruit (mango, in particular). Kind of a throwback flavor in many ways, focusing more on the hops than anything else. That being said, it could've used more fruit. Still, not bad.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A good, if somewhat uneven beer. Worth a look.

Feb 09, 2019
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear golden color with a nice white head , smell is pine hop and citrus some bready malts. Taste very pine forward and crisp with grapefruit,oranges,mango and lemon herb. Mouth feel is full of hop pleasure the way an IPA should be, very floral and citrus with a bitter pine finish offset with sweet caramel. This is a well made W/C IPA,delicious.

Jan 08, 2019
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into an oversized pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of very nice floral and citrus hops. Tastes of tasty citrus and floral hops with decent sweet grain. Beer is medium bodied and yet easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a superb beer.

Dec 25, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention and great lacing

S: Citrus, Breadyness, mangos

T: Grapefruit, dryness, breadyness up front. Mangoes, oranges and bready dryness as this warms. Finishes with lime and grapefruit, mango and breadyness

MF: Medium body. Fairly firm carbonation, great balance

Lovely IPA, lives up to the hype!

Nov 22, 2018
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omahawk from Nebraska

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can poured in a tulip glass. Friend brought back from NC. This is a really well made, traditional American IPA. Pour is a beautiful copper gold color. Small head with lacing that lingers. Smell is nice, intense resiny peach and slight piney grass, with a hint of bready malt scent in the backend. Taste is well balanced bitter and malt. I taste the tangerine, pine, grass, light caramel, lemon zest and sweet malt flavors. Maybe a touch of biscuit. Definitely not a session IPA; substantial body and thickness to the beer. Body is well-balanced. This isn’t as juicy and tropical as more recent IPAs, definitely reminding me of really good IPAs from ~5 years ago. This isn’t my favorite hop combination, but it is purposeful and just so well-executed that I had to rate it highly.

Oct 27, 2018
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good. Had pint can at airport bar in Charlotte. Opened with blast of juicy fruit and finished a little heavier on the pine. Smooth decent body for a can suggests good malt backbone. So does rich bready taste that fills out /helps but stays in background to hop attack.
All in all a very nice IPA that I’d love to try on tap

Aug 22, 2018
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 7/12/18, into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear medium Amber color, with a white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of tropical fruits.
T - Tastes of tropical fruits with a medium bitterness, and some sweetness from the malt on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation, with some stickiness on the finish.
O - Nice west coast style IPA.

Aug 03, 2018
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Danieljm from Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Plastic glass at CLE airport. Wanted an iPA so not sure what I was getting. Nice surprise. Nice color no real head (bartender was careful not to have one). But nice lacing in the glass. Nice citrus hop aroma which matches the taste. The citrus does not overpower the nice malts which leaves to nice overall flavor. Was surprised with the apv, tastes like a good summer drinking beer but a bit high for a hot afternoon. No faults. If you like a citrus ipa you will like it!

Jun 15, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great IPA. Pours a very slightly hazy light copper color from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Big foamy, bubbly head with excellent retention and thick foamy bands of lacing on the glass. A good looking brew!!! Aromatic and slightly citrusy aroma, overall very pleasant. Tastes very good. Nice and bitter but with a smoothness that comes from a good malt/hops balance. Aromatic and mild citrus hops are featured here. Mouthfeel is the best part. Even though it is bitter, there is a pillowy softness about the beer that reminds me of Blind Pig. It goes down real easy and would be an ideal session beer if not for the high octane. Alcohol is not noticeable at all here. Surprised and impressed, I could drink this stuff all day.

Apr 30, 2018
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bacabuck from California

4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

WOW! If the alcohol content wasn’t so high it would be a terrific session beer. Perhaps it is just the results of a nearly empty stomach at CLT airport. Recommended by Jeff Northrup this beer stands up to the hype. Super clear with a oatmeal head that laces nicely down the glass. Slight fruit, balanced acidity and bitterness along with lower carbonation make this truly a winner. Top 5. Thanks Jeff.

Mar 21, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/28/17...on tap in downtown Charlotte. Light bronze, heavy foam, active bubbles. Resin oils and pine nose. Hearty bitter open, and quite juicy. Firm and pronounced flavors. Rolls through and the bitter lingers. Real tasty.

Jan 28, 2018
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8-21-17
16oz can to Spiegelau IPA glass. Pour is lightly hazed, Golden in color, with medium lacing, firm white head.
Smells mostly of citrus, but there is a nice blend of hops/malts that come through. Each drink is a slap in the face of hop goodness. MF is of medium-high carbonation and bitterness.

With everything going on in this beer, it's quite refreshing. The blend of hops in each drink are all over the place, which keeps it interesting. I bought these on a trip to NC in September, and found this hiding in the back of the refrigerator. Kudo's to NoDa for the process, as I didn't notice any degradation in flavors over 5 months.

Jan 24, 2018
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anakinhush from North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For me, this is the IPA all others are measured against and the one that opened my eyes to the style.

It is smooth, floral, citrusy, and the right amount of bitterness. It goes with about anything and any occasion, and it always a crowd pleaser when it goes to a party. Highly recommend, but get Hoppy Holliday’s when it is available.

Jan 20, 2018
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MMOSNN from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 9/11/17 (one month old)
Look - opaque golden orange with a three-finger off-white head that has good retention and a ton of lacing.
Smell - grapefruit, orange, and pine resin dominate, but there are notes of caramel and dense bread lingering in the background.
Taste - similar to the nose with a superb blend of the hop and malt notes mentioned above. The bitterness is pretty high, but isn’t over the top since it adds to the overall flavor profile instead of taking the spotlight.
Feel - high carbonation, dense body for the style, and incredibly smooth.

Oct 13, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky,, bright copper color with a medium sized off-white colored head. The aroma is full of hops and has a nice dose of orange and pineapple mixed in. The taste follows the nose with a nice pine hop finish.

Oct 10, 2017
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ManlyWealth from Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely awesome! NoDa Brewers you nailed this IPA. I drank this IPA a number of years ago, before I ever heard about rating a beer. Nothing's changed. It's awesome all around.

Sep 16, 2017
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moodenba from New York

3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tall can of Noda Hop Drop 'n Roll, about 55 F, poured into a glass in September, 2017. The temperature of the beer was perfect for the hoppy character. Beery aroma and a nice head, leaving lacing on the glass as the beer was drunk.

This might be just another modern american IPA from the can description. This brew is better than the run of the mill IPA. The assertive bitterness from the hops has a depth of character most do not. The brewery promises fruity and citrus, but those elements are, to my taste, in the background. There is a malt body that is just enough to balance the hops.

Sep 12, 2017
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Reef from South Carolina

4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 6/26/17

I have these in my refrigerator probably nine months out of the year and never bothered to rate.
Appearance is amazing in my opinion. Shiny clear orange gold-copper. Frothy pure white head, fairly persistent with spotty lacing.
Yeasty scent with a touch of resin, low key. I think all the NODA IPA's share his aroma.
Pear, pine, a little pepper, slight citrus balancing the malt.
Smooth, medium feel with a little bitter kick on the back end.
I've experienced some variation from batch to batch, but overall rate this as a favorite Carolinas IPA.

Aug 21, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours nice deep golden color with a thick dense white head.

Aroma - Light tropical aromas some orange and pineapple along with light caramel and bread. There is a faint pine aroma as well.

Taste - Hop and resin up from along with a good amount of grapefruit bitterness. The malts come in at the end to finish it off.

Feel - Medium bodied nice carbonation slightly dry finish.

Overall - A well done west coast IPA would have liked to have seen a little more hops the malts were a touch more than expected.

Jul 18, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, 6/15/17 on the bottom....gotta love fresh high quality IPA in a can!

Pours typical Amber, long lasting khaki cap, leaves loads of thicker froth and lace

The nose is loaded with resiny hops....pungent

Full flavor and well hopped up ipa....more resins, citrus and hoppy goodness

Well worth a try

Jun 24, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking copper color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving light streams of lacing. The smell had a glossy sweet citrus to light bitter citrus imparting a light spice to balance. The taste was sweet to bitter and added the light spice to enliven and help to accentuate a nice bitterness rolling into the aftertaste and adding a decent dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation rolls over my tongue nicely with a good IPA harshness. The bitterness level is at a medium level. Overall, I say this was a nice AIPA that I would have again.

Jun 21, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold. Foamy, medium, off white head that lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells Piney, citrus, malts.

Tastes earthy, piney, citrus peel, peppery. Finish is dry with a long earthy bitter linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

May 29, 2017
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Mctr234 from Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure how to phrase with all the wine review like adjectives but real good hops, strong but pleasant and still juicy and malty. Drink it often on frequent nc visits.

May 16, 2017
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold with vibrant carbonation and a half inch of dishwater white. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of citrus & piney hops with some light malt. The taste is a scortchingly intense citrus hops burn with some piney hops in the fade. The mouth is moderately sticky and chewy.

May 12, 2017
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