Hop, Drop 'n Roll
NoDa Brewing Company

Hop, Drop 'n RollHop, Drop 'n Roll
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #33
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #824
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
2,045
From:
NoDa Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  330
Gots
  502
SCORE
95
World-Class
Hop, Drop 'n RollHop, Drop 'n Roll
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!
Reviews: 258 | Ratings: 2,045 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by OldManMetal:
Photo of OldManMetal
OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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)

Mar 11, 2016
More User Reviews:
Photo of wingnutter
wingnutter from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Aug 24, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist from New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Jul 01, 2014
Photo of oberon
oberon from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good to see I can get bottles of this beer now in GSO.Poured into an imperial nonic a deep burnt orange with a great looking lacey white head,it looks creamy and left a nice sheet of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Tropical fruits abound in the nose along with some sugary sweetness and more mild herbal hop notes,great hop complexity.Tropical fruits on the palate as well along with big herbal/grassy flavors,there is a sugary base along with some biscuit but it doesn't interfere with the big hops.For me this is easiest the best beer I have had from NoDa,the hop profile is just great,probably one of the two or three best "big" IPA's brewed around here.

Aug 18, 2013
Photo of WoolyFSU
WoolyFSU from Florida

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
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

Feb 26, 2015
Photo of PSU_Mike
PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Dec 21, 2014
Photo of josephwa
josephwa from Minnesota

3.14/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got a lot of bitterness and not in a good way. So much that it tasted like a home-brew with residual hops in the bottom. The malt didn't seem to match up well with the brew either. Not sure if it was just the can I got or how the beer actually tastes. Can't say I recommend this one.

Sep 11, 2015
Photo of ONovoMexicano
ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +3%

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

Aug 17, 2014
Photo of deadonhisfeet
deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.57/5  rDev -17%
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.

Mar 18, 2015
Photo of Mscanlon31
Mscanlon31 from Florida

4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow so much balance has to be a top 10 ipa

Mar 07, 2015
Photo of CarolinaTripp
CarolinaTripp from North Carolina

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

Shazaaam! One of my favorites. I love living in Charlotte around these great breweries!

Jun 09, 2015
Photo of weezarc
weezarc from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 02, 2014
Photo of VaTechPhilly
VaTechPhilly from New York

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 13, 2016
Photo of RichD
RichD from Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

May 09, 2014
Photo of Jsmercer
Jsmercer from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jun 26, 2013
Photo of bpprovost
bpprovost from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Apr 20, 2014
Photo of italianstallion
italianstallion from Wisconsin

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

Jun 21, 2015
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 04, 2016
Photo of anonymoose
anonymoose from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2 days ago. There is a big fruit aroma when you pop the can. The beer pours a dark orange to amber color. The taste is balanced with citrus, tropical fruits, pine, and a sweet bready malt. You can taste a small amount of alcohol which brings it down a little.

Oct 07, 2015
Photo of Auslander
Auslander from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Mar 05, 2014
Photo of ryhouse
ryhouse from Florida

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

Mar 21, 2015
Photo of TheSteak22
TheSteak22 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Mar 21, 2014
Photo of beercatbrew
beercatbrew from Illinois

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

Jul 14, 2016
Photo of Dominic_Decoco
Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 27, 2015
Photo of Zack_B
Zack_B from Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

Jul 12, 2014
Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 2045 ratings