Hop, Drop 'n Roll | NoDa Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
nodabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
1,921
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
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330
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Photo of Hornbroke
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a Charlotte native, I'm obligated to love anything by NoDA brewing. This one I enjoy not begrudgingly, but enthusiastically. Perfect blend of hoppy and sweet. Nice color.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.9/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sparkling clear amber with a large fluffy white head and garter lace.

Smell is mostly harsh, dank pine, onion, wood, bark, resin and rubber, but there are some fruit notes of grapefruit, orange, and peach layered in.

Taste is spicy and sharply bitter pine, bark, and grapefruit, with caramel, resin and rubber coming in as it warms.

Light frothy and dry.

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

L: Honey colored, slight head, lots of bubbles

S: Sweet notes, dry, flowery, hop forward, grassy, reminds me of daisy cutter smell

T: Lemony, dry, flowery, finishes on a sweeter malty note but still overall bitter

F: Good carb, decent body

O: A fine beer thats above average but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Light golden color with a big white head that really lasts.
S: Hops and more hops, then a little pine and maybe a hint of a sweeter malt.
T: A blast of piney hops and resin and then more hops in the finish.
F: A little on the lighter side of an IPA, but it does have a dry finish which I like.
O: Really liked this IPA. Since the west coast IPA is my favorite style and I live in cali I usually find others attempt at this style lacking. This one however had everyone a good west coast IPA has, the look, smell and taste are really great.

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Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour was a yellowish Amber color with a one finger head. Smell is grapefruit rind, orange ring with a little pine. The taste follows the smell. Pretty much a medium feel on the mouth. Overall a good IPA that I personally think was a great IPA a couple of years ago.

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Photo of RScearce
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer varies in appearance for me. I'm only back in NC once or twice every twelve months. Most recent at Charlotte airport, it appeared a golden copper color. As always, the hops are strong at the front. Though I can smell the citrus, I can't taste it much over the hops. Not as much malt, but as a fan of floral IPAs, I'm okay with that. The beer lacks the citrus punch I really enjoy in my IPA, but this one keeps me coming back. I always seek it out everytime I'm in NC. It's a must try if you're passing through. For those of you passing through the Charlotte airport, it's always on tap at 1897 Market just outside of the B terminal.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high fluffy white head that died down but consistently left a head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with hints of citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has a little less in the way of pine and some more in the way of citrusy hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has very nice aromas and flavors. It is rather easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On Tap. Pours a hazy golden orange color. Smells of strong hops and citrus: grapefruit, orange, peach, mango and others. Thin lacing leaves the sides of the glass as it goes down. Enjoyed at a pub nearby the brewery so I know it had to be fresh. Tastes very hoppy up front with a crisp grapefruit backing with orange undertones. Strong ABV that doesn't hit hard at all. Can enjoy a few without hurting afterword. Good, smooth, mouthfeel with a nice finish. Overall a great example of the style and a good beer.

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Photo of biker30x
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a plastic airport cup. Hazy golden orange with thin Lacing & head. Sharp hop taste right off the bat with a ton of citrus. Not enuf malt to make it perfectly balanced and a slightly astringent chemical flavor somewhere in the mix. Long bitter finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/18/2016. Poured into IPA glass. It pours a hazy, honey-amber color with two fingers of foamy, milk-white head and thick lacing with excellent retention. The smell is quite malty and grassy with whiffs of orange, melon, grapefruit, and subtle but fragrant herbs. It also features pine needles and resinous hops. The initial taste is sweet malt but then there is a jolt of dank, bitter pine and hops. There's also a touch of sweet fruit at the finish. It's a great balance of malt and bitter hops. This ale is medium-bodied with a touch of creaminess, moderately carbonated, and the 7.2% ABV gives it a nice punch without being overly boozy. Overall, this is a well-crafted IPA that deftly balances West Coast hoppy, and Southern malty, styles. It's a winner!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -3.6%
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 -5.5%
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 +4.5%
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 -3.6%
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 +14.7%
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 +1%
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 +0.5%
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 -13.3%
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%
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 +2.4%
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 +2.4%
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 -1.9%
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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