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%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
459
For Trade:
27
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Reviews: 230 | Ratings: 1,921
Photo of HamdenHector
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; a shade lighter than bronze in color; 2 finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: floral predominantly with a hint of earthiness behind it;

T: pine, floral, metallic, caramel, a little tropical fruit; moderate, long lasting bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;;

O: complex flavors that work well together; makes you want to come back for another sip;

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Photo of do_ob
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A huge thanks to Carp19 for sending me a few of these.

Pint can into a snifter. Pours a clear amber with lots of carbonation. A semi-aggressive pour yielded about 2 fingers of sticky/bubbly white foam. Strong aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, and dank pine. Medium weight and pretty creamy on the mouthfeel. Initially there's a sweet tropical fruit flavor that seems somewhat subdued behind a malty coating. Starts turning a little bitter middleways, and by the end, it's a full-on hop bomb. Finishes smooth enough, and leaves an intense pine resin and hoppy goodness on the aftertaste.

Overall, very good. There's a great balance between sweetness and bitterness, and it's surpringly drinkable for 7.5%. No booziness, even as it warms up. Definitely a good IPA.

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Photo of Roguer
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful brew, with a strong snow-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Transparent golden body, very lively and active.

Nice balanced aroma, featuring both pale biscuit malts and piney, limey hops. Slightly grassy, herbal, and dank, but this is not a tropical IPA, focusing instead on citrus and pine.

Flavor follows, with a focus on pine, resin, and to a lesser extent citrus. There's a touch of dankness, but it's clearly not the focus. Plenty of malt as well, with a grainy pale malt finish.

Very easy to drink; medium to medium-light body. Surprisingly syrupy for the ABV.

I'm torn on this one. As far as old school IPAs go, it's better than the run of the mill fare, but I still feel it's a touch behind the world class offerings. The SNPA influence is obvious, but the Amarillo and Citra hops give it a touch of new world flavor. Somewhere right between excellent and outstanding for me. Definitely a very good beer.

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Photo of kevanb
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, date smudged, poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

The beer pours a nice copper color, light amber, fairly clear with a touch of haze and a thick, soapy white head that has amazing retention and yields plenty of sticky lace. The aroma is great, delightfully bitter, grassy, floral, piney, light malt, a touch of citrus peel, definitely falls into the 'dank' category. The flavors are nice, grassy, weedy, much more citrusy than the nose led on, chewy and sticky malt, a little salty as well. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, smooth, moderate carbonation, very dry finish.


Verdict: A really well made IPA from NoDa, definitely an impressive offering. It's bitter, it's balanced, it's grassy, it definitely satisfies a good hop craving.

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Photo of BIN29
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy deep orange with a medium nice looking frothy head.

The nose is your typical West coast ipa as if it's just came straight from San Diego not NC. Tangerine is prominent here as well as some light grapefruit peel.

It's very juicy, extremely drinkable though. Smooth, bitter and really sweet. Halfway through you realize the aftertaste bitterness of the hops are actually inviting you for more sips.

It's quite a unique ipa with an interesting malty profile that shine through the hops. I would say it's a must to try for any ipa lover.

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Photo of NCMatt
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Seriously one of my favorite beers, and the fact it's made just down the road from me makes it even better! It's nothing extreme, but amazingly well balanced and as drinkable as an IPA can get! If you even claim to like IPA's, you'll like this beer.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 4-day old can; this is the maltiest IPA I have ever encountered, and that's not a criticism. It's a really nice beer, a wild and wonderful deviation from what seems to be the current standard for the style.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 16oz tall boy can picked up at the Brewery in late April, 2015.

L - Dark copper, 2 fingers of head and TONS of sticky lace left on the glass

S - Very nice mix of pine and citrus hops. Different smelling than other IPAs.

T - A well balanced IPA and tasty. Citrus up-front turns into a bitter after-taste.

F - Medium bodied and strong carbonation. Nice mouth feel.

O - A very good southern IPA. Well done

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Photo of CTpilgrim
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a new englander and used to the hop bombs. This one is very nicely balanced. Great hop forward smell and taste with just the right amount of malt backbone. Thanks to Jwag1185 for hooking me up. Overall a great ipa that I would definitely like to drink again. Well done!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned April 21st 2015.

Deep golden orange body, fairly clear looking body, with slow rising carbonation. Head manages off tan and fluffy to creamy retention, standing about three fingers tall with pill like lacing, and island creamy top in the middle. Good looking IPA.

Nice mixed hop aroma. Hints of tropical orange and citrus, nice oily and zesty. A real smokey and weedy mix in the background as well with a hop angle. Juicy and smokey a real fun combination for a hop bouquet. Not particularly sweet or bitter either, very impressive.

Palate really sings and gets the basics just perfectly. Great hop forward front juiced angle. Hits of smoke and earth fruit, hints citrus to tropical with big juice filling palate. Washes real juicy on the finish, with a smoke pop finish and lots of earth pine action. Excellent hop play and balance, even some residual sweetness comes out so subtly on the finish as well.

Fantastic IPA, really well done, one that isn't overboard either but just keeps itself in check and control. Excellent brew.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 3/31:
Pours hazy orange-golden, visible bubbles rising from nucleated glass. Fluffy white head builds up with a vigor pour and lasts long into the drink. Lacing is significant.
Nose is fruity, classic citrus/tropical notes overall. There is a hint of alcohol in the nose also. Little wet grain as well as a strange menthol-like smell is detected.
Opening taste is pretty clean on the grain, but has a medium-full feel from the get go. Hop forward for sure, pine and grass combined about evenly with grapefruit, tangerine, melon notes. Alcohol and light wintergreen flavors join the party later. End taste isn't too dry despite bitter beginning, maybe even a little slick.
A strange IPA that actually seems to lose a little with warmth, as the alcohol comes on stronger and the fruity aroma fades (and it's <8%). I had to knock my original rating a tad for this, but still rated it highly.

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Photo of delta490
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouts a bright copper with a thin white head that leaves volumes of small sticky lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops balanced against a little malt sweetness. The taste is much the same with a big hops blast up front. Nice weight and a smooth finish.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop, Drop 'n Roll pours a copper color with a small but lacing head. There is a bold hoppy aroma. The taste has a smooth but hoppy flavor, with a hint of bitterness and dryness at the end. Very easy to drink, good body. Overall, its a full bodied yet easy drinking slightly bitter and dry IPA.

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Photo of Jarnol21
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As fine of a beer as I've ever had. No wonder Hop Drop won the World Beer Cup Gold Award this stuff is indeed liquid gold. Huge hop and grapefruit flavor but it could not be smoother going down. Can drink this every day! Cheers and thanks to NoDa Brewery!

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.57/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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Photo of Big_V
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquried during a trade from @wmjones3, thanks! Great to have tried this. On my want list for some time now. Great nose. Citrus notes. Major hops up front. Drinks like a DIPA. Great balance with a nice kick. Alcohol present but not much, still juicy. Well done

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Photo of LittleDon
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking: amber and cloudy with plenty of head and sticky lace. Caramel and tropical fruit aroma.A bit boozy for a single IPA. Very West Coast, pine, tropical fruit a big hop punch at the finish. Leans toward the sweet side. Heavy-ish body for the style

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Photo of WoolyFSU
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
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

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.16/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oh my. Where to start. Looks like septic system runoff. That aftertaste. Behck. So yeasty, chalky, worty, gross. Does not live upto its hype. Drinkable but wouldnt buy any.

Note: actually shitcanned remaining half of my pint.

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Photo of beersdmf17
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque amber with a fingers width of off white head. Good lacing and legs that linger for a little while. Very aromatic, tons of tropical fruit and citrus, followed by slight resin notes and malt sweetness. The taste is of grapefruit, mango, and citrusy fruits. Light biscuity notes & malt sweetness that balance the bold forward hops. Very sweet and hoppy. Mouthfeel is very silky with medium carbonation. The hops linger on the tongue and coats the mouth well, the alcohol not overly present but is still there in the background.

Overall this is a very balanced, hop forward IPA. Very sweet, but balanced out by the heavy hops. This doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received via trade from @humuloner22 and poured into my SN IPA glass.
Appearance: Kind of a murky orange, two finger fluffy head with enough lacing to cover an old lady's end table
Smell: Piney resin and over ripe sweet fruit on the nose.
Taste: A sweet fruity malt taste is up front. This is normally something that would be off putting for me but not in this beer. Piney hops follow up the malts and sweet fruits like tangerine and melon roll in after the pine. The sweetness is offset with lemon rind bitterness that balances it out nicely.
Feel: Fuller body and almost syrupy, but good carbonation, slight alcohol burn and bitterness balance this out.
Overall: Very good IPA. On the sweeter side but well balanced and very drinkable. As I read my notes, it sounds like something that I wouldn't like. But this is really good and I look forward to finishing off the 4 pack that I have.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasty IPA, if a bit malty, and with a sort of generic hop flavor. Just not a lot of pop to the hops, neither on the palate nor in the nose. I could see this being a bit of a workhorse IPA, something to count on, but it didn't wow me either.

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Photo of marley2112
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on Monday (1/19/15).

Look: Nice, very nice.

Smell: MAN, that smells good.

Taste: HOLY CRAP...

Feel: So silky... so smooth...

Overall: Oh, baby.

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Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really nice IPA...aroma is nice and stays strong throughout. Flavor starts out kinda fruity...grapefruit and mango are present....the malt provides a nice balance and sweetness during the sip. And then come the hops to finish and stick around til the next sip...they hang on the tongue for dear life!
I applaude any IPA that stands out from the crowd and this one did not disappoint!

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Photo of Kadonny
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this one via trade with @CHSASVbeer. Poured from a pounder can into a standard pint glass.

Look: Appearance was a medium orange color with a two finger white fluffy head. Minimal glass lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts, citrus, tropical fruit and some pine. Very hoppy nose.

Taste: Citrus and tropical fruits first with grapefruit, huge pineapple, mango, fruit cocktail flavors. I then get this huge sweetness that is candy like. It tastes almost like a fruity candy, kind of like the red candy apple coating. The sweetness really carries all the way through the finish which adds some pine and bitterness.

Feel: Full prickly mouthfeel with some bitterness and slight alcohol. Nice carbonation.

Overall: This is a solid IPA, but not one that I would say can stand up with the best. Still, I would drink this anytime. Good solid beer.

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Hop, Drop 'n Roll from NoDa Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,921 ratings.
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