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Hop, Drop 'n Roll | NoDa Brewing Company

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Hop, Drop 'n RollHop, Drop 'n Roll

Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by syrupjoe on 12-02-2011

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Reviews: 220 | Ratings: 1,886
Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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 +1.9%
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 -2.8%
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 -1.7%
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 +13.5%
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 -15.4%
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 +5.9%
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 -2.8%
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 +11.1%
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

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.16/5  rDev -25.1%
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%
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 +7.3%
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 -8.8%
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 +8.3%
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 +2.8%
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 -7.8%
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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Photo of beerbully
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into DFH IPA glass
Can dated 10/7/2014

L-1/2" head mild retention with a lasting white cap.........thick lacing that coats the glass and lingers for a while..........hazy orange/copper

S-sweet syrupy bready malt combined with piney citrus hops......some mild melon coming through along with mango

T-Good blend of sweet malts and citrus / tropical fruits..........grapefruits, mango, tangerine,orange peel, some mild pine............slight bitter finish that resembles orange peel as the aftertaste lingers it morphs to bitter grapefruit rind

F-Medium body, nice coating, full of flavor....mildly carbonated

O-Really good IPA feels more like a DIPA.........alcohol well hidden.........very drinkable.......nice balance between hops and malts.........bitterness comes through in the aftertaste

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Photo of mikeburd1128
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge melon from start to finish in this one. I just wish there was a bit more complexity in it, but I guess that's what makes this one so unique. Super drinkable, mouthfeel is perfect. Just the right amount of chew, a bit resinous. Nothing overpowering. Great stuff.

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Photo of Southerndiscomfort
1.63/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

This beer use to be worthy of the gold medal it won but not so much anymore. It's like chewing on a flower and not the tasty kind. They ruined this beer.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of Krobii
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Very nice, orange to amber color. Good inch head

Smell - Sweet grapefruit and citrus aromas

Taste - The taste of citrus is more faint on the sip than the smell the hoppy taste rolls in

Mouthfeel - very nice mouth feel not heavy not light. the lightness might be to a more moderate carbonation but all in all great

Overall - really wish my parents brought back more of this from their trip to NC. very nice West coast IPA well rounded just near perfect

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Photo of jman42
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice IPA reminiscent of West Coast IPAs with an abundance of fresh hops and grapefruit overtones. A bit on the cloudy side. Bitterness in the mouthfeel, but not overly so and with a nice amount of smoothness on the tongue.

A nice example of what an IPA should be, but I'm starting to get jaded or something - so many good IPAs out there now that this doesn't jump out even though there isn't anything wrong with it.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a nonic pint glass. 10/27/2014 is the date on the bottom (I think).

Pours slightly cloudy with a medium head. Medium active carbonation. Brownish amber in color. Smell is nice. lots of hops. Very green and flowery. Some pine.

Taste is cloyingly bitter, some honeysuckle and orange sweetness (but not much). Nice strong bitter finish. Definite grapefruit rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is dry and resinous. Overall, it's a quite good beer.

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Photo of Tbub18
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

A--No clue had it out of the can
S--grapefruit up front, hop forward. Dank and clear resin that is reminiscent to my old paramour Heady Topper
T--Bitter, great hop taste, not as fruity on the palate as it smells. Good balance, malt finish
M--medium, good carbonation
O--What a great beer from NoDa. I was very impressed and certainly look forward to having more next time I come to Charlotte.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, orange with a white foamy head, clear

S: West Coast IPA, grapefruit, mango, orange

T: pineapple, mango, grapefruit, quite bitter

M: sticky with higher carbonation

M: solid IPA that I wish was available locally

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