657. NoDa Brewing Hop, Drop ‘n Roll
Hop Drop ‘n Roll is another beer that was on my list of beers to try. Thankfully a contact in Virginia pulled together a box including this beer and a few others from the area. First thing I like about this beer is it comes in 16 oz cans. For me 16 oz of beer with dinner is just about right especially when the beer is in the 7-9% ABV range.
This beer is very clear and a bit darker than a lot of the IPAs I have reviewed. Solid off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was a nice mix of citrus, pine resin and sweet malts.
Taste was extremely well balanced and had the same mix of citrus, pine and sweet malt with a lingering bitter finish. Overall this is an extremely well done IPA. If you enjoy balance in your IPAs this is the one for you.
Pros: Balance, balance, balance
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 81
Brewers Website: NoDa Brewing
Brewers Description: 2014 World Beer Cup® Gold Award Winner, American-Style IPA. Hops in your face. Crisp, mouthwatering, American citrus hops dominate for an ideal IPA character. It’s hopped before, during and after the boil with late boil additions of Citra and Amarillo for a complex flavor profile. The rich golden color comes from a blend of English and American base malts accented with substantial amounts of Vienna and Wheat malt. This is the beer that started it all for NoDa Brewing.