Hop Drop 'N Roll

North Carolina
United States
Hop Drop 'N Roll
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
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.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
IBUs: 
81
Served at: 
48° - 55° F
Hops: 
Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Amarillo
Malts: 
American Barley, English Barley, Vienna, Wheat
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This is a very pretty IPA. As you drink it, a foam residue of your progress is recorded on the side of the glass. An entire hop farm of pine, resin, wood and grapefruit hop aromas slowly arrive as the beer warms. There is some eventual grassiness, however the “hay” is more of a bonus than an annoyance. The flavor does not disappoint! All of the hop goodness transfers nicely from the aroma. The malt and fermentation are very clean, supporting the full metal jacket of hop flavors. The finish is semi-dry with a hint of caramel and biscuit. The hop resins pleasantly linger and are the dominant factor throughout. The flavor is phenomenal.

Advertisement

Advertisement