Hop Drop ‘n Roll

16 oz can. $2.99 from Brawley’s in Charlotte, NC. Having been to the brewery the day before and NOT drinking this, I thought it wise to pick up a can for me to try at home. The first thing that strikes me is the cost. This is an expensive four pack, even considering the the fact that singles are elevated.

MUCH more intense is hop nose – WOW! The nose comes through like a truck load of hop pellets. Not a fresh, leafy nose, but a vicious tirade of solid pellets that give a reckless assault on the senses.

Of course it’s my imagination, but the color of the beer seems to match the lime green of the can. In reality, the beer is actually a hazy, light to medium golden color. The head is modest, as is the lace, but it does of course exhibit that characteristic stickiness that beers of this type always impart.

To be honest, there isn’t a lot here to report. This is a very one-dimensional beer, but it you like an incredibly green-hop assault, then I suppose all is well; if that’s not what you’re looking for then I don’t think there is much point in popping the top on one of these 16 oz cans.

There is a decent amount of sweetness in the malt support, and they help to stop the hops from completely destroying the beer, but it’s a close run thing and the palate still takes one hell of a beating from the green pellet bill.

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11/24/2013
Format:
can
ABV: 7.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
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