1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hopitoulas IPA - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

Not Rated.
Hopitoulas IPAHopitoulas IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This 6.0% ABV ale is a West Coast style India Pale Ale that combines 6 malts and 6 hops with additional dry hopping for three weeks. It takes about a month and a half to make each batch and we think it is worth the wait. Hints of pine and citrus with a powerful, yet balanced hoppy flavor, Hopitoulas packs a punch that you won’t forget.

(Beer added by: Vengeance526 on 10-11-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 227 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nlmartin
nlmartin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2013 04:18:08 | More by nlmartin
Photo of ssimpson89
ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-07-2012 01:33:34 | More by ssimpson89
Photo of Keith_R
Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-08-2014 21:24:20 | More by Keith_R
Photo of tbryan5
tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-27-2013 00:45:39 | More by tbryan5
Photo of JISurfer
JISurfer

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-29-2013 03:12:17 | More by JISurfer
Photo of Urbancaver
Urbancaver

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber with reddish hues. Not much hed but we.l carbonated. Smells non descript. There is a bit of hops on the nose. Mostly citrus and grapefruit but very subtle. Tastes malty and hoppy. Mostly malty. The hops have faded a bit (age??) and left the beer a bit lackng. Overall a very good mouthfeel and fairly drinkable but not the best beer every

Serving type: growler

01-31-2011 02:05:01 | More by Urbancaver
Photo of brandon911
brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-19-2014 19:18:29 | More by brandon911
Photo of sd123
sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-30-2012 01:31:28 | More by sd123
Photo of Drknight
Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-22-2014 02:52:41 | More by Drknight
Photo of Kerrie
Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-13-2013 21:03:06 | More by Kerrie
Photo of DIPAFAN
DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-18-2013 20:20:52 | More by DIPAFAN
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-03-2013 23:47:58 | More by TimoP
Photo of pmarlowe
pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 04:13:30 | More by pmarlowe
Photo of socon67
socon67

New York

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber pour with a crème colored foam that is high and clingy. Minimal lacing, and slight carbonation.

S - Some bready yeast notes, an earthy hop aroma, and some lemongrass hit the nose. This smells like a rustic IPA.

T - Some citrus notes in the initial sip. There is some mild malt flavors before the finish. The tongue gets hit with a raspy bitterness that compliments this beer.

M - Easy drinking IPA. This is preferred for someone who likes an earthy feel to the style.

O - First try from NOLA and this is a brewery I'd look to try again. A solid offering with a distinctive twist.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 21:31:21 | More by socon67
Photo of JayS2629
JayS2629

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy gold with a huge thick white head, slow fade and nice walls of lace.

The aroma is a beautiful boquet of light lemon citrus, orange peel, and grapefruit zest. Pine notes linger with some floral notes. Toasty background.

Nice toasted malt and caramel sweet touch with citrus rind, fresh oranges, and lemon pepper. Tart notes fade into pine and leather with a dry finish.

Very interesting and complex blend of flavors and how they roll on the tounge.

Very good beer. Aggressive, but nice sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 01:58:23 | More by JayS2629
Photo of AdamBear
AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-light amber with a creamy white head

S-smells strong of fresh hops and grapefruit. this smells amazing.

T-comes in with a very bitter taste of creamy hops and a touch of grapefruit along with other tropical fruits. the fruits taste lasts awhile. the after-taste is grainy with the fruits with some bitterness. the initial hit was very good but the overall taste seems a bit dulled. very tasty nonetheless

M-dry medium carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-this is quite a tasty IPA. the flavors were great but they weren't too strong. tho that may have helped make me drink this quite quickly. its definitely something i'd get again and recommend to hopheads.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2011 23:18:09 | More by AdamBear
Photo of AnitaBrewski
AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-16-2013 21:52:02 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of Kahlerbock
Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-26-2012 01:45:34 | More by Kahlerbock
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-21-2014 22:29:36 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of leftoverburrito
leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-25-2014 00:15:42 | More by leftoverburrito
Photo of phishbone23
phishbone23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2013 13:12:48 | More by phishbone23
Photo of zekeman17
zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-19-2013 00:44:40 | More by zekeman17
Photo of Mikecap
Mikecap

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a medium amber with a nice two finger off-white head with solid lacing on the glass.

Smell: Good mix of citrus fruit and piney hops, I like what I'm getting here. A bit of lemon and some solid west coast hops.

Taste: Similar to the nose with pine and a bit of grapefruit and lemon, what I'd expect from an IPA. Some grassy notes as well. A tinge of caramel as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth and definitely not a pounder. A good feel for an IPA, not overly bitter but good.

Overall: A pretty solid IPA from NOLA. I don't like it as much as Mechahopzilla, but its definitely a good beer that I could drink more of.

Serving type: can

08-17-2013 01:17:53 | More by Mikecap
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-23-2013 21:13:31 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Photo of SFC21
SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2013 22:51:42 | More by SFC21
Hopitoulas IPA from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
84 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.