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Mechahopzilla - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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very good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA) visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-22-2012)
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Reviews by MCain04:
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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%

Received as a generous extra from a PALMEJ1 trade, thanks bro. 16 oz can with no freshness date.

Pours a dark orange-amber-ruby color with a cloudy body. Head is about 1.5 fingers straight from the can. Average lacing and retention.

Not a ton on the nose, some juicy orange, pineapple, citrus scents, with malty sweetness.

Surprisingly bitter right up from and carries throughout the beer. Not a lot of hop flavoring to speak of. A touch of malty sweetness. The bitterness really overpowers everything and leaves a stale aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the average DIPA and carbonation a touch low. Averagely dry finish, more of the tongue-numbing bitterness than dryness.

Overall, I can't say I was a huge fan of this. Maybe it was old and lost a lot of its hop flavoring. An interesting brew from a brewery I haven't had before, but probably wouldn't try this again unless I knew it was super fresh, and then only to compare to this experience.

07-30-2013 12:39:04 | More by MCain04
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-17-2013 03:56:43 | More by tbryan5
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2014 03:22:49 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-30-2014 21:36:08 | More by KolbMarley
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

A - nice looking beer

S - piney, hoppy dominant

T - really nice combo of hops. Liked caramel-like taste under all the hoppiness. Really get that Columbus hops taste in there

M - medium feel, med carb

O - sorry, not enough time for thorough review (i will revisit and re-review when time permits) but Nola did it right on this one. Not my fave style, but this is nice

07-09-2013 14:28:22 | More by JamesStreet
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2013 20:31:23 | More by lcdawg
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-29-2014 13:28:43 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-28-2013 21:53:39 | More by Rivenin
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-22-2014 18:31:08 | More by tetu
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2013 15:55:58 | More by Photekut
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-16-2013 15:31:49 | More by jheezee
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2014 13:41:29 | More by atlbravsrno1
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Had this one at the source while visiting New Orleans for Cantillon Zwanze Day! Served from tap into a NOLA shaker. Poured red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, earth, citrus hop, earth hop, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, spice, spicy hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The citrus note going on here was really nice and inviting. On top of this I really enjoyed the spicy notes going on when mixed with the citrus as it added a nice touch of balance while still being interesting. A pretty well done brew that I would love to have again in my own area.

12-31-2012 13:43:03 | More by thagr81us
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-14-2013 14:50:11 | More by BuddyE
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-14-2014 18:09:09 | More by jwerner23
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-19-2014 02:08:34 | More by Keith_R
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 17:02:46 | More by apasternak
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-22-2013 01:17:04 | More by Ajlvt
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-02-2014 23:50:26 | More by jlisuk
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-09-2014 17:58:44 | More by KCBeerNerd
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

On tap at home. Tapped 9/22, kegged 9/14.

Nice translucent dark amber colour. Three finger cream coloured head. Left lots of lace.

The aroma is floral, citrus hop notes with pine and sweet malts and a hint of alcohol.

Big bitterness, Caramel, citrus hops, pine resins and a hint of heat.

Nice full body, rich and creamy, clean and smooth.

Overall a wonder IIPA

09-22-2012 21:47:57 | More by EgadBananas
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-09-2013 18:18:22 | More by BuckTuckian
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +15.6%

Had on tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Sudsy, resilient lacing clings to the glass.

S- Sweet cereal grain malt aroma with citrusy, resinous hops pushing up against the caramel notes. Absolutely lovely.

T- The hops clamp down hard with a solid twang of grassiness but then turn to tropical fruit sweetness with notes of pineapple, mango and candied orange. But, with all this hop craziness going on, the malt is still there to throw in a good balance of hearty bread.

M- Very sharp with a slight alcohol bite. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Wow. If this had as high of an ABV as Terrapin's Hopzilla, it'd kick the shit out of it. Sorry to compare two beers just based on the name but that's what happens when you semi-copy someone's trademark. Still, this is one excellent DIPA that doesn't just seem like Hopitoulas X2. NOLA's got a real winner here.

07-02-2013 20:26:57 | More by Immortale25
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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

NOLA MechaHopzilla has a medium-to-thick, cream colored head, a semi-clear, orange appearance, with lots of bubble streams (etched glass), and minimal lacing. The aroma is full- strong, pungent hop oil and citrus peel, with a shade of background breadiness. Taste is of hop oil, slight pine, bitterness, and citrus peel. Sweet bread balances out the hop attack. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and NOLA MechaHopzilla finishes puckering, rich, and delicious. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.


06-11-2013 12:40:46 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.