Mechahopzilla - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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Reviews by acevenom:
3.94/5 rDev +1%
Poured from one of the new pint cans into a snifter glass. The beer pours clear dark copper with a small, white head that doesn't hang around very long. There's a nice breadiness and sweetness in the aroma, but the hops aren't as forward in the smell. I pick up some of the citrus and pine, but it's clear this should be enjoyed very fresh. There's a nice breadiness and sweetness in the aroma, but the hops aren't as forward in the smell. I pick up some of the citrus and pine, but it's clear this should be enjoyed very fresh. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and there is lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a very good beer that doesn't quite cross over into excellent.
06-06-2013 00:42:27 | More by acevenom
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.