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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rudzud:
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3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger off white head that leaves some sticky lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Ah, the aroma of not fresh DIPA! Heh, spoiled by the fresh DIPAs, this smells like, when fresh, it was excellent. Now though, now it is mostly sweet malts. Flashes of the hops that once were, centennial and citra mostly, Sweet grapefruit, bready crackers.

T - Ah, darn. Super, super sweet malts and very generic bitter finish. Light grapefruit. Again, flashes of what it deliciousness once was. The flashes of what it once were though come through though, which is why I have to give it a 3 and not a 2.5 or so.

M - Mouthfeel is on par for the style. Alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall, this beer at one point was probably quite delicious. Now though, its a malt bomb. Unfortunate.

rudzud, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

tbryan5, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Kappakoosh, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KolbMarley, Mar 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Priest01ss, Sep 06, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

JamesStreet, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

lcdawg, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

tetu, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photekut, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jheezee, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

thagr81us, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BuddyE, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jwerner23, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Keith_R, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

apasternak, Mar 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

cfrobrew, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ajlvt, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

jlisuk, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

KCBeerNerd, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

EgadBananas, Sep 22, 2012
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Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.