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

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88
very good

213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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

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(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-22-2012)
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Photo of eadstr
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of JerryOdom
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me this is the perfect American IPA. I'm a big fan of malt and have become a big fan of American hops. I know most like a big extremely hop forward beer but this gives you the best of both worlds. Huge malt backbone and huge hop aroma, taste and bitter. It's a great beer.

Appearance is a golden amber with a slight haze

Aroma coming right out of the can just screams hops with big pine and some citra coming through.

Taste is surprisingly malty. Good amount of crystal in this thing. Lots of pine hop character and citrus character.

Mouthfeel is wonderful. Very chewy, very resinous and some lingering bitterness.

Overall this is a perfect American beer for me. I love it. I don't know much about the NOLA brewery other than they're putting out great product.

Photo of dahayward
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of arturo1616
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of JISurfer
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this before it was officially released, at the brewery. This honestly reminded me of Pliny. Yes, you probably think I'm off my rocker after that statement. The floral hopiness was strong, fresh, and crisp, but didn't have a lingering bitter aftertaste that ruins it for me. It went down very smooth, the alcohol quickly snuck up on me, especially in that hot NOLA summer heat. I could seriously drink this all day, every day. I thought NOLA did a great job with this offering, only wish it was available where I live.

Photo of clintplp
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of MrWendal
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance : orange / golden color. I nice glow.

Smell : hops, tropical fruit

Taste: The taste follows the smell. I really pick up pineapple after the initial hop bite.

Mouthfeel : To me, it's just right. Not too sticky, not too carbonated

Overall : I really love this beer. I can drink it anytime, though not more than two (maybe three).

Photo of whoneeds8
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of lostprairiedog
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Spiderpig
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jbord4479
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of wesley777
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of bat6
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jubnat
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of GraniteGuru
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of srguin
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of David-Schapira
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

RJT

Photo of masonacoats
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EgadBananas
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
88 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.