Mechahopzilla - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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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
3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
On tap at Avenue Pub
A: Pours a perfectly clear dark copper color. A towering white head forms with excellent retention and lace.
S: Bitter pine up front that dominates until this warms up a little. Grassy, juicy citrus aromas.
T: Follows the nose with bitter pine and resin. Grassy citrus hops come out next. A lingering bitterness lasts forever.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. I wish this was a bit more crisp and clean. Very dry though. Even with the high alcohol and bitter finish, this is still enjoyable to drink.
A nice DIPA. Similar to Saint Arnold's Endeavor, but less fruity and juicy flavors. I would really like some more fruity flavors to come out and maybe help with the bitterness. Though still a nice DIPA to sip on.
11-30-2012 03:20:11 | More by champ103
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
06-15-2013 00:38:23 | More by rudzud
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
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
Bright glowing hazy orange body, topped by a level four fingers of oatmeal colored floppy bubbles. Tight drippy lace coats the glass.
Aroma is oranges, lemons, and pine. Inviting but could a tad more oomph.
Big sweet malt foundation. Burst of fruit. Huge bitter bite. Sense of bigness in all things. Abrasive, in a good way.
Full and tingly mouthfeel.
Not a DIPA you drink in a hurry. Definitely worth a try if you're visiting Big Easy.
05-20-2014 04:07:30 | More by RonfromJersey
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
Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.