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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-22-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of champ103
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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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

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Served on draft in a shaker pint glass.

Dark amber in color, off white head. Hoppy aroma - mix of pine and citrus, a little conflicted. Enough caramel malt to balance out the bitterness in the taste. Hoppy aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall I prefered their smaller IPA

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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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.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it fresh in the brewery.
Amber color with a thick off-white head with great retention.
Nice aroma with very present predominant notes of pine and some grapefruit.
Balanced hop flavor with predominant citrus notes of grapefruit and pine. Also, lots of spices, toasted and caramel malts, tangerines and mango.
Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium to full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8.8% abv is superbly well hidden.
What a great double IPA, not overly sweet as most unfortunately are, and very hop forward without sharp edges. Also, assertive and not tiresome. Best matrix point for a hophead: away from sweet overweighed bodies that hides the holly plant.

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