Mechahopzilla - New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.64/5 rDev +19%
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).
09-04-2013 18:21:57 | More by MrWendal
3.49/5 rDev -10.5%
Received as a generous extra from a PALMEJ1 trade, thanks bro. 16 oz can with no freshness date.
Pours a dark orange-amber-ruby color with a cloudy body. Head is about 1.5 fingers straight from the can. Average lacing and retention.
Not a ton on the nose, some juicy orange, pineapple, citrus scents, with malty sweetness.
Surprisingly bitter right up from and carries throughout the beer. Not a lot of hop flavoring to speak of. A touch of malty sweetness. The bitterness really overpowers everything and leaves a stale aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the average DIPA and carbonation a touch low. Averagely dry finish, more of the tongue-numbing bitterness than dryness.
Overall, I can't say I was a huge fan of this. Maybe it was old and lost a lot of its hop flavoring. An interesting brew from a brewery I haven't had before, but probably wouldn't try this again unless I knew it was super fresh, and then only to compare to this experience.
07-30-2013 12:39:04 | More by MCain04
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
5/5 rDev +28.2%
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.
07-04-2013 01:50:38 | More by JerryOdom
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 167 ratings.