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

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very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

e30todamax, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BayouBengal1537, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Brewski, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Crimsontider22, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BuckTuckian, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MA08, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

HookemHops13, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a 16 oz can into a footed tulip.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. Fair spiderweb lacing.

S: Pine resin and grapefruit with a little tropical fruit... mango maybe.

T: Piney and bitter with a bit of a woody tone. Grapefruit citrus.

M: Crisp, bitter throughout, with a dry finish. High alcohol is a little deceiving.

D: Character will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Decent head and some fair lacing. Nose pine and grapefruit. Woody character, bitter pine, and grapefruit citrus. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

atoulouk, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Dave_Treat, Sep 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JoeyBrightside, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bearman13, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JDice20, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of MrWendal
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).

MrWendal, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

wiltznucs, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

shiggins22, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Travis1221, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jheezee, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BRBrewBro, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of MCain04
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.

MCain04, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

vfgccp, Jul 28, 2013
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ChestSplitter, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

marine1975, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photekut, Jul 21, 2013
Mechahopzilla from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
87 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.