Mecha | New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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3.85/5
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359 Ratings
MechaMecha
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
nolabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
For some people, hops belong on the basketball court and IBUs should run like shoe sizes. This beer is not for those people. This one’s for the hop hungry. This is our monster, hoppy and heady. Formerly known as Mecha Hopzilla, this is an American Imperial IPA with a unique combination of four different hops and a half-pound-per-barrel, dry-hop process resulting in a powerful flavor that’s not for the faint of heart.

81 IBUs

Added by EgadBananas on 09-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,134
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
359
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
64
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 39
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jeremiahoden
1.25/5  rDev -67.5%

Worst DIPA ive ever had!!!!!!! Thats why Indiana's 100th ranked beer is as high as Louisiana #1. With that said everything from Great Raft Brewing in Shreveport destroys this beer!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a sturdy and well made double ipa here, honey colored with a faint actually honey character to it, heady and mostly clear, with a ton of hop bitterness, oiliness, fruitiness, and dankness, the full spectrum, and in an appreciably west coast fashion, i dug this one, but could not have a ton of it, its a bit sweet, awfully bitter, and not overly subtle on its alcoholic prowess, it was an easy pint, not necessarily a slow sipper, but a ton of this would ruin a man. hard to place the hops with all the bitterness and countering juiciness here, its both worlds, and while i think more classic northwestern types on the back end, the aroma has me more on a citra and new school, even australian track, tough to place but really complete and delicious, with some stone and tropical fruit, cannabis, and overall intensity. smooth and fuller bodied, well carbonated, sticky even in its dryness, pretty awesome feel here. in a recent extended session of beers from these guys, this was probably my favorite, or darn near it. classic approach, bold and big, i liked this a lot.

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Photo of Marklaker
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 0z can with "best by" dating

Pours medium amber and clouded, nice fine sheeting all the way to the top of the glass.

Dank hop nose

Hop bomb alert, we are talkin heavy pine and dense citrus notes all over this one.

Rich and thicker body wise..Overall an enjoyable and body flavorful and robustly hopped creation. Quite enjoyable, hop heads rejoice

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Photo of mmcurran
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is citrus and floral hops with toffee, cake batter, and a touch of pine at the end. The bitterness is light compared to others in this style. However, the mouthfeel does become more bitter and dry as the beer warms. Overall I really enjoyed this one. Maybe not the hoppiest of double IPAs, but the flavor is interesting.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Damian74
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Photekut
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 359 ratings