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

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35 Reviews
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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
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
345
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
58
For Trade:
5
User Reviews
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 345
Reviews by acevenom:
Photo of acevenom
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from one of the new pint cans into a snifter glass. The beer pours clear dark copper with a small, white head that doesn't hang around very long. There's a nice breadiness and sweetness in the aroma, but the hops aren't as forward in the smell. I pick up some of the citrus and pine, but it's clear this should be enjoyed very fresh. There's a nice breadiness and sweetness in the aroma, but the hops aren't as forward in the smell. I pick up some of the citrus and pine, but it's clear this should be enjoyed very fresh. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and there is lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a very good beer that doesn't quite cross over into excellent.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jeremiahoden
1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

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 Marklaker
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jcorn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Priest01ss
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of whoneeds8
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of lcdawg
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Rivenin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tetu
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Damian74
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Photekut
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.84 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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