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

MechaMecha
BA SCORE
3.85/5
353 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:
#10,546
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
353
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
63
Trade:
3
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Photo of eadstr
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of JerryOdom
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Dolemitesprint
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a strong double ipa, as tasty as any in the nation. You're getting bold hops and a killer punch that is completely balanced.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of jmikepool
4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JISurfer
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this before it was officially released, at the brewery. This honestly reminded me of Pliny. Yes, you probably think I'm off my rocker after that statement. The floral hopiness was strong, fresh, and crisp, but didn't have a lingering bitter aftertaste that ruins it for me. It went down very smooth, the alcohol quickly snuck up on me, especially in that hot NOLA summer heat. I could seriously drink this all day, every day. I thought NOLA did a great job with this offering, only wish it was available where I live.

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4.68/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of MrWendal
4.62/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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).

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CodyMiller
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 353 ratings
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