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

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348 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
59
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 348 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of thomasarose
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boto
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can: this one pours a hazy orangish golden color. There was a small off white head that leaves some lacing. Good nose! Almost old school by today’s standards, as mainly pine and grapefruit hop notes. Perhaps some lemon too. the taste is good too. Lots of hops, and a big bitter bite. The malt sweetness is hiding in the background. Pine, grapefruit and lemon hop flavors. A decent beer!

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

Photo of RobinLee
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Fairly dark gold, hazy, with good visible carbonation. Forms a half-finger of off-white head with good retention for a hoppy beer.

S: Resin, biscuit malts, and mild grapefruit rind. A pretty tame aroma for a DIPA, but not bad.

T: Juicy grapefruit, some resinous pine. A nice biscuit malt adds some sweetness without any particular caramel flavor. The malts diminish under the hop bitterness at and after the swallow, and you're left with more grapefruit rind and resin flavors.

M: Average body and good carbonation. The alcohol flavors are low, though the listed ABV is also low for style.

O: Despite the claims on the label, this is pretty tame in the world of DIPAs. It's not bad, and decently balanced, but nothing I'd seek out again.

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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 cueball52
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of amorpork
1.14/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Brutally terrible. The yeast must have turned because it's not even drinkable. Bought at Orlando ABC near Corrine. Dumped the last three from the 4. I cannot even describe the taste but it was not what they were shooting for.

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Photo of jmikepool
4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of godawgs
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can dated 8/31/16 so assuming it's a best by date. Since this is my first beer from NOLA, I'm not sure how they date.

A: Burnt orange with a 1-2 finger white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Aromas are fairly light but picking up on some citrus with tangerine and oranges.

T: Tangerine, orange zest, and grapefruit mixed with biscuit malts. More malt forward than I was expecting, but maybe it's just an older can.

M: Medium body with light to average carbonation.

O: Easy drinking and enjoyable DIPA, and one I would revisit especially with a fresh batch.

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Photo of swgwilt
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
3.84 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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