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

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MechaMecha
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
357 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:
#10,962
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
357
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
63
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Furlinator
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Darker golden color. Clear. Plenty of streaky lace from the smaller head.

Mild but well-balanced nose.

Brief malt that succumbs to the strong hop bitterness. Long, bitter finish and aftertaste. Good carbonation with a lighter body. Not extreme but definitely hoppier thank most.

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Photo of n2pux
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Really hoppy, lots of pine with a great malt backbone,

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Photo of Glennp64
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear coppery amber color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, caramel, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with a lot of pine and citrus.

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

Photo of thomasarose
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boto
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cueball52
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of amorpork
1.14/5  rDev -70.4%
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 +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 357 ratings
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