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

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MechaMecha
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
358 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:
#11,011
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
358
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
63
Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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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 tone77
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is piney, some citrus. Taste is hoppy, pine, bitter, some citrus, just a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid and enjoyable beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of rudzud
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger off white head that leaves some sticky lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Ah, the aroma of not fresh DIPA! Heh, spoiled by the fresh DIPAs, this smells like, when fresh, it was excellent. Now though, now it is mostly sweet malts. Flashes of the hops that once were, centennial and citra mostly, Sweet grapefruit, bready crackers.

T - Ah, darn. Super, super sweet malts and very generic bitter finish. Light grapefruit. Again, flashes of what it deliciousness once was. The flashes of what it once were though come through though, which is why I have to give it a 3 and not a 2.5 or so.

M - Mouthfeel is on par for the style. Alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall, this beer at one point was probably quite delicious. Now though, its a malt bomb. Unfortunate.

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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 358 ratings
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