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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:
#11,166
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
358
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
63
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of godawgs
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crusher
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolverine48092
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
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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Photo of marchogan
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ThaddeusLamar
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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Mecha from New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 358 ratings
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