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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPAGandhi-Bot Double IPA

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Ratings: 2,519
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1,141
Gots: 404 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 04-02-2010

Gandhi-Bot is an intensely hopped Double India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of three varieties of American hops. This beer is brewed for those of us who need an aromatic and flavorfully hopped beer.

85 IBU
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Ratings: 2,519 | Reviews: 551
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't get the fuss over this one. It was fine, but no 4.4 for sure.

Photo of Oap--1127
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

WOW, really well done, thought it lived up to the hype!

Photo of ScottJJ
4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is damn near perfect. Good luck finding it.

Photo of HoppedChef84
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Textbook dipa with a great hop backbone and enough malt and carbonation took keep you going through the next pour

Photo of Patmcguinness1
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hands down TOP FIVE DPA

Photo of JamesStreet
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired in a trade from @Shanem12. Canned 2/23/15 and poured into a Parish Brewing goblet.
A- pours a hazy apricot-orange color with a huge, bubbly off-white head. Nice lace down the glass.
S- tropical fruit , floral and piney hops, grapefruit and peach.
T- dank, bitter hoppiness. Resiny pine as well. Grapefruit and orange zest in the middle with a bit of bready malt creeping in there. Wet bitterness on the backend.
M- medium, good carbonation. Very easy-drinking so watch out!
O- overall, very nice. Refreshing!

Photo of tomtom63
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

NEBCO never fails to produce anything but excellence and this proves it. My overall favorite DIPA.

Photo of pkalix
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

no carbonation.... dull dark-urine color.... juicy tones of aroma.... and the flavor follows suit! nice flavor. nice abv. nice brew. admittedly, dull-looking brew off the pour; and i'm sure this must be better on draught..... great color of the can to augment its tangerine-ish qualities..... but this beer has probably seen better days before it was packaged in a box and sent cross-country to my house..... still a great brew though! awesome grapefruit rind at the finish, and VERY lingering, I will add. very nice brew.

Photo of Beard19
3.49/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer but overhyped due to its name.

Photo of Borkman18
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is why I am proud to be from Connecticut.

Photo of Svyturys30
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely worth chasing this beer!

Photo of bigjoe786
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is mango/pineapple. Light to medium body mouthfeel. Aftertaste is of dry tart grapefruit. Finally got to taste this son of a bitch!

Photo of CHickman
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ‘Mikefriedman90’ for hooking me up with this. Pours cloudy dark copper amber color that leans towards mahogany brownish color with a huge thick foamy 2 finger beige head that faded very slowly and left great foamy lacing and rings as it went down; bubbles could be seen racing up the brew like champagne.

Wow, the citrus hops are very strong and fruity like sticking your nose into an orange, yet the caramel and malty graham cracker come through to add fantastic balance to go along with the mix of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and other fruits like dried apricots or even dried sugar coated pineapple chunks. The piney hops and mild spices trail, with some coriander and brown sugar to keep this bad boy sweet and fruity smelling. Definitely smells like fresh hops or hop oils in the mix and it smells wonderful.

Taste picks up right where the aroma leaves off: fresh juicy hops, tangerine, orange peel, grapefruit, pine cone/piney hops, caramel, toffee, sweet malt, graham cracker, pineapple, mango, French toast, and what then seems like some floral hops to wrap up the hop assault; earthy herbs like spruce and spices like coriander and pepper keep the ABV hidden and work well with the malt backbone to allow the hops to dance on the tongue in a prickly manner. Very easy drinking DIPA at 8.8%, dangerously easy in fact.

Mouthfeel is creamy but medium bodied and almost chewy with light carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste that was more malty and cracker than sweet citrus hops. Overall an outstanding beer, too bad they have to change the can as the artwork is classic.

Photo of nihan87
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very much over hyped and because of that, expensive. It's a pretty solid IPA. Doesn't touch Heady Topper but comes close with that can feel. Nice mouth feel and buzz.

Photo of Hopheadgou
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

hazy orange color with big juicy notes of heavy grapefruit and melon. Awesome taste and very crushable. One of my favorite double ipas to consume. Will be unfortunatly be re-named :(

Photo of InkedinRi
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It does not get any better than this fokes! Perfectly balanced double IPA!

Photo of Stater
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA, just a little too much to the malt side for my taste. Would definitely seek out again despite that East Coast lean.

Photo of Seeker_11
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I liked it a lot. I
give it a 4.31

Photo of DA84
3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid DIPA but vastly over-rated and the price gouging that goes on whenever it is released makes me want to give it a 2. But since that is not the brewers fault... it is a good beer. But in the same league with heady,haze and sunshine? i think not.

Photo of MikeHBerk79
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just one of my all-time favorite beers. When I lived in CT I could pick this up pretty regularly but in MA now, so it's been a while. I'll have to re-rate the next time I get lucky enough to find it.

Photo of kemoarps
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

4/4/4.25/4.5/4.25
A mostly-clear-but-a-bit-murky-in-the-depths muddy amber for the most part. Almost a hint of green around the gills. Nice tidy white head like a clean haircut. Settles in to a nice smattering of independent colonies. Mediocre retention.

Nose jumps out with tropical fruits, some floral notes and a little bubblegum as some big IPAs seem to do.

Flavour is not as bursting as the aroma started out, but maintains itself better throughout. Incredibly smoothe. Super easy for it to get from your glass to your stomach before you realize what you've done. Some resin, but a lot of floral and tropical/citrus hops. Orange. Some almost blonde-esque grains padding the bedding (that wasn't meant dirty). Swarms of tiny carbonation, the kind that you wouldn't notice individually, but which en masse kind of takes over. That's the effect.
Another winner from @Roguer.

Photo of dutesanch
3.12/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not nearly as smooth as I had hoped for. Hop bitterness takes away from the enjoyment of this brew. Not horrible but for the hype I had hoped for more. Sea Hag is more enjoyable IMO.

Photo of Tbub18
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been on my Want list for a while. Always have heard such great things about this brew and was so happy to finally get my hands on it. As I sit here drinking this, I'm definitely feeling a let down. The look is great, and the nose is fantastic--tropical fruits everywhere. But the taste? Simply doesn't follow the nose as I'd hope. Compared to SOS, HT, and other DIPAs in the 8% range this beer lacks the flavor complexity. I almost feel like I'm drinking a Stone IPA. Bitterness prevents me from tasting the tropical fruits I was hoping for. I will try again, but definitely won't go out of my way to get this one. Big let down.

Photo of Keithp3939
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, expected more from the hype but still very good!!

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into my DFH IPA Glass
(What my wife refers to as the dildo glass)
I've wanted to try this for awhile. A few trades fell through, a promise here or there was never kept. This one just eluded me.
Finally got some in a trade with @CTBEERGURU
Appearance: Straw colored with a fluffy large white head. Clear and great lacing.
Aroma: You can smell the hops from an arm's length away. Resiny pine aroma with some citrus in the background.
Taste: Plenty of Resiny goodness. The right amount of bitterness. Fruits in the background, citrusy and a little bit of pineapple. Enough malt to give it some backbone.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. Resiny bitterness up frunt that gives way to some citrus flavors. The carbonation is spot on.
Overall: An excellent example of the style. I was so afraid that I would be let down because of its elusiveness. A great beer.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 2,519 ratings.