Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPAGandhi-Bot Double IPA

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BA SCORE
98
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2,584 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1,175
Gots: 436 | 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: 2,584 | Reviews: 562
Photo of sjones5045
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

7/5/15 DE bar

Pours dark orange maybe even a little red. Decent head and nice look.

The smell is a citrus bomb. Nice hoppy presence with a ton of citrus fruit. The smell is top notch.

The taste is really good too. The citrus hit you and it has almost a sweet start but fades into a dryer finish.

The feel is good but I guess the one knock is that it builds a bit on the tongue. The dryer finish kills the citrus a bit too much.

Overall very nice and top DIPA. I enjoy it a lot and would love to get my hands on more.

Photo of DCrimdog66
3.11/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Some taste not overpowering alcohol taste

Photo of cfalls
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy orange, head fades fast.

S: peach, pine, and a hint of buttery bread

T: sweet bready malt. The hops aren't super bitter, but I feel like bitterness is mostly what they bring to the table. Not a lot of tropical flavors. There's some citrus and dank, though. It's kind of savory, somehow. And it's really nicely balanced.

F: really drinkable for the ABV

O: This makes me think of old-school IPAs like Finest Kind. Satisfying, balanced, no faults, but nothing mind-blowing.

Photo of MCImes
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a good, solid DIPA, but not 98 worthy. I think the hype around this beer adds at least 5 points to the BA rating.

The nose is very nice. A good, floral IPA. the usual citrus notes are there and a little berry too. The nose reminds me of Indeed's Let It Ride IPA

Feel: a little on the sweet side, could be slightly dryer for my taste, but not overpowering at all. Overall fairly well balanced.

Taste: Citrus hops, a little berry hop, not much malt character (its a IPA after all) not overly bitter, but I have a high bitterness tolerance. Overall it didnt disappoint

Overall I dont get the hype behind this beer. Its a good, solid DIPA, but its no better than many that are on the shelf every day of the year. I think NEBCO has some awesome marketing and hype behind the beer. Too bad they're changing the can. I bought it for the can as much as the beer. I'd give this beer a 92 BA score. Its very good, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again. Being in the Northeast, I would go for a Berkshire Brewing Brewer's series IPA bomber for a buck less than 2 cans of the Bot.

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

This beer is awesome! just a solid, kick butt DIPA that has you seeking more. A classic rendition of the style, love it!

Photo of krodrigues7
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Took forever to get a can but loved it once I got my hands on one

Photo of DerekCarruth
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is exactly what I hoped it would be. A great DIPA.

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not at all worth the hype ><

Photo of tregan_20
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased at local liquor store and poured into proper Gandhi Bot glassware (obtained from NEBCO before they sold out). Pours a nice hazy orange color with hints of tropical fruit, grapefruit and peach. As with most double IPAs, the taste is dank, bitter (floral and piney) hoppiness with medium carbonation. NEBCO has made this beer very drinkable; so before you know it, you are a few cans in. Definitely worth seeking out this refreshing double IPA!

Photo of jonnyybp
3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not exactly what I'm looking for in a DIPA but tasty nonetheless

Photo of jow_42
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can (thanks Joe!) poured into a Russian River pint glass

A - crystal clear, straw looking, lemony color. Lots of carb. Bright white head.

S - Sweet, tropical fruits. Nectarines, oranges, peaches. This nose was kind of underwhelming.

T - Not sure if this is an old can? There is no date anywhere. Up front, tropical fruits - pineapples, peaches. A sweet beer, but the bitterness is kind of overwhelming. That bitterness lingers, and it makes you want to scrape your tongue. This beer isn't very balanced. Very, very dry finish

O - this beer is super hyped, and I guess I just didn't "get" it. Again, this may be an older can, so it could be a fast fader.

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.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 2,584 ratings.