Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by C20Percent:
3.6/5 rDev -17.8%
A: Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a smaller than usual head of bubbly foam on top. Clean body. Some bubble action going on. Some decent variation in the color, but I guess there's nothing really special here.
S: Sweet malts overpower the citrus and other hops. This brew isn't as fresh as I'd like, but it should still be good. But, yes, the hops have fallen off a bit. This beer, like Flower Power, is best drank fresh because it's fall's off quickly. But, what's there is good -- the candied citrus, nice hops, not subtle or anything -- you can definitely smell it without trying. Nice.
T: Not much to say. It's kind of a mix between caramel malts and biscuit malts. It's very warm -- the alcohol is coming through a bit. Mildly bitter finish. Taste like a typical East-Coast IPA.
F: Smooth and creamy -- thick and oily. Medium carbonation. Could probably be much better there. Little chewiness that brings out the hops. But, the carbonation drags the score down a bit.
O: I was torn between ranking this and not -- so it's important to know this beer is probably close to 90 days old. It is in the 12 oz can, so it's not too old. The first couple I had fresher were a bit tastier, but not by much to be honest. I'll make a note to review this again when I get my hands on something fresh. Until then - this is my review.
08-10-2012 00:06:26 | More by C20Percent
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4.3/5 rDev -1.8%
A: Pours a hazy golden peach/apricot in color with some moderate amounts of fine visible yeast sediment in suspension at the bottom of the glass, light amounts of visible carbonation, and some orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thin patches, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Very light aromas of caramel malts underneath moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops, tropical/pineapple/mango hops, and much lighter amounts of pine & floral hops.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by fairly aggressive and strong flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit, tropical/pineapple/mango, and pine. Moderate amounts of fairly aggressive hop bitterness in the finish which lingers for quite a while.
M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with a light amount of dryness in the finish.
O: This is really enjoyable with nice hop flavors, though slightly aggressive, and well balanced with the malts - there is enough sweetness that is it not overly or unpleasantly bitter. Pretty easy to drink and definitely one I would like to find again. Alcohol is well hidden.
04-10-2013 01:18:16 | More by dbrauneis
4.05/5 rDev -7.5%
Thanks to Ultra-Plinian for the big NEBCo hook-up. DIPA from a can, yes sir! Orange haze, all in my brain. There's really not a better way to describe the look of this one. The slightly gray tinted, mostly white head waxes and wanes down to a thin, thin skin that never completely leaves the top of the beer bare, and lasts for quite a long time.
Pretty stankin' dank, with lots of pines, grass, and some resin on the back end in the aroma. Very hop oil-y over the first half, with the second half lending a heavy hand to blasting citrus peels, oranges, and some grapefruits. Your typical, citric and resiny hop profile... Good, but nothing too ravishing. Some herbal pepper on the back end, and I'm not really pulling much malt out of the aroma here.
The taste follows through nicely, with personification of the ashy and piney characteristics of the hops. The fruit is understated, but it's there; juicy grapefruit and some lighter, bitter citrus notes. There's a hefty bitterness that strikes the back of the tongue somewhere around mid-palate and leaves a long lasting impression. It's not gonna knock you off your socks, but it's pretty potent.
I finally get some resemblance of malt in the very finish with a bit of bread and crackers that only adds a touch of sweetness, perhaps because the lasting bitterness of the malt is still massaging my palate hard. Medium bodied, not too thin and not too thick, and surprisingly not as resinous or sticky on the mouth as you'd expect given the taste. Carbonated well enough to keep things rolling.
Very nice DIPA, though it's nothing to lose your shorts over. I can see why people love it, but it doesn't do much to stand out above the rest. That's not to say that it still isn't pretty delicious, though, because it certainly is. Goin' hard on that piney and citric hop swerve, this will make most hop heads happy, or at the very least, pleasantly content.
08-19-2013 16:53:14 | More by tectactoe
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
A: A moderately hazy, unfiltered looking dark golden beer that produces a good head stand when poured. The two finger of off white head is made of rocky foam with very good retention.
S: A huge citrus hops nose with pineapple, lemon, resinous pine and a dry hopped herbal aroma dominating. There is a medium-low caramel malt sweetness and some low floral alcohol notes there as well but this is all about the hops.
T: An aggressive hops bitterness with a strong citrus hops flavor and enough malt for support. The hops flavors match the aroma with pineapple, lemon and some pine. The malt brings a low caramel flavor but the balance is pretty bitter. The aftertaste is of hops bitterness and lemon.
M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation. There is a moderate alcohol warmth on the palate although the alcohol is fairly well hidden overall.
O: We have a hophead winner here, this one makes my short list of awesome beers I've met this year. An aggressively bitter beer that showcases citrus hops but remains balanced and doesn't get harsh.
08-10-2013 20:11:01 | More by MadScientist
4.47/5 rDev +2.1%
Thanks to Andrew for providing me with this beer. It was excellent.
In a tulip it was hazy orange in color with a medium off-white head. Impressive lacing.
Sweet malt aroma. Citrus and herbal hops. Peppery in my nose.
Big-time grapefruit taste, also tangerine and apricot. Piney taste entering later. Nice strong malt background, still sweet.
This was a very smooth, easy drinking beer.
04-30-2011 19:11:15 | More by lordofthewiens
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
Thanks to woosterbill for this one, picked up essentially right off the canning line and about 10 days old at this point. Poured into a tulip.
A - Pours hazy amberish orange with one finger of off-white head. Head has okay retention but leaves quite a bit of spotty lacing behind.
S - Big grapefruit and grapefruit zest aroma, with some grassy and herbal hops to complement.
T - A lot more malt in the taste than the aroma let on, but still a very nice hop punch, herbal with lots of grapefruit. Malt profile consists of mostly caramel with some biscuit malt as well. Finish has a nice lingering bitterness.
M - Medium mouthfeel that is actually quite smooth before the dry, bitter finish.
O - Very enjoyable DIPA. Definitely delivers the hops,but I would like a bit less malt. Deceptively drinkable, without noticeable alcohol. I would definitely get this again.
05-01-2012 00:27:10 | More by warnerry
4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
Can share at Proof courtesy of Matt Masterson. Pours a pale slightly hazy yellow. Good bubbly white head that lasted almost a minute. Thin collar. Nice spicy, piney hop aroma with a fair amount of malt sweetness noticeable. Taste is the same. Great. Again, not a piney hop fan, but when it's done well, it really works. High carbonation and medium body.
12-22-2013 03:19:23 | More by mverity
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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