Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.75/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
16oz can into a wine glass.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 1/3 inch off-white head that sticks to the side of the glass in a ring. Pours a bubbly, hazy amber. Leaves large walls and spots of lacing.
Smell: Some nice, strong and sweet tropical fruit hops up front, with mild pine in the background. The savory note in the taste comes out in the smell as the beer warms, along with some breadiness. Hops aroma is somewhat pungent, which is good.
Taste: The first thing I notice about the taste is the perfect amount of bitterness. 85 IBU sounds about right, but mixed in with the beautiful balance of hops and malt it's not unpleasant in the slightest. There's a dark, savory note going on that I can't quite pin down (someone wrote "scallions" in a review, and it's not far off, but tastes a lot better than that sounds). The hops are mostly piny, with some subtle tropical fruit that's a lot less sweet and more subdued than in the smell. There's also a big, toasty malt backbone throughout, which provides a great counterpoint to the huge hops assault.
Overall, it tastes excellent. It's exactly what I want from a DIPA; huge, distinctive hops flavors, lots of bitterness, and an anchoring malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with the perfect amount of carbonation to complement the bitterness and robust flavor. Feels a little thin, but it's a small complaint.
Drinkability: If I could get this regularly, I would. Another perfect counter-example to "you only like X so much because it's rare." I hope they make a lot more of this so I can grab up multiple six packs every time a fresh batch comes out. As for the 8.8% ABV, I didn't taste it, but I did feel it. And I wanted another one.
Gandhi-bot is an excellent DIPA. It's in the same league as Pliny and Capt. Lawrence. Get it while you can, and drink it fresh.
Serving type: can
05-01-2010 01:06:55 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
4.93/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Right off the bat this beer looks great with a nice hazy orange color with a murkiness that ive never seen in a ipa before. Aroma consist of sweet tropical fruits and bready malt. The taste is amazing. Pineapple, mango, slight grapefruit are the main flavors coming through. For a double ipa this is incredibly smooth with just the right amount of bitterness that even a non-hophead could get behind. A bready malt on the back end provides some balance and doesn't let the bitterness linger at all. Ready for sip a few seconds after the first. For me this is the best beer ive tried or at least top two or three. If your in the CT area this is a must try along with the other awesome nebco beers.
Serving type: growler
03-08-2014 21:13:04 | More by CTbrew32
4.19/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours unfiltered straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of white head. This is so cloudy it almost looks like grapefruit juice.
Smell: Grapefruit, pine, subtle mango and malt.
Taste: Much like the nose. Piney hops up-front, grapefruit in the middle of the tongue and lingering bitterness and malt on the back end. Very drinkable and hides the abv well.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lively carbonation that really tickles the tongue. Doesn't get much better.
Overall: Solid DIPA that leans more toward the grapefruit side of the IPA spectrum. Would drink again.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 03:26:42 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.61/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Sometimes you never know when a gift is tossed your way! We have been trying to bring in Gandhi-Bot for almost two years now without any luck.
We were able to get 1 case, so that was super.
I had the opportunity to taste it tonight. (Thank yo Spencer). The pour was a bit on the lighter side, I was expected more orange. But it poured cloudy, not like a wheat beer, but like a beer that had been shaken.
The nose and bouquet were perfect. The tar, the grapefruit, resin, citrus all were so present. With the fist sip, I the extreme hops came through loud and clear. But, what I noticed that it didnt have that dry bitterness from a high IBU beer, but instead had a touch of a sweet overtone at the end.
I am glad I had it, but I still know what my number one beer is.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 04:27:32 | More by rdilauro
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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