Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,898 | Reviews: 493 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Roguer:
4.3/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thick, opaque orange DIPA that almost looks pulpy. Solid 1+ finger white head, nice retention, good lacing.
Huge hop nose, laced with pine and citrus: grapefruit, lemon, and peel. Bright and acidic, maybe only a hint of biscuity malts. This beer means business.
Definitely hits you with a violent dose of hops. It's a little sweeter than the nose implies, but not much; there's a strong, dry, astringent hoppiness, and the finish is citrus peel. Pine and grapefruit, with some background biscuit malts.
Very smooth and oily; coats your mouth. No significant sting, no hint of the 8.8% ABV. Mild aftertaste of citrus peel that is slightly unpleasant. Definitely leaves you wanting the next sip, despite being relatively thick (medium feel). Not quite creamy; this is where HT, for example, really pulls away.
This is a solid and aggressive DIPA that doesn't hold anything back. The flavor profile reminds me of some single IPAs, with the fullness, mouthfeel, IBUs, and ABV of a DIPA. This makes for a pretty reasonable every-day DIPA, if there is such a thing, and while I don't think it's quite in the PtE/HT class, I certainly think it belongs in the class right below them.
Serving type: can
09-01-2013 18:02:13 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,898 ratings.