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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: 1,963
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 922
Gots: 209 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 04-02-2010)
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Reviews by Roguer:
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

09-01-2013 18:02:13 | More by Roguer
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-26-2013 20:11:52 | More by braugon
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2014 20:45:29 | More by DanGeo
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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
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New York

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
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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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
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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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
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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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.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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