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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

Gandhi-Bot Double IPAGandhi-Bot Double IPA

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1,588 Ratings
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Ratings: 1588
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%


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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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the tabs and pour a brew of murky pumpkin orange. It puts up a two finger head of tight, cake-batter bubbles. This retains well, leaving patterns of spots all down the glass. There is a serious chill haze, with generous sediment suspended throughout. Carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is equally bright with malts as it is hops. On the one side we get spicy, herbal, floral, and nectary hops, while on the other we get big bready malts, with light oat and cereal grain beside the classic pales and light caramels. There are additional notes of baker’s yeast, sweetly stinging booze, mild medicinal phenols, and Juicy Fruit gumminess mixing in. With warmth these all blend beautifully, making it harder to pick apart the individuals from the final whole. Our first impression is that the flavoring is nicely fruity, and the hops are dirty, earthy, and fully flavorful, but without making the bitterness overly intense. As we sip, juicy pineapple and nectarine sugars, herbal hops, gritty earthiness, and mineral start things off. Moving to the peak is the bite of ethanol, with a sweetening of the hops into more floral, and heavily syrupy nectary hops. The malts, phenols, and bubblegum esters take over, pulling us to a nicely balanced, but more bittered, finish with booze, dill weed, and those herbal, mineral and metallic earthy hops. There is a final wash of apricot and tropical fruit sweetness to the last drop. The aftertaste breathes of toasted pales and lightly wheaty malts, chalky yeast, fusel booziness, and bitterly earthy and herbal, but sweetly nectary hops. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives nice slurp, sip, cream, and froth, but with a little thinness on the finishing pop. The mouth is briefly cooled and coated, but as the alcohol burns off it is warmed and astringently dried. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks quite nicely.

Overall, the best things about this beer are the nicely balanced aroma, and how easily it drinks. The hops on the nose are just so sticky, fruity, and sweet, yet so bittered, herbal, and earthy. These mix with the perfect level of bittered pales, caramel, and bubblegum. This beer is actually a nice change for the style, as many tend to overwhelm the beer with doubling a certain ingredient, thus tipping the balance out of favor. Here, the balance remains through both the aroma and the flavoring, leaving us with a tasty, easily drinkable treat from the beer-quiet state of Connecticut.

Serving type: can

04-09-2013 00:16:05 | More by TheBrewo
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can into a snifter.

lighter yellow color with a slight head. smell is very fruity with mango and pineapple being prevalent. sweet... ! taste slightly sweet...tropical but not too prevalent like in the nose. smooth. slight bitter finish, not too sweet. medium body and carbonation.

overall a great IPA...

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Best DIPA ive ever had...plain and simple. Aroma is extremely tropical with beautiful pineyness. Pours a sticky white lacey head with dark tangerine color. Basically flawless beer in my opinion I just wish they would produce more of this beer in CT!!! Today I filled up two growlers and every time I am simply amazed

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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