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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

Gandhi-Bot Double IPAGandhi-Bot Double IPA

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Ratings: 1607
Reviews: 479
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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.96/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite excited for this one. Robots.

A-Pours a hazy vibrant orange color. Bubbles incessantly rise and meet at the top where a puffy off-white head sits. The beer laces excellently leaving chunky spatter on the glass.

S-Potent herbal nose. Incredible orange and grapefruit aromas. This is a big boy beer, you can tell just from the smell. I get an almost onion-like scent which is surpring but it does not deter me. Overall, smells complex and super citrusy.

T-Big, bold, and assertive. Super-complex. You get huge citrus flavors throughout. Juicy grapefruit and orange. Good wallop of pine in here as well. You also get some potent herbal green flavors. I definately get some greep onion tastes. Grassy and oily as well. Resionous. Tastes natural. This beer is hop-foward without a doubt. Malts are there but are clearly not meant to steal the show. Love the unique flavors and the beers complexity is exceptional.

M-Medium bodied. Dry and decently bitter as well. Bubbly carbonation. Resinous.

D-Alcohol masked very well. It has that nice oily quality that I believe all DIPAs should have but it is not too bold. Very drinkable, considering how flavorful the beer actually is.

So happy to find this in a CT liquor store. I suggest you give this a try. Delicious.

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5/16/12
On-Tap
This beer was absolutely at its peak on tap. I have had varying levels of excellence from the canned version of this beer. On-tap and fresh is blatantly and obviously where its maximum potential lies. Magnificent.

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5/19/12
Cask
Perhaps the best median for this beer. The explosion of citrus is extraordinary. Simply amazing. Cask is the way to go for this beer. One of the best experiences I have had with a beer.

Serving type: can

02-19-2011 00:31:18 | More by VelvetExtract
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dantezeull

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

04-23-2014 21:47:26 | More by dantezeull
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured straight down into the glass and a huge, pillowy, three finger head was the result. Murky, caramel-like golden color. Tons of lacing on the glass as the head dissipates.

S-After the initial pour I was getting a substantial amount of pineapple with some tangerine. As the beer settles, however, a grassy/piney aroma comes to the fore. Pine almost stings the nostrils. Grapefruit adds to the mix. The pineapple fades a bit, but is still noticeable. It's not all hops though, as there is surely a presence from the malt, which adds sweet and earthy characteristic to the nose.

T- It's all pine and grass up front, followed by sweet fruit, then grapefruit, then bitterness washing it all down. There is a nice sweetness that lingers on the finish as well. Not as dry as I thought the first time I drank this. While the bitterness certainly coats the mouth, there is a mouthwatering sweetness too. Lovely. Also, no presence from the alcohol. At all.

M- Drinks remarkably smooth with hop oils that coat the mouth. Medium mouthfeel with a firm amount of some prickly carbonation. Easy drinking. Much too easy.

O- Overall, this is a really well done DIPA. I've begun to shy away from the DIPAs that feel the need to push 10%. This beer does well at 8.8% and seems to be an anomaly. A firmly East Coast IPA with some West Coast flavor. Like Biggie let Tupac spit a few lines on a track. Great beer.

Serving type: can

04-23-2014 19:23:55 | More by jbwimer
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JohnCassillo

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4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into tulip glass; acquired a four-pack via trade -- Thanks, Dan!

A: Pours a hazy orange/copper, with a thin head that immediately leaves a film on the glass.

S: Floral hops and grapefruit aromas overtake the space around the glass; if you didn't know any better, you might think this was a West Coast DIPA on smell alone.

T: Sweet citrus hop character, with an additional floral tone that makes it a bit lighter in contrast. Malt backbone is there, though not overwhelmingly so -- especially compared to other East Coast DIPAs.

M: Smooth, warm, with some mild carbonation.

O: A truly delicious brew that toes the line between East Coast and West Coast DIPAs, and remains incredibly drinkable and interesting from start to finish. If you can find it, it's absolutely worth the purchase. And if you can find a way to trade for it, I'd highly recommend it.

Serving type: can

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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