Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.48/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. red can bought at local liquor store today. No freshness date on can- disappointing, but not effecting my score.
A- Pours a translucent yellowish orange, slightly on the darker side for a DIPA, a little over a half finger of head that slowly dissipates, slightly below average carbonation. Leaves nice layered lacing.
S- Perfect DIPA smell of grapefruit, citrus, oranges, hops, etc.. Not as aromatic as some DIPAs I've had (Heady Topper), but has a distinct aroma and all the trademarks of a world-class DIPA.
T- Lots of hops, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, other citrus/tropical fruits.
M- Ver7 smooth, medium bodied, average to slightly below average carbonation, no alcoholic burn. In my opinion near perfect for a DIPA of almost 9%, still doesn't compare to Heady Topper though.
O- In my opinion this was definitely a world-class DIPA that everyone should try. There are definitely better ones out there, but this should be a must try on any hop-head's wish list. I've had a lot of DIPAs, and I'd say this probably ranks right behind Heady Topper and HF's Abner (which were both two of the best beers I've had period). If you can get some fresh definitely pick some up. Like any great DIPA, this should only be drank fresh. The only thing I can highly suggest about improving this beer- Put a freshness date on the can!
Serving type: can
06-06-2012 00:19:38 | More by jaasen64
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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
4.41/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Zach for this awesome beer...trying the famous Gandhi-Bot.
Poured from 12oz can into fluted snifter; translucent warm yellow-orange with a huge fluffy off-white yellowish head that fades very very slowly, leaving chunky fine lacing as it does.
Smells awesome; tangerine, mango, passionfruit at first, then some earthy and piney bitterness comes through.
Taste is just as awesome; sweetness, tropical fruit all blending together, discernible mango and tangerine, moving into pine and earthy bitterness all in balance.
Mouthfeel is smooth, well-carbonated and the finish cleans it off well. Medium body.
Overall, I can see why this is a very sought-after IPA, but it doesn't live up to the hype as well as others do. Still a solid beer that I wish I could find more than once every few months.
Thanks again Zach!
Serving type: can
03-06-2014 04:28:22 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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