Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by shangwang:
3.8/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Got this one from a friend during his recent visit from Boston. Really looking forward to it after digging another New England IPA from a can - Heady Topper.
Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Hazy reddish-orange appearance with a couple of fingers of frothy white head, which reduced quickly to a thin ring. Left lots of chunky lacing on the glass. Smell was a little muted initially, but as time went by it really opened up. Smelled of fresh bamboo with spicy notes of hops. Not really citrusy at all by my estimation. I was a little disappointed that it didn't hit me in the face more (I guess I expect that from DIPAs) but it's still a pleasant smell. Tasted very bitter; lots of hoppiness, and an earthy quality to it. I totally dug the flavor, although the mouth feel was a total disappointment. It was basically flat. I feel like the zip of carbonation would really enhance the flavor.
Overall, the qualities of this beer resembled a regular IPA more than a DIPA, IMO. It's possible that the travel that brought this beer to me caused some of its characteristics to seem more muted, and I'd love to try one fresh and local to see how it compares. It was still a good beer, but whether it's fair or not I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of Heady Topper.
Serving type: can
04-23-2012 22:11:57 | More by shangwang
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3.85/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a teku
A: Gandhi Bot pours a bright, orange-copperish shade of gold. It's hazy, unfiltered, and really good looking.
S: Crisp aromas of candied citrus, tropical fruits, and pine. Very pleasant-smelling beer.
T: Bitter and malty, but not much of the flavors the nose promised. The beer does deliver a beautiful dry and bitter finish. Little disappointed with the flavor of this one.
M: Probably the highlight of the beer for me: crisp, creamy, and refreshing.
O: Thanks to a great BA for throwing me this as an extra. A good beer I enjoyed quite a bit, but the taste just wasn't there for me. Looks great, smells good, and tastes not bad.
Serving type: can
07-27-2014 22:14:19 | More by blankenhoney
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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