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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: 1,970
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 923
Gots: 213 | 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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Bluecane

New York

1.75/5  rDev -60%

04-21-2013 06:11:48 | More by Bluecane
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hopwater1224

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -54.3%

12-28-2011 22:58:33 | More by hopwater1224
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kcjones

New York

2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

08-29-2013 15:52:21 | More by kcjones
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

09-28-2013 00:18:32 | More by SunDevilBeer
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mikey711

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -36.1%

A: Pours a hazy orange with some rising carbonation. Huge head on this one, but the lacing did not stick. Head retention was good.

S: It seems i am in the minority, but i am not picking up as much citrus as others who have reviewed. I am getting a lot more grassy and herbal notes, with some pininess. The only citrus that i detect is a little bit of grapefruit and maybe some mangos

T: Again very grassy and earthy in quality with some mango grapefruit and pine. also quite a bit of sugar was noticable as well. A bit of scallion seems to be present as well. Maybe i am just used to more intense citrus notes or my palate is off but i am having an entirely different experience than others. I also feel that there is way to much a a sugary character present.

M: Possibly the most remarkable aspect of this beer is that there is no heat present. There is a bit of a rough quality to it, but the body is nice.

D: I really hope i got a bad can because i had high expectations for this beer and really wanted to like, but it missed the mark for me. This is one i would gladly review again to proof myself wrong, but i did not get the citrus aspect that others seemed to find. For now though, this will have to stand

04-30-2010 21:53:49 | More by mikey711
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-14-2014 01:14:16 | More by SuomiHobbit
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-21-2014 13:39:21 | More by jmlewisjr
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.5%

05-02-2014 05:23:22 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -31.5%

05-13-2013 23:51:15 | More by ejimhof
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.5%

02-19-2012 17:35:23 | More by GreatBloomer
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-25-2012 03:17:40 | More by jhb138
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

08-25-2013 21:05:45 | More by Kaveman
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-31-2013 23:35:03 | More by CityofBals
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Kimberlygail


3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-01-2014 23:40:48 | More by Kimberlygail
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Randy_Johnson

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-16-2014 18:49:28 | More by Randy_Johnson
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EseLocoSS

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-27-2011 18:51:29 | More by EseLocoSS
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brewerburgundy

California

3.05/5  rDev -30.4%

12oz can, Duvel tulip, no freshness date. Thank you very much for the can Jayli via Secret Santa 2011.

Quite light in color, the oranges only come out in low light; otherwise it's more shades of hazy yellow, banana, goldenrod. The head is light too, creamy and sticky.

Just to be clear, this is obviously not fresh. The nose is short on vibrance; bitter orange, pear, alcohol, and crystal malt. This must be very old because I have a very hard time believing this is a four point something rated IIPA otherwise.

The flavors are somewhat better, but do the same things. One of them isn't being a good IIPA. Orange oil, bitter alcohol, crystal malt, and the ultimate effect is rather like Earl Grey tea with, you know, Bergamot oil. The bitterness is great.

Full with a slick and slippery feel with a medium carbonation. This part is good.

I was so excited for a well rated IIPA and I would still love to try this fresh. However, with no date no one knows for sure how old their can is, which is a major drawback that might keep me from ever buying it myself. Date yo shit, breweries!

12-30-2011 23:45:37 | More by brewerburgundy
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -30.4%

Poured into my founders tulip. Received from angrybabboon in the noob bif round 6.

Pours a orange yellow with a one finger off white head. As the head recedes, it leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is pine, orange, tangerine, pineapple, and maybe some mango. The fruit smells over ripe, almost rotten, and the pine is overpowering.

The taste is pine up front, followed by some tropical fruit. The back end is all bitter pine, which lingers for quite some time. Way too much pine for my liking, totally hides the malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is thick and covers the palate, the carbonation is low.

Overall, this is different than anything else I have had in this style. The taste is not to my liking, too much pine and the fruitiness tastes like overrite fruit. I have been wanting to give this a go for awhile, thanks to angrybabboon for the can.

10-30-2011 03:20:37 | More by rmalinowski4
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -29.7%

12 oz. can into a pint glass - I really wish they'd kept the tallboys, but you can't win 'em all. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear, straw yellow with a one-finger white head. Great lacing and head retention.

Grapefruit is very present in the nose - it's a pretty classic IPA aroma. There's a sweetness here that doesn't seem to be coming from the citric hop profile, and I swear I can smell malty syrup.

Maybe I'm not so crazy, because this is a very malty DIPA. There's some bitterness in the finish, but my overwhelming impression is one marred by this sweetness. A touch of soapy astringency, but the hops are really lost in the mix. It honestly seems a little old, but I know that this can is fresh.

The mouthfeel is a little too thick, this could use more carbonation.

I'd love to hype this somewhat-difficult-to-find local DIPA, but I just can't. The flavors just didn't work for me, and I couldn't see myself shelling out for a four-pack of 12 oz. again.

08-19-2011 00:53:27 | More by amphion1065
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -28.5%

Poured from an undated CAN into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a two finger white head. Nice head, bad body

S- nice citrus aroma, but very, very weak. Disappointing

T- mild citrus, mild pine, just....mild overall

M- medium bodied. Not bad

O- expected a lot. Didn't get much. Very disappointing

01-24-2012 23:22:47 | More by bigfnjoe
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

03-10-2014 17:26:02 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

10-27-2013 03:15:56 | More by kbuzz
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

Can shared by westcoastbeerlvr. Thanks.

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber topped by a lasting head, this looks solid.

Smell: Pretty nice hop aroma, floral and herbal with a grapefruit undertone. There's a bit of malt shining through, but not much sweetness.

Taste/mouthfeel: Rather herbal and quite bitter. Grapefruit flesh and rind, noticeable and fairly harsh alcohol. Herbal and floral hop flavors with a light crystal malt presence that provides a little sweetness. More acerbity than I like in an IPA, this is a real tongue bruiser.

11-03-2010 21:04:27 | More by largadeer
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rtaps

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

04-03-2012 04:04:49 | More by rtaps
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

11-14-2013 02:07:49 | More by hikeeba
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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,970 ratings.