Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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