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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA
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2,257 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,257
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 990
Gots: 271 | FT: 8
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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2/5  rDev -54.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

SunDevilBeer, Sep 28, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

mikey711, Apr 30, 2010
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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Phoenix2443, Sep 07, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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!

brewerburgundy, Dec 30, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

rmalinowski4, Oct 30, 2011
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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 2,257 ratings.