Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to ThePorterSorter for this one.
Poured from a can into a goblet glass.
Appearance- Hazy light amber orange with just a very little bit of residual head on it. The head is the thickest around the glass, with a little bit of lacing on the glass.
Smell- Pungent hoppy tang with tropical fruit salad all over it. Like a pineapple-mango-papaya-tangerine smoothie. Big orange zest notes on the finish.
Taste- Sweet and fruity at first, but fades quickly into a dry hop/malt finish. Dry citrus essence at the finish with strong, bright tangerine zest hanging out on the palate.
Mouthfeel- A bit heavy and thick, but with a smooth and creamy texture. A bit of lip tickling fizz at first.
Overall- A very good representation of the style, I would get this any time I have the opportunity. A very versatile, year-round IPA.
Serving type: can
04-21-2013 01:48:56 | More by SaisonRichBiere
4.24/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Lucky enough to have a brother in the Connecticut area, as this is really hard to get ahold of. This can is about 2 wks fresh, served out of a 12 oz can and into a Bell's Tulip glass. Thanks BostonRyan
A: murky orange-brown opaque body, not the prettiest beer at the ball. Pure white head of about 1-2 finers, good retention and lacing.
S: Grassy and piney, just a tad of citrus and grapefruit
T: A lot of hops on the body with extreme levels of bitterness with a lot of piney taste, some citrus notes are present as well. One of the most bitter beers I've had. No alcohol presence.
M: Puckering sensation from the intense hopping, but underneath is crisp and smooth with a great finish, obviously dry. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate.
O: A lot can be said about this beer and the level of hops put forward. For the bitter-seeker, this is definitely a must-try. However, most will prefer a beer with more balance. I don't think the body is big enough to support the huge hop burden. That said, it's still a very good DIPA and one to try if you ever have the opportunity.
Serving type: can
04-20-2013 19:44:40 | More by MCain04
4.51/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had this beer twice over the weekend. Shared pours in tulips, then had one straight from the can. The scent is heavy grapefruit. So much hop action on the nose. Bright and pungent. The taste went from 3.75 to 4.5 for me from poured to can. I pour all my beers, but this was so much better from the can. The taste is more balanced from the can. Everything you could want from a IIPA.
Serving type: can
04-18-2013 15:18:37 | More by PHBoiler
4.64/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
A - Thick haze. Shade flat, but what's there lightly off-white. Deep white peach body.
S - Wow. Straight woody pine with undertones of agave, mango, and grapefruit. Incredibly fresh.
T - Stellar. The flavor profile throws a bushel of fresh hops front and center and clears everything else off the stage. Parsley, rosemary, bitter wood, grapefruit pith, with a touch of honeydew mellon sweetness.
M - Light, creamy frame carries an unbelievably rich flavor profile. Quick, clean finish.
O - A tour de force of clean, fresh hop flavors. One of the best IPA's I've ever had.
Serving type: can
04-18-2013 01:32:13 | More by vfgccp
4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
one of the most drinkable double ipas ive ever encountered. thanks to a wonderful trade with thebrewo, I got to enjoy two cans of this bad boy. the pour on it is tinted red, orange, and bronze, with some small yeast floaters and an amazing bone white head that rises three inches high and holds up well above the rim of my glass. the nose is fresh oily hops, high alpha, fruity and juicy, citrus and pine both, only mildly bitter. there is a decent coppery malt balance, but hops are of course the star of this beer. the taste is a lot like the nose, with a very fruity and complex hop arrangement. I would love to know which varietals are used, but I can say that there is a hefty tropical fruit element, its pineapple or tartish passion fruit. a little bitterness creeps into the finish, but not enough to slow down its drinkability at all. love the feel too, fuller bodied but kept swift by its lively carbonation. super creamy, and less sticky and filling than many other beers of this style. I had two cans back to back, and was only done because I didn't have any more. im not sure if this comes in 4s or 6s or what, but I could drink these forever. its amazingly fresh and refreshing at the same time, unlike a lot of big india pale ales. thanks to thebrewo for hooking this up, its one ive been hunting for some time now, and it surpasses even its hype. bomb!
Serving type: can
04-15-2013 18:52:43 | More by StonedTrippin
4.11/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Tap and Tea Room in Albany, NY.
A-Pours a dark gold to amber with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. The lack of head could have been due to an improper poor, but the beer did seem to be lower in carbonation than I would expect.
S-Aroma is like sticking your face into a bag of fresh hops with all the juniper and grapefruit pith aromas that come along with that. Very strong, very pleasant.
T-Similarly, like biting into that same bag of hops. The first sip shocks your palate with a very strong showing of hop bitterness and aroma, then it drops off quickly as your palate becomes accustomed to the hoppiness. It seems to me that the flavor doesn't quite keep up with the aroma. Definitely a lot citrus and piney hops flavor up front then you get just a hint of the malts trying their hand at a balancing act they are losing and then the hops come back for a strong finish.
M-Very resinous, with some dextrins positively affecting the mouthfeel I believe. The mid to full body and uncharacteristically low carbonation are overshadowed by the almost syrup like quality the dextrins and over aggressive dry hopping imparted to this beer. It is more than I would normally expect from a double IPA, but I enjoyed it because it made Gandhi Bot stand out. However, the low carbonation was a negative.
O-This beer is all about the hops. The incredibly aromatic hops deliver the right amount of bitterness that is balanced in part by the malt and in part by the alcohol. Overall, this very smooth beer is definitely worth a try and would likely put up a decent fight against even your favorite double/imperial IPAs. I would definitely try this again.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2013 17:49:18 | More by ElijahRivera
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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