Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev -3.2%
12oz can without a canning date but is at least a few weeks old; poured into a Bell's snifter and quaffed today 5/28/13.
Aroma: Lots of mango, citrus and some florals mixed in with toffee and sweet corn syrup. Pretty hefty nose that has a lot of substance. (4.25)
Colour: Pours a hazy copper body, looks resinous as it pours into the glass with a 1cm white head that dissipates into a very thin film surrounded by a fairly thin collar. Lacing is spotty. (4)
Flavour: Very tropical fruity, sweet DIPA with a very bitter earthy aftertaste that lingers a while. Descriptors- citrus and pine with toffee, biscuits, honey'd up sweetness ending in a earthy+floral bitterness. (4.25)
Mouthfeel: Thick medium body with very good carbonation; very resinous and coats my tongue in all sorts of floral bitterness; leaving a dry but very clean finish that sticks around for a long time. When I move my tongue around, it stings even more. Absolutely a very bitter DIPA, not that far away from Abrasive-level of bitterness. Not my cup of tea, but a very excellent bitter DIPA if you're looking for that. (4.25)
Overall: Hoppy bitterness with a good malt sweetness is the MO of this beer. Very bitter beer, I wouldn't be surprised if this one clocked in at 100 IBUs. It's complemented by a nice sweet malt presence that doesn't back down. So it's both balanced and unbalanced in that sense. I'm impressed with how strong the components of this beer are. I'm not a huge, huge fan of the über bitter DIPAs but as far as they go, this is a very good one; it may well be the east coast version of Abrasive. (4.25)
05-28-2013 22:29:33 | More by Stevedore
4.09/5 rDev -6.6%
Can: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong grassy hops notes with light residual sugar notes. Taste is dominated by powerful floral grassy hops with light citrus notes and semi-sweet malt non-descript malt base. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable IIPA which is focus more on floral hops notes with limited bitterness.
05-26-2013 23:18:55 | More by Phyl21ca
4.41/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Sweet citrus hop aroma with plenty of earthy notes and a subtle malt presence. There’s some grassy pine needle and dank hop oils but the tropical/citrus fruits are most prominent in the nose. Lots of mango, grapefruit and citrus rind along with subtle biscuit in the flavors. Medium bodied with a complex, flavorful hop profile that is nicely balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Bitter and sweet notes play off of each other with hints of dry and bitter pine countered by notes of grapefruit and orange. The malt backbone adds sweetness with notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit without getting in the way of the hops. Overall, a well-balanced brew and very flavorful with a well-masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable.
05-24-2013 17:04:09 | More by CuriousMonk
4.24/5 rDev -3.2%
12oz can poured into a stemless wine glass, many thanks to Treebs for the fresh can.
The beer pours a hazy copper orange color, hues of honey and straw with a 2 finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves just a spot of lace behind. The aroma is heavy on citrus, mainly grapefruit with bits of tangerine, grassy hops, wildflower and fresh meadowy earthiness, light pine and just a touch of sweet malt. Lots of bitter pine, fresh floral flavors and citrus goodness on the tongue. The grapefruit plays nicely with some lemongrass and other weedy, grassy flavors and the pine really ties it together with just enough crisp, almost spiciness from the hops. There is just a touch of sweet pale malt at the end, but this is all hops. The body is great, coats the mouth well, quite juicy at times that has an almost creamy texture at times but finishes wonderfully dry.
Verdict: A damn fine IPA from NEBCO, bitter, piney, citrusy, flavorful and most importantly, balanced. While I'm sure that this beer gets overshadowed by Heady and the Hill Farmstead IPA craze, this can easily hold it's own and is deserving of all praises and accolades.
05-20-2013 02:31:05 | More by kevanb
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,014 ratings.