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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: 2,395
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 335 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 04-02-2010

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from the Potsdam NY IGA for $4

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricot, grapefruit zest/juice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, apricot, and resin/pine. It ends with a quite bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall – I can see how some compare this to Heady/Pliny. It has a great dose of hops and a nice fruity/malty balance to compliment them. I can't find a date on the can, so I have no idea how fresh this is.. but even still, this is a world class beer worth seeking out.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

RE-REVIEW: NEBCo. Gandhi-Bot (6/30/2013)
Straight pour from a 12oz can to a DFH IPA glass; no canning date, but a fresh batch of this came into our market about a week ago, so it’s about as fresh as it’s going to get around here.

Appearance (3.75): A good two fingers of pale tan foam (meringue-colored?) comes off of the pour, capping a rich orange-amber body with a moderate haze to it. Retention is moderate, fading at a pretty typical pace and leaving broad swatches of lace in a collar at the top and scattered splotches here and there as the beer recedes.

Smell (4.5): A very dense mixture of weedy resin and sticky, sticky-sweet citrus fruit juice/nectar comes out of this automatically: pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, guava, and mango are in full force with this shit, underscored by an intense, almost acidic, dank resin character. There’s also some rich, sweet, baked-good-kinda malt character, like browned sugar cookies and caramel churros. It’s like some really, really high pastry chef started making guava and papaya tarts and used brown sugar instead of white.

Taste (4.25): Jeezum crow (the Vermont state bird, anyone?)—the beer has only a modest bitterness at first, but then in the mid-palate it unfolds into an almost tangy-sticky resinous character that straddles two very different sides to the hop character: bitter grapefruit zest on one side and on the other, rich, earthy tobacco mixed with the almost smoky, earthy quality that papaya flesh has (to me, anyway). It transitions into a citrus peel bitterness in the finish that still clings to some of that weedy resin. And that finish hangs around for a while, leaving a vaporous, kind of booze-was-here feel that blends well with the resinous, bitter hops profile. Meanwhile, there actually is some malt body underneath all of this: overbaked sugar cookies, toasted, dark, rustic wheat bread, and . . . just lots of hops. Some booze detected, for sure, but as with most better DIPAs it kind of blends into that hops bitterness and resin.

Mouthfeel (4.25): A moderate carbonation that has the finest prickling character (definitely at least in part thanks to the booze) that foams easily but not aggressively on the way down. Tons of hop oils and some booze heat help to dry out the beer’s chewy, rich DIPA body. Somewhat on the full side of medium weight, but not definitely heavy.

Overall (4.25): This is a great DIPA, it really is. It holds its own to most DIPAs out there, and now that it’s not so hard to find and more accessibly priced (every month or two we get a new shipment over here in upstate NY, typically priced at $12 per 4-pack—really not bad for a big, heavily dry-hopped DIPA from a small brewery), it’s a good pick. Would I take Heady over this? Yeah, definitely. But I can’t get Heady at my local shops. But would I take Gandhi-Bot over at least 90% of other DIPAs available to me in my market? Yes, yes I would. And, my girlfriend loves this beer—that’s called a win-win, motherfucker. Damn good beer, and it’s very, very nice to be able to get this now with some regularity and without trading.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can poured into a mason jar.

A - Cloudy, dark orange, tiny head

S - Perfect. Smell's citrusy, resiny, and refreshing...very inviting

T - Taste is spot on. Very citrus for an IPA from this area. Reminds me of a west coast IPA, which is a plus in my book. 4.75 for taste because as it is touching perfection, it needs the tiniest bit more of malt presence....this would then be the perfect DIPA

M - Just about perfect. Full body but drinkable...little bit creamy. 4.50 because I feel that if this beer had a little bit more carbonation, it would add to its perfection

O - I'm lucky to live in New Haven as I get to and have enjoyed this beer countless times in the last two years. I like to venture out and try new beers but this always has a place in my fridge, as it should in yours!

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.