Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
Poured from a fresh can (2/12/12) into a snifter.
A: Hazy copper with ample bubbling. One finger head with poor retention gives way into some viscous lacing.
S: Strong and wonderful! Smells like raw cascade hops on brew day - pure citrus. Some earthy pine, a la Simcoe, is evident but subdued. People have compared it to Heady, which is not entirely unfounded. Heady is the only beer I have ever given a 5 for smell, and this one approaches it.
T: Citrus and bitterness up front gives way to more bitterness, which lingers well with a hint of alcohol. There's not an overwhelming hop character here - I expected a little more flavor after the smell, although it is quite tasty. A light bready malt provides a bit of balance.
M: Awesome MO. Just right on the carbonation, and would be very sessionable if not for the intense bitterness.
O: A solid DIPA, but disappointing after the hype. Furthermore, the taste, while decent, doesn't live up to the smell.
02-22-2012 01:22:37 | More by tylerprince
4.43/5 rDev +1.1%
My man Sandman3479 hooked up a 4-pack, thanks man! Poured from undated can, though was sent "fresh", to a pint glass. The beer pours a light copper amber with a slight haze, nice 2 finger head with some retention and nice lacing. Awesome can, lol. The hops dominate the nose with citrus and earthy character with a faint pale malt backbone, no hint of the alcohol. Really enjoyable flavor with the hops immediately on your pallete. Hints of citrus: tangerine, orange, grapefruit, pine, and earthy. Medium bitterness and hoppy. Crisp and clean. Hides the alcohol very well. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a very good DIPA. It was a treat!!
02-21-2012 15:19:20 | More by hopfacebrew
4.38/5 rDev 0%
Live tasting, can into Duvel tulip, a very generous extra thanks to fubofnic.. Thanks Ryan!!
Appearance; pours a hazy golden orange color, with a finger of lush straw colored head. Retention is minimal, and the head quickly falls to a thin film. Lacing is minimal.
Smell; this one didn't jump out of the can, as I expected... I have opened a couple canned beers that literally jumped out of the can (stouts and porters included!) and I attributed that to the airtightness of the can for beer... Once the 'Bot was in my glass things changed, and most dominant aroma being orange rinds. Pineapple, mango and lemon rind take a backseat.
Taste; this thing is all orange!! The can, the smell, the taste.. Amazing, taste has a strong candied orange peel, and/or orange marmalade... Pineapple and mango notes creep in with a slight resinous pine bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel; lively mouthfeel with good carbonation, a slight prickly sensation on the tongue, I'd call Gandhi-Bot medium bodied, juicy in the mouth with a dry finish...
Overall; a rock sold DIPA, and certainly something I would seek out again... This is a nice DIPA, and refreshingly different from many of the IPA's available to me locally which place a far stronger emphasis on the tropics, and I felt like the candied orange peel dominant flavor really set this brew off... I really enjoyed this one, thanks again Ryan!!
02-13-2012 06:27:35 | More by Thingus
4.1/5 rDev -6.4%
A- a fairly orange pour with a finger of white head, some lace.
S- big rush of peach and mango at first, a good malty background, grapefruit from the hops, some astringent pine.
T- more tropical fruit, sweet malt, bitter and sharp hops, again more fruity malt and a little bit of bread. Finish is fruity.
O- A really really good DIPA that expected to be great, but the hops were just on the tad side faded. Too bad there is no date on the can, I'd like to know how fresh it is.
02-08-2012 15:37:05 | More by Tschnab
4.4/5 rDev +0.5%
A- Nice light copper color. Haze. One finger head quickly becomes thin layer that holds on. Spotty lacing. Really nice looking beer.
S- Hop flavor hits nicely right when you open the can. Nice warm hops, dry with some orangey notes. A little malt aroma.
T- Very, very good flavor here. Big dry hops forward, mouth dryingly hoppy and delicious. Hoppier than it smells. Tangerine peel and that's really the only sweetness, just that hint.
M- Oh so crisp. Tongue burn, nostril burn.
O- This is a damn good beer. An east coast IIPA that along with Heady Topper among the west coast titans, in my opinion.
01-30-2012 06:25:31 | More by Nachojon
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
3.75/5 rDev -14.4%
Rec'd from masterhomebrewer in a trade. 12 oz can poured into Duvel tulip
Appearance: Golden-orange, thick 2 finger white head with some good lacing.
Aroma: Pine and resin w/ a hint of citrus
Taste: bitter with a lot of malt. not much citrus coming through on this one, just some tasty bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This is a very good IPA, not sure what the date is on it, so hard to tell if I could've had a better can. Was expecting to be more wowed by this one. Glad I had it, but won't seek it out again unless I know it's super fresh as I've got better options locally.
01-23-2012 23:49:38 | More by buffs9
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
Served from a can, not dated. What an awesome can though!
Pours a nice light orange, very slightly opaque. Nice white head about 1 finger thick.
Smells like a big raw hop. Not too much citris on the nose.
Tastes is absolutely fantastic! Nice strong hop bite in the beginning, leaving a nice hop oil taste lingering in my mouth. Orange ring and grapefruit are apparent but not overpowering...mostly pine and resin flavors are dominant. Just a great product
Overall I will I could get this beer on a consistant basis. Just wow. Top 3 or 4 DIPAS i've ever had hands down. The only negative I can say is no dates on the cans!!!
01-22-2012 05:24:12 | More by TomTwanks
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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