Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -3.7%
12 oz. can poured into a pint glass
A - golden orange color, with a thin white head which dissipated quickly.
S - piney, and fruity hop aromas, with a little bit of sweetness in the back.
T - A lot of hop bitterness in the front, with some of the piney flavor and a good amount of hop fruitiness. No boozy flavors
M - medium body with a lot of carbonation
O - enjoyable beer, would recommend to people that enjoy IPAs. wish this one was easier to get a hold of.
01-05-2012 19:51:51 | More by henskejk
4.38/5 rDev 0%
Clear and copper. Nice foamy head and some lacing. Good amount of bubbles. Clear. Very strong bitter scent.
Very strong rye taste, some floralness. There's a mild bite of bite. Smooth. This is a wonderfully balanced beer. This is a masterfully balanced beer. Very nice.
01-01-2012 05:48:49 | More by Amalak
3.05/5 rDev -30.4%
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!
12-30-2011 23:45:37 | More by brewerburgundy
4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
I had (my first) taste at the brewery today...but this review is from the can.
Poured from can into tulip. Pours an orangey golden, clear, great bubble retention. One finger of white thick head that is gone after the first sip. Heavy lacing remains...
Smells delicious. Grapefruit, pine, and of course, hops.
Taste is fresh (just canned a few days ago I believe). Grapefruity hops. Slightly bitter finish but it complepents the almost sweet first flavor. Also a bit on the malty side, but its well balanced in general.
Overall, I was super excited to get my hands on this, and while it isn't the best DIPA I ever had, like something from Maine Brewing Co, or Hillstead Farm, its pretty damn close to perfect, and probably one of the best CT brews out there.
You dont need me to tell you to get your hands on one...
12-30-2011 00:49:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.98/5 rDev -9.1%
Poured into a Spaten Tumbler. Light, dirty orange color. Unfiltered look. A pretty aggressive pour leads to only a small one finger head that is off white to light tan in color. Lace is sticking for now but we'll see.
Smell is quite bright and cirtusy. Yellow grapefruit and lemons or limes. There is also a hint of malt sweetness. The East Coast has broken through. Not in a bad way though.
Taste is more on the malt side than the hop side. I am tasting things like earthy grass or hay long before I get any bitter hop. The hop I do get is a bit on the leafy side and quite pleasant, but just a bit overpowered by the malts. Just a bit short for me.
Mouth is crisp and the carbonation is round to spritzy. Body is delicate to medium and the finish is average and on the dry side.
Overall I did like this, but I am far from loving this. I think this is a perfect example of an East Coast IPA but I have a West Coast palate. Thanks to Crass3000 for this extra.
12-29-2011 06:28:27 | More by azdback
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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