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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA
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98
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2,314 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1,003
Gots: 287 | FT: 7
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:
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

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 04-02-2010)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger of white head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: Bright citrus up front with orange and pineapple followed by caramel malts and a hint of grapefruit.

T: Citrus here as well with oranges at first followed by pineapple and a grapefruit and slightly bitter finish. There are caramel flavors here as well.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a little oily feeling and could use a bit more carbonation.

O: A solid DIPA overall. I think this can may have been slightly past its prime, but I can't find a date on it. Still, it was tasty and enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow with lots of bubbles and a dense, creamy white head. Aroma is strong piney, citrusy and resiny. The beer is bracingly bitter, but there's not a lot of flavor contribution from the hops. A real tongue scraper. Good carbonation and medium body. Pretty nice, but I'd like to see a bigger hop flavor contribution.

Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. can served chilled and poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to Centennial getting me this really fresh can. Really excited to give this a try.

Appearance: Bright yellow-orange in color and slightly cloudy. Pours a nice, white and creamy head with good retention. Strong lacing throughout.

Aroma: Big citrus, grapefruit and bitter pine notes from the hops stand out. The grapefruit and pine really stand out. Definitely really fresh. There is a slight malt sweetness that offers up some caramel as well.

Taste: Big bold hop flavors really stand out upfront. Huge grapefruit and pine with some lighter citrus tones. Really bitter hop character overall. The malt gives a slight sweetness but this is definitely more on the bitter side. Refreshing and tasty though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Smooth and refreshing.

Overall, a really nice DIPA. Definitely a step below the best of the best but definitely when fresh is on the next tier. Really bitter and hoppy. If I could get this fresh in my area, it would be something I get a lot.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to merc the jerk for this free can of Gandhi!

The beer aerates while gushing from its 12oz can into my DFH goblet. It has a slightly hazy, pale golden body with 2 inches of white head that fades quickly. As the head settles, there is a respectable amount of inner-glass lacing and head retention. The beer's nose is quite citrusy and sweet, but the alcohol is modest and well disguised. The taste is quite excellent with a wide spectrum of hop flavors including a bold citrus, grape, pine, and tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is a little bit too hop forward and bitter (could have used more sweetness for balance), but isn't over-extending its welcome. Overall this beer is a sipper, with a huge hop profile and alcohol content to keep you easily satisfied. I'd love to try this beer again in the future, but many more DIPAs are better.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can. Canned approximately 3 weeks ago.

Partly cloudy golden nectarine body. Pinkie finger of dense, tight-bubbled, off-white head. Lots of fresh hop goodness on the nose. Big notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and mandarin orange. Sugary malt base mixes with the fruity hops to almost give it an orange dreamcicle character.

Piny, herbal bitterness up front. Some toasted malt in there as well. Bitterness increases, but big hop fruity hop and malt flavors help offset it. Plenty of mango, pineapple, and sugary caramel mid-palate. The hops become more citrus-y and grapefruity toward the dry finish. Lingering orange, caramel, and resinous bitterness. Medium-full body with a nice, creamy feel. One of the better East coast DIPAs I have had the pleasure of trying. Oh, and the robotic Ghandi on the can is pretty cool too :).

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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jedwards and merc7186 for these cans...

A: Pours a cloudy grapefruit and gold with only a thin white head that settles quickly. All that is left is a thin layer of foam across the top of the beer, but there is some decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big grapefruit, some pine, big lemon zest, and a touch of alcohol. It smells like your normal DIPA. Solid.

T: This beer starts off with a really well balanced mix of sweet and bitter. I get slight caramel, huge citrus, pine, and a touch of floral. The malt base is robust enough to handle the huge hops in this beer. The sweetness fades out in the middle as the hop bitters take over. The finish is back to a mix of malt and big hops.

M: Medium bodied beer. There is a good amount of heft in here. It's sweet and bitter to start, gets progressively hoppier towards the finish. The hops linger on the palate for some time after drinking.

O: I really like this DIPA. Solid nose, great taste, decent mouthfeel. It's really well rounded. If this were available in my area, I'd pick up a few cans now and again.

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3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a smaller than usual head of bubbly foam on top. Clean body. Some bubble action going on. Some decent variation in the color, but I guess there's nothing really special here.

S: Sweet malts overpower the citrus and other hops. This brew isn't as fresh as I'd like, but it should still be good. But, yes, the hops have fallen off a bit. This beer, like Flower Power, is best drank fresh because it's fall's off quickly. But, what's there is good -- the candied citrus, nice hops, not subtle or anything -- you can definitely smell it without trying. Nice.

T: Not much to say. It's kind of a mix between caramel malts and biscuit malts. It's very warm -- the alcohol is coming through a bit. Mildly bitter finish. Taste like a typical East-Coast IPA.

F: Smooth and creamy -- thick and oily. Medium carbonation. Could probably be much better there. Little chewiness that brings out the hops. But, the carbonation drags the score down a bit.

O: I was torn between ranking this and not -- so it's important to know this beer is probably close to 90 days old. It is in the 12 oz can, so it's not too old. The first couple I had fresher were a bit tastier, but not by much to be honest. I'll make a note to review this again when I get my hands on something fresh. Until then - this is my review.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 2,314 ratings.