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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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2,167 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,167
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 976
Gots: 252 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -8.7%

johnhenryconway, Dec 02, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found in an undisclosed location. Damn, this stuff is hard to find...

A: Orange body, thin white head. Slight lacing.

S: Nose is succulent hopitude. Do I detect Simcoe? Maybe so. This smells like heaven, if heaven allows hops.

T: Flavor is intense citrus hops with only a hint of malt. This is true West Coast IPA territory, but made in New England. I am getting pine-encrusted mango/ tangerine with a huge grapefruit bite. This seems Pliny-like in some respects, but less piney. I suspect Simcoe and Columbus hops are involved. However, this heavenly flavor is really very unique.

M: Thin, tart, toothstripping. Nice!

D: Ridiculously high. Quaffable even. It's hard to conceive that this beer is nearly 9%. This could be my new lawnmower beer, if I can ever find enough of this precious stuff to keep my fridge stocked.

Nice work New England! Please keep making this beer. It is instantly my favorite canned craft brew ever, that includes Maui Big Swell, a long time favorite.

ghostwalker, Dec 02, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased as part of a 4-pack at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into a small nonic, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Head recedes at a snappy pace, with super leggy lasting lace. Aroma is pungent skanky hops.

Taste is quickly sweet to start, but in the blink of an eye the citrusy bitterness takes over, dominating through the aftertaste. Very dry evaporating alcohol-type close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good for the style. Wish it was a bit more balanced, but the nature of the beast here.

ppoitras, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

ChesterHop, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

SubpoenaDeuces, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

rudy611, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Dizbro21, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

FluffyMcTingle, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

jenray, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

djrn2, Nov 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Kaydogg, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

callmescraps, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

trapper2408, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

EseLocoSS, Nov 27, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12oz to tasting glass at a NoVA Beer Tasting on 10/23/11
*From notes

-- Thanks to Robtobfest for sending this deliciousness my way --

A: Amber-orange. A nice pour yields a 1.5 finger head and solid lacing. Retention is also on point.

S: If heaven has a smell, it's not far off from this. Fresh, juicy hops explode out of the glass long before my nose actually gets there. Just phenomenal.

T: Hoppy, juicy, tropical citrus. The west coast profile is all over this epic DIPA. The alcohol is hidden in a way not many beers can claim. The back end has a mere kiss of golden malt to balance the finish.

M: Not as creamy and luxurious as I was expecting, given the massive flavor profile. It's properly carbed though, and the texture is on point.

O: NEBCO's Gandhi-Bot is a world class DIPA. Just another killer hoppy offering from New England. Who'd have thought it - that the upper Northeast would be leading the way for a hop revival on the East coast? As hard as it may be to believe, this is world's better then the A- rating it currently holds. It's a must-have, and demands to be sought out by every hophead reading this.

Rhettroactive, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

BelJen, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. The glass is left coated with large rings and chunks of soapy lacing.

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.

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 needle/grass countered by notes of grapefruit and orange. The dry bitterness lasts throughout, even when the sweeter notes come into play and linger into a nice dry finish that leaves me thirsty for me. The malt backbone adds sweetness with notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit without getting in the way of the hops. Really well balanced and very flavorful with an excellently masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable. I'm impressed and ISO more!

corby112, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

doof116, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

waiting4lunch, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

wdeck9, Nov 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

wdarcy77, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Yabev15, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Wisconsuds, Nov 22, 2011
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,167 ratings.