Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA
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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1,008
Gots: 292 | 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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Photo of SawDog505
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured can into a 13 oz tulip glass, not sure how to read freshness code. Pours a murky orange yellow with some floaties. Has a one inch sticky white that leaves some nice lacing. Smell is tangerine, mango, grapefruit, pine, grass, and hints of garlic. Taste is citrus up front, with a nice big grapefruit finish that lingers on the tongue awhile. Body is medium, a little dry which isn't a problem, plenty of life, and very drinkable. This is a awesome hop experience and definitely one of the best I have had.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of shangwang
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one from a friend during his recent visit from Boston. Really looking forward to it after digging another New England IPA from a can - Heady Topper.

Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Hazy reddish-orange appearance with a couple of fingers of frothy white head, which reduced quickly to a thin ring. Left lots of chunky lacing on the glass. Smell was a little muted initially, but as time went by it really opened up. Smelled of fresh bamboo with spicy notes of hops. Not really citrusy at all by my estimation. I was a little disappointed that it didn't hit me in the face more (I guess I expect that from DIPAs) but it's still a pleasant smell. Tasted very bitter; lots of hoppiness, and an earthy quality to it. I totally dug the flavor, although the mouth feel was a total disappointment. It was basically flat. I feel like the zip of carbonation would really enhance the flavor.

Overall, the qualities of this beer resembled a regular IPA more than a DIPA, IMO. It's possible that the travel that brought this beer to me caused some of its characteristics to seem more muted, and I'd love to try one fresh and local to see how it compares. It was still a good beer, but whether it's fair or not I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of Heady Topper.

Photo of Pirate84
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Holland
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to blanco, who extra'd me this one!

A: golden orange in color and lacking luster due to a small haze. Poured with a small head, then some small lacing, but it stays along with the ring around the sides of the glass.

S: piney, spicey hops with some notes of lemon.

T: pine sap, thick malt flavor, lot of grapefruit when taking a small sip. Nice flavorful DIPA, with excellent bitterness.

M: a bit lacking in carbonation here. It takes from the crisp feeling and makes it smooth, which doesn't go well with the hot hop profile for me. Very sticky in the mouth.

O: the only disappointment here was the mouthfeel - could have used more spritz to brighten it and lighten it up. Still a great DIPA, and I love that it comes in cans.

Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Auror
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SalMineo
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mrskunk
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of capeannbass36
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy amber orange with chunks and floaties( I HATE that), topped with a 1-1/2 finger off white head. Light lacing throughout.

S- Somewhat sweet grapefruit/citrus. Hint of caramel. Hops.

T- Follows the nose. Starts sort of sweet, then switches over to bitter quickly.

M- Medium/Light. Nice carbonation. Dry finish.

O- I hate chunks in my beer. Almost dumped the whole thing...but dumped only the last inch and a half.
Have to admit that I really like the taste. This one is right at my hop limit.

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint

A hazy golden amber color with a huge, fluffy off-white cap. Recedes in raindrop fashion to form a thin layer of foam. Some huge chunks of lace on the inside of the glass.

The nose is of pine sap, juicy ruby red grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, papaya, and an underlying earthiness while a bed of pale malt holding fairly strong.

Juicy grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, and oranges in the leadoff spot with some sturdy malt through the middle. Heavy handed with the hops, and I am not complaining. A strong bitter/citrus finish. The bitterness builds with each sip, the sign of a quality dipa.

A bit sticky, with a huge hop profile. Medium to full body. Carbonation is on point. A bit of alcohol heat pokes through, but never intrudes.

A quality dipa that should be sought out. Excellent hop profile and alpha acid delivery vehicle.

Photo of lemongelo
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of rgalligan
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Durge
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this at Pies & Pints in Middlebury, CT, this favorite DIPA shows a bright amber color with a very modest white head and decent lacing. The aroma speaks of lemon-grapefruit and a pleasant caramel base. Very nice. The flavor brings lots more citrus bite and cramel sweetness. This approaches being cloying with a medium-heavy body and somewhat viscous feel. The hops are the theme here but it does carry some hints of cereal grain with the caramel sweetness. But let’s just call a spade a spade, it’s just a hop lovers retreat. Love it, tap or can, one of my favorites for a hop fix.

Photo of vbiliyar
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of blmar311
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of EricCioe
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has partially reduced and left some nice lacing on the glass. A golden yellow/orange color with a slightly hazy clarity and good vision of all the tiny bubbles coming up throughout the glass.

Smell: piney, citrus, sweet and bready malts. The hops aroma is very nice and I can't wait to try a sip out.

Taste: the hoppiness of the beer balances out with the sweet and bready malts. Nothing lingers for too long and these features truly make this a tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth, easy drinking, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and slight bitterness.

Overall: Prety solid DIPA. I have had this plenty of times before in can and draft and look forward to more in the future.

Photo of cardern
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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