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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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Ratings: 2,448
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 1,096
Gots: 366 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 04-02-2010

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
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4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip. Acquired in a trade from Surge1311. Thanks man!

A- Pours a golden orange, very hazy body with a very small white head that reduces quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. I feel as if I didn't pour it agressive enough to really from a good head.

S- Very floral. Tropical fruits, grapefruit. Fresh evergreen and citrus notes.

T- Wow. This one just knocked my socks off. Big grapefruit and citrus notes with modest pine and resin notes in the background. Huge hop presence without being cloying or astringent. Leaves a subtle bitterness on the tongue that demands another sip.

M- Low carbonation, medium-low body. Very drinkable, crisp, and refreshing.

This may just be my new favorite DIPA. It hits all the high points that I look for in the category. It's juicy, hoppy, and balanced. It's intensely flavorful with a light mouthfeel that warrants extreme drinkability. Perfect for any occasion. I just wish I could get more. A+

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cfrances33
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can thanks to ILOVESTOUTS, enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Hazy yellow orange, with a finger and half of white, fizzy head. Hangs around as a rim, and leaves okay lacing.

Smell: Big pine and citrus up front, along with some light honey and bready sweetness. Finishes with zesty citrus and light pine.

Taste: The following of the nose I've had yet. Clean citrus, grapefruit, and pine, plus a nice white pepper. Sweetness is characterized but a light honey. Finishes with a lightly bitter pine.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable, and super refreshing. Bitterness isn't overpowering.

Overal: This beer definitely met my hopes. I loved it. I will definitely look forward to having it again.

Photo of maxk
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, no date. Bought a four pack while driving through Connecticut.

Pours a hazy orange, almost glowing. One finger head settles down to a nice bubbly coating atop the beer.

Citrus and resin hops. Little bit of grass in there too. Smells very fresh.

This beer is a veritable hop bomb. Lots of grass and pine upfront with sweeter citrus fruits following shortly thereafter. There's a subtle malt flavor, but it's not quite as strong as what I generally look for. It's hop heavy but not unpleasantly so.

Well carbonated, good bodied, I'm happy with the mouthfeel.

Overall, I had mixed feelings. I like it, and recognize that it is a very well done example of the style, but personally, I like my DIPAs balanced out with a little bit more malt sweetness. Don't get me wrong though, this is still a phenomenal DIPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TWStandley
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the can (gasp). Did pour a bit into a cup for a look - hazy orange/gold. Pretty standard looking DIPA.

Smelled of straight up hops. Citrus, Pine, Sweetness.

Taste is delicious. Waves of hops with a slight honey-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel was a bit light - would like a bit more body and a bit less bubbly.

Overall - quite tasty. Not quite up to Heady Topper or Kiwi Rising IMHO, but definetely close. Love the smaller cans (take note, Alchemist).

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of chefhatt
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from a trade from JCrandall.
I poured into a pint glass from the can, it has a burnt orange color body with a 2" white head that hangs out for a while then leave a nice foamy lace around the edge of the glass. The aroma of the earthy and citrus hops, is very inviting. The taste has that awesome hop flavor up front, the citrus and earth tones from the hops, then the bitter taste on the back of the tonuge that lingers for a little bit. the mouth feel is great, rolls off the tongue nice and leave a nice bitter after taste, over all this one stands up to my expections of a DIPA

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice half finger of bubbly head that left some good spotted lacing sticking to the glass.

S: nice hoppy profile noticeable upfront in the aroma consisting of piney, earthy, citrusy and grassy traits. sweet bready malts were present with citrus grapefruit, pineapple fruit and mild grain notes in the background.

T: I liked how the hop character added piney grassy flavors alongside citrus grapefruit which added to the bitterness factor, lemon twang, pineapple fruit accents, hints of mango, very well balanced bready malt notes and a touch of grain.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a semi bready malty, citrusy, slightly fruity, mild bitter, piney, hoppy and crisp finish.

O: very delicious DIPA I have to admit. I am a huge fan of West Coast hop bombs but this one is putting in work.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ScottieD
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler purchased same day at NEBCO. Thanks Rob. Nice orange coloring, 1 finger white head, nice lacing on glass. Aroma of oranges and pineapple with piney notes and some slight hints of grapefruit. Hop aroma definitely noticeable. Taste is terrific--hop forward, slightly bitter, but easy to drink. Initial taste of orange and pineapple with slight notes of grapefruit along with caramel malt. Finish is a slightly bitter and enjoyable. Medium body with very good carbonation. Very enjoyable and dangerously easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 2,448 ratings.