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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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97
world-class

2,395 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 335 | FT: 11
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can served in a snifter.

pours a cloudy dull gold tone while yielding a 3/4" off white head. average retention and lacing. nose is a bit more subdued than i was expecting - or look for in a traditionally highly aromatic style. citric/pine hoppy with a hint of malt.

the flavor, fortunately, is where this one really shines. citrus and herbal hops dominate while flanked by secondary notes of grassy/pine-y hops and some toasted malt characters. awesome. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, while it didn't exactly impress at the outset this one came through in the clutch with a fantastic flavor profile. great DIPA, tasty and well-balanced. does enough to differentiate itself from the many out there. not to be missed for any hophead.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to markasparov for this. no freshness date. drank from the can and poured into a snifter.

a- cloudy amber color with a large, bubbly head. slight lacing.

s- lots of pine, candied orange. not as strong as I'd hope/expect.

t- juicy oranges/tangerines, some grape fruit, lingering bitterness, definitely pineapple, and loads of bitterness. slight caramel-y malts are present, but more so is that bitterness. the best way i can describe it is like three separate waves (citrus fruits, maltiness, and bitterness) that overcomes the other. i can clearly separate the three layers, but eventually, the bitterness comes out on top.

m- medium bodied, somewhat oily on the lips, but has a dry finish on the tongue.

o- awesome beer. i love it. heady's still better though (duh).

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip from 12 oz can.

Nice balanced looking color. Hazy and golden. 1/4 white head with lots of lacing.

Smells like fresh citrus and piney hops. Smells great!!

Very juicy citrusy hops with a touch of pine. Grapefruit and orange essence dominate subduing the well balanced bitterness.

Average carbonation with a little hoppy slickness.

I was lucky to find a tucked away 4pack at the bottle shop. I didn't even know they carried it. This doubleIPA is better than
the hype. This can stand up with the dipa big boys any day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. red can bought at local liquor store today. No freshness date on can- disappointing, but not effecting my score.

A- Pours a translucent yellowish orange, slightly on the darker side for a DIPA, a little over a half finger of head that slowly dissipates, slightly below average carbonation. Leaves nice layered lacing.

S- Perfect DIPA smell of grapefruit, citrus, oranges, hops, etc.. Not as aromatic as some DIPAs I've had (Heady Topper), but has a distinct aroma and all the trademarks of a world-class DIPA.

T- Lots of hops, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, other citrus/tropical fruits.

M- Ver7 smooth, medium bodied, average to slightly below average carbonation, no alcoholic burn. In my opinion near perfect for a DIPA of almost 9%, still doesn't compare to Heady Topper though.

O- In my opinion this was definitely a world-class DIPA that everyone should try. There are definitely better ones out there, but this should be a must try on any hop-head's wish list. I've had a lot of DIPAs, and I'd say this probably ranks right behind Heady Topper and HF's Abner (which were both two of the best beers I've had period). If you can get some fresh definitely pick some up. Like any great DIPA, this should only be drank fresh. The only thing I can highly suggest about improving this beer- Put a freshness date on the can!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into pint glass. NOTE: Edited notes are from a second tasting on 1/20/13 - thanks to dujayhawk for this particular can.

A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color. Not very much head on this one. *EDIT: Big white fluffy head that lingers after a fairly aggressive pour. I am going to increase my score given for Appearance by 0.25.

S: Citrus (primarily orange) hops aroma. *EDIT: I get a little less citrus from this can, and more pine, resin, and melon hops.

T: Generally follows the nose, but with more resiny hops present. Only a slight malt sweetness presence in addition. *EDIT: Still agree with previous tasting notes.

M: Average for the style. Surprisingly not particularly bitter.

O: Definitely a good beer, and enjoyable. Didn't quite live up to my lofty expectations, though.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.