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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA
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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1,004
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the can.

A: No clue :)

S: Hop bomb, smells delicious. Very prominent smells of pine, citrus, hops and tropical fruits.

T: Fantastic. Big hop taste up front followed by a nice tropical fruit blast, the citrus, grapefruit and almost a sweet honey come through. Finishes very dry

M: Nice rich DIPA, love it.

O: This was fantastic, big thanks to Brokenstones for this extra. It reminded me a lot of Heady Topper which I still crave since I got back home to Michigan. Wish I could get my hands on more of these!

Photo of BigCheese
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, according to beer guy mad fresh. One of the few singles I've ever bought, quite the treat.

A: Pours a cloudy honey/golden. Steriotypical IPA color. Minimal head. Might have been a bad pour, or a can that took a "dink".

T: Very Tropical, Mango, Papaya, honey, powdered sugar. Very nice.

S: Starts a tropical/citrus red grapefruit/pineapple, then gets more sour citrusy think un rip orange/pine/lime. Some powdered sugar honey sweetness too. Not a ton of malt but just enough. A true hop showcase. Has a great green grape flavor too. Really complex. Notes of juniper in the finish. Taste lingers on palate for awhile...Leaves the palate wet, not dry. A good bitter.

M: High Carbonation (prob from no head pour). Heavy, quite syrupy. Coats the mouth. Oily. Works the palate pretty hard, a bomber might be a slight struggle towards the end. ABV very well integrated.

O: Great showcase of hops, best East Coast DIPA I've had to date. Rivals Pliny in my book. Prob top 5 all timer for me. A must try for hop heads. The aroma and flavor are awesome. only thing that hurts me is the appearance. That could be my fault, but I'm skeptical of can. Must try for hop-heads, worth the hype.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Thanks to Woosterbill for the trade.

Poured from a 12oz can into a Brewdog goblet to an almost clear gold colour with a frothy white head that soon thinned.

Lots of floral and citrus hops on the nose allied to pine and a little grass.

Similar flavours on the palate more piney than the others and quite a bitter finish but a little sweet malts take the edge off this aspect and makes for a well balanced beer!

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation - spot on in fact!

A really tasty DIPA and would I would happily drink again!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JaredKent
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice head on this one. About a fingers worth and impressive residual strength. The color is an orange that falls just beyond amber. About 12 SRM.

Scent: I get a lot of citrus from this Double IPA. A bit of grapefruit really shines through. The maltiness accompanying the hop aroma provides a sweetness that pairs well together. I’m getting a hint of orange on the finish. I think this is more of a combination of the sweet malt and the citrus hops than actual orange peel.

Taste: The maltiness in Gandhi-Bot provides a sweetness that I don’t usually find in Double IPAs. The malt quickly gets pushed out of the way by the strong hop flavors. I get a bit more pine on the mouth than I did the aroma. On the finish is a strong, resiny bitterness with just a hint of the malt to counter it.

Mouthfeel: I would say the mouth on this borders on the heavy end. The sweetness of the malt brings along with it a heavier body than normal. I would say it’s between the medium to heavy range. The harsh bitterness is the lasting impression you get from this one.

Overall: I’m righting this review about a week after tasting Pliny for the first time. This Double IPA definitely holds it’s own. I have heard very good things about it and I can agree. It has a strong bitterness on the finish but that’s usually to be expected with a Double IPA.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tylerprince
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh can (2/12/12) into a snifter.

A: Hazy copper with ample bubbling. One finger head with poor retention gives way into some viscous lacing.

S: Strong and wonderful! Smells like raw cascade hops on brew day - pure citrus. Some earthy pine, a la Simcoe, is evident but subdued. People have compared it to Heady, which is not entirely unfounded. Heady is the only beer I have ever given a 5 for smell, and this one approaches it.

T: Citrus and bitterness up front gives way to more bitterness, which lingers well with a hint of alcohol. There's not an overwhelming hop character here - I expected a little more flavor after the smell, although it is quite tasty. A light bready malt provides a bit of balance.

M: Awesome MO. Just right on the carbonation, and would be very sessionable if not for the intense bitterness.

O: A solid DIPA, but disappointing after the hype. Furthermore, the taste, while decent, doesn't live up to the smell.

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My man Sandman3479 hooked up a 4-pack, thanks man! Poured from undated can, though was sent "fresh", to a pint glass. The beer pours a light copper amber with a slight haze, nice 2 finger head with some retention and nice lacing. Awesome can, lol. The hops dominate the nose with citrus and earthy character with a faint pale malt backbone, no hint of the alcohol. Really enjoyable flavor with the hops immediately on your pallete. Hints of citrus: tangerine, orange, grapefruit, pine, and earthy. Medium bitterness and hoppy. Crisp and clean. Hides the alcohol very well. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a very good DIPA. It was a treat!!

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