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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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2,395 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 1,053
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: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank jdhowe for providing me and a friend an awesome 12oz can of this during a tasting the other evening. Poured into a tulip glass - this canned about 2 weeks ago.

Typical in appearance like many northeastern DIPAs I've come across - orange amber with a slightly cloudy, seemingly thick appearance with a lightly fizzy head that somehow lasts for a good long while. Leaves behind some minor lacing. Looks viscous and juicy.

That's one hell of an aroma on a DIPA if I've ever found one - a true tropical puréed cornucopia blast of fruitiness. Huge fresh mango (smells almost pasty), guava, papaya, and definitely some grapefruit and stone fruit thrown in for good measure. There's no pine or sage or any stereotypical West Coast esters here - this is its own personality, chock-filled with white flowers, white pepper, and a slight nuttiness added for good measure, with tons of toffee rounding up the finish. Smells slightly lactic and sweetened towards the end, perhaps to the aroma's benefit. This is truly eye-opening stuff as far as the style can go.

Wow! I knew this was probably going to be enjoyable based off of the aroma, but I had no clue it was going to be this creamy, crisp, and explosive in flavor due to the beer's texture and feel. The first sip reveals a blast of mango juiciness combined with that same creamy, milky feel described earlier, along vivid notes of guava, papaya, as well as a ripe orange peaches, apricot, pineapple, and some brief citrus to round it out. Finishes crispy and refreshing, with a lingering bitterness from the hops and a toffee sweetness from the malts that cleans the palate appropriately. As this warms up, it does get more bitter, with herbal, pine-laden notes finally making themselves known, but the texture never lets up, always remaining creamy, crisp, and enormously quaffable. This is excellent stuff.

My friends agreed that if there was any beer that would be the equivalent of a mango lassi, this would be it. Perhaps that's what the brewers were going for given the theme? While I doubt this was brewed with lactic sugar, it definitely feels that way, and regardless, the hop profile melded with the base malts goes so well that it's impossible to deny that this is a serious force in the hoppy beer realm in the US. Deliciously stunning stuff, and highly recommended - as fresh as possible!

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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a Pipeworks snifter.

A: Pours deep yellow with an almost ruby-red tinge at the bottom of the glass. A finger of creamy, off-white head eventually fades into a nice ring around the crown of the glass.

S: Holy citrus! Grapefruit soda, pineapple, and pine from the hops absolutely dominate, and there is a very faint sweetness at the end from the malt.

T: An amazing array of floral and citrus hops up front, some piney bitterness that follows, and a creamy malt character in the finish that allows everything to go down smooth as the bitterness lingers.

M: Gloriously smooth with a light alcohol presence. Medium bodied, though lighter than many other DIPAs, with a light carbonation that lends to the smooth body of this beer.

O: A real knockout! I'd say the beer this most closely resembles is Zombie Dust, and it's honestly very difficult for me to say which I prefer over the other. Any hop-head would owe it to themselves to track this down, as it certainly sits among the upper echelon of DIPAs.

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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serve nice and cold, after a good sweat from working in the yard.

A - Yellow/light gold, crisp and transparent, nice and plentiful foamy head that leaves a touch of lace.

S - Boom. Just how you want your DIPA to smell. Pure juicy IPA goodness, hops and floral hit you in the face.

T - Pine hits you right away, but it's quickly cut away by the fresh taste and softened by the juicy notes. Very smooth, this goes down too fast.

M - Very full, lots of carbonation but not too much.

O - A great beer, high marks all around.

*NOTE* Check out HamdenHector's review of this beer, A+ review.

YAY beer!

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