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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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2,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,169
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 976
Gots: 252 | FT: 8
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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Anewjourneyof, Jan 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I got this as a random choice. I've never had a beer that you remember so vividly until now.

Served on tap in a tulip glass.

A: solid hazy golden color.

S: VERY hoppy, almost lemony notes in the smell alone.

T: Piney, floral and citrusy, with peppery hints after. Hop heavy beers like this, absolutely delicious.

M: Had a bite to it, but not overpowering to the point where you didn't want to keep drinking.

O: impossible to find in cans nowadays, but few places have it on tap. One of my favorites. 5/5

dementionX, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

BradleyR, Jan 20, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brian for bringing 2 cans of this to me in CA from his CT home.

Poured an orange yeasty suspension, even after the trip good resiny head about 3/4" in a cool not-frozen pint glass. Sometimes DIPAs never make the trip in their virgin state, and the citrus has been compromised by overtones of decaying veggies. Not this one.

He is rightly excited that certain brewers in New England have properly executed the west coast IPA/DIPA styles. Certainly I knew of The Alchemist and Hill Farmstead, and of course Maine Beer Co and Smuttynose -- but aside from the Heady Topper this is the first one that grabbed me as comparable to Alpine, Port, Alesmith, Kern River, or Russian River. I'll be stopping in another state besides VT next time I'm back east.

easong, Jan 19, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured balmy tropical fruit and pine with a light sweetness.

The taste consisted of pineapple, pine and a touch of citrus atop a full pale malt sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full with a strong residual hop spice.

Overall a superior DIPA.

plaid75, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Zaximus, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

rflips86, Jan 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Tiernan, Jan 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bsizzle74, Jan 13, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks CTJman for this one. Resinous, sticky pine and papaya on the nose. Juicy hop load as you would expect of a better DIPA: Sourdough, pineapple notes sink into an oozy malt. A clean bite of hops power washes your tongue for the finish and prepares you for the next sip. This is a very good DIPA.

jjdc, Jan 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

chubby2u, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

CheftoDeath, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Dawkins, Jan 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Duesler, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

edhizdeid, Jan 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mjord23 for picking this up. Tulip glass.

A: Pours in between gold and pale, with two generous fingers of fluffy white head, lots of intricate lacing. Hazy, but with superb retention.

S: Bready, yeasty malt, a little pine, herbal/grass, white grapefruit and pith. The aroma is quite light, like a pale ale.

T: Light crystal and caramel, with some herbal/piney/dank hops, white grapefruit, finishing with a moderate bitterness which is partially offset by a little residual sugar. The bitterness stays on the palate for awhile.

M: Medium body and carbonation, with a slightly milky texture. Alcohol is slightly noticeable.

O: A nice, easy drinking lawnmower-type beer. It drinks more like a pale ale than a DIPA.

pmarlowe, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

spw109, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

cwguy5, Jan 06, 2014
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vermilcj, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

uvm2003, Jan 03, 2014
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ccronin, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Hendrick24, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jrand2621, Dec 31, 2013
Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,169 ratings.