Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA
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2,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1,008
Gots: 292 | 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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Photo of pmarlowe
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a slight hazy vibrant amber color. A deep rich sunset orange.

The aroma has sweet overly ripe tropical fruit, some sweet orange marmalade, tons of bready sweet malt.

The flavor continues with the tropical notes, a gentle bouquet of floral and pineapple and papaya. Along with a hint of sweet caramel malt flavor. Some grapefruit pith and pine on the end, a sharp bitterness and tons of floral.

An absolutely well crafted and complete hop bomb.

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass, leaves a nice two finger head that stuck around for a while,bright orange, nice lacing. Not a bad looking dipa. Smell is not over powering. Getting some pine and maybe lemon, with some slight caramel. Light carbonation and very creamy on the first sip. Definitely pine and grass up front, a little bit of citrus to follow. Aftertaste of pine and lemon, very nice. Nicely balanced with a nice little hop bite at the end that sticks around on the tongue for a while. For whatever reason I was expecting a hop bomb, probably random comparisons to heady topper I've seen on here, not the case, but still worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of AltBock
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz orange and red can with a really creepy gun metal Gandhi robot with a hop vine next to him. The back of the can contains all the mandatory US info, a quick description of the beer, and printed signatures of the owners or brewers (?). A stamped canned date or a best before date on the bottom would have been nice.

When poured into a 7venth Sun Snifter, this DIPA was a beautiful golden copper orange with a tiny trace of lemon yellow at the bottom. This beer had a very nice haziness to it. When I held it up to the light, I could see only a brief silhouette of my fingers on the other side of the glass. That's thanks to all the hop particles floating around the beer. In top of this hazy brew was a 1/2 an inch dirty white head of foam. This dirty white foam had very good retention that left behind a big solid string of rings and numerous blots and streaks of lace. All around great appearance!

Gandhi Bot sure loved the scent of hops. You'd think a robot would like the scent of oil and gas. The first whiff of this beer revealed to me this bot's love for the scent of piney hops with a small mix of citrus hops as well. My nose also picked up a few citrus fruits like grapefruit and lemon peel. At the back end of the aroma, I found a subtle whiff of lightly toasted caramel malts. No hard to tell who ruled over this aroma.

Saying that this beer was hop forward would be an understatement. This beer wasn't messing around when it came to the hops. This beer kicked off with that hop combo that was in the aroma. That means I got to taste the bitter piney/citrus hop punch. This hop punch went Stalin over this taste by ruling over this taste with an iron fist. There was no Gandhi in this taste. The only thing that the hops let through was a splash of bitter grapefruit, a touch of lemon zest, and a tiny pinch of toasted caramel malts. It was hoppy, but it wasn't overly hopped.

This was a medium bodied DIPA with a good level of carbonation and very hoppy aftertaste. It was just the citrus/piney hop punch in the aftertaste. Nothing else! This bitter aftertaste lingered on for some time.

If you can get passed the creepy can, you'll find a great DIPA. A 4 or 6 pack (not sure because I got it in a trade) of this would not last long in my possession.

Photo of brewskis
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Rheaume17
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau IPA glass.

A - Poured a slightly hazy golden/orange color. Little sudsy head.

S - Good hop forward presence. Picking up on some citrus flavors.

T - Great citrus/tropical fruit flavors. Considering the date on the can, I was surprised the taste was still so good.

M - Very smooth, mild carbonation.

O - I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I was given this can as a gift and the date was about 3 months old. Regardless, the flavors were excellent and was very easy to drink. Wish I had more!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ScotNH
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Three fingers of thick, frothy head. Dark amber in color, and a bit hazy.

S - Lots of sweet malts. Caramel. Some resin and citrus.

T - An excellent mixture of hops and malts. The hops come through more on the taste than the nose, balancing nicely. The finish is moderately bitter, but very well balanced. Also hints of grass in the finish.

M - Medium body, with perfect carbonation. Very smooth.

O - This doesn't come across as a typical hop-bomb DIPA. It is extremely well balanced, and the delicious malt characters stand out. This isn't what I was expecting, but it was a pleasant surprise.

Gandhi-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.