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Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - New England Brewing Co.

Gandhi-Bot Double IPAGandhi-Bot Double IPA

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Ratings: 1593
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.97%


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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maximum12

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank youse are in order to tectactoe, who knocked down this long-time want as an extra in a box that arrived last week. 12 oz. can with nice, bizarre art. I often think brewers do more than just...beer.

The pour is classic IPA, clear orange with a booming head & readily evident carbonation racing to the top of the beer. Hops in the nose are aggressive to the point of being pathological. Grapefruit, citrus, lemon, pine. Hop forests jammed in the nostrils. That's how you kick off a IIPA.

Gandhi-Bot IIPA tommiehawks me right in the middle of the tongue. Bitterness kicks out & will no doubt leave a mark: burn-level bitterness. Luckily, right behind the hook kick of bitterness are the half-drowned hops flavors: leaning heavily towards the pine, with citrus present, & either unripe grapefruit or more bitterness. Malts? Harry Dresden jammed those malts up the ass of a Red Court vamp. Gone. That leaves this light for a IIPA, but damn, I'm taking gulps like I'm in six feet of water, & I'm only five eight.

Impressed. New England brewered this up right; you put IIPA on the label, hit me with a lanyard of hops, keep the malt in the silo. We need more IIPAs like this in Minnesota. Excellent beer.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 02:19:47 | More by maximum12
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ultra-Plinian for the big NEBCo hook-up. DIPA from a can, yes sir! Orange haze, all in my brain. There's really not a better way to describe the look of this one. The slightly gray tinted, mostly white head waxes and wanes down to a thin, thin skin that never completely leaves the top of the beer bare, and lasts for quite a long time.

Pretty stankin' dank, with lots of pines, grass, and some resin on the back end in the aroma. Very hop oil-y over the first half, with the second half lending a heavy hand to blasting citrus peels, oranges, and some grapefruits. Your typical, citric and resiny hop profile... Good, but nothing too ravishing. Some herbal pepper on the back end, and I'm not really pulling much malt out of the aroma here.

The taste follows through nicely, with personification of the ashy and piney characteristics of the hops. The fruit is understated, but it's there; juicy grapefruit and some lighter, bitter citrus notes. There's a hefty bitterness that strikes the back of the tongue somewhere around mid-palate and leaves a long lasting impression. It's not gonna knock you off your socks, but it's pretty potent.

I finally get some resemblance of malt in the very finish with a bit of bread and crackers that only adds a touch of sweetness, perhaps because the lasting bitterness of the malt is still massaging my palate hard. Medium bodied, not too thin and not too thick, and surprisingly not as resinous or sticky on the mouth as you'd expect given the taste. Carbonated well enough to keep things rolling.

Very nice DIPA, though it's nothing to lose your shorts over. I can see why people love it, but it doesn't do much to stand out above the rest. That's not to say that it still isn't pretty delicious, though, because it certainly is. Goin' hard on that piney and citric hop swerve, this will make most hop heads happy, or at the very least, pleasantly content.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 16:53:14 | More by tectactoe
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super delicious local DIPA. Pour from the can is a nice orange amber. Not much head.

Nose is super resin y and sticky with pine and hops.

Taste is full of big juicy hops. Just a little citrus character. Really rich and full

Nice medium full body.

Delicious. Get it fresh.

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 23:29:48 | More by dheacck11
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obeermeister

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer always makes me very happy. I would give it a perfect rating, but I have had the Peekskill Double Standard on several occasions, and I have yet to try those fabled IPAs from northern Vermont. It is just as good out of the can as it is on tap. Hopefully their new canning machine will not change that.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 20:59:28 | More by obeermeister
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ehammond1


4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, trxxpaxxs!

Slightly hazed golden amber. Moderate near-white head. Somewhat sticky.

Fantastic aroma. Huge amounts of tropical and citrus fruit hop character. Moderate sweet malt backbone and just the fainest touch of an alcohol presence. It all comes together very well.

The flavor is even more juicy and citrus-forward than the aroma. Nice bitterness that accompanies. Discernible, clean, lingering, sticky, citrus and passion fruit flavors. Some sweet bread and very mild alcohol present at room temperature.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Very, very tasty. This was much better than I was expecting.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 01:26:19 | More by ehammond1
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MadScientist

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A moderately hazy, unfiltered looking dark golden beer that produces a good head stand when poured. The two finger of off white head is made of rocky foam with very good retention.

S: A huge citrus hops nose with pineapple, lemon, resinous pine and a dry hopped herbal aroma dominating. There is a medium-low caramel malt sweetness and some low floral alcohol notes there as well but this is all about the hops.

T: An aggressive hops bitterness with a strong citrus hops flavor and enough malt for support. The hops flavors match the aroma with pineapple, lemon and some pine. The malt brings a low caramel flavor but the balance is pretty bitter. The aftertaste is of hops bitterness and lemon.

M: A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation. There is a moderate alcohol warmth on the palate although the alcohol is fairly well hidden overall.

O: We have a hophead winner here, this one makes my short list of awesome beers I've met this year. An aggressively bitter beer that showcases citrus hops but remains balanced and doesn't get harsh.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 20:11:01 | More by MadScientist
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beertunes

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to ChadMc3 for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy orange-gold color with about 1/2 inch of off-white head that had good retention and better than moderate lacing.

A blast of pine hops hit the nose first, with solid citrus hops right behind them. There was a low, but noticeable, malt profile. On the tongue, the pine was smooth in the front, mixed with the citrus in the middle and had a sharp citrus bite at the back of the palate., The low malt didn't offer much of a counter point, and the bitterness lingered at the back of the mouth.

The body was a bit fuller than typical for the style, but wasn't heavy at all. Drinkability was very good, especially if you're a fan of bitter IPAs. Overall, a pretty good brew, one that would be in my regular rotation if it were local to me. A must try if you see it.

Serving type: can

08-05-2013 22:14:30 | More by beertunes
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twizzard

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly the best beer I've ever had...Had it uber fresh....14 hours (or so I was told). The first thing that hit me was the grapefruit aroma explosion. The most incredible aromatic beer ever. Mouth feel was slick & smooth buit not overly syrupy. My only complaint is that my wife liked it too....Now I need to double down. If you ever have a chance to score some of this, do it without hesitation.

Serving type: can

07-25-2013 11:51:07 | More by twizzard
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from the Potsdam NY IGA for $4

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricot, grapefruit zest/juice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, apricot, and resin/pine. It ends with a quite bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall – I can see how some compare this to Heady/Pliny. It has a great dose of hops and a nice fruity/malty balance to compliment them. I can't find a date on the can, so I have no idea how fresh this is.. but even still, this is a world class beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 00:53:22 | More by spinrsx
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fmccormi

New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

RE-REVIEW: NEBCo. Gandhi-Bot (6/30/2013)
Straight pour from a 12oz can to a DFH IPA glass; no canning date, but a fresh batch of this came into our market about a week ago, so it’s about as fresh as it’s going to get around here.

Appearance (3.75): A good two fingers of pale tan foam (meringue-colored?) comes off of the pour, capping a rich orange-amber body with a moderate haze to it. Retention is moderate, fading at a pretty typical pace and leaving broad swatches of lace in a collar at the top and scattered splotches here and there as the beer recedes.

Smell (4.5): A very dense mixture of weedy resin and sticky, sticky-sweet citrus fruit juice/nectar comes out of this automatically: pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, guava, and mango are in full force with this shit, underscored by an intense, almost acidic, dank resin character. There’s also some rich, sweet, baked-good-kinda malt character, like browned sugar cookies and caramel churros. It’s like some really, really high pastry chef started making guava and papaya tarts and used brown sugar instead of white.

Taste (4.25): Jeezum crow (the Vermont state bird, anyone?)—the beer has only a modest bitterness at first, but then in the mid-palate it unfolds into an almost tangy-sticky resinous character that straddles two very different sides to the hop character: bitter grapefruit zest on one side and on the other, rich, earthy tobacco mixed with the almost smoky, earthy quality that papaya flesh has (to me, anyway). It transitions into a citrus peel bitterness in the finish that still clings to some of that weedy resin. And that finish hangs around for a while, leaving a vaporous, kind of booze-was-here feel that blends well with the resinous, bitter hops profile. Meanwhile, there actually is some malt body underneath all of this: overbaked sugar cookies, toasted, dark, rustic wheat bread, and . . . just lots of hops. Some booze detected, for sure, but as with most better DIPAs it kind of blends into that hops bitterness and resin.

Mouthfeel (4.25): A moderate carbonation that has the finest prickling character (definitely at least in part thanks to the booze) that foams easily but not aggressively on the way down. Tons of hop oils and some booze heat help to dry out the beer’s chewy, rich DIPA body. Somewhat on the full side of medium weight, but not definitely heavy.

Overall (4.25): This is a great DIPA, it really is. It holds its own to most DIPAs out there, and now that it’s not so hard to find and more accessibly priced (every month or two we get a new shipment over here in upstate NY, typically priced at $12 per 4-pack—really not bad for a big, heavily dry-hopped DIPA from a small brewery), it’s a good pick. Would I take Heady over this? Yeah, definitely. But I can’t get Heady at my local shops. But would I take Gandhi-Bot over at least 90% of other DIPAs available to me in my market? Yes, yes I would. And, my girlfriend loves this beer—that’s called a win-win, motherfucker. Damn good beer, and it’s very, very nice to be able to get this now with some regularity and without trading.

Serving type: can

07-01-2013 23:25:19 | More by fmccormi
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Querty8

Connecticut

4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can poured into a mason jar.

A - Cloudy, dark orange, tiny head

S - Perfect. Smell's citrusy, resiny, and refreshing...very inviting

T - Taste is spot on. Very citrus for an IPA from this area. Reminds me of a west coast IPA, which is a plus in my book. 4.75 for taste because as it is touching perfection, it needs the tiniest bit more of malt presence....this would then be the perfect DIPA

M - Just about perfect. Full body but drinkable...little bit creamy. 4.50 because I feel that if this beer had a little bit more carbonation, it would add to its perfection

O - I'm lucky to live in New Haven as I get to and have enjoyed this beer countless times in the last two years. I like to venture out and try new beers but this always has a place in my fridge, as it should in yours!

Serving type: can

06-27-2013 23:56:29 | More by Querty8
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RaulMondesi

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. And this ain't no phantom punch KO, this is a suplex that would make the Undertaker blush.

Hoppy, juicy, resiny, a bit malty... FOUR!!! No, Raul didnt' just shank a drive, he wants four more of these bad boys.

Bless you Gandhi, bless your little vegetarian heart.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 23:36:36 | More by RaulMondesi
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No freshness info apparent on the can. Poured in to tulip.

A - Hazy golden orange with one finger of off-white head.

S - Grapefruit, pine and a light tangerine aroma with a slight caramel malt sweetness.

T - A big bitterness up front that immediately gives way to sweet caramel. Grapefruit, pine and tangerine notes are present. The ABV is remarkably well hidden but the bitterness is much more restrained than I expected.

M - Medium body; somewhat creamy and sticky. Light carbonation.

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 04:06:49 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Moose90

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, no discernible date. Tasted 6.9.13

A – Pours a nice hazy dark orange color. Clearly unfiltered, head is a light cream white and leaves abundant, sticky lacing.

S – Tropical fruits, sweet for a DIPA, some mango, pineapple and peach notes. Quite floral as well, lots going on here.

T – Bitter and earthy, floral again, not much sweetness here, but dry notes of apricot, pineapple, and peach come through. A light and estery pine note comes through on the latter end of things.

M – Medium/Full bodied, carbonation is ample and the body of the beer sticks around and provides a nice lingering finish, allowing for more flavors to develop. Quite bitter, and nicely so, it does have the stickiness to it that defines the style, but it is very well balanced by the ample bitterness.

O – A hoppy, flowery, bitter, masterpiece of a beer. Nice change of pace from the sticky/sweet norm for the style. The floral and earthy notes in this one are what set it apart. Nice, unique peach notes to it as well. Balance is nice, and I am thankful to have tried this one.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 01:18:39 | More by Moose90
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dougfur

New York

4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big, big head and huge hop aroma! The taste follows suit, very juicy, with a fairly diverse hop profile. Maybe just a tad out of balance towards the hops, but I'm very forgiving in that regard! Mouthfeel was very good, it has some body and is well carbonated. Overall, this is a very, very good DIPA that belongs high on any hop head's list. It actually tastes and smells similar to Heady Topper. I will snatch this one up any time I see it in the store!

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 01:17:50 | More by dougfur
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can without a canning date but is at least a few weeks old; poured into a Bell's snifter and quaffed today 5/28/13.

Aroma: Lots of mango, citrus and some florals mixed in with toffee and sweet corn syrup. Pretty hefty nose that has a lot of substance. (4.25)

Colour: Pours a hazy copper body, looks resinous as it pours into the glass with a 1cm white head that dissipates into a very thin film surrounded by a fairly thin collar. Lacing is spotty. (4)

Flavour: Very tropical fruity, sweet DIPA with a very bitter earthy aftertaste that lingers a while. Descriptors- citrus and pine with toffee, biscuits, honey'd up sweetness ending in a earthy+floral bitterness. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Thick medium body with very good carbonation; very resinous and coats my tongue in all sorts of floral bitterness; leaving a dry but very clean finish that sticks around for a long time. When I move my tongue around, it stings even more. Absolutely a very bitter DIPA, not that far away from Abrasive-level of bitterness. Not my cup of tea, but a very excellent bitter DIPA if you're looking for that. (4.25)

Overall: Hoppy bitterness with a good malt sweetness is the MO of this beer. Very bitter beer, I wouldn't be surprised if this one clocked in at 100 IBUs. It's complemented by a nice sweet malt presence that doesn't back down. So it's both balanced and unbalanced in that sense. I'm impressed with how strong the components of this beer are. I'm not a huge, huge fan of the über bitter DIPAs but as far as they go, this is a very good one; it may well be the east coast version of Abrasive. (4.25)

Serving type: can

05-28-2013 22:29:33 | More by Stevedore
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong grassy hops notes with light residual sugar notes. Taste is dominated by powerful floral grassy hops with light citrus notes and semi-sweet malt non-descript malt base. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable IIPA which is focus more on floral hops notes with limited bitterness.

Serving type: can

05-26-2013 23:18:55 | More by Phyl21ca
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Sweet citrus hop aroma with plenty of earthy notes and a subtle malt presence. There’s some grassy pine needle and dank hop oils but the tropical/citrus fruits are most prominent in the nose. Lots of mango, grapefruit and citrus rind along with subtle biscuit in the flavors. Medium bodied with a complex, flavorful hop profile that is nicely balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Bitter and sweet notes play off of each other with hints of dry and bitter pine countered by notes of grapefruit and orange. The malt backbone adds sweetness with notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit without getting in the way of the hops. Overall, a well-balanced brew and very flavorful with a well-masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: can

05-24-2013 17:04:09 | More by CuriousMonk
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kevanb

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a stemless wine glass, many thanks to Treebs for the fresh can.

The beer pours a hazy copper orange color, hues of honey and straw with a 2 finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves just a spot of lace behind. The aroma is heavy on citrus, mainly grapefruit with bits of tangerine, grassy hops, wildflower and fresh meadowy earthiness, light pine and just a touch of sweet malt. Lots of bitter pine, fresh floral flavors and citrus goodness on the tongue. The grapefruit plays nicely with some lemongrass and other weedy, grassy flavors and the pine really ties it together with just enough crisp, almost spiciness from the hops. There is just a touch of sweet pale malt at the end, but this is all hops. The body is great, coats the mouth well, quite juicy at times that has an almost creamy texture at times but finishes wonderfully dry.

Verdict: A damn fine IPA from NEBCO, bitter, piney, citrusy, flavorful and most importantly, balanced. While I'm sure that this beer gets overshadowed by Heady and the Hill Farmstead IPA craze, this can easily hold it's own and is deserving of all praises and accolades.

Serving type: can

05-20-2013 02:31:05 | More by kevanb
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Gmann

New York

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dirty golden color with a soapy off white head that settled into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of herbal/fruity hops. An onion and overripe tropical fruit profile; orange and pineapple. It seems that every hoppy beer I have out of a can has the same exact aroma, weird.

Big tropical fruit hop flavor. Lots of pineapple and apricot. This is followed by a grassy and piney hop which lasts through the finish. The malt is bready but takes a back seat to the hops. Resiny metallic bitterness in the finish.

Moderate feel with moderate carbonation. Starts sweet on the palate but ends very much bitter.

Expected more from this beer. More of an east coast dipa. Hop profile not my favorite but it packs a punch.

Serving type: can

05-18-2013 21:16:39 | More by Gmann
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New England Brewing Co. - Gandhi-Bot Double IPA - 12fl oz can

Thanks to Hendry for being able to snag me four of these bad boys. Gotta love the awesome artwork on these cans.

Look - Pours a hazy darker amber brown with a massive soapy head. Super sticky abundant lacing. Moderate carbonation. East Coast DIPA for sure.

Smell - All of the hops. Pine, citrus (sour typical grapefruit version here), some floral, and even a smidgen of resin hop aromas with an almost spicy bite on the edge of it. Smooth caramel malts underneath. Perfect.

Taste - A phenomenal introduction blend of the somewhat darker malts with a nice pine/resin hop overlay. After this is immediately transforms into a glorious grapefruit bomb.

Mouthfeel - Rests sour citrus grapefruit hops on the roof of the mouth and the palate. Slightly boozy and a little warming to the face and stomach.

Overall - Wow. This is one for the books here, what a great brew! Highly recommend! Cheers! You can compare this brew somewhat to Heady Topper, but it has its own flair with the different malts and less of a floral hit.

Serving type: can

05-17-2013 11:25:42 | More by JMScowcroft
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Hendry

Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ahh, the long awaited Ghand-Bot finally in hand! Props to J.T. & Drew @ Westmere Beverage on the outskirts of Albany,NY for the Heady Topper/Ghandi-Bot swap. Ghandi-Bot tends to disappear quickly from the shelves, and now I understand why. The artwork on the can is bizarre and likeable all at once, yet builds intrigue.

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a fluffy two finger cotton head that remains for a few minutes before reducing to a tight permanent cap atop this pleasant looking IIPA. Lacing is relatively average in the tulip glass. There is a slight amount of chunky yeast in there, but that isn't a minus in my book.

Upon expecting a tropical fruit salad to emit from cracking the 12 oz. can, I found myself equally intrigued with the piney-ness and herbal quality to the nose: don't expect the nose to jump out at you like a can of Heady Topper. There is even a slight catty quality to the nose due to NEBCO's selection of hops, but I have to admit, this is the first time that subtle aroma gave character rather detracted for my tastes.

Whatever qualities that may be perceived as missing from the aroma are quickly redeemed in the taste of Ghandi-Bot. Piney, resinous hops: semi sticky & chewy, interesting yeast interplay.
Flavors are strong pine and herb with some grapefruit rind making an appearance, and the lively carbonation moves things along without making too much of a statement. Medium bodied and very smooth drinking, no notes of alcohol or warming.

The grapefruit kick is understated in the initial flavors, but plays out nicely in a long lasting bitter aftertaste that is almost slightly cidery. All in all, there is juicy, tangy yet slightly savory quality rather than straight out sweet. Fans used to the tropical infusion in a can (i.e.Heady Topper) should welcome the qualities Ghandi-Bot has to offer.

Highly recommended and worthy of the solid ratings it has earned. I still think Heady Topper is superior overall because of the massive tropical overload, but Ghandi-Bot has nothing to apologize for: go buy some if you can find it, this one sells quickly.

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 02:12:24 | More by Hendry
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mjtiernan

New York

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into an oversized stemmed tulip

A: Orange red color, slightly hazy, not much head on it...just a ring around the edge with some spotted coverage on top.

S: Mostly citrus hop aroma with slight tropical notes and some biscuity malt. Slight aroma of alcohol as well.

T: Just great. Lots and lots of citrus balanced nicely with some cookie-like malt. Nice bitter finish.

M: A dry beer for so much hop presence. I would have expected it to be more oily. Nicely bitter but not a palate-killer, medium body and low-to-medium carb.

O: Very clean. All the ingredients shine through. Wonderful flavor and a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: can

05-10-2013 02:43:13 | More by mjtiernan
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Treebs

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cosmicevan for sending a few cans of this my way. Served in a Funkwerks snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring that leaves some sticky and soapy looking lace.

S: Grapefruit with some mild honey dew melon. A little orange with sweet bread malts. Nice citrus notes with a great malt backbone.

T: A little more maltier on the palate, but there's a nice bitterness that counteracts this. Grapefruit, some citrus rind, candied lemon and some mild resinous bitterness.

M: Medium to light bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation level with a slightly dry texture.

O: Really nice. Easy drinking, nice balance of flavors. Coming in a can is a plus for sure as well.

Serving type: can

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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands Down the Best Beer in Connecticut!!!

Top 3 IPA's I've ever had!!!

Top two can beers I've ever had!!!

This beer was once a Connecticut only brew and now New England is venturing off into NY. Lucky Them!!!

Just enough availability to it that its still rare, but you can get it enough that its not impossible.

Serving type: can

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