Zapata Bot - New England Brewing Co.
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3.79/5 rDev +2.4%
Review from old notes, drank fresh. 500 mL bottle 41/713 pours a lightly hazed gold color with a minimal white head. Fades fast and does not leave much lace.
Can definitely smell some musty tequila wood aromas along with some bright fruity hops. Damp grainy malt backdrop.
Wow...unique to say the least. Has an aftertaste similar to tequila - a little catch in the back of the throat. I wasnt sure how a hoppy IPA would taste aged in tequila barrels, but shit, it seems to have worked pretty damn well! Mouthfeel is drying from hops and alcohol, sweetness remains low throughout. Malt stays in the back and is lightly grainy. I have to give NEBC an A+ for creativity, and ended up with a pretty tasty beer to boot.
11-13-2013 14:49:30 | More by twiggamortis420
3.3/5 rDev -10.8%
sampled 5.13.11. reviewed from notes.
A - hazy yellow/copper color with lots of floaties. not much head, just some off-white swirling. little lacing.
S - agave, light citrus, toast, hops
T - tequila(almost vinous, or white grape), pale malt, hops in background, dry overall
M - light-medium bodied with low carbonation. light bitter aftertaste with some barrel present.
O - unique, good even, but not my thing really. for tequila drinkers and tasting groups mainly.
03-27-2012 13:07:44 | More by cwguy5
2.5/5 rDev -32.4%
Thanks for opening this, FosterJM!
(Aged for 1 year)
Hazy golden orange with a moderately sized white head that leaves spots of stick down the glass.
A strange aroma of cactus/tequila, mild citrus character, and sweet, freshly baked bread. I've never been a fan of tequila-barrel aged beers, and this one certainly doesn't make me "see the light."
The flavor is just as strange as the aroma, with the semi-sweet cactus flavor dominating the citrus hop and biscuity malt presence. Strange, and I suppose drinkable, but this style doesn't seem to be aided by any sort of barrel treatment.
Thin to medium bodied with ample carbonation.
No more tequila-barrel aged beers, please.
02-08-2012 18:09:14 | More by ehammond1
2.63/5 rDev -28.9%
Thanks to FosterJM for sharing this one
Look: Murky orange in color with just under a finger head and ok retention
Smell: Tequila with some citrus hops and a touch of oak the nose doesn't really work for me
Taste: The taste of this beer is just wrong. The tequila is a bit overpowering and does not play well with the citrus hops and finishes with some harsh alcohol
Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and a bit dry
Overall: I do not like tequila in my beer and I'm not sure why anyone would do this. Just a bad idea
02-08-2012 02:37:20 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
1061st Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
Courtesy of Kzoobrew
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting
App- A very robust orange color with some good oil looking highlights in the glass. A good amount of bubbles still lingered in the glass with a small amount of cling.
Smell- I wasn’t sure how this one would go over but the tequila was quite tamed after sitting for so long. It was aromatic but not punchy. It had tequila, citrus, malt and a tad bit of a floral note to it.
Taste- Well this was better than I thought. The base beer is a very good DIPA in its own right and this treatment really changed it up. The flavors were a bit sticky with a good malt presence and then faded into a small bit of alcohol with a tiny bit of floral notes.
Mouth- A good bit of a medium body behind this one with a medium carbonation. Left behind a good amount of booze, floral and citrus notes.
Drink- Huge thanks to Kzoobrew for sending out this limited bottle. It was a big hit and I can say I really did enjoy it a lot. Layered, well crafted and holding up well IMO.
01-24-2012 17:38:55 | More by FosterJM
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks to FosterJM for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!
Pours a murky light orange with a off-white head that settles to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of malt, fruit, and subtle tequila aromas. Taste is pretty much the same. It's interesting because this really doesn't smell or taste like an IPA in my opinion. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting premise behind it but falls short of being all that good.
01-23-2012 02:40:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.65/5 rDev -28.4%
such an odd beer, pours out a medium amber with a smooth and even profile, aroma is odd at the least, tequila is warming with hints of light hops and nice touches of alcohol, but the flavor is all over the place, soo hard to describe the mix of the two, never had the tequila before in a beer and definitely different and maybe just not my cup of tea,
12-04-2011 03:43:47 | More by mikesgroove
Zapata Bot from New England Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.