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Zapata Bot - New England Brewing Co.

Zapata BotZapata Bot

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BA SCORE
83
good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 19.02%


Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jdiddy on 11-26-2010)
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 14:49:30 | More by twiggamortis420
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 13:07:44 | More by cwguy5
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ehammond1


2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle (2010)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 18:09:14 | More by ehammond1
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:37:20 | More by DarthKostrizer
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1061st Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
500 Ml

2010 release
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 17:38:55 | More by FosterJM
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:40:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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,

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:43:47 | More by mikesgroove
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oline73

Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. This one was pulled out at the end of the night just for fun. Thanks to Arenbeer for bringing it.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/orange color with a layer of off white head.

Smell: Tequila with mild malt, some hops and more tequila.

Taste: This beer was a bit old (I guess it has about a year on it). The hops and tequila mixing gave it a bit of a strange flavor. The finish was quite dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Overall: The flavor of this one was very weird. I'm glad I got to try it, but I don't think I'd head down this road again.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:34:05 | More by oline73
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Aliza (naproxen) for sending me this one. Served in a plastic cup at A-Ron's bachelor party. An appropriate choice for such a connoisseur of tequila.

A - A few fingers of off-white foam settle to a thick cap and chunky lacing. Lightly hazed orange-brown body. Looks like a pretty typical DIPA.

S - Smell is actually quite nice - oak, citrus hops, herbs, tequila, some vanilla, and a sugary malt backdrop. It's something that I kept returning to, as it was very unique. Flavors integrate surprisingly well.

T - Taste is unfortunately less successful. Harsh alcohol bite from the tequila, astringent hop bitterness, and oak. Seems boozier than it probably is. There's a light malt backdrop and some tropical fruit notes that suggest fuzzy peaches. A definite sipper, as it's quite spirit-forward.

M - Smooth medium body, medium-low carbonation, and some definite alcohol warmth. Texture is chewy and sticky, with some light barrel tannins in the finish.

D - This is not a beer of which I (or likely anyone) could drink a lot. If you want a nice DIPA to drink all night, sticky with Gandhi-Bot. That being said, the aroma was fascinating and unique and shows potential for future tequila beers. I'd actually have this again, as it's quite the experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 15:18:21 | More by MasterSki
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Lunch

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle (236/713) poured into a Brooklyn snifter. This was enjoyed a while back about a week and a half after the initial release. I'm a big DIPA fan and have enjoyed every New England Brewing Co. beer that I have had. I usually not the biggest fan of barrel-aging DIPAs (or any other hoppy beers other than Barleywines), but it sounded so interesting considering it is in a tequila barrel.

Fortunately, this bottle was appropriately carbonated. Pours a golden orange with 2 fingers of white head that left some decent lacing. Smells quite hoppy with lots of citrus. Tequila is there is fairly strong, but actually works quite well and adds an additional citrusy element. Taste is even better as the hops play wonderfully with the tequila without really overpowering the beer with alcohol. Alcohol is more prevalent as it warms, but I'm really enjoying it. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Most enjoyable BA DIPA I have had yet.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 21:01:57 | More by Lunch
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured 500mL bottle into snifter.

A - Poured a clear light orange/deep yellow sunrise color. Very spotty head (almost none at all).

S - You can smell the tequila barrel in this one... Very boozy from the tequila upfront with a hint of vanilla to follow. Some slight citrus breaking through in the end with some sweet toffee as well, the citrus hop aroma known to Gandhi-Bot could have faded at this point but still a good aroma.

T - Vanilla is the first taste I get with some toffee to follow. A hint of tobacco comes through there after. Caramel and toffee backdrop aftertaste. There is a hop bitterness in the end but the tequila alcohol overpowers it.

M - Medium carbonation and body and a bit hot.

O - I like what they did with this beer that I have yet to see anyone else attempt but Gandhi-Bot not aged in tequila barrels is better. I love the creativity of this one though!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:55:42 | More by HopNuggets
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is another beer generously sent to me by Mikesgroove. Thanks Mike!

Zapata Bot has a hazy straw colored body. The white head is substantial, and has good retention and lacing. Good amount of yeast floaties.

Fruity hops and tequila rule the aroma.

The hops are aggressive in the beginning, bringing quite a bit of bitterness and both fruity and floral notes. At some point in the middle, however, everything becomes about tequila. Boozy tequila and its agave taste rule, with notes of wood in the background. Powerful alcohol in the finish, and the tequila really lingers on the palate.

Seems pretty moderate in feel and carbonation to me, but the alcohol burn is palpable.

I wanted to like this one, because I think it's really interesting, and at first I thought "this isn't that bad!" As I sipped it, however, I began to like it less and less. Finishing the whole bottle might have been impossible if I didn't enlist the help of a few buddies. With that said, it seems like the base beer is pretty good, and although I like the creativity of using tequilla barrels, I'm not sure I like the outcome. When was the last time you sipped tequila?

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 16:17:43 | More by Hojaminbag
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is the reason the most interesting man in the world doesn't always drink beer.

This is the real reason Machete wants revenge.

At first sip, my body automatically reacted by doing the Three Amigos salute.

I'm pretty sure I can taste a plethora of pinatas.

"Not so fast El Guapo or I'll pump you so full of lead you'll be using your dick for a pencil."

This beer "cut open my stomach, grabbed my intestines and squeezed the shit out of them."

Ok seriously this beer has a great appearance, orange haze color with a good inch head that is white and frothy and hangs around awhile. The nose isn't very strong, but I'm picking up slight alcohol and earthy tones, something else on the finish I can't quite get a finger on. Earthy tastes on this one as well as a citrus type candy with a strong tequila booze finish, slightly hot breath similar to after a shot. This beer is a lot better then I expected and I would gladly drink more if available. Definitely unique and stands out from the crowd while still being a very drinkable beer.

Thanks Stakem! Where's the worm? Love being able to tick a rare gem like this.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 01:33:46 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes

A - Nice peachy/orange body, decent head, no real lacing.

S - Honeydew! Apparently that's the agave. Some grassy hops, definitely a unique smelling beer.

T - Honeydew/agave is predominant, nice hop character, a bit of tequila spice on the throat.

M - fairly full, a bit thin, but aggressive.

O (D) - Good drinking, refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 17:55:00 | More by ColdPoncho
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours clear gold with a slight chill haze and a thin head of white. A partial skim coat and tattered sheets of lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with honey, pine-rubbed citrus, and oakey booze. Some light toasted notes step forward along with melons and spice-dusted rose petals.

Medium bodied with a chewy, sappy, syrupy body. The carbonation is light and the mouthfeel suffers.

Sweet malt, tequila, bitter pine bark, and tropical fruit start the palate. A wincing amount of tequila follows through with a reminder of yester-year shooters. Drying oak rides atop sweet honey and earthy spice.

Finishes with a lingering peppery bitterness, palate-slapping tequila essence, and building oak.

What a bruiser. I was really expecting more hops and less tequila, but it's seriously the other way around. This ones already treading into Barleywine territory. Perhaps some cellaring would mellow out the tequila and rough edges.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 00:18:42 | More by brewandbbq
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ngeunit1

California

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright cloudy yellow-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head reduces down to a layer on the top lacing nicely in the process.

S - Lots of tequila in the nose. There is also some nice oak characteristics. There is also a decent amount of citrus and floral hops beneath the tequila. Really different aroma.

T - Starts off very oaky with some sharp tequila flavor and some citrus hops. Also just of touch of malty sweetness in the background. Through the middle the tequila flavors really jump out with a touch of hop bitterness supporting. The finish has a ton of oak, and some more hop and tequila flavor. There is even a bit of vanilla mixed in. The lingering aftertaste is a mix of tequila and hops.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and dry finish is a really interesting and satisfying mix.

D - Fairly drinkable. Very interesting combination here with the DIPA and the tequila. There are a lot of strong flavors mixing together and it is much more of a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 03:10:04 | More by ngeunit1
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sideshowe for sharing.

Pours a cloudy golden yellowish-orange color with golden banana hues when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Very strange aroma with a good bit of barrel character. Subtle earthy oak with a lot of tequila and vanilla. There's also a decent amount of sweet citrus hops with hints of grapefruit and citrus rind. I'm also picking up pale malt with some graham cracker/biscuit character.

Medium bodied with a crazy flavor profile. An interesting blend of boozy sweet tequila and sweet citrus flavor. Decent barrel character with subtle oak and vanilla and a huge tequila flavor without being hot or boozy. Lots of alcohol flavor with out being abrasively hot. This is complimented nicely by the sweet citrus presence. Lots of lemon peel and grapefruit countered by a biscuit/graham cracker malt character.

This beer is really unique and odd tasting. I can see why a lot of people hate this beer but I loved it. If you don't enjoy tequila you will hate this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 08:41:39 | More by corby112
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OakedCanuck

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml poured into tulip (just over 700 bottle release). Thanks to Knifestyles for hooking me up with more crazy awesome stuff.

A - Pours a cloudy orange to dark yellow. Lots of sediment in the bottom so the pour was slow. Very nice plateau head that is off white to almost light grey-ish.

S - Tequila, oak, pine, grass, some minor grains.

T - Interesting! It is a taste you sort of expect, given what you already know about the beer before you even try it, but it is different than you think. I have had regular Gandhi many times (again, many thanks to Knife) and you can pick up the nice citric fruits from the regular stuff, but this thing is dominated by tequila and wood. This is an odd combination as it is almost like watered down tequila, or a tequila shot was dropped in an amazing DIPA. Either way, I DIG this beer!

M - Some burning but overall decently smooth, medium

D - You have to see the novelty in this but I really enjoyed this one. Might not be the easiest to drink for some people to wrap their minds around, but it wasn't 'hard' to drink. Great experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 21:32:19 | More by OakedCanuck
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Knifestyles for this one! 147/713. There's a ton of sediment in the bottom of this bottle, so I poured very slowly showing a golden orange body with no head no lacing. Some sediment made it into the glass, and there's no visual carbonation. Aroma is citrusy with some notes of tequila and a slight woodiness and lots of booze. Yep, this beer is kind of a booze bomb. It's hoppy and bitter, yes, with some citrus/grapefruit/orange flavors, but the alcohol is very pronounced and the light tequila in the background seems to be amplified by the alcohol heat. Body is decent, medium for sure, but there's little to no carbonation. Some bubbles could probably help this thing out a bit. Not a bad tasting beer, and the tequila barrel aging adds an interesting compliment to the hops, but could have used some more life and less sediment. Too flat, too boozy. Good idea, but not well-executed.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 18:04:42 | More by KeefD
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from Notes

Poured into Duvel Tuplip

A: not much head, but still some lacing, some haze in the golden amber body---carbonation of this bottle was a little light

N: wooden tequila barrels, light hopiness (tropical fruits), a truly unique smell that combines the fruit notes of tequila with the complimentary notes of hops in DIPAs....previous bottles had more of both the hop notes and more straight up tequila-- this could be because of either variations in bottles or the late date of my review of this bottle (2+ months after bottling)

T: oaky notes from the tequila barrels is the principal note with the tequila and the hops in the background--> once again I had other bottles that were more hoppy and another that was more tequila laden....I've enjoyed each incarnation of the beer, but each was a bit of a different beer.

M: light & smooth, kinda ridiculously good considering the intense flavors of the beer

D: a beer to be sipped, but highly enjoyable and could have done another pint or two in the session

Would love to see them do this again, but from what I hear it may take a case of amensia for them to forget the headaches involved in acquiring these tequila barrels

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 22:06:54 | More by modernartblues
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AgentZero

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Speedway Jim for the trade. Sampled at our post-Christmas tasting in Chicago.

A - Poured a hazy golden/brown color, looked like a slightly richer IPA. Spots on the sides, decent head retention.

S - Well, it definately smells like tequila. Pour agave in there almost, with only a slight bit of hops and citrus. Smells like bad tequila or bad beer, take your pick.

T - Tastes a bit better than it smells thankfully. Citrus hops, some caramel malts, it's not a bad DIPA. Bad finish though, goes back to an alcohol-burn like tequila taste I could have done without.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D - I've had worse beers, but I'd say this is a failed experiment. I like Ghandi-bot quite a bit, this is not an improvement. Kickass bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 18:48:31 | More by AgentZero
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kzoobrew

Michigan

2.13/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Thanks again to mob2332 for this bottle.

Bottle 414/713 Poured into DFH signature glass.

Hazy dull orange, looks a bit watered down. Zero carbonation, no head, no lacing just sad.

The aroma is rather muted. The tequila is quite prominent though at a pleasant level. The hops are much more floral than what I anticipated. The citrus notes do brighten with warmth though lack the punch I wish was there.

I like the flavor, but I cannot help being disappointed once again.Light malt flavor is up front much to my surprise. Slight citrus flavors begin to appear as it warms. The tequila come into play midpalate and soon transitions into a stronger hop flavor. The flavor progression seems absolutely backwards to me. The hops reveal more of an orange flavor, certainly lacking the pleasant citrus bouquet of Gandhi-Bot. In looking for a positive, the malt bill is solid. Solid pale base without the cloying crystal. Sound recipe.

The body is just north of light. Zero carbonation, not even a hint. Even slight carbonation would do wonders for this beer. There are some positives in the mouth feel. The finish is dry, there is no excessive sweetness left lingering.

I loved the idea, I love the potential, I am disappointed by the beer. There is not much you can do to save a flat beer, especially when the style does need a decent amount of carbonation to support it. With even minimal carbonation this beers scores would easily double. I have been trying to find the positives in each aspect and there are some to find in the drinkability. Even while flat I am still finding reasons to continue drinking, I can even find some enjoyment. Overall this bottle is a disappointment, I would love to try this beer the way it was intended to be drunk.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 01:25:47 | More by kzoobrew
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Unfortunately, it looks like I've got myself a bad bottle. The crown on the beer cap looked a little banged up, but otherwise appeared to be well sealed. However, after a completely silent pop-topping and a lifeless appearance after a relatively rough pour it appears all carbonation has escaped this brew. Must be a collaboration brew with Lost Abbey. Aside from that, the beer is a cloudy, dirty apple cider color with heaps of sediment floating around.

Smell: Some nice hoppy bitterness with a tequila booze quality to it. The combination actually works pretty well, however I would have liked more of a hop presence to it.

Taste: Interesting, I'm actually get more of a tequila taste than an IPA taste. The tequila flavor is good, and the lack of the classic tequila burn allows the flavors of the IPA to come through. Overall it's not bad...an interesting IPA for sure.

Mouthfeel: Unfortunately, the complete lack of carbonation really kills this beer for me.

Drinkability: This beer has the makings of a good drinking, tasty IPA. I love the hops, and I do love me some tequila,. Unfortunately, however, I can't give this brew high drinkability marks due to the complete lack of carbonation which ruins the overall feel of the beer. I will say, however, that I would very much like to try this brew again and update this review. Until that happens, though, this review will stand.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 23:34:56 | More by krisandajt
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My 100th review!

Pours golden orange with a decent amount of head. Not as nice of lacing as the ghandi-bot but still a pretty beer. Smells like agava and more agava. Lots of hoppiness on the nose as well. Tastes smooth and oaky with some mild hops. The hops are not as strong as ghandi-bot but a decent hops profile. A bit thin but very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 04:25:44 | More by Urbancaver
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by AgentZero at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in my Cantillon tulip.

I was really interested in trying this, especially as I really, really enjoy the standard Gandhi Bot. Unfortunately, it's not quite what I hoped it would be. It pours a hazy light tan color without much of any head and a thin collar. The nose brings forward some wood and strong tequila. No hops really here. Don't really know how the decision to use Gandhi Bot as the base really affected anything here. The flavor adds a slight hop presence, but tequila is still what rules here. Mouthfeel is pretty boozy,, but is actually a bit smooth. Drinks okay, but is not particularly good.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 01:50:04 | More by Thorpe429
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Zapata Bot from New England Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.