G-Bot Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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G-Bot Double IPAG-Bot Double IPA
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G-Bot Double IPAG-Bot Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

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

Added by woosterbill on 04-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#265
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
2,933
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M4CDO
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjco04
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juice14
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on the elusive G-Bot! I've wanted to try this since the beginning of my BA days and even though they're the next state over, I never made the trip down to the New Haven area. Got a growler at the brewery for Christmas leave, along with many others from NEBCo. I let this sucker get to a proper room temperature.

This is definitely an old-school, West Coast IPA with a huge emphasis on tropical fruit flavors. Bursting with sweet juiciness and a nice malty background to make it a true and delicious Double. Nose is super floral and the finish is incredibly smooth yet properly carbonated. Thoroughly impressed and can see how this beer has survived the test of time and the whims of craft beer drinkers.

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4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrRB
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Truly wonderful, basically perfect DIPA. Radiant orange-gold color. Intense flavors of fresh strawberry, peach, and spearmint. Medium-bodied and quite resinous with a finish that just does not stop. This beer easily separates itself from the hoards of DIPAs being brewed right now. [on tap at the brewery]

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4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

What can I say this beer is fantastic. If you have to choose between this or a Sip of Sunshine this is by far the better choice.

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

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BergBeer
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Translucent golden orange with a thin eggshell head.mild activity.

Smell: Vibrant notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Also, notes of sweet biscuit malt, light honey notes, and floral hops. Slightly sticky and juicy on the nose.

Taste: Ripe tangerine, bitter floral, and bitter grapefruit pity on the attack. The lingers throughout as a body of biscuit malt and marmalade is slowly revealed. The finish is dominated with bitter floral hops.

Feel: Medium body. Sharp carbonation aggressive bitterness. Bone dry finish. Light plus alcohol on the finish.

Overall: A pretty average West Coast style double IPA. The Sharp carbonation with with the aggressive bitterness leaves that palate a bit too fatigued. The juicy tangerine with the biscuit malt is fantastic but the aggressive bitterness winds up being the only lingering note on the palate. Great West Coast IPAs are everywhere these days and this is in the middle of the pack.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ericb1977
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Packageguy
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sorry, I'm a little late to the party. I hate to admit, but I hadn't even heard of G-bot until (maybe) 6 months ago, even though it's existed for years....that's what happens when you live in Massachusetts...very few of my friends know anything about Connecticut's best kept beer secret.
Other than a sample at the Rising Pint beer festival, I'd never come across it, anywhere. There's been no can release at the brewery, as long as I've been following. And, although it's one of the few available from NEBCo in stores, it's not very easy to get your hands on. It's been my holy grail for months.
Anyways, for me, it totally lives up to the hype.
It's a typical NEBCo beer, in every way, in particular with the dark amber, slightly hazy, look. Lazy head. Superior lacing. Smooth as can be, especially for 85 IBUs. The alcohol taste is hidden, up front, but catches up to you on the backside.
Now that I've learned where and when to get it, I'll make sure to keep a supply in my beer fridge.

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 2,933 ratings