G-Bot Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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G-Bot Double IPAG-Bot Double IPA

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

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

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Reviews: 587 | Ratings: 2,868
Photo of Boccu
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep orange. Nice head with light lacing. Aroma is very earthy with peach. Taste is earthy,grass, pine, peach light citrus finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent dipa. Look forward to more from them.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got to try one of these this weekend. While a decent/solid brew it did not live up to the Hype IMO. Poured light - very little aroma. Easy and drinkable but not a lot going on flavor wise. Would I drink it again - sure. Will I seek it out, not with all the tasty brews I can get locally.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer before but never reviewed. It's actually one of the first beers that got me into drinking IPA! Drank out of a Teku.

Look: Medium to dark copper in color with a solid medium haze and a finger of rocky, soapy head.

Aroma: Big earthy, soil notes on the aroma along with lots of overripe peach and pine resin.

Taste: Earthy flavor dominates on the palate. Not much fruit to speak of. Lots of pine and bitter resin on the finish wipes out any of the sweetness you might expect out of an 8.8% beer.

Mouthfeel: Solid medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall(style points): Definitely leans west coast in style but brings an earthy flavor and aroma to the party which adds to the compexity so it's not just another resin bomb. The sweetness is completely subdued as well which makes the beer pretty refreshing but it's not popping with spruce the way I remember it. 89 Points.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On Draft at Widow Browns

Had been only beer bucket list for a while and Im glad I finally got to try it.

L. Light hazy and dark yellow in color.
S. Hop forward, with nice citrus notes and light tropical aromas.
T. For a double it hides the alcohol well. Just not what I was expecting, a little light on the mouth feel and not as tropical as i was hoping.

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Photo of h0wdy
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: I poured it gently and there was a large amount of head to it. After that settled the rest of it was a solid yellow.

Smell: My nose detected a fruity mix of lemons and oranges.

Taste: This went the same way as the nose and I tasted some type of melon in the fruit mix.

Feeling: Goes down easily and softly.

Overall: The taste didn't really blow me away despite as much hype I've heard for this.

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Photo of themightythor
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

"We don't have Sip, but I got some G-Bot." When Sip of Sunshine is not available, this is often the consolation prize in local stores, and never disappointing. Great double IPA. The first thing you notice is the delicious aroma, with sweet floral, fruity and slightly piny notes. The taste is smooth with very little bitterness. A lot going on in this juicy IPA. Definitely a staple when I can get it.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A unique and amazingly smooth double IPA. At first the taste is somewhat floral. However, this soon shifts to a mellow hop and delicate honey and ultimately fades on your taste buds maintaining this most pleasant impression. Zero bitterness here (not you regular ipa). Kept under the counter when available at my local, CT liquor store. Well worth the asking for!

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Photo of Dzman
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Whenever this beer is available I always buy it. I've had this beer many ways but for me the best taste and smell is when it is served in a chilled glass and ice cold. The flavor will become enhanced and much easier to drink. There is almost a hint of citrus hop that is not too overpowering. There's really nothing I can compare it to but I will update this review if I find something. The hops does linger on the tongue which I find pleasing. This beer can be paired with hot wings or any sweet flavored wing sauce. I would not recommend to a new IPA drinker. This is a beer that needs to be tried when all others fail to excited. I am a lover of this beer and would recommend to those willing to try flavorful beers.

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Photo of SonnyJay
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden color, white head, strong lacing on the glass
S: Wow. Definitely swirl this one a little and smell. Intense melon-tropical aromas with some nice piney-ness behind it. Honestly, I'm holding off on finishing my glass so I can keep smelling it
T: Nice dank, piney flavors with some onion. Not nearly as much tropical fruit as on the nose.
M: Medium bodied, but surprisingly light given the rest of the profile. Nice bitter finish
O: Pretty damn good. The aroma is definitely the highlight, but it's an awesome beer overall

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Photo of Sheppard
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden hue. An herbally charged fragrance. There's nice flavors of honey dew followed by spicyness and pine. The progression from sweet to bitter provides a nice layer of complexity not found in most of today's juice bombs. That's what makes this a very good IPA. While it wouldn't be my top choice in a line up of New England's best DIPAs, it'd certainly be in the line up.

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Photo of gopens44
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a big white, frothy head that settles in under a nearly solid curtain of lacing. Body is pretty much yellow only with just a hint of haze.

Nose is a punch in the, well, nose. Big abrasive, earthy onion and lemongrass followed up quickly with orange rind and a slight hint of melon.

First swig brings in the melon primarily, That is until the bitter and heat gang up. Finish is marked with a little of that orange rind.

Body is medium and velvety smooth which deceives a little, given the rough, warm in the throat, slightly sweet aftertaste exit.

Darn happy to make this fellow's acquaintance!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You know you've had too much beer when you can't quite recall when you traded for a can that's one of many in your basement. Sure enough, this was one of those beers and although I never heard of this or New England Brewing before, I enjoyed this enough that I'd want to see what else is available from them, if only to see if this was an anomaly or not.

Good pour to this as the beer had a radiant, hazy golden hue with a nice head full of big bubbles. Not a lot of lacing to be seen as the beer was a hair thinner was than I would have liked. A good amount of caramel malt, herbal spice, and earthy hoppiness in the nose with the spice standing out the most in the taste. Sage, juniper, and caramel could be detected as there was a hint of peanuts here as well. Such a complex taste but there wasn't a massive amount of citrus as would be the case with so many American Double/Imperiial IPA's. Crisp, sharp, and slightly minty, this would pair great with Thai or Asian food as there was enough spice and exotic flavor to be found here.

This was strong too as the alcohol made itself felt well before I polished off what was in my pint glass. The waxy residue left on my teeth was a reminder of what kind of beer this was but this wasn't like any IPA that I've had before. It was too spicy and exotic to fully appreciate as it needed more malt and carbonation to offset the peculiar flavors. Not a bad beer but it certainly required a bit of getting used to.

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Photo of supercodes
3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find it difficult to buy into the hype of this beer. For the demand this brew has, it is very much an average tasting DIPA. The color is not as bright and lively as better unfiltered New England IPA's, the flavor is quite malty and bitter that is more akin to an English IPA than an American one. The piney notes that I read about are really not all that apparent, again, in comparison to other New England style IPA's. This is still a good beer, but there are plenty off the shelf beers throughout the region that are just as good, if not better.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear golden ale with tight, ample carbonation.
S: Plenty of malt with intense resinous hops.
T: More sticky hops immediately with an interesting savory food flavor I can't quite place...finish is long with plenty more pine with a slight bready-malt tinge. Goes on for days but not a lot of variety.
M: Surprisingly light and effervescent; it almost leaves a spritzer/sparkling wine feel in your mouth.
O: A somewhat simple but very solid and sticky-icky DIPA. Tons of flavor but not heavy in the mouth; would be great with strong foods. Thanks Billy!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

GHANDI BOT!!!! I had Ghandi Bot for the first time back before BA really imploded user wise.

It brought out a lighter than expected yellow color, most east coast ipas until this time were usually malt centric and darker. 1/3" white head. Aroma hit some strong hop notes, tropical came out when it was still kind of a rarity.

Taste delivered plenty of hop mouthfeel, good toasted pale malts stay out of the way. Dry, not sweet. Hides the alcohol quite well. Well made cans.

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Photo of mschantz
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled pour from a 4 week old can. Pours a slightly cloudy brassy orange color with a massive tight white head. Nose is grapefruit and juniper. Citrus sweetness dominate the taste initially but the piney bitterness quickly takes over. If you're looking for juicy fruit flavors or balance this isn't your IPA - but if you really want to enjoy the hops dive in! Mouth feel is very creamy with a bit of tongue scraping finish.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy golden color with white head

Smell - citrus with grapefruit and tangerine, pine

Taste - grapefruit, tangerine, pine, lime zest, hint of sage & onion

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus flavor upfront, hop bitterness in the back

Overall - nice drinking IPA that is worth a shot despite not being easy to get a hold of

Price Point - $ 5.99 for 2 12 oz cans

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Photo of RumDude
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Medium off-white head, fine to medium bubbles – slightly clouded amber – head dissipates quickly

Aroma: sweet hoppy pine – fresh hoppy essence – hops dance to your nose like a malty sweet potato/yam (whichever you prefer) – slight grape essence (but I get that a lot)

Taste: medium body – medium mouth feel with a fresh balanced malt-hop flavor – no hint of citrus – piney, juicy hop flavor – not dry – refreshing, like a junior mint but not minty – the bitterness does not linger on your tongue but the fresh hop flavor does – may leave you salivating like Pavlov’s dog – the more you drink the more you sense a slight pineapple essence (but only on the finish)

Final thoughts: well balanced, refreshing – tastes the way I want beer to taste

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Photo of Nhens0016
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If I am being honest, this beer was a disappointment for me. It had a good look and smell, but the taste was floral. I didn't get any of the flavors people talked about and the mouthfeel was bland. My buddy says this fresh is amazing and granted the cans weren't old, a month or two old, but again, it was very generic.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy light orange with a beautiful two fingers of fluffy white head.

S - Peaches and oranges with garlic. Odd, but inviting.

T - Not your typical Massachusetts IPA as it leans more on spices, garlic, and onion for the flavor profile. It still works though. There's still tropical notes pineapple to be found as are peaches and apricots.

F - Perfect body (like mine). No alcohol. Despite the abundance of spices and earthy hops, it's still one of the more drinkable examples of other IPA's that utilize those hop varieties.

O - A great change of pace from the usual juice nukes offered up by the Northeast.

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Photo of zshaft
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark orange with nice one finger head. nose is strong citrus fruits with lots of floral in there as well. really nice . get that dankness. mouthfeel is medium seems a bit overcarbonated. at first this beer seemed a little underwhelming but as it warms the mouthfeel becomes less thin and flavor really starts to cone through. i seem to get some floral with tropical fruits minglinh tograther. finished dry for me. overall a good beer but better when i had it off the tap. the flavors out of the can were not as potent and prevelant tjroughout the entire palate as they were off the tap. nebco does great work though and they have better beers than this.

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Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great offering from NE! This hoppy DIPA pours a hazy orange and has a wonderful aroma of mandarin orange with a hint of fresh cut grass. Each sip leaves a thin layer of lacing on the glass and slams your palate with bitterness and carbonation that hits you right at the back of your tongue. I detect a lot of dank resinous hops with some citrus breaking through on the finish with a strong backbone of biscuity malts. There is no date stamp on the can so its hard for me to determine the age of this particular brew. Overall I liked it very much and if it came into regular distribution in my area I'd definitely drink more of it!

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Photo of SaulFox
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden, moderate lacing
Pine, citrus, slight grassy aroma
Grapefruit, pine, sweet malt
Medium mouthfeel with lingering bitterness
Awesome offering from the east coast

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great offering out of CT. Nice sweet tropical notes with a little bite at the end. People at the brewery are friendly and accommodating. Glad I got the chance to finally try it, also picked up a 32 ounce growler.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can of indeterminate age (trade) poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Deep copper color. Pour gives you about a two-finger head with good retention and a lot of lacing.

S: Very hop-forward. Strong orange-grapefruit, light pine, sweetish malt

T: More muted citrus, mostly orange. Solid malt backbone. A bit resiny, but not much. Only very light bitterness and no sense of alcohol.

F: Very good balance, medium body, light-medium carbonation, not too dry of a finish, but appropriate.

O: I really would like to try a newly-canned G-bot or growler and revisit. This is very good and I would drink it anyday, but I'm not getting the absolute wow factor others do and that could be the reason.

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