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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

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Darkness snifter.

A nice light honey colored liquid. A half finger of off white head lazily floats atop. Citrus and pine are rather evident up front. Malty and slightly bready round it out. I'm kind of semi buckling up for this sip. The first time I had it my tongue went down with a k.o. from it. And... All I feel is bitch slaps from a guy in Uptown. The pine and hop bite are there, but not potent in the least. The backend literally dries your tongue out.

Looks like the rematch has me as victor on the cards. Sadly I liked the super aggressive version and this seemed to fall short to me. Nevertheless this is a solid beer and I would certainly like more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a New Belgium Globe. There was some dirt or mold or something on the top of the can. I'm not sure whether to fault the brewers, distributors, or retailers for this, but the product should not be sold in this condition.

A: (After cleaning the can) This beer pours a very hazy golden orange. Particles hang in suspension, and one cannot see through the liquid. A one inch foamy white head sits atop the beer. Retention is moderate. The head dissipates after a short time, but a quick swirl of the glass will rejuvenate it. Plenty of sticky lacing is left behind.

S: Very citric and juicy. Grapefruit is prominent. Some melon rind and pine come out as well, and maybe mandarin orange. Not getting much in the way of malt, maybe some grainy cracker malt.

T: Bitterness is substantial, but mostly citric and grapefruit-like. Juicy melon rind and tropical fruit tastes try to come out, but only manage to skulk about in the background. The citric grapefruit taste overpowers everything else. There isn't much else going on here; some of the nuances I found in the nose fail to show up. Finishes dry with ample citric bitterness and faint cracker malt.

M: Moderate, smooth, and creamy, with low carbonation.

D: Good.

Notes: This beer has earned quite a bit of critical acclaim. It is good, but I don't feel it lives up to the hype. Citric grapefruit taste dominates too much and creates a rather one dimensional beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer gets everything right, including being strong, and provocatively packaged.

I like hot and spicy food, and beer that will hold up to that. This delivers.

Hazy light rust color and a 1" head, fizzed down to nothing in a minute. Scant lacing.

Wafts of freshly cut rhubarb, hay, weed, and reminds me of some trail brushing project in the spring.

Taste is pure hop fondue. Deep woods off in the jungle steaming wet hops. No sign of pretend or stale ingredients. Nuggets of gold in a deep ravine. Cold water and wild fish.

Mouthfeel is foamy and spongy and invites me to sample sips rather than chug. Chugging would be a serious waste, the feel tells me, of the flavor. Frequently returning to sip, in rapid succession, introduces a pleasant bitterness to my mouth.

General Ghandi-Bot commands attention to those who get the orders to drink. Now what would a private session with this on tap be like? xxxx

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this can from knifestyles in an in-person trade. I tried and took notes that same night.

Ghandi-bot pours a dark orange color with a thick head of off-white foam. Lacing and retention are both good.

The aroma is quite hoppy, with citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma, including some pineapple. An edge of caramel malt creeps through also.

Hops are noticeable right away, with layers of citrus and pine. The tropical fruits from the aroma are barely noticeable in the flavor, but grapefruit and other citrus fruits pick up the slack. Slight vegetal hops are followed with a pretty strong grassy flavor. The finish has quite a bit of caramel malt to back up the hops.

Slightly oily, pretty full.

I like Ghandi-bot. I've been tearing apart IIPAs as boozy, cloying messes, but this manages to steer clear of those problems. In fact, I would say it does a very good job of hiding the ABV.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jstilwell for the trade. Poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A - Pours a hazy orange with a very thin white head that dissipates almost immediately.

S - Big citrusy grapefruit aroma up front, with a lingering piney scent. A little dank.

T - Citrus is a little less prominent in the taste as it was in the smell. Still a grapefruit and orange presence, but a piney, oily hop resin flavor is more prevalent.

M - Good carbonation levels, easy drinking.

O - Nice DIPA, but not on par with the elite level. I remember enjoying this one more in the past, but still really solid.

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 2,925 ratings
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