G-Bot Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

G-Bot Double IPAG-Bot Double IPA
BA SCORE
96.3%
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4.39 w/ 2,907 ratings
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:
#270
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
2,907
Liked:
2,799
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
8.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,185
Gots:
609
Trade:
7
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with orange tint and a short and disappearing white head.

From a can so unlikely was affected by light and the can is also a current release but still smells skunky and like "sweat." Unpleasant "sweaty" character with an underlying fruity tone. The "skunk" blows off with a number of swirls and some time, or, one simply gets used to it because the flavors are somewhat inviting and appealing. Not the best nose I smelled.

Mouthfeel is rich, creamy and appealing. Elegant "little bubble" champagne carbonation and mouthfeel is inviting and of quality.

Flavors start a bit strange but really grow on you. Sweet malt/fruit front palate of oranges and some stone fruit character that quickly goes to a very bitter pine end palate and long pine/pine resin finish. Flavors are complex and layered, although not bright. This is very much a "bitter pine" character brew.

Finish is the most distinctive part of this brew, being very bitter pine and long and bold.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of the most drinkable double ipas ive ever encountered. thanks to a wonderful trade with thebrewo, I got to enjoy two cans of this bad boy. the pour on it is tinted red, orange, and bronze, with some small yeast floaters and an amazing bone white head that rises three inches high and holds up well above the rim of my glass. the nose is fresh oily hops, high alpha, fruity and juicy, citrus and pine both, only mildly bitter. there is a decent coppery malt balance, but hops are of course the star of this beer. the taste is a lot like the nose, with a very fruity and complex hop arrangement. I would love to know which varietals are used, but I can say that there is a hefty tropical fruit element, its pineapple or tartish passion fruit. a little bitterness creeps into the finish, but not enough to slow down its drinkability at all. love the feel too, fuller bodied but kept swift by its lively carbonation. super creamy, and less sticky and filling than many other beers of this style. I had two cans back to back, and was only done because I didn't have any more. im not sure if this comes in 4s or 6s or what, but I could drink these forever. its amazingly fresh and refreshing at the same time, unlike a lot of big india pale ales. thanks to thebrewo for hooking this up, its one ive been hunting for some time now, and it surpasses even its hype. bomb!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GuisseppeFranco for sending this over as a bonus! This poured out as a murky golden color with some flakes floating around in it. The head was white and held a good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer gave off a very nice floral and citrus aroma from the hops. The taste of the beer was really quite nice as well. Again more floral fruity notes with some bitter pine in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated, it's smooth and very drinkable. Overall it was a damn good DIPA. I would drink again if I came across more.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With the gimick of the robot behind me, I can appreciate the flavors in the can. This is a serious Imperial IPA with both balance and hop dominance that begins to somehow make sense with the very first sip.

The beer pours a consistend and hazy hue that allows a diffused glow that brings visual life to the oversized tulip. Small particles of yeast and protien suspend in the medium copper/orange beer with a somewhat appealing fashion. A dense white foam forms on the beer with a blanket for cover, retains very well, laces reasonably well, and gives an elegant cap the beverage.

The suspected aromas of back-sweetened citrus fruits give the impressions of ruby red grapefruit, orange zest, and a tinge of mango or appricot. All this citrus character seems candied with very soft caramel malt undertones making them seem very floral and honey-soaked. A grassy, onion-like undertone adds more depth than detraction. With absolutely no errors in aroma, I needed the scent to be more profound in order to compete with the Hopslams and Dreadnaughts out there.

Flavors however seem to be on par with some of the greats. Sharp citrus oils from the hops give a depth of citrus, grassy/herbal, onion/garlic/catty notes that give layers upon layers of flavors that surface with each sip. Compelex with the hop profile, but supportive only on the malts- soft caramel, honey-ish notes with medium bread crust character never balance the beer but provide the springboard for the hop showcase.

Medium full from the early sips to the sharp drying finish, the beer carries a delicate blend of supple sweet textures along with sharp and resiny bitterness. With that hoppy bite comes a clean malty dryness and a crisp fleeting bite. Warming alcohols shy away from numbing properties but take on a mild solventy note that weaves in and out of the hop bitterness and dryness.

Gandhi Bot lives up the reputation it has created- and formitable Imperial IPA with an understated way of declaring it's strength in flavor, aroma, balance, and complexity. Elegant in every way.

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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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4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a decent head that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: An overload of floral citrus; pithy and piney, with just a hint of biscuity malt

Taste: With just a hint of biscuity malt (that persists underneath both before and after the swallow) the beer moves quickly into the pith and pine territory, with a grapefruity character that just assaults the tastebuds; after the swallow, the malt is very clean and serves only as a platform for the hops to continue to do their thing

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: This is a DIPA just like I like them - lots of west coast citrus, a well-attenuated malt character, and the alcohol is well-disguised

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4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a reddish hue. There is a finger of off white head that fades to a layer and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Juicy citrus peel hops, there is also a grassy quality to the hops. Mildly sweet with a hint of apricot.

Taste: Really bitter up front. Hops just maul the tongue initially. That yields to a malty sweetness through the end of the sip. The hops still dominate, just not quite as much. The finish reminds me of grapefruit peel.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This beer was a bit different from the other outstanding double IPAs, but still extremely good. The sweetness amping up was a nice change up.

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong grassy hops notes with light residual sugar notes. Taste is dominated by powerful floral grassy hops with light citrus notes and semi-sweet malt non-descript malt base. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable IIPA which is focus more on floral hops notes with limited bitterness.

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3.3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can shared by westcoastbeerlvr. Thanks.

Appearance: Cloudy golden amber topped by a lasting head, this looks solid.

Smell: Pretty nice hop aroma, floral and herbal with a grapefruit undertone. There's a bit of malt shining through, but not much sweetness.

Taste/mouthfeel: Rather herbal and quite bitter. Grapefruit flesh and rind, noticeable and fairly harsh alcohol. Herbal and floral hop flavors with a light crystal malt presence that provides a little sweetness. More acerbity than I like in an IPA, this is a real tongue bruiser.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to portia99 for this extra!

Poured into Weyerbacher tulip.

Pours 1 finger of creamy khaki beige head. Decent retention leaving a lot of sticky lace with it. Color is a very hazed dull burnt orange with a light copper hue to it.

Aroma: This is a very sweet smelling dipa. It has lots of fruit flavors up front with some citrus notes in the background. I get some pineapple, orange, and a msukmellon like flavor. Some earthy hopiness as well. Reminding me a bit of citra.

Taste: A very big dipa. A decent malt backbone is present. The fruit flavors are big, but blend together a lot more here. Some of the alcohol shoes. There is a big hop resin taste here. Floral and earthy hops. Very sharp tasting.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but not what I would expect from a double. It is more chewy and it seems to work with this beer. The alcohol also shows. It has a medium to full bodied for the style with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends very sticky with a lot of hop resin left over.

Overall, the nose was the best part of this beer, but the taste didn't keep up. It was chewy like citra and I really liked that aspect about this beer with all the fruit flavors. It is fairly drinkable and definitely something to try!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 2,907 ratings
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