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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a teku

A: Gandhi Bot pours a bright, orange-copperish shade of gold. It's hazy, unfiltered, and really good looking.

S: Crisp aromas of candied citrus, tropical fruits, and pine. Very pleasant-smelling beer.

T: Bitter and malty, but not much of the flavors the nose promised. The beer does deliver a beautiful dry and bitter finish. Little disappointed with the flavor of this one.

M: Probably the highlight of the beer for me: crisp, creamy, and refreshing.

O: Thanks to a great BA for throwing me this as an extra. A good beer I enjoyed quite a bit, but the taste just wasn't there for me. Looks great, smells good, and tastes not bad.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

About time I get around to properly reviewing this! Still have an old single number rating from the old Beer Advocate days. Now it's G-Bot so I better get my review in before anything else changes!

L - pop the top and beer immediately starts fizzing up and out of the can. I notice that NEBCO crams as much beer as possible into their cans. Nice! It has now settled and I can actually see surface tension holding the beer inside the mouth opening. Pours a mostly clear dark coppery orange. Looks aggressive. Big fluffy head. Had to go into panic mode because my cup runneth over!

S - from the moment I cracked the can, a huge fresh hoppy aroma assaults the senses. Loads of fresh wintry pine and tropical fruit. Floral.

T - this is an aggressive DIPA. No funny business. Up front is mango juice and citrus peel. Grapefruit rind acidity and a clean pointed piney bitterness. The pine leads to a mild dankness backed by the monster malt backbone that heavily supports it. Up front is all flavor, but the back is all bitterness. Razor sharp tingles continually beat at my tongue, but is offset by the smooth rich flavor. Dry finish. Kind of a teetering see-saw of flavors and sensations. Neat experience.

F - rich and full-bodied, or so it appears. I'm sure quantum mechanics are related in some way, but this beer feels both full and creamy, but also airy and expansive. Like it should be dense as motor oil, but drinks like a session. The crisp, clean aura about G-Bot seems to lend itself toward a light, easy drinker, but the alcohol and body is still there in full force. Amazing how flavor can influence the mouthfeel. This is typical with all NEBCO beers though. Big hop bombs, but somehow soft and inviting.

O - a fine beer. Boatloads of flavor and a gulper mouthfeel make this dangerous at 8.8%, but the aggressive angry bitterness pushes you back down into your chair. Just making sure you still know who's boss, even if he is currently in pieces in a scrapyard somewhere. But I hear they can rebuild him. Something about having the technology?

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,897 ratings.
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