G-Bot Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,882
Reviews:
587
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank jdhowe for providing me and a friend an awesome 12oz can of this during a tasting the other evening. Poured into a tulip glass - this canned about 2 weeks ago.

Typical in appearance like many northeastern DIPAs I've come across - orange amber with a slightly cloudy, seemingly thick appearance with a lightly fizzy head that somehow lasts for a good long while. Leaves behind some minor lacing. Looks viscous and juicy.

That's one hell of an aroma on a DIPA if I've ever found one - a true tropical puréed cornucopia blast of fruitiness. Huge fresh mango (smells almost pasty), guava, papaya, and definitely some grapefruit and stone fruit thrown in for good measure. There's no pine or sage or any stereotypical West Coast esters here - this is its own personality, chock-filled with white flowers, white pepper, and a slight nuttiness added for good measure, with tons of toffee rounding up the finish. Smells slightly lactic and sweetened towards the end, perhaps to the aroma's benefit. This is truly eye-opening stuff as far as the style can go.

Wow! I knew this was probably going to be enjoyable based off of the aroma, but I had no clue it was going to be this creamy, crisp, and explosive in flavor due to the beer's texture and feel. The first sip reveals a blast of mango juiciness combined with that same creamy, milky feel described earlier, along vivid notes of guava, papaya, as well as a ripe orange peaches, apricot, pineapple, and some brief citrus to round it out. Finishes crispy and refreshing, with a lingering bitterness from the hops and a toffee sweetness from the malts that cleans the palate appropriately. As this warms up, it does get more bitter, with herbal, pine-laden notes finally making themselves known, but the texture never lets up, always remaining creamy, crisp, and enormously quaffable. This is excellent stuff.

My friends agreed that if there was any beer that would be the equivalent of a mango lassi, this would be it. Perhaps that's what the brewers were going for given the theme? While I doubt this was brewed with lactic sugar, it definitely feels that way, and regardless, the hop profile melded with the base malts goes so well that it's impossible to deny that this is a serious force in the hoppy beer realm in the US. Deliciously stunning stuff, and highly recommended - as fresh as possible!

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,882 ratings.
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