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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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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

The beer pours a pale orange color with notes of amber. The beer forms a big, beautiful head of creamy white bubbles that last at about a finger’s width above the glass. In body, the beer is clean of particles, but very hazy and nearly opaque. On the nose, this beer is big and beautiful. Pine needles, pinecones and sweet mango juice mingle with dank and spicy weed, grapefruit rind, and soft alcohol notes. From the can, the nose is just about the same with just a touch more roundness coming from the citric scents and less of the alcohol burning the nostrils. On the tongue, the beer tastes hugely and properly bitter with resinous pine sap sticking to the tongue. Sweet hops, alcohol, and light bread malt mingle with citric acidity to make up the side show. The finish is dry with only slight sticky sweetness lingering. On the tongue, the beer is medium bodied, with fluffy carbonation that gives velvet softness to the mouthfeel. The mouth is left sticky with resin and bitter tingling, the palate is wrecked. From the can, the beer feels slightly crisper. In flavor, the beer tastes of resinous pine, sweet mango, light pineapple, grapefruit, and apricot. Distinct fresh hop flavors bubble on the tongue and feel sticky and very resinous. The taste has a strong backbone of medicinal bitters. Mmm. A bit sickly sweet, but not too much so. The cloying alcohol seems most present in the finish which also features dry cracker malts at the very base of my senses and strong piney hops. Overall, this is a damn good double IPA. It would be excellent on a late summer afternoon. Great bitters, great hop character, and a great effect on the tongue. The alcohol is just a tad too much, but other than that I like this beer a lot.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to TheSevenDuffs for including this in the fall Canbif, huge want.

A: Muted orange colour, slightly hazy with small amounts of sediment suspended throughout. 1-2 fingers of bone white head which leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Musk melon and orange peel together with incredible herbal hop notes and earthiness. Hints of fresh lemon in the background along with caramel.

T: Pronounced herbal and pine resin sap followed by orange rind. All balanced by a large amount candy sugar. Finishes with a slight bitterness on the tongue.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy in texture.

O: Unique in the herbal notes which are very pronounced and enjoyable. Expertly balanced with a high amount of malts while still allowing the hops to shine through. Well deserving of its ranking.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip. Not sure on the date of this can, but my guess is about a month.

Appearance: Pours a medium amber with an orange hue and leaves a couple fingers of white medium-density head which lingers a bit before slowly fading out.

Smell: Piney hops come out first, but they are accompanied by some malts, citrus and mango. Very nice, well balanced aroma with plenty of hops.

Taste: Pine out first again, accompanied by earthy tones, grapefruit and orange. This does have a nice malt backbone to hold things together. Very smooth, consistent flavor highlighted by the piney hops.

Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with a medium, smooth, creamy body. Finishes very evenly.

Overall: A quality, well-balanced but still hop-foward IPA. Fairly drinkable, but not as drinkable as some of my favorite IPA's of similar, that said this is still an top-quality IPA. Very tasty.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into an English pint glass. Big thanks to MarkJC1018 for hooking me up with a long-time want of mine.

Pours a hazy golden-amber, almost the appearance of apple cider when held up to a light. An initial 1.5-finger, off-white head subsides to a thin layer of foam atop the beer, with plentiful amounts of visible carbonation to keep that film alive . Leaves thick curtains of lacing down the side of the glass.

The nose hits me like a sack of bricks as soon as I crack the can. Powerful grapefruit, resinous pine, and subtler citrus and tropical fruit notes mingle pleasantly with an earthy, almost funky aroma and sweet malt notes. Potent and intoxicating.

Piney and resinous from the get-go, some sweeter notes are introduced mid-palate to balance the hop attack--pineapple, mango, tangerine, and blood orange mingle with caramel malt notes to give this beer some complexity. Finishes with a lingering piney bitterness as well as a faint, slightly unpleasant aftertaste that reminds me almost of chewing on grapefruit rind.

The beer is medium-bodied but smooth, coating the tongue nicely even as the carbonation keeps it snappy. Sticky, with a lingering, clinging dry bitterness on the back of the palate. The 8.8% is nowhere to be found.

On the whole, a damn fine beer. Slightly peculiar aftertaste aside, this is an excellent example of the DIPA style. Smooth, easy drinking--especially for its strength--and exceptionally well-balanced for most of the mouthful, as well as possessing a stellar nose. Delighted to have gotten the chance to try this New England gem.

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 2,938 ratings