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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
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:
#258
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
2,921
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 2,921 ratings
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