G-Bot Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

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G-Bot Double IPAG-Bot Double IPA
2,939 Ratings
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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Photo of bigaltemple
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight out golden straw color. Large, slightly off-white head stays for awhile. Thick rings of lace. Looks like a great example of the style.

Nice and resinous. Get a lot of citrus as well. Definitely gets juicier after sitting for a minute. Some sweet malts are noticeable underneath the hops.

Much like the nose. Tons of varying hops. Pineapple and orange blend into resin. Very well balanced. Medium body, and coats the palate well. Drying and bitter finish.

Great drinker! Highly recommended for the style!

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Photo of Chazari99
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of roger617
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Mersh for a trade on this one. Can poured into snifter.

A: 4.25 Slightly hazy, a dark golden color, pours with less than 1 finger of head that reduces fairly quickly leaving a little lacing.
S: 4.5 Pineapple, lemon, lime, pine. All around citrus blast that packs a great punch.
T: 4.5 Strong citrus flavor up front and lingering. The aftertaste also picks up a bit of the pine, with the malt backbone as a compliment. This beer is balanced extremely well.
M: 4.5 This is the feel I expect from a IIPA. Smooth, slightly carbed, late dry and bittering feeling.
O: 4.5 Ghandi Bot nails what the IIPA style is all about. Strong citrus aroma, very well balanced, leaving me disappointed I can't have easy access to it. Nice job NEBCo!!

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Photo of kcjones
2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

Photo of Evarigan
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sleuthdog
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into Heady Topper glass

Pour: Hazy orange, white head appearing to be sticky, leaving soapy lacing.

Smell: Tropical and citrus, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, a sweet tangerine. Piney hop does come through as well with a slight resinous characteristic too. This is a very aromatic DIPA with a lot going on and very pleasing.

Taste: Bitterness right at the front almost smacking the palate. Pine and resin and floral hop bitterness. Also the tropical notes come through but I don't get them as much in the taste as in the smell. Some sweetness I do notice in the middle cutting the bitterness somewhat. This has so much going on that each sip brings out more and more. Fairly bitter aftertaste as well with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium with just the right amount of body. Sticky feel keeps it lingering and creating a bitterness that lasts too. Finish is big and bitter, in a good way.

Overall: Damn fine DIPA NEBCO has here. This one can compete with the likes of HT, Pliny, and others any day. Complete pleasure to have a chance at this beer. Drinks very easy considering the ABV.

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Photo of soonerchamps
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Thecherryman
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of APB
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very hazy light amber orange with a one finger white head. Leaves some real nice lacing on the sides. Too cloudy to see any visible carbonation. The head dissipates to a thin covering.

S: Intense hoppy aroma on this brew. Loads of citrus fruitiness with some floral notes in there as well. Mild sweetness in the background from the malts. Solid IPA aroma. Earthy aroma provides some herbal tones.

T: As anticipated from the aroma this is one hoppy beer. Isn't overly bitter like some double IPA's but instead has a full hop flavor. Malt sweetness rounds out the beer but doesnt detract from the hops in the least. The alcohol is lost in the hop flavor. Herbal nuggety aftertaste stays in the mouth for a while.

M: Fairly light body for a double IPA which makes this go down smoothly. Creamy mouthfeel with a touch of stickiness. Very easy drinking which is dangerous.

Overall this is a phenomenal IPA. Hops have great flavor without being overpowering. Very well balanced considering its extreme style. This is certainly a must try for any hophead.

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Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of MrNate
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dowen17
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy tangerine orange. Nice frothy white head. Decent retention and really good lacing.

Nose is very earthy. Hops, hops and more hops. Grapefruit and tangerine, some orange and lemon.

Taste is mostly hops. Very earthy and bitter on the finish. Some citrus fruits when it first hits my tongue. Nice and very fresh and bitter.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a nice beer. Well worth the try and I would definitely drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of maximum12
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank youse are in order to tectactoe, who knocked down this long-time want as an extra in a box that arrived last week. 12 oz. can with nice, bizarre art. I often think brewers do more than just...beer.

The pour is classic IPA, clear orange with a booming head & readily evident carbonation racing to the top of the beer. Hops in the nose are aggressive to the point of being pathological. Grapefruit, citrus, lemon, pine. Hop forests jammed in the nostrils. That's how you kick off a IIPA.

Gandhi-Bot IIPA tommiehawks me right in the middle of the tongue. Bitterness kicks out & will no doubt leave a mark: burn-level bitterness. Luckily, right behind the hook kick of bitterness are the half-drowned hops flavors: leaning heavily towards the pine, with citrus present, & either unripe grapefruit or more bitterness. Malts? Harry Dresden jammed those malts up the ass of a Red Court vamp. Gone. That leaves this light for a IIPA, but damn, I'm taking gulps like I'm in six feet of water, & I'm only five eight.

Impressed. New England brewered this up right; you put IIPA on the label, hit me with a lanyard of hops, keep the malt in the silo. We need more IIPAs like this in Minnesota. Excellent beer.

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Photo of thaghost
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JohnG190
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden in color with nice two finger white head. OK retention with nice lacing. Strong pine aroma with lots of grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Lots of pine and citrus on the tongue with some dank. Finishes dry and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Extremely smooth. Overall, an easy drinking, complex DIPA! I'll be seeking this one out again soon.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Bnjmnlws
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of tectactoe
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ultra-Plinian for the big NEBCo hook-up. DIPA from a can, yes sir! Orange haze, all in my brain. There's really not a better way to describe the look of this one. The slightly gray tinted, mostly white head waxes and wanes down to a thin, thin skin that never completely leaves the top of the beer bare, and lasts for quite a long time.

Pretty stankin' dank, with lots of pines, grass, and some resin on the back end in the aroma. Very hop oil-y over the first half, with the second half lending a heavy hand to blasting citrus peels, oranges, and some grapefruits. Your typical, citric and resiny hop profile... Good, but nothing too ravishing. Some herbal pepper on the back end, and I'm not really pulling much malt out of the aroma here.

The taste follows through nicely, with personification of the ashy and piney characteristics of the hops. The fruit is understated, but it's there; juicy grapefruit and some lighter, bitter citrus notes. There's a hefty bitterness that strikes the back of the tongue somewhere around mid-palate and leaves a long lasting impression. It's not gonna knock you off your socks, but it's pretty potent.

I finally get some resemblance of malt in the very finish with a bit of bread and crackers that only adds a touch of sweetness, perhaps because the lasting bitterness of the malt is still massaging my palate hard. Medium bodied, not too thin and not too thick, and surprisingly not as resinous or sticky on the mouth as you'd expect given the taste. Carbonated well enough to keep things rolling.

Very nice DIPA, though it's nothing to lose your shorts over. I can see why people love it, but it doesn't do much to stand out above the rest. That's not to say that it still isn't pretty delicious, though, because it certainly is. Goin' hard on that piney and citric hop swerve, this will make most hop heads happy, or at the very least, pleasantly content.

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G-Bot Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
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