Zapata Bot | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel Aged G-Bot DIPA A Massively hopped double IPA with notes of orange rind, dank pine and citrus with a deceptive drinkability aged and tripel dry hopped in Tequilla barrels
ABV - 9 % IBU’s - 85
Kettle Hops - Columbus, Citra, Simcoe, Columbus & Mosaic Dry Hops - Simcoe, Columbus, Mosaic & Citra
Malt - Pilsner, Crystal, Dextrose
Yeast - American Ale
OG - 17.5


Added by Jdiddy on 11-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
16.53%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Burkbom23
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is interesting. It's not going to get hop heads super excited because the barrel aging really brings out the malt profile, still, it has a unique balance that isn't at all devoid of hops. While it is on the sweeter side of the spectrum, it has really nice fruit and citrus notes along with a bit of smokiness and wood. The feel is terrific. It drinks easy, is perfectly bitter and well carbed. Overall this beer is not for everybody. As somebody who loves to dabble in new styles, this one was a hit for me.

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Photo of von_kaiser
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An insanely gross beer that for some reason I keep taking more sips. Doesn't have that redonk tequila sting but has that tequila flavor sting. Bottom of the bottle is full of gunk that is making this thing look like a friggin protein shake....barrel turds. In any event, a fully but softly carbonated lime-tequila zest beverage that DDT's every slight inkling of its former self. Gotta tick it though.
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whole bottle to the dome and lit

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Photo of beernooph
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManMoosePig
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTaleMan
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phishagonia
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 500 mL bottle into snifter glass; had a dark yellow/light orange coloring with minimal head. The tequila barrel is pretty obvious on the nose. You get the regular Gandhi-Bot (or now G-Bot) flavors/hops mixed with booziness of the tequila. There is some vanilla or caramel or toffee flavors mixed in there too. The carbonation is decent along with the body. Overall this is a nice experimental beer and would be curious to see if NEBCO makes it again (or does a different variant instead of the tequila barrels). Cheers!

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Photo of BEER88
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Morey
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richloma
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4.64/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thampel09
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braugon
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpanishProfanity
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice fruity hop aroma of grapefruit, tangerines and light tropical fruits. I get light touches of tequila and malt.

The flavor is oddly good as I definitely get tequila with a bit of alcohol. This is a bit malty but very light on feel. At times I taste peppermint but for the most part it's hoppy grapefruit, pine and bitterness.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Zapata Bot from New England Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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