Zapata Bot
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,966
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,531
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 15.15%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
190
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  26
SCORE
89
Very Good
Zapata BotZapata Bot
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 190
Reviews by corby112:
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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sideshowe for sharing.

Pours a cloudy golden yellowish-orange color with golden banana hues when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Very strange aroma with a good bit of barrel character. Subtle earthy oak with a lot of tequila and vanilla. There's also a decent amount of sweet citrus hops with hints of grapefruit and citrus rind. I'm also picking up pale malt with some graham cracker/biscuit character.

Medium bodied with a crazy flavor profile. An interesting blend of boozy sweet tequila and sweet citrus flavor. Decent barrel character with subtle oak and vanilla and a huge tequila flavor without being hot or boozy. Lots of alcohol flavor with out being abrasively hot. This is complimented nicely by the sweet citrus presence. Lots of lemon peel and grapefruit countered by a biscuit/graham cracker malt character.

This beer is really unique and odd tasting. I can see why a lot of people hate this beer but I loved it. If you don't enjoy tequila you will hate this beer.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev 0%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Fresh 500mL bottle # 272/1000 poured into Ghandi snifter.

A: hazy gold with a orange/tangerine hue and thin white head dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Smell is musty, oaky, slight tequila, and bitter citrusy hops

T: I've never had a beer aged in tequila barrels before but I would imagine that this stands as one of the best. It's a completely unique beer and the taste follows the smell for the most part. I'm tasting oak, vanilla, slight tequila, citrus, grapefruit, hops, and a slightly bitter finish which is balanced out smoothly.

M: Fairly light for 8.8%, low carbonation, has a little bit of an oily feel and a touch of bitterness but quite refreshing.

O: I have been waiting for more than a year to try this and have to say that I was not let down, the creativity and execution is beautifully delicious. I definitely recommend this beer for anyone who likes tequila and/or Ghandi Bot.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Zapata Bot from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 190 ratings