Zapata Bot
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,968
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,538
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
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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 tregan_20:
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4/5  rDev +1%
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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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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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of von_kaiser
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  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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%

Photo of flatfootdrinker
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