cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. I love this stuff when its fresh, fantastic aroma some citrus and pine, but its so crisp and fresh. Balanced palate with a hop bite in the finish that makes you want another sip. One of the easiest ABV DIPAís to drink, some nice floral notes on the outside edge. Would want to try this one outside of the can.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Can at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured hazy, orange-golden with a thin head. This was a little old, so didnít have the hoppy bite or bitterness that it once did. Some doughy, malted grains and sweetness with a nice tasting ale yeast character. A little bit of a left over resinous from the hops too.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is massive pine, caramel, apricot, and some honey. Flavor is a massive hit of great piney hops with bits of citrus and honey filling in the gaps. Nice caramel backbone rounding out the mix. Very enjoyable IIPA.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ported from BA.
Hazy orange with about 3/4 finger of head. No real visible carbonation. Some yeast sitting on the bottom of my tulip.
Sweet malt, and a good amount of grassy/earthy hops. A slight lemon/lime scent makes an appearance too, behind what I can only describe as spicy citrus.
Here goes! A bit sweeter than I was expecting, but a much earthier hop flavor than Iíve become accustomed to. Kind of a grapefruit texture and very low bitterness. The aftertaste is all grapefruit in fact.
Full and thick, this one definitely sticks to your cheeks, once again similar to grapefruit citrus.
Extremely high. I feel like I could drink this all night, any night. Assuming itís a hops night. I would definitely buy this if I could get it in my area.
callmemickey (2090) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark golden body. Medium sized off-white head. Quickly receded, but left behind a decent coating of lacing on the glass.
S: Huge blast of grapefruit. A touch of pine and some caramel malt. This is a massively aromatic brew. Smells fantastic.
T: I really, really wanted to like this after taking in a hearty sniff of the nose. The taste, however, just didnít do it for me. I found it to be one dimensional: massive bitter grapefruit. It lost the complexity that was present in the nose and was a tad on the boring side of things despite the massive hop presence.
M: Medium bodied. I found it to be over-carbonated and prickly. Huge bitter bite in the finish.
O: In the end, Gandhi Bot was a nice attempt, but ultimately out hopped itself. The taste was bold but one dimensional and the carbonation levels really slowed this down.
davey101 (606) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer I have had several times but never reviewed. A 12 oz can into a DFH shaped pint glass. I believe the store received this batch about 3 week ago?
A - A clear amber/copper body and a soapy off-white head. I have noticed some variation in appearance with this beer. Some are crystal clear, some have been cloudy, and others have had large grey yeast chunks floating around. The nature of micro brewing I guess. This can looked great.
S - Mango, papaya, grapefruit, piney hops, and some malt. Very fruity and smooth.
T - Fresh citrus fruit. Peaches, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Thereís a nice smooth malt backbone here as well. The finish is dry bitter hops. The mouth feel is medium and has some nice carbonation. Doesnít feel oily or slick, very nice.
O - Iím not just being a homer when I say I love this beer. Its one of my favorite DIPAís. Its filled with tons of piney, citrusy hoppy goodness but it is never overwhelming or too intense. It keeps its high ABV in check too. I love the fact that its in cans and the artwork is certainly interesting. CTís finest for sure.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour thanks (DalzAle). Pours pale amber with a quick white head. Aroma is dirty laundry hops (in a good way). Taste is bitter and dry hops with some lemons and orange rind. Palate is medium and sticky with a dry finish. Tasty!
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. A golden beer with a small head. The aroma has pine, citrus, and floral. A nice hop aroma without being overpowering. Definitely more balanced for a DIPA. The taste has pine and citrus. This is a solid DIPA and would definitely buy this if it was available to me locally.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from StFun . Pours cloudy orange with a one finger white head that left nice lacing. The nose is caramel, perfume, ripe citrus and light pine. The taste is caramel, tropical fruits, orange peel and a nice long lasting bitter resin finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel . Nice DIPA. Thanks again Josh!
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, unknown date. Served at around 45F. Huge thanks to Ryan for this one!
Pours hazy orange/gold with a one finger white head that recedes to a wispy cap and leaves some sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma is wonderfully citrusy and tropical, pineapple, orange, lemon, grapefruit, peach, along with some floral and pine notes, also some bread and yeast. Very good strength.
Flavor is strong on grapefruit citrus, pineapple, orange, peach & apricot, a little bit of mint and pine moving to a bit of bread & caramel malt in the middle and a great bitter citrus rind finish. Some spiciness & alcohol detected at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little oily, moderate carbonation.
This is one tasty Double IPA. Wow. My style of DIPA too...very hop forward without too much malt sweetness or booze interfering with the hops. Quite a treat to get a chance to try this!