Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can thanks to Cletus!
Aroma: pine/citrus hops
Appearance: golden, white head
Taste: hints of caramel, pine hops, fruity hops, bready malts
Palate: fairly light, sticky resin from hops
Overall: What an amazing beer! I loved the can and what it held.
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of rich piney and resinous hops, some floral notes and a nice balance of rich caramel malts. Flavour of rich piney and resinous hops, buttery hops, rich caramel malts, finishing buttery and bitter. Very solid IIPA.
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
9 dec 2011, can. Light gold, clear no bubbles. Very thin piney hop aroma. Thin/med body and a tad fizzy. Nice, sweet peachy lemon rind citrus hops. Really nice!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. The glass is left coated with large rings and chunks of soapy lacing.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with plenty of earthy notes and a subtle malt presence. Thereís some grassy pine needle and dank hop oils but the tropical/citrus fruits are most prominent in the nose. Lots of mango, grapefruit and citrus rind along with subtle biscuit.
Medium bodied with a complex, flavorful hop profile that is nicely balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Bitter and sweet notes play off of each other with hints of dry and bitter pine needle/grass countered by notes of grapefruit and orange. The dry bitterness lasts throughout, even when the sweeter notes come into play and linger into a nice dry finish that leaves me thirsty for me. The malt backbone adds sweetness with notes of caramel, toffee and biscuit without getting in the way of the hops. Really well balanced and very flavorful with an excellently masked ABV making it dangerously drinkable. Iím impressed and ISO more!
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CanÖ Hazy golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is fruity, resiny and citrusy Ė grapefruit, apricot and possibly pine needles. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet and fruity Ė more bitter than sweet. The hops really shine brightly here. Lengthy bitter finish. Can courtesy of growler!
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 (4130) - 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 (4467) - 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 (2689) - 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.