Tylerbp6 (40) - - JUN 16, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Best beer in CT. Great hoppy flavor with about 10%abv. Very hard to come by since they only distribute like once a month. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lavalley01 (1) - Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mild head retention, awesome fresh smell, beautiful burnt orange color, slight alcohol burn, huge hop flavor with a slight citrus finish but balanced perfectly to avoid too much bitterness from the hop profile.
unknownsoldier (5) - - NOV 10, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved it! Just perfect for a double. Pours a hazy Smokey orange. Smells friuty and floral. Goes in smooth with a strong bite that only a true ipa lover can understand. This is arguably the best ipa ever!
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark golden in color with nice two finger white head. OK retention with nice lacing. Strong pine aroma with lots of grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Lots of pine and citrus on the tongue with some dank. Finishes dry and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Extremely smooth. Overall, an easy drinking, complex DIPA! I'll be seeking this one out again soon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 DIPA’s to drink, some nice floral notes on the outside edge. Would want to try this one outside of the can.
sparkyg (2) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gandhi-Bot simply hits my sweet spot. The aroma is of citrus hops and it pours an amber color with a medium head. I simply can’t find enough to go around.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Glowing orange/apricot color with pillowy head head that forms outstanding peaks and laces well.
N: Citrus and tropical fruit, lots of orange and mango present. There is a good bit of resin in the background that lets you know you’re in for a bitter punch.
T: Right up front, there is a big punch of grapefruit and lemon zest that makes way to a dank, resinous hop bite balanced by a fairly present malt backbone (caramel, a touch of coffee). I get pepper, papaya, and passionfruit notes in there as well. Has a distinctly fresh taste.
O: World-class example of an IPA, one that remains drinkable while still packing a big punch. Stellar.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:Sweet and hoppy. The sweetness is like cotton candy. The hops come across as lemony. In fact, it’s like Ferarra Pan lemonhead candy.
Appearance:Honey colored, big white fluffy head.
Taste:This beer is extremely hoppy on first sip. After the initial hop hit, I can start to differentiate some apricot flavors. In the midtaste, the underlying malty sweetness also comes through, and it’s almost too sweet. The flavors just kind of fade pleasantly thru the aftertaste.
Palate:Medium body, high carbonation. The carbonation fizzes nicely even through the aftertaste.
Overall:I really enjoyed this DIPA, tons of hops, lots of malt flavor. Plus, the artwork on the can is fantastic!
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to woosterbill for sharing a growler of this at DLD and sending me off with some cans for further enjoyment.
A: Pours a deep apricot with a nice fluffy white head and a good amoutn of lacing down the glass.
S: Loads of fresh hops, mostly of pine and earth. Some floral notes as well; at times almost like a fresh-hopped ale. A bit of bready malt in the background, but hardly discernable behind the hops.
T: Loads of fresh pine and floral hops. Definitely quite bitter. A bit of orange pith comes through as well, with a zesty bitterness.
M: Very nice and dry with excellent carbonation.
D: One of the better DIPA’s I’ve had in a while, and definitely another nice surprise out of New England. Keep ’em coming.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-06-2010
davey101 (617) - 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. There’s a nice smooth malt backbone here as well. The finish is dry bitter hops. The mouth feel is medium and has some nice carbonation. Doesn’t feel oily or slick, very nice.
O - I’m not just being a homer when I say I love this beer. Its one of my favorite DIPA’s. 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. CT’s finest for sure.