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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Gandhi - Bot is an intensely hopped Double India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of three varieties of American Hops. 85 ibuís this beer is brewed for those of us who need an aromatic and flavorfully hopped beer.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
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 youíre 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Aroma:Sweet and hoppy. The sweetness is like cotton candy. The hops come across as lemony. In fact, itís 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 itís 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
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 DIPAís Iíve had in a while, and definitely another nice surprise out of New England. Keep íem coming. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-06-2010

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2011
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2013
roasty, hay, resin, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, earthy, leaves, alcohol, skunky, golden, hazy, frothy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, light body, thin feel, creamy, fizzy, lively, bitter, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Big hoppy goodness up in this beast of an IPA. This beer is a must have for hop-heads like myself.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Can share at Proof courtesy of Matt Masterson. Pours a pale slightly hazy yellow. Good bubbly white head that lasted almost a minute. Thin collar. Nice spicy, piney hop aroma with a fair amount of malt sweetness noticeable. Taste is the same. Great. Again, not a piney hop fan, but when itís done well, it really works. High carbonation and medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmbjspd (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2014
a terrific dipa with a bunch of hop funk and flavor; very drinkable, almost tasted like some of my favorite wet-hopped ipas, though apparently itís not.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a very bright cloudy orange-yellow color with a finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring, lacing nicely around the glass. S - Aroma is packed with floral and citrus hops. Lots of them. Lots of grapefruit and orange. There is also a touch of malt that breaks through also. T - Starts off with lots of citrus hops with lots of grapefruit flavor. Also a floral/grassy hop back bone. There is a touch of malt sweetness that gives some depth. Through the middle a really nice bitterness comes through with a lot of piney hops flavor. The finish has some strong bitterness mixed with some grassy flavors and even more of the citrus flavor really blending together nicely and lingering for a while. M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of assertive carbonation. Really smooth and crisp thorough the middle. And the finish leaves a really strong dry finish which is really nice. D - Very drinkable. At 8.8% abv, this beer stays super smooth and crisp. The hop profile is really amazing. Lots of complex flavor that mixes together for a really excellently balanced beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9408) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Wow what a great beer. Lends itself more to a very hoppy IPA than the normal sweetness I find in a lot of IIPA. Tons of grapefruit peel, earhty hops, spicy hops..hops galore! Perfect amount of caramel malt keep this one grounded just enough. Really well done.


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