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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2013
The beer pours a pale orange color with notes of amber. The beer forms a big, beautiful head of creamy white bubbles that last at about a fingerís width above the glass. In body, the beer is clean of particles, but very hazy and nearly opaque. On the nose, this beer is big and beautiful. Pine needles, pinecones and sweet mango juice mingle with dank and spicy weed, grapefruit rind, and soft alcohol notes. From the can, the nose is just about the same with just a touch more roundness coming from the citric scents and less of the alcohol burning the nostrils. On the tongue, the beer tastes hugely and properly bitter with resinous pine sap sticking to the tongue. Sweet hops, alcohol, and light bread malt mingle with citric acidity to make up the side show. The finish is dry with only slight sticky sweetness lingering. On the tongue, the beer is medium bodied, with fluffy carbonation that gives velvet softness to the mouthfeel. The mouth is left sticky with resin and bitter tingling, the palate is wrecked. From the can, the beer feels slightly crisper. In flavor, the beer tastes of resinous pine, sweet mango, light pineapple, grapefruit, and apricot. Distinct fresh hop flavors bubble on the tongue and feel sticky and very resinous. The taste has a strong backbone of medicinal bitters. Mmm. A bit sickly sweet, but not too much so. The cloying alcohol seems most present in the finish which also features dry cracker malts at the very base of my senses and strong piney hops. Overall, this is a damn good double IPA. It would be excellent on a late summer afternoon. Great bitters, great hop character, and a great effect on the tongue. The alcohol is just a tad too much, but other than that I like this beer a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This poured a unique melon color orange with a thick head of soft white cottony foam that fell in rings and patches and finally left a thin layer on top. This had large white floaties in it and some sediment that detracted from the appearance. In a certain light it appears to have a muddied color brown in it but against the natural outdoor light it is pastel orange with light hues. This one is murky.

Nose is sensational with a wild tropical fruit character. Melon, mango, candied citrus peel and orange. Pine and dank grasses. Herbal hops and a powerful floral that was not perfumey or heavy. Hardly any malt on the nose until it warms and then some light caramel sugar.

Taste is a ride for the palate that you wonít soon forget. It starts with more bread than you ever thought was in there. Itís light and sweet. Then there is an all over mineral softness to the body of the beer that presents the fruits as a whole and liek a juicy succulent punch. Grapefruit, candied fruit peel and orange with some tropical notes in the background. A nice spice comes to the middle and a sharp bitter. This finishes dry and with a little bit of herbal and spice in the aftertaste. Itís a famous bitter in this one. And the dank herbs fill the nose as you draw the glass down.

What a delightful beer. It drinks fluidly with a body that is so light . I could have four more of these. Non stop taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours hazy golden-orange with one-finger head. The color is very unique. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of a floral note. Taste is malty, but well balanced with the wave after wave of hops. Finish is a bit bitter, but overall has a very nice mouthfeel. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyBeerdain (4) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Poured out of a can into a snifter. Aroma Bubblegum, pineapple, dank fresh and citrusy hops. Appearance Dark gold, tinges of orange and amber. Opaque. Thin creamy white head quickly dissipates; lacing lasts on the side of the glass. Low to moderate carbonation. Flavor Hop bitterness and flavors lead the way. As is not uncommon in highly-hopped beers, it is difficult to detect a distinguishable malt flavor, although itís no doubt there due to a quick venture into sweet flavors before once again being pelted with hop flavors and bitterness, which returns at the end and leaves a lasting impression in the jowls. Despite this being a double IPA, the flavors feel well-placed (not overly hoppy while still having a great hop presence, if that makes any sense.) Mouthfeel Mostly medium-bodied, although the hop bitterness makes it feel a bit more full. Smoothly slips over the tongue. Overall Impression Itís a great double IPA. Hits its marks on aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Very drinkable, and the 8.8% is hidden well up front. If I was a douche bag (Iíd like to think Iím not), Iíd dock it for being opaque. Itíd be nice for the head to stay around a bit and to have a bit more carbonation to continue surfacing the nice array of hop aromas throughout the glass.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pour into Hopslam snifter. Hazy gold with a thick light head that quickly dissipates. Very strong floral hop aroma. Taste doesn't follow through though. Good, not great. Very carbonated mouthfeel

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
64 oz growler, huge thanks to Derek our regular at CK for sharing this! Cloudy, orange colored pour. Nose and flavor remind me of a combination of Heady Topper and OTWOA, but smoother than both; great scallion, onion, bitter white grapefruit rind, and lemongrass, with a bitter but still soft and unobtrusive finish. Booze is there in the body, but not hot or overwhelming in any way. I like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Thanks to the girl behind me in line at DLD for letting me try some of this. I hope to get more some day. Zesty citrus aroma. Clearish orange pour with a white head. Super balanced and aromatic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2009) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
On draught at the Blue Tusk last November. Light amber with a creamy white head. Smooth and tropical, some citrus, fresh, bitter and slightly resinous. Amazingly easy to drink, not too bitter at first but builds to a bitter crescendo with a long finish that keeps on giving as it dries out the palate. Mmmmm.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
32oz growler tasted at Natifest. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Awesome big grassy hop aroma, light pine, grapefruit citrus. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light spiciness. Great moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light zest. Light sweet taste. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Awesome big assertive piney citrusy resiny IPA. My kind of stuff. Stand-out DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a pure white head. Nose is piney hops and slightly floral. Flavor pretty much matches the nose. The hops are fairly biting, and the finish is dry, but not so dry that youíll lose the moisture in your eyes. Not light and crisp like I find Pliny the Elder to be, but not overly syrupy either. Tons of lacing. A nice mega-IPA, though nothing really stands out to distinguish it from most others of the style. Still, Iíd definitely drink this again and I will look around for some 4-packs. EDIT: Iím updating my 3.7 rating logged on 4/27/10 as of 4/23/14. I canít prove this, but, having drunk this beer on and off over the past few years, I think NEBCO has continued to tweak this recipe (and others) and their quality control to get it to where it is today. Today, it pours a hazy orange with a big, white frothy head. It smells of pine, cat piss and has plenty of citrus and floral notes. Flavor is fresh, slightly biting hops that present with grapefruit and a bit of pine. This has become one of the better IPAs I can get here in Southern New England. Really fantastic.


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