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Grown from humble beginnings. . . born of two cultures. . . Zapata Bot is New England Brewery’s famed Gandhi Bot--aged in tequila barrels for an extra kick. Guaranteed to cause a revolution in your mouth. Viva Zapata Bot! Editor’s note: The beer spent six weeks in the barrel, and was dry-hopped with Simcoe and Ahtanum hops throughout. Limited to 713 bottles at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2434) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Usually dont dig barrel aged IPAs but i enjoyed this. The barrel character was spicy and oaky without much in the way of tequilla. The base beer is evident and spicy floral hops are still strong. The dry hopping thoughout the barrel aging kept this beer fresh and tasty with no oxidation or off flavors that I come to expect from BA Pale ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2014
yea neat. It could’ve been terrible but luckily it was soured. Just in though barrels it would’ve been bade. uberbade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks Paul. 794/1000 Has a light tequila flavor with a touch of lime and hoppy citrus. Pairs amazingly with chips and guac. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2326) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours a hazy golden sienna color with two fingers of white fizzy foam. Lots of strange yet interesting things going on here. Earthy,dusty citrus, wet wood, dank wood sap, soft compost, lime peel and lots of straw and musty hay. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing this on his birthday)... Poured amber with a moderate head. Aroma of bitter hops with tequila-like alcohol. Seemed polarizing within our group, but I enjoyed this one. The bitterness and booziness with barrel characters seemed to work well for me here. Resinous hops, light fruits, and cirtus-like hops we still showcased even with the underlining tequila character going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark yellow, slightly cloudy pour with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma of piney hops, oak and sweet agave. Medium bodied with a sticky alcohol finish that snaps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2014
500ml bottle (2014 release - bottle 773/1000) in a tasting glass. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney and floral hops, some oak and tequila, pale and caramel hops, with some hints of alcohol and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the base beer and tequila barrels. Average texture. A cool interpretation of the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pour thanks to stakem at voodoo barrel release. Tequila barrel noted. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft sample at EBF. Lightly fruity pale ale character with slight hints of oak, agave. A curious stylistic decision, but fits the bill of Extreme in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

Bottle #463/713

1/05/2011: New England Zapata Bot... Aroma: Lemon-lime citrus peel; tequila? Appearance: Hazy golden color; average carbonation with some fine sediment; frothy, fading white head. Flavor: Interesting combination of citrus and faint malts; spicy (peppery) hops; dry tequila in the finish as well as some alcohol. Palate: Medium-light; smooth; average mouthfeel. Overall: I didn’t realize that this beer actually WAS aged in a tequila barrel prior to smelling and tasting it, but it definitely comes through! My first tequila barrel beer... Beer + tequila = weird combination, but it is starting growing on me... eh, not really!

500 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #33 for this beer.

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