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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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G - Bot is an intensely hopped Double India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of three varieties of American Hops. 85 ibu’s this beer is brewed for those of us who need an aromatic and flavorfully hopped beer.

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3.6
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Enjoyable DIPA. Strikes a nice balance of hops and malt, as expected. Piney hop character. Good beer that’s definitely worth a try.

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jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz can from my buddy elliot. Thanks. Pretty kickin beer. Orange, citrus and a little tropical tartness. DIPA in a can? I think so!

3.8
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz can shared by Ben, thanks! Pours a nice bright orange with a thick white head and lacing through out the entire glass, the aroma has a bunch of citrus and tropical fruit mixed in, the flavor has a nice hoppy front end that’s balanced in the finish, not overpoweringly hoppy by any means but fruity at the same time, really nice.

4.1
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured from can. Like the hop aroma and bitterness. Got this as a freebee in a trade. Definitely a good dipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Dpaquet (420) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with white head and good lacing. Aroma have lots of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is loaded with grapefruits, pineapple, mangos, ornage peel, pine, some spicy notes, little sweetness but nothing too overwhelming. Medium body and medium carb. Delicious. Wish i had acces to this regulary.

4.1
Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Can: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong grassy hops notes with light residual sugar notes. Taste is dominated by powerful floral grassy hops with light citrus notes and semi-sweet malt non-descript malt base. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable IIPA which is focus more on floral hops notes with limited bitterness.

4
ChadPolenz (1816) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass. I believe the code on the can means it was canned on 1/9/13 making it four months and 11 days old. It cost $4.20 ($0.35 per ounce).

Appearance: A glowing apricot skin hue of gold/light orange. Extremely hazy. Forms a large, white, foamy head which surprisingly dissipates but does lace the glass well.

Smell: Strong tropical fruit juice plus fresh garlic. An odd, but inviting combination.

Taste: Local beer hipsters have been raving about the entire New England Brewing lineup, especially their double IPA, "Ghandi-Bot." I don’t consider myself a beer hipster, but when people with good taste recommend a beer so strongly I’ll take their word for it. While this is indeed a very good beer and a good example of the style, it’s not quite the mind-blower I was expecting.

Though it smells fruity and refreshing, Ghandi-Bot is actually more a spicy/earthy type of DIPA. It begins with a slightly sweet taste of apricot and orange juice, but then quickly gives way to intense dry bitterness. The backend continues the trend with a swoosh of garlic and onion-like flavors, while at the same time there is some grapefruit tartness. While this is certainly a tasty palette, it’s not the kind I’d consider among best-of-the-best brews of the style. I’d always prefer citrus and juice to spice rack seasoning, but what’s here is still pretty good.

Drinkability: Though the taste isn’t exactly what I prefer, the drinkability is right on the money. This is a fun, easy drinking experience. The mouthfeel is quite full with distinct, but contained energy. The texture is fairly comfortable and it goes down easily. There is a slightly dry aftertaste, but it’s tolerable. The ABV is allegedly 8.8% ABV (neither the can nor the brewery’s website says for sure), which is surprising because it drinks like something lighter than that. New England Brewing Ghandi-Bot would be an ideal accompaniment for a robust meal.

4.3
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Growler at brewery. Pours cloudy golden with off-white foamy head. Moderate aroma of pine with citrus behind. Big bitter, hoppy, piney flavor carried by medium/big body with soft natural carbonation. Full and complex flavor profile evolves through well balanced middle tapering to an easy soft bitter end. Overall a lovely brew that invites you to savor every new sip. Fav.

3.9
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Big thanks to cosmicevan for sending a few cans of this my way. Served in a Funkwerks snifter. A: Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring that leaves some sticky and soapy looking lace. S: Grapefruit with some mild honey dew melon. A little orange with sweet bread malts. Nice citrus notes with a great malt backbone. T: A little more maltier on the palate, but there’s a nice bitterness that counteracts this. Grapefruit, some citrus rind, candied lemon and some mild resinous bitterness. M: Medium to light bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation level with a slightly dry texture. O: Really nice. Easy drinking, nice balance of flavors. Coming in a can is a plus for sure as well. Serving type: can

3.4
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest. Light gold, slight haze. Light citric aroma. Flavor is about the same. Not nearly as big as was expecting or hoping for. Loved the name and logo - wish the beer had held up to it.


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