cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2011
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
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
A: Glowing orange/apricot color with pillowy head head that forms outstanding peaks and laces well. Abombs (4) - - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
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.
Great DIPA with a smooth finish. Drink this one anytime and your in for a treat. 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, 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 (5035) - , 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 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 (751) - 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. 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. 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 it’s not. jacobrm (39) - - MAR 10, 2015
Cloudy golden tan color with moderate white head. Extremely well balanced. Aroma and aftertaste could be improved. Overall very good beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone satagajr (19) - Virum, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2016
On tap in Middletown, Connecticut. Really a smooth, tasty east coast IPA. If i find this one again Ill be sure to order it