New England Brewing: Ghandi-Bot Beer Review
Since moving to Connecticut, a few months back, this is the single beer that I have been hoping to try. Brewed in New Haven County, CT, 45 minutes south, it is a bit hard to find, as it is such a desired commodity. I was finally able to secure a 4 pack at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA, for a fair price at $11.99, I also made sure to grab a sixer of New England Brewing's Sea Hag IPA at $7.99 too.
First off, I want to say that I love that this DIPA comes in a can. The Alchemist's Heady Topper is the only other excellent DIPA that can say the same, as far as I know. All of New England Brewing's offerings come in cans, except for the Imperial Stout Trooper that comes in ~$20 750ml bottles. The bright orange and interesting artwork make for an interesting looking can. The name Ghandi-Bot is a great one too!
The beer pours a large, foamy head. The color is a hazy orange, an excellent looking beer. The smell is noticeable as soon as it is poured out. The glorious American hops are just bursting out of the glass. The hops are definitely American, with grapefruit, orange and pineapple smells all noticeable.
The first sip is that of sweet sweet hops, but with a strong malty background. Although the beer is 8.80% ABV, which is fairly high, you can not tell from tasting it. This is not a "balanced" IPA in any sense of the word balanced. (check out local Berkshire Brewing's Lost Sailor, if that's what you are looking for!)
Amazing beer, best East Coast IPA/DIPA I have ever had. Not as good as Pliny!