New England G-Bot Double India Pale Ale

Review Date 11/19/2023 By John Staradumsky


Well hello there New England Brewing of Woodbridge, Connecticut! Itís nice to see you again. Actually, Iíve been seeing you more often than I have in decades since I started buying your beers from Half Time Beverage. When I left New England in 2001, that was the end of my New England Brewing supply, though it should be noted I was a fan when I lived in Rhode Island. I drank New England Atlantic Amber as far back as 1995 and have the tasting notes to bear it out. I always enjoyed your Holiday Ale and classic New England Stock Ale.

Tonight, though, Iím sipping your G-Bot Double India Pale Ale. I have enjoyed a few other of your beers recently, including the delicious Sea Hag IPA, but this review is the first one I have typed out since the 90s. More to come for sure, but for now, it is the G-Bot.

New England Brewing says of this beer:

The beer. The 'Bot. The legend. This sought-after Double IPA packs in a whole mess of hops in order to churn out a bombastic citrus taste full of orange peel, mildly dank whiffs of pine, and a deceptively easy-flowing flavor. There's just enough haze in this one to satisfy the "Hops Heads" while it's not to bitter/crazy for first-timers to enjoy this fruity brew.

Cool! This beer is sought after! For my part, I just saw it listed for sale on Galf Timeís website and ordered up a can. The rest is history. I very much enjoyed it I can add to that.

New England G-Bot Double India Pale Ale has an alcohol content of 8.5% by volume. I cannot seem to find my order receipt in my email, or the beer in my history on Half Timeís website, so I have no idea what I paid for it. Total Wine sells it for $11/49 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans though in their Norwalk, Connecticut store. My can is stamped Brand Bot 05/16/23 on the bottom. The brewery website says this beer is brewed with Columbus, Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops.

New England G-Bot Double India Pale Ale pours to a hazy orange color with a  thick fluffy white head and a nose of juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body about average for the style. It immediately pops with orange citrus pith and peel, then tropical papaya. Some stone fruit apricot comes through, too, and a hint of pine. The beer finishes gently balanced to slightly bitter and rich and warming with alcohol.

I like it! I will seek it out again, too.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned