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Gahan House 1772 IPA - The Gahan House

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Gahan House 1772 IPAGahan House 1772 IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Gahan House visit their website
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The newest member of our family. Copper in colour, this medium bodied ale has the IPA characteristics of being high in alcohol with a very bitter finish.

(Beer added by: MMansfield on 08-12-2007)
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-15-2014 17:02:30 | More by Kmat10
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut color with a smallish white head.
Aromas of earthy citrus hops and a light crackery bready caramel maltiness.
The flavor is bitter and resinous with a solid shot of caramel maltiness behind it.
Decent IPA but it relies more on harsh bitterness than smooth hop flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 21:25:33 | More by johnnnniee
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-16-2014 02:31:09 | More by vonnerbeer
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2014 22:23:22 | More by YamagamiTravis
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2014 07:58:15 | More by DreamDeath
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cmorrisse

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-12-2014 17:54:48 | More by cmorrisse
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2014 21:03:03 | More by Westvleteren12
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-11-2013 03:02:21 | More by lgmol
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-14-2013 16:46:58 | More by tom10101
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-26-2013 03:56:53 | More by sclitch
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted at The Gahan House over 15 pleasing minutes.
Pours a murky gold with a durable foamy head that leaves web-like lacing all the way down.
Smells of bitter spruce and citrus, with a dose of caramel and bread crust.
Fairly malt forward in the flavor, but the evergreen helps to balance things. Flint and stone shorten the taste experience. It's tannic on the end, too, with some herbal notes with warming.
The body is a step above medium, balanced by the bitter bite and some carbonation. Could use more depth and hop-oil chew that would contribute length and both bring out and marry flavors better.
Overall, this is a strong bitter alternative to much of Canada's offerings that are light on hops. So, I'll take it, and return for more if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 15:20:26 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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theboozehound

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is brewed with all natural ingredients. It has a dark, golden colour and produces a proud amount of white, foamy head. You can detect a hint of pine and a strong citrus flavour. Great carbonation and pleasant floral aroma to balance it out. All in all, very impressed with this brew!

I give it an 8/10 rating and if you happen to be visiting Eastern Canada, I seriously recommend a visit to the PEI Brewing Company, which produces this amazing product.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:44:19 | More by theboozehound
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 11/9/13

A murky dark amber with lots of sediment but only a few visible bubbles but I know there's carbonation because it has a long lasting two finger foam that leaves several pencil thin rings followed by spider web lace

S floral hops, citric notes, faint pine, lots of caramel and earthy tones, I get some bread crust and just a hint of vitamin c chewable's

T more pine with lots rind and caramel, tastes a little old but bottles 2 months ago it should still taste fairly fresh, a little malty in my eyes but some would say its balanced, some herbal tea as it warms

M medium full, soft carbonation, mild bitter bite, pine and rind linger on the finish

O respectable brew but nothing to go searching for, fairly standard but nothing to be ashamed of

good but not great, like many others I suppose with nothing to set it apart and something decent but not memorable

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 04:50:57 | More by wordemupg
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DoreenAndDave

Maine

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a coppery brown with a thin ivory head. Not much aroma. Some faint bread, but surprisingly little hops. Taste is crisp with light malts up front and a very bitter finish with hints of pine and grapefruit. But just hints---I'm getting mostly straight bitterness from the hops and not much flavor. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall, a solid but not spectacular IPA. It is bracingly bitter and pleasantly dry, but not particularly subtle or interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 03:43:33 | More by DoreenAndDave
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-01-2013 22:45:33 | More by WanderingFool
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hef

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2013 03:36:11 | More by hef
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-12-2013 02:11:49 | More by evil_liver
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml, fairly burly and weighty bottle. My first PEI beer! And my last province/territory (save the dry NWT). I feel shame at not having a suitable cultural reference right now, so let's get on with it then, eh?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with a moderately tumultuous tower of rising puffy, densely foamy, airy off-white head, which leaves a broad array of chunky splattered lace around the glass as things rather slowly fade, in a duly southerly direction.

It smells of rather crisp, if subdued orange and grapefruit citrus flesh, semi-sweet caramelized pale malt, with more than a hint of pine tip resin, and more floral, earthy hops. The taste is somewhat biscuity, definitely grainy, and loosely caramel-tinged pale malt, subtle, kind of indistinct citrus hop notes, an earthy flintiness, and a further leafy, floral hoppiness. A wee tic of the mildly elevated ABV gradually makes itself known as things warm.

The carbonation is actually quite sedate after that opening salvo, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with few meritable offsets worthy of further consideration. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt not really all-encompassing, but just hardy enough to keep an agreeable enough detente with the lingering citrus and pine hops.

I was expecting a whole lot more of an English bent on this offering, given its point of origin (sorry, I guess), but colour me wrong, and a tad apologetic - this is more new-world IPA than the majority of offerings in this category, in my experience. Not the point here, I know, but it's nice to know when you're appreciated, even if it's from an unexpected angle. Add this goodness to Anne, potatoes, and the Confederation Bridge, if you have to, but make it a must stop in your investigations of this purportedly far-flung province in our deliciously broad union.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 04:07:06 | More by biboergosum
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-15-2013 16:27:21 | More by TT--Cashout
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2013 19:08:04 | More by TimeLincoln
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-11-2013 15:35:32 | More by ericj551
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-17-2013 17:43:33 | More by sdm9465
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-06-2012 17:27:52 | More by cfalovo97
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2012 21:37:48 | More by CurtisD
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-03-2012 17:36:17 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Gahan House 1772 IPA from The Gahan House
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