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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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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kmat10, Mar 15, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

biboergosum, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Received in a trade with Curtis. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a generous white head that lasts and lasts. Unfiltered

S- 4.0- Lots of dry hopping here. Mossy

T- 3.75- Very good. Lots of hops. Sugar is low. Almost no alcohol hints.

M- 4.0- Very good. Nice and dry body with a moderate aftertaste that hangs around.

O- 4.1- This is the rating I would give IF I could. Will buy if I ever see it around

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with...... Beef Stew!


DaveBar, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TimeLincoln, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

CurtisD, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

hef, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

WanderingFool, Sep 01, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

Freddy216b, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

sclitch, Oct 26, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Called 1772 IPA, maybe this is a recnt change.

A-Bright copper with a medium off-white head that reduced to a ring and left spotty lace.

S-Sweet caramel, biscuit and a decent pop of citrus and floral hops.

T-Citrus and floral hop bite up front with a nice backing sweet caramel malt backbone. Fairly straight forward.

M-Medium bodied, smooth and farily crisp. Decent lingering hop bitterness.

D-An English IPA with a bit of USA hop kick. Nothing crazy and lacks depth but this is tasty enough to enjoy a few of.

Deuane, Jan 05, 2009
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3.41/5  rDev -5%
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.

DoreenAndDave, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Westvleteren12, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of suspect
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Big thanks to my buddy Chris for bringing this back from PEI.

A: Pours an amber color with some orange hues. Aggressive pour leads to a thick, rocky one finger head that dissipates over the next few minutes leaving a ring and some whispy circles around the middle. Lots of little floaties in this one.

S: Nice juicy hop presence with good citrus zest and grassy resin. Adding in a nice big malty backbone and this one blends nicely into a very nice smelling IPA.

T: The taste follows the nose for the most part but the malt backbone really makes itself known moreso than the hops. Although the hops are definitely not subdued. The alcohol is actually relatively present here which is a bit surprising seeing as it's only 6.5%.

M: Nice carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This one has a really nice feel to it. No burn, but I keep reaching for the glass which, to me, is the sign of a good IPA.

O: This is a solid IPA. Better than average and one that I'm really very glad I got to try. Good work Gahan House and thanks again Chris for hooking me up!

suspect, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

evil_liver, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

sdm9465, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

cmorrisse, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ericj551, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of MMansfield
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from Seaport Beer Fest 08/11/07

Appearance: Poured a deep gold with a big white cap, good retention, some lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy, some soapy smells, floral hops, a touch of sweetness.

Taste: Not a lot of flavour here for an IPA, definately modeled after the English style. Pretty sweet, some medium bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Appropriate level of carbonation, soft, pretty high drinkabilitiy.

Final Statment: Not a very good IPA, has no balls. But it's a decent enough beer to drink and enjoy. I'd have it with some fish & chips.

MMansfield, Aug 12, 2007
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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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

wordemupg, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend of mine brought me down a growler for my birthday. Took a few days for me to pop it open, but it did so with a satisfying hiss, so it should still be good.

Pours a clear, dark copper color with barely a thin covering of head. Very slight lacing with what is available.

Nose contains some sweet caramel.

The taste is definately not like an American IPA which I get a lot of around here. It actually reminds me a bit more of an English Bitter than an English IPA. A nice sweet malt background. Some minor hops at the start. Some earthiness in the back as well. Nothing subtle or overwhelming here.

Fairly smooth overall. Somewhat plain, however. I wouldn't switch from a beer with a richer flavor to this (trust me, cause I did once). More for a few glasses with a meal. Fish and chips or a nice stew come to mind.

Seanstoppable, Dec 20, 2009
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Gahan House 1772 IPA from The Gahan House
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