Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance 3.75: Poured out a frothy , deep golden. Head swelled up to a respectable 1/2" and refused to completely go away. Lots of little CO2 bubbles, but this is a somewhat opaque ale and it looks great.
Smell 3.75: Bouquet is hop-forward, like an IPA should be. I smell the familiar alkaline hit of Columbus, Chinook...maybe a couple of other left-coast "C" hops. Very nice and inviting.
Taste 4.25: Front is somewhat dry, with a pleasant initial alkaline punch. Middle is also a little dry, but features a huge hit of hop yumminess: citrus rind, grapefruit, pine, chlorophyl. Finish is smooth and malty, with a pleasant alkaline underpinning and more discernible citrusy tastes from the hops. Aftertaste is of medium length and all in the back of the mouth, featuring more hop accents. Very nice.
Mouthfeel 4.0: Really on the mark for this type of beer. Silky smooth and just the right amount of bubbles.
Overall 4.0: Excellent IPA. Great malt and hop balance and the alpha hops chosen for this brew are a wonderful blend. Perfect for sessioning, this baby would also stand up well to whatever food you pair it with, its dryness makes it a great companion. ABV is a little big for this type of ale, so watch out. Recommended.
Serving type: can
08-05-2013 05:14:58 | More by BeerDocT
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3.71/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 fl. oz. can marked Canned 11/08/13. A gift from a friend that I sampled on February 3, 2014.
Golden yellow pour building up to a foamy, pilsener-like, soapy white head. Some lacing.
Pleasant earthy, pine, and and green apple notes on the nose. Malts come up behind in a mellower fashion. Relaxing nose.
The body is a little acidic but generally on the medium side.
The taste has a notable hop character that clings to the back of my throat and lingers bitterly for a few seconds after each swallow. Tastes clean as well as biting.
Serving type: can
02-03-2014 23:05:54 | More by puboflyons
2.29/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Clear pale yellow in color with almost zero head and the thinnest of collars. Aroma is lacking. Barely any malt at all, zero hop character. Taste is kind of like some kind of industrial cleaner. Thin in body and medium carbonation. I wish this brewery was better considering it's only about 10 minutes away from my parents' new house in Marietta.
Serving type: can
12-22-2013 01:00:23 | More by mverity
3.69/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
"Good ale was difficult to come by for British troops living in colonial India in the early 18th century. Shipping the British malt ale overseas left it spoiled due to the long trip. The answer was India Pale Ale, or IPA. This brew could withstand the long journey to India in British ships due to the generous amount of hops that gives the IPA its lively taste." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. One of Red Hare's 2 launch beers alongside Long Day Lager. Available year round in 6 pack cans and within the Splitting Hares variety pack.
Poured from a 12 oz. can to a pint glass. Served north of 50º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a medium-thick creamy head over a moderately hazy golden amber body. Retention is good and lacing is medium and patchy. 4.25
(Smell) Clean biscuit and cracker malts up front generate a moderate sweetness and a light body. Mild fruity hops and juicy grapefruit with a mild bitterness. Potency is medium+. 3.75
(Taste) Much further balanced in the flavor, with a bolder malt presence, moderate bready malts with a medium slickness and an enhanced sweetness. Hop profile is mild in flavor, medium in bitterness with a floral, grassy hop profile, faded grapefruit. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Smooth, sweet with a mild slickness. Carbonation adds a touch of creaminess and froth, keeps the texture very smooth. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is mild. I enjoy the mild texture of this beer. 4
(Overall) A very mild-mannered American IPA with a very enjoyable texture that doesn't distract. The hop presence may be a bit too mundane in flavor for some, but there's no doubting this as a well-made, highly quaffable and sessionable IPA. 3.75
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Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 02:35:56 | More by Jadjunk
Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.