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Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company

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Gangway IPAGangway IPA

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by alk3kenny:
Photo of alk3kenny
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heard they changed the hops and updated the profile so I thought I'd update my review. Pours a great copper color and the smell is much cleaner and more hop refreshing then I remember. Cleaner and more citrus. Hops are sticky, sweet presence. This has much more of a dipa taste in a ipa abv. Getting that slight oilyness, citrus, hop bitterness. Canned 11 days ago this is a great beer and fresh. If you are in the area to try this one I suggest you do while it's nice and fresh. Shout out to Sprayberry Bottle for having a fresh supply.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mverity
2.34/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Weedy, grassy, herbal, grapefruit peel aroma: hop-dominant as expected.

Flavor: Hops present a more balanced taste with a touch more fruit. Mild bitterness turns a bit higher in the aftertaste.

Hazy amber body with a durable off-white head.

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of SplitsAtoms
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Pretty solid IPA. Good balance of hop bitter and malt but the latter is too pronounced for me. This is a good representation of the basic american ipa and a great option if seeking out a georgia-brewed ipa in particular. Nothing much to distinguish this from any other not-bad ipa out there though.

Photo of BeerDocT
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of IrishJames
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Straw-Amber. Mostly clear with a subtle curtain of continuously rising bubbles. Velvet foam dissipating to a thin layer which remains throughout. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Prominent roasted malt and caramel. Not much hop character in the aroma.

Taste: Virtually instant but manageable bitterness overrides hop character. Malt flavors seep through in the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice tingling bite of carbonation marries well with malt flavors.

Overall: Good IPA. Becoming a staple on tap in the Atlanta area, and not at all sad when I see it featured. Holds its own against other standard IPAs.

Photo of Dhdoc
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice ipa, not an intense hoppy ipa but has a nice golden color and feels good going down. Bitterness is not too intense. Overall I would say it might be a good beer for introducing a friend to ipas.

Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can received from coworker Eric. Thanks for the brew!

Pours into an imperial pint glass, forming a thick 1/2" off-white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Pillowy head lasts well, with thick, slow-falling lace. Aroma is wow citrus.

Taste is sweet to start, ample citrus in the middle, balanced through the close, going bitter at the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. A touch chalky after a bit, but overall a good brew.

Photo of Gilligoon
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer was a go-to up until about a month ago. The composition has changed, the packaging has changed and -- disappointingly -- the ABV has changed from 7% to 6.2%.

Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First had: can, extra in a trade with dazedandconfused (I think?)

Slightly hazy, golden-amber pour, nice finger of white head that mostly dissipated and left a bit of lacing behind. Somewhat stale aroma, light floral and citrus hops, grainy, toffee-like malts. These elements were reflected in the taste, floral/herbal hops, citrus pith, toasted grains, sweet but somewhat stale malts. Maybe more of an APA than an IPA here, but either way, not too great of a beer overall. Light-medium body. Decent, but nothing worth revisiting.

Photo of Dspfrontier
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap at the brewery

Poured a golden amber color with small amount of head. No lacing.

This beer doesn't have the hop character that an IPA should have. Mild citrus flavor.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this beer to someone who wants an IPA. Trying the Brown Ale a try next.

Photo of Vaughn71
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Nice..a cleaner finish than some IPAs

Photo of Mojo
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can -> Highlands Brewing Company snifter

A - standard nice appearance. Medium gold pour, one finger head, not much retention, lots of lacing, yadda, yadda, yadda.

S - Oh my GOSH!!! This is a big time grapefruit bomb on the nose. There are some other notes - lemon - I think - but grapefruit is the dominant theme here. There are some spicy notes present as well.

T - very well balanced. Caramel malts in perfect sync with a nice bitter finish and grapefruit galore. If you dig you some grapefruit, get this one.

M - very average, neither thick nor thin, adequate carbonation

O - This is my favorite so far of the Red hare offerings I have been able to acquire. Worth a try for any IPA fan. It isn't Stone IPA, or even Dogfish Head 60 minute, but it is pretty good.

Photo of jadpsu
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly less than clear and is lightly amber hued amber gold with a slightly off white head that has good retention and great side glass lacing.
Aroma:: Sharp piney hops but malts are their as well.
Taste: Citrus with grapefruit Piney hops with some maltiness that provides a little bit of balance to the stronger hop presence. For me, the hops were a little too pungent.
Finishes dry and on the bitter side.
Personally liked this IPA it was well above average.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served in a shaker pint glass from the tap at Taco Mac in Atlanta GA

appears a clear dark golden color with a small white head. aroma is a of earthy hops - grassy, herbal. Not overly bitter, decently balanced with pale malt flavor. thin to medium body, medium carbonation level.

Photo of Stevotex
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Got one can of Gangway IPA as part of my first out of state trade.
Poured in a pint glass.
Nice fluffy head. Light color toward yellow. Not really cloudy but opaque.
Aroma a bit sweet.
Taste was a steady progression beginning with graoefruit, pine, then grassy, ending up with a little caramel.
Well carbonated, flowed delightfully over my tongue.

Overall a very nice IPA. Not as intense as an imperial or even a classic double. Just tasty. I could drink this regularly if it gets distributed in Texas.

Photo of IMWI
2.07/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The draft had an inviting opaque apricot color with a thin off white head. The aroma invites the taster with the apricot nose complemented by a faint grapefruit essence and light breadiness. The initial taste confirms my apricot assertion but the citrus flavors do not join the party. Mouthfeel is singularly unidimensional lacking hops declaration of its presence. The hops do present themselves rather meekly upon the finish, but it's a desperate attempt at redemption. Overall it's a pleasant and drinkable brew, but not one worth seeking.

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Canned on 07/09/13.

Look: Pours a hazy gold with a two finger head, which has gone down, but slowly, leaving a nice amount of lacing.

Smell: Ahh! Grapefruit. My nemesis. But there is also a bit of lemon as well. There is also a nice level of hoppy goodness, which is translating here as floral and woody.

Taste: There is quite a bit of a grapefruit note, which isn't to my taste, but it's not terrible. And I won't judge it on such. (much) It pretty much follows the nose to the tee, sans lemon. Not bad really, considering my dislike for grapefruit. I'd probably pick it up again if it were in my area.

Feel Light-medium texture with mild carbonation. Pretty well balanced with the malt as well.

Overall: I had no idea what to expect when my buddy picked this up and brought it back from GA. I really liked it and am a bit surprised to have not heard more about it. If we could get some distribution to Orlando, I would support them and try out the other brews they've got.

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a rocky head; nice, splashy lacing

Smell: Citrusy and floral, with a significant amount of toffee underneath; as the beer warms the hop elements fade and the malt takes over

Taste: The toffee flavors set the base and the hops add a bitter aspect in the middle; unlike the aroma, there are not any citrus flavors - just bitterness; after the swallow, the beer is more malty than hoppy, however

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure exactly what the brewer was shooting for here, but the malts are a bit too big for my palate and the hops lack the flavor profile I prefer

Photo of mweso2000
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased at Whole Foods with a can on date of 11/15. Pours a golden color with a two finger head. Smell of pine hops hits your nose. Not an overly bitter IPA but the hops are there. There is a slight creamy taste and the beer drinks very smooth and tasted fresh. . The only drawback I would say is the mouth feel is a little thin and it feels like the beer needs a little more something whether it be hops or more of a malt backbone. Still a very solid beer, one in which I will revisit since I can get it relatively fresh. I had this back to back with a Sweetwater IPA and I had a hard time favoring one over the if at all. Since freshness matters with an IPA this could be a solid go to beer since it is local.

Photo of sommersb
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-14-2014
Freshness: Canned 02-18-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Craft Brewed

Beer is hazy and honey-colored, with a creamy, off-white head. The head offers a fair amount of lacing and excellent retention.

Aromas offer a very inviting mix of floral and citrusy hops. Makes me thirsty smelling it!

The taste is mainly of hops and bitter resins, as you'd expect, with a touch of malt breadiness.

Mouthfeel has a medium amount of body and moderated carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter and thirst-quenching.

Very solid IPA from new brewer Red Hare. Glad I have 6 of these!

Photo of godlessape
4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gave an enthusiastic and vigorous pour into a snifter glass. It started with a telling creamy white head a full 3 fingers tall. Off course it eventually sunk down to mere skim, but I suspect that had I left the beer alone, that mere skim would last a good week or two. The body is a cloudy, hazy, handsome honey amber work of art.

The aroma is dominated by pine, with just a hint of citrus. A sweet underbelly of caramel malt lurkes not far below. They use a nice combo of Williamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops here.

The taste reflects the nose for the most part with perhaps a little more lemon, but I also notice a fruity apricot flavor going on here that hits the spot.

The mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and refreshing. The 7% ABV is hidden well.

Overall a great IPA. I look forward to more from this brewery in the future.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a good off-white head that leaves really nice drippy rings of lacing and holds a decent cap.

Aroma is grassy and floral with notes of citrus and apricot, some bready malt as well. Good strength, but not blowing me away.

Flavor is nice citrus, grassy hops, a bit herbal, malt provides notes of bread and caramel and lends decent sweetness, finishes with good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, good carbonation.

Pretty good IPA from this upstart Georgia brewery. I definitely like this better than Monday Night’s IPA. Red Hare’s Lager is really nice and will be trying the Brown later tonight.

Photo of TomFoolery
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well balanced, easy drinker. No curve balls here, just a fine drinking IPA.

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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
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