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Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 244
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
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Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

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Photo of Danny_Brewstein
4.92/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a can.
Light orange and very clear.
Hit immediately with an aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Slightly malty sweet but finished fairly dry, some definite citrus notes.
Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of OldSchoolBrewer
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this one. Pours a light golden hue with a small head.
Hoppy but not overly so & the hops chosen leave a clean aftertaste. I'd categorize it more as a hoppy Pale Ale. I have a feeling it will go well with the fajitas I'll be grilling up tomorrow!

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Photo of weaselface89
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beer advocate is forcing me to write down here so I can post my rating................................................................................................. I liked it

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Photo of IamwhatIdrink
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's in the South.

L-nice clean clear, they must centrifuge now (it used to be more hazy)
S- IPA with a big citrusy, grapefruit nose.
T- Very pleasant taste, grapefruit, citrus interspersed with nice bitter hopiness
F-Feels great and after two Gangways it puts me in a great mood

Very solid IPA.

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Photo of alk3kenny
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of mweso2000
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of sommersb
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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!

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Photo of godlessape
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of Mojo
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewed 5/4/15

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body, nice off while head good lacing.

Aroma: Medium intensity tropical fruits with a hint of pine.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Piney and fruity hop character swap places from the nose. Bitterness is present but mild and doesn't linger. Medium-light bodied.

Overall: This beer has come a long way. It used to taste like dry hopped tortilla water. Now a solid option for less beer-nerd centric places across GA.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy (could be the glass) light amber with a nice frothy head. Classic east coast IPA, hops are not overwhelming or overly bitter. I found it quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a hazy honey-golden with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma has a firm fruity undertone. Richly hoppy yet scarcely bitter flavor has a citrus undertone with lemon and grapefruit notes and a hint of pear. Fizzy, edgy, lively texture leaves a fruity and hoppy finish. Best of luck, Red Hare - may you hop into prosperity and success!

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Photo of thatche2
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance is fairly transparent orange amber with a good amount of head and lacing around the glass. The frothy head has a large range of bubble sizes with good retention. It is clear that the beer is unfiltered with a wave of particles present beneath the surface.

Smell is resiny and earthy hops with some grapefruit coming through. The malt is also noticeable as well as a hint of pine.

Taste is earthy hops, pine and malt with nice grapefruit flavor on the finish. The bitterness is moderate in which a little bit of sweetness adds good balance. The citrus is welcoming but could be stronger.

Mouth feel is medium/light bodied and fairly creamy. There is good carbonation, but the body is lighter than I would like.

Overall this is a solid and very drinkable IPA. There is good balance and hop flavor, but it needs a little more body overall.

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Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of Stevotex
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into pint glass

A - Appears a bright gold color with a white head. Retention and lacing are decent.

S - In a grapefruit bomb category, its aroma has a some nice complexity. Notes of apricot and more floral notes join typical grapefruit nose.

T - Flavor begins with a light malt sweetness. Again unlike typical AIPAs, there is actually a mid palate where subtle fruity sweetness is apparent before it works into the expected hop bitterness.

M - Medium/heavy body. Light on the carbonation.

O - Definitely worth a try. Nice to see a local craft not just cascading the heck out of a beer and calling it an IPA. May not be exactly what people are expecting, but that is a good thing in such a saturated category.

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Photo of jacket_fan
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively from a can to a pint glass. Bought this as a 6-pack at the local Milton Ga beer store. The first for the unusual packaging.of a green plastic cover over each can. The packaging keeps the cans restrained.

I believe that if I read the can correctly it has a date of 2-10-17

Big head with lots of carbonation. The first IPA to have a 3 finger head. Bubbly lacing, cloudy yellow.

S
Slight citrus, but a clean smell.

T
Atypical IPA. Not hoppy, but smooth. Maybe the folks at Red Hare are going for their own special here. I like the taste but not what I was expecting.

M
Again, smooth, but not the carbonation I got with the pour.

O
Unusual IPA. A a smooth different IPA.

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Photo of brewmasterrr
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest fan of IPA'S but I love the new Red Hare Brewery. This American IPA is one of the most pleasant I've had. The color is a hazy golden look, similar to bluemoon or shock top. Although its a dry hopped brew, the bitterness is not that strong. It has undertones of fruits with a spice to the after taste. I would drink this beer again...Definately different for an IPA.

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Photo of woogidyboogidy
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love this IPA. It's a go to for me. Super dry finish, lots of head on a pour. It's better on draft, but seems stronger in a can. It won't be the best IPA you've had, but you'll find yourself trying to figure out why it isn't after a couple of them.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Red Hare Brewing Company's
Gangway IPA
3.69/5.00

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Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Three Notch'd tulip . Canned on 04/08/14 on bottom of can. Received from good friend Erinn during his recent trip to VA -- glad to have the chance to try.

A: Crystal clear light orange amber with nice 1-2 finger off-white, light beige frothy head with good retention and a nice collar of lacing.

S: Resiny most of all with some light-to-medium crystal maltiness, a little crackery but also a little sweet caramel. The pine and grapefruit citrus are most prominent but not blasting the doors off with strength or anything. No yeast or alcohol character.

T: Good flavor, a solid American IPA, equal parts West and East Coast with some bright floral, grapefruit, and pine coupled with resiny and slightly dank hops notes as well. The crystal maltiness is still light caramel and slightly but not overly sweet and plays off of a crackery, somewhat bready base. The bitterness is moderate. No yeast character and alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Solid slick mouthfeel with medium body and a dry finish. Carbonation is medium as well. No astringency -- just a solid American IPA feel.

O: Gangway IPA is a really nice, solid, drinkable American IPA which fits right in the middle of the style. No flaws other than it isn't from a big name even though it tastes like it would fit nicely in the lineup of any high-quality brewery. Just not a lot new with it -- but it is quite a good example for the style.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So the website keeps logging me out as I submit my review, so this attempt will be short and sweet

A - Deep copper, with tons of head and sticky lace left on the glass. Looks as good as any IPA should ever look!

S - citrus hops and lots of grainy malts. Not a huge hop aroma...

T - A nice mix between citrus and bitterness. Well balanced. Enjoyable

M - Highly carbonated. Oily and slick

O - An enjoyable IPA for sure. Glad to have a local brewery canning and popping up in the local Kroger.

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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.