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Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company

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Gangway IPAGangway IPA

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011)
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4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 03:03:06 | More by alk3kenny
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4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: can

12-17-2012 23:52:56 | More by mweso2000
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4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
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!

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 21:54:22 | More by sommersb
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4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 02:27:05 | More by godlessape
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4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
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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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-26-2013 03:47:08 | More by Mojo
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2011 02:57:35 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 00:27:37 | More by Stevotex
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3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 21:29:14 | More by JackMcAwesome
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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: can

01-19-2013 05:55:22 | More by DrinkinBoy
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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.