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Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company

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Gangway IPAGangway IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -14.3%

nmann08, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
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

brentk56, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

kjkinsey, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev 0%

kylehay2004, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce pour - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Copper-hued body, quite hazy, and topped with a very thin, snow white head. Small scattering of lace on the descent.

Smell: Mostly, it's just a grainy nose with some small hints of pithy citrus. Given patience and time to warm didn't change things, it's just not the perkiest of aromas.

Taste: A firm, harsh graininess overlaying the pale malt base and barest hint of lightly sweet toffee. Citrusy hops push in, pithy, lightly tasting of white grapefruit and with some supporting resinous elements. Moderate bitterness. Very drying, still quite grainy, and lightly bitter finish with an enduring pithy hint.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: This one started with the exact same husky, graininess that their Long Day Lager had, leaving me, for a brief second, to wonder if I'd somehow been served the same beer. It's got that astringent quality like there's some oversparging or overboiling going on. I'd say some tweaks are needed here, but, who knows, maybe this is what they had in mind.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

nickfl, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.21/5  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.

Rifugium, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Georgiabeer, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

sendbeer, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

chinchill, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Zaphog, May 02, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +14.3%

rolltide8425, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
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!

Cyberkedi, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +6%
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.

puboflyons, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

outoffocus, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of argock
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

argock, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

thatoneguymike, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

jmdrpi, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jsanford, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

KevMo84, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

buckyp, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

lupercmda, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

beergorrilla, May 06, 2013
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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.