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Gangway IPA - Red Hare Brewing Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 227
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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Red Hare Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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 StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a sturdy ipa here, less hoppy than i hoped for, mostly bitterness here, but a very drinkable take on the style, if a little (or a lottle) generic. it looks alright, with a foaming white head that settles at average speed. aroma is west coasty, some oils in here, but it ends up more bitter than fruity or piney for sure. malt is robust, some caramel to color and sweeten, something english, some maris maybe, its well balanced. not overbalanced in a bad way, but well aligned in a good way. hops last in the finish longer than the moderate grain sweetness, but the bitterness stays. carbonation is nice and lively and it saves the beer from becoming heavy. better than its ratings, but not way better. (701 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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 (644 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
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. (1,085 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
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. (531 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (267 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (546 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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! (348 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
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. (279 characters)

Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (1,427 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of Treebs
2.74/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Got this gem from someone who was pissed they lost in a BIF. 12 oz can served in a Westbrook tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick collar that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Slightly floral with a little bit citrus backing. Cereal grain malt that have honey nut cheerio's type of aroma to them.

T: Old, stale malts, slightly sweet and nutty. An odd combination. Mild citrus with an old leafy type quality to it. Residual bitterness on the finish. Grassy It just doesn't work.

M: Medium to light bodied with a grainy and bitter finish. Medium carbonation level.

O: Below average IPA. The malt bill tastes old and grainy and the hop profile doesn't mesh well with the overall beer. Avoid. (781 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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 (1,750 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of sommersb
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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! (633 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (495 characters)

Photo of Mojo
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (781 characters)

Photo of mweso2000
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
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. (713 characters)

Photo of mverity
2.34/5  rDev -35%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of jadpsu
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (472 characters)

Photo of BeerDocT
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (1,234 characters)

Photo of Stevotex
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (509 characters)

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (196 characters)

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,018 characters)

Photo of SplitsAtoms
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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. (298 characters)

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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.