Gangway IPA
Red Hare Brewing Company

Gangway IPAGangway IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #6,667
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3.6 | pDev: 14.17%
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Gangway IPAGangway IPA
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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

clear amber body, tall khaki head
bright hops, caramel, citrus
caramel, brown sugar, spice, pine, grass
medium body, light carbonation
a sweeter, darker/amber-tasting beer. a nice drink but a little simplistic

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have no idea how i got a can of this poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of sweet malt. The taste started sweet and malty the finished with a bitter hop dryness. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 8/17/17. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy, though not turbid, darkish gold. Just over a finger's worth of off-white head with good retention. Lots of visible carbonation as well as some floaters in suspension. This is fairly pretty.

S: Citrus rind and resin. Milder tropical fruits and vegetal. But the sticky piney aroma predominates. Biscuit malt backbone adds a good bit of sweetness, but I'm not getting caramel on the nose.

T: Bitter conifer and crushed juniper, with orange pith. Big malty sweetness, and some caramel and toffee as well. There’s a bit of oxidation here too – I’m cutting it close to the best-by date on the can, but this is still under the wire. More resin and grapefruit peel at the swallow.

M: A hefty body for an IPA, but not obnoxious. Alcohol presence is about average, as is the carbonation sensation.

O: I mean…it's an adequate IPA from 2009. I'm overlooking what seems to be some oxidation (and therefore a complaint more about the printed best by date rather than the beer itself). It's got an old-school East Coast malt presence, but not a complete caramelly mess, and has a hefty bitterness. It would do in a pinch if you found it somewhere, but I can’t imagine there would be many places that wouldn’t have something that tastes better.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can, into IPA glass.
L: Marmalade color, with white head which persisted, some lacing
S: Middle of the road IPA
T: Follows smell
F: Medium, not thin
O: Average IPA, with no outstanding characteristics

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Photo of Hoser60
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is exactly as the Brewer advertises it. An IPA with citrus, pine and slightly bitter. It's an individual taste thing, you either like that combination or you do not. I enjoy it, it's not over the top in any one regard but a solid choice in an IPA to have at home (again - if you like the combination presented with citrus and pine with a slight bitterness in an unfiltered brew - so of course it is hazy).

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Hoser60 from Georgia, Aug 05, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy burnt orange color, thick 1 inch head, really good lacing

S: Citrus and pine hops, caramel malts

T: Bright citrus and pine right up front but a nice balance of the caramely malts, leaves a really nice sweet aftertaste

M: Medium, velvety smooth

O: Ranks right up there with some of my favorite IPAs. Maybe not all the way to the top, just lacking a little bit of depth but still a quality brew.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can best by 5/30/18. Wine glass.

A: pours a turbid golden orange with 1 finger bone white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: sweet, citrusy, malty grapefruit peel.

M: heavier side of mid weight; moderate carbonation. Not too slick.

O: awesome heavier and traditional flavor IPA. I would drink this regularly if it were available

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Photo of nick_perry
2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow, maybe a greenish hue. Lot of rising bubbles. A modest pine note but overall not very strongly flavored for an IPA. Very subdued hop profile. This falls under the category of not bad, but I wish I could taste more of it. Poured from a can 5 months before the best by date, so I can’t imagine it’s too old, but yeah, pretty weak.

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nick_perry from North Carolina, May 21, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: somewhat murky, golden-honey hue with a sustained, foamy white head. Suspended sediment is visible.

Very nice and fresh citrus aroma.

This is a very balanced IPA, in fact, neither the hops or the malt dominates. The ale begins with a sharp, citrusy hop bite but it settles into a nice flavor of marmalade and malt. At one point I could faintly detect vanilla as well as some short-lived pine.

A medium body is matched by a well-rounded mouthfeel with a lingering bittersweet flavor on the palate. The body is slightly heavier than your typical IPA.

This is my second ale from this brewery, and like the pale ale, I am very impressed. While it will not blow you over with the hop profile, it is a well balanced ale that is extremely quaffable and refreshing.

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jkrich from Florida, May 07, 2017
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3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a golden color with a standard hop profile you would expect from and IPA. Malt backbone is solid and not over done. Gangway is good drinkable IPA.

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RabbleRouserRye from California, Apr 29, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Underrated brew...not in my time zone so it is hard to call me a local. All the adjectives that go along with a great IPA are right here in this brew...really nice liquid gold elixir...good drinks.

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Boca-X from Missouri, Oct 29, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious dating from what I can see.

Hazy body of chestnut brown and apricot orange color. Head creation manages a solid light tan to yellow, with classic island puck thickness of three easy fingers. Creamy top and island bowled as it settles with nice pill like lacing on the sides.

Tea and floral aromas, with a honey maple sugar malt sweetness coming nicely. Kind of a honeysuckle quality to this brew, a bit of English like character it seems, not sure from what though as it seems to remind me of a bitter in places. Solid but not hop excessive or particularly large.

Palate manages to be a bit safe on the IPA angle. Soft malted bodied, almost a fluffy like feel with chewy honey and malt flavors. Hinting small tea and herbal chewy green leaf character. A soft tannic angle comes with some time, particularly noticeable on the swallow with a bit tea tannic dryness. Slight bit of muted carbonation gives just a touch of play but not much.

A real subtle IPA in the hops department or perhaps old (doubt it), but comes off more like a British Bitter or hinting hopped amber of sorts. Decent drinker though, but doesn't stand out much.

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Smakawhat from Maryland, Jun 03, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with 1 finger head. Smells earthy, tea leaf, sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malt and very subdued hops. Good mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding, but very drinkable.

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HiWire from Florida, Apr 05, 2016
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3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A well-balanced ipa, not overly hoppy but also not super malty. Although a good representation of the style, it doesn't really stand out and I certainly wouldn't seek it out again. Worth trying if it's the only craft option on tap, but i prefer sweetwater's more readily available ipa anyway.

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mcgill7 from Georgia, Apr 05, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A local friend had moved to take a job in Charleston, SC before moving back up north into NJ, but he frequently returns to the southeast and knows to bring back beer for The CANQuest (tm) for me. It is always appreciated!

From the CAN: "Chase the Rabbit!"; "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."; "evercan Certified Recycled Aluminum"

I have been chasing the rabbit to the point that I think that this will be my last for the evening. He has simply worn me out. I Crack!ed the CAN open & he immediately tried to escape through the vent! I was getting unCANtrollable foaming, so I grabbed him by his cotton tail and got enough into the glass to calm things down. I had three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention while I took a break to catch my breath. Color was a slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like the bunny lived on a hop farm! It was pungent with pine and citrus notes & I was glad that I had saved this one for last. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very grapefruit citrusy, underlain with a sticky pine tar-like mintiness. If this is what the rabbit is capable of, I would chase him around more often. It was hoppy, but not over the top. It really reminded me of the early transition from EIPAs and APAs to AIPAs when the beer did not have to be a total hop explosion in the mouth. This was a pleasant example of the style and one that I could drink more often. The finish was dry, certainly, but not so much as to be overpowering. This could easily be enjoyed over the course of an afternoon out of a cooler.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Feb 14, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky amber color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is full of citrus, grassy and hops. The taste is a really good blend of citrus and hops.

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ordybill from Georgia, Jan 10, 2016
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4.92/5  rDev +36.7%
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 IamwhatIdrink
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
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 thatche2
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
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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thatche2 from Georgia, Dec 01, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +25%
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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OldSchoolBrewer from California, Aug 21, 2015
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4.49/5  rDev +24.7%
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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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.

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Photo of woogidyboogidy
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
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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2.07/5  rDev -42.5%
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.

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IMWI from North Carolina, Mar 10, 2015
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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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