Gangway IPA | Red Hare Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

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47
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264
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
33.06%
 
 
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Photo of IMWI
2.07/5  rDev -44.4%
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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Photo of mverity
2.34/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

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Photo of Dspfrontier
2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap at the brewery

Poured a golden amber color with small amount of head. No lacing.

This beer doesn't have the hop character that an IPA should have. Mild citrus flavor.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this beer to someone who wants an IPA. Trying the Brown Ale a try next.

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Photo of Treebs
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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Photo of Gilligoon
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer was a go-to up until about a month ago. The composition has changed, the packaging has changed and -- disappointingly -- the ABV has changed from 7% to 6.2%.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of Drunkenm0nkey
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing, light taste. Cereal-y malty taste. Not the ipa flavor I'm used to here in the south. Light finish and after taste. Overall a decent beer, refreshing, very drinkable beer. (Tasted after being slightly intoxicated)

Not my favorite beer, but if I was given this at a BBQ I wouldn't complain.

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Photo of mcgill7
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of elgiacomo
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of SplitsAtoms
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Dhdoc
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of IrishJames
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Straw-Amber. Mostly clear with a subtle curtain of continuously rising bubbles. Velvet foam dissipating to a thin layer which remains throughout. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Prominent roasted malt and caramel. Not much hop character in the aroma.

Taste: Virtually instant but manageable bitterness overrides hop character. Malt flavors seep through in the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice tingling bite of carbonation marries well with malt flavors.

Overall: Good IPA. Becoming a staple on tap in the Atlanta area, and not at all sad when I see it featured. Holds its own against other standard IPAs.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -0.8%
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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Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -0.3%
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 woogidyboogidy
3.72/5  rDev 0%
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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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
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