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Gangway IPA | Red Hare Brewing Company

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Gangway IPAGangway IPA
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3.58/5
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Gangway IPAGangway IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
redharebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,362
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
294
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.15/5  rDev -12%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
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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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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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2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of imbibehour
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of sd123
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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