Gangway IPA | Red Hare Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
264
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
33.06%
 
 
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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 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 Mojo
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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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 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 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 godlessape
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gave an enthusiastic and vigorous pour into a snifter glass. It started with a telling creamy white head a full 3 fingers tall. Off course it eventually sunk down to mere skim, but I suspect that had I left the beer alone, that mere skim would last a good week or two. The body is a cloudy, hazy, handsome honey amber work of art.

The aroma is dominated by pine, with just a hint of citrus. A sweet underbelly of caramel malt lurkes not far below. They use a nice combo of Williamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops here.

The taste reflects the nose for the most part with perhaps a little more lemon, but I also notice a fruity apricot flavor going on here that hits the spot.

The mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and refreshing. The 7% ABV is hidden well.

Overall a great IPA. I look forward to more from this brewery in the future.

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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 alk3kenny
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heard they changed the hops and updated the profile so I thought I'd update my review. Pours a great copper color and the smell is much cleaner and more hop refreshing then I remember. Cleaner and more citrus. Hops are sticky, sweet presence. This has much more of a dipa taste in a ipa abv. Getting that slight oilyness, citrus, hop bitterness. Canned 11 days ago this is a great beer and fresh. If you are in the area to try this one I suggest you do while it's nice and fresh. Shout out to Sprayberry Bottle for having a fresh supply.

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Photo of jacket_fan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively from a can to a pint glass. Bought this as a 6-pack at the local Milton Ga beer store. The first for the unusual packaging.of a green plastic cover over each can. The packaging keeps the cans restrained.

I believe that if I read the can correctly it has a date of 2-10-17

Big head with lots of carbonation. The first IPA to have a 3 finger head. Bubbly lacing, cloudy yellow.

S
Slight citrus, but a clean smell.

T
Atypical IPA. Not hoppy, but smooth. Maybe the folks at Red Hare are going for their own special here. I like the taste but not what I was expecting.

M
Again, smooth, but not the carbonation I got with the pour.

O
Unusual IPA. A a smooth different IPA.

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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 DrinkinBoy
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into pint glass

A - Appears a bright gold color with a white head. Retention and lacing are decent.

S - In a grapefruit bomb category, its aroma has a some nice complexity. Notes of apricot and more floral notes join typical grapefruit nose.

T - Flavor begins with a light malt sweetness. Again unlike typical AIPAs, there is actually a mid palate where subtle fruity sweetness is apparent before it works into the expected hop bitterness.

M - Medium/heavy body. Light on the carbonation.

O - Definitely worth a try. Nice to see a local craft not just cascading the heck out of a beer and calling it an IPA. May not be exactly what people are expecting, but that is a good thing in such a saturated category.

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Photo of mweso2000
4.13/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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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 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 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 brewmasterrr
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest fan of IPA'S but I love the new Red Hare Brewery. This American IPA is one of the most pleasant I've had. The color is a hazy golden look, similar to bluemoon or shock top. Although its a dry hopped brew, the bitterness is not that strong. It has undertones of fruits with a spice to the after taste. I would drink this beer again...Definately different for an IPA.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

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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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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
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