Gangway IPA | Red Hare Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
288
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
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6
Gots:
92
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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
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 richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rpcarr17
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Klourie
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrchip
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of magic_swaggin
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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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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 Tyler_m
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scaryguy4u
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beertao
4.94/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nhmp105
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +21%
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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Photo of mrcrontab
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny_Brewstein
4.92/5  rDev +32.3%
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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Gangway IPA from Red Hare Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 288 ratings.
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