Gangway IPA

Georgia
United States
Red Hare Beer Gangway IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Gangway IPA is crisp, unfiltered, and golden in color and slightly sweet; hopped with Willamette, Chinook, Cascade and dry hopped with Falconers Flight.

Pairing Suggestions: Bold, spicy cuisine, seafood, chicken, peppery and sharp cheeses.

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
65
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer began with a light to medium bitterness, with more hops pointed toward hop flavor (floral and earthy) than bitterness.  It had some caramel sweetness underpinning the hops, which were vaguely toasty.  I appreciated the beer rustic copper appearance, with a head well-formed and lacing apparent throughout the sampling session.  In concert with the grassy and pine notes noted in the aroma, there was a nice mild resin on the back of my tongue.  I felt the 7% alcohol content was well hidden, and finished fairly clean, with a medium to medium-dry finish.  Overall, it was a well-crafted beer, but seemed to lack a bit of the hop punch in bitterness and flavor that would align it more closer to the style.