It is time to taste yet another brew born out of the beautiful womb of Georgia. This time, we are tasting from a brewery in Marietta, Ga, about 10 miles north of Atlanta.
Red Hare’s Gangway IPA comes packaged in a 12 oz. can. The artwork is of the Red Hare sailing away seemingly on rough seas. Upon the first pour, the head is noticeably foamy, quite like the waters being overtaken by our new favorite cartoon rabbit. The subs sit strong atop the brew, slowly receding from its perch. The color is a dark wheat and is a bit hazy. The flavor is bitter but not tart. No additional flavors are prevalent except for a bit of a citrus undertone. When swirled and sniffed, fruity tones crash against the senses. The carbonation is low, which is normal for an Indian Pale Ale and leaves a memorable tingle on the tongue.
According to Total Wine & Beer, Gangway "pours an unfiltered golden amber color. Slightly sweet, hopped with Willamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops, imparting a citrus flavor and aroma."
This is definitely a kickback beer, something you can tip back with the guys and/or girls. This is a great beer to start with if you are a newcomer to the beer culture. I would definitely feed this to any newbie to get their tastebuds tingling.