747. Garrison City Beerworks Anomalous
As you have probably gathered I am a big fan of the guys at Garrison City Beerworks. The brewery has only been open for about two months and in that time they have produced a nice variety of mostly hop forward beers. Citra is probably my favorite but Galaxy and Bale Fire were also excellent.
There has been talk about lack of carbonation when drinking from the crowler but I have not found this to be a problem. I talked with Gabe and Mike last time I was in and the carbonation levels in the beer are on the lower side on purpose. Each of my crowlers has retained its carbonation, poured with a decent head and left with tiny bubbles as I drank the beer. A low amount of carbonation is different than a beer being flat and while there is always a chance of a growler/crowler not holding the carbonation I have not had this problem with Garrison City’s beers.
Anomalous is their second Double IPA with the first being Tropic Rage which was more malt forward than this one. This beer pours a very nice unfiltered orange with a bright white head that left a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is juicy mango and other tropical fruits. Taste follows with the tropical fruits taking center stage and a nice bit of sweetness. Bitterness is minimal and the alcohol is well hidden making this one a bit dangerous as the 32 ounce crowler goes down pretty quickly.
Pros: Fresh juicy hops
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Garrison City BeerWorks
Brewers Description: An American Double IPA with yellow sunshine color and intense passion fruit aroma