Daybreak | Garrison City Beerworks

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Garrison City Beerworks
New Hampshire, United States
garrisoncitybeerworks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,952
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of KMcGrath
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michaelm323
3.26/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dstevenson603
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zaphog
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Didier
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopulized
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the first beer from Garrison City Beerworks that I have ever tried and it did not disappoint. The taste is lightly hop forward and the malt seems to stand out at first but as the beer settles on your taste buds it explodes with intense juicy citrus and resinous hop flavors. The body is medium light perhaps a bit too light in mouthfeel keeping it from being as spectacular as it could possibly be but overall it's a great beer and I would definitely indulge again.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luvbier
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riderwbd
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2-finger bubbly white head. The head settles into a nice ring around the top of the glass.

The aroma caught me off guard to be honest. There's an explosion of citrus; with notes of orange, tangerine, and mild grapefruit. Followed by some honeydew melon and peaches. There's also a nice sourdough malt character throughout that never asserts itself, but always lets you know its there.

The taste follows the nose. Plenty of sweet citrus and tropical notes lead the way, with that big, doughy character waiting patiently in the back. There's also a bit of pine on the back end to give you just enough bitterness to remind you that this is in fact an IPA.

The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Incredibly soft and smooth.

Overall, a fantastic IPA that far exceeded any expectations I may have had. Garrison City IPA's have been hit-or-miss for me, but this one is definitely a hit. Hope to see more like it in the future.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the Seacoast Microbrew Festival in Dover, N.H. on July 9, 2016.

The pour is a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a moderate puffy white head.

A little toasted bread on the nose with some forward pine and citrus and maybe something a little herbal.

Smooth. medium body.

This holds a bit of a surprise. While I was anticipating a hopped flavor, I got more of a sourdough breadiness followed by the pine and citrus finish. Much sweeter than I expected. This is the kind of New England IPA I could have again.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raff1150
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is as close to a perfect beer as I've had in a while, right up there with Tree House and Bissel IPAs in my opinion. This is my favorite beer from Garrison by far, and i've had quite a few of them (including anomalous and khaos). It's super soft, very juicy (but well balanced), and wonderfully sessionable at 6.2%. Everyone should try this beer.

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Photo of gileadhopfreak
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can. The last time I had anything from Garrison City they were still using crowlers. This pours a hazy orange. Aroma is pure grapefruit. Nice mouthfeel for a single IPA. Mango and orange. Subtle bitter at the end. I've liked everything I've had from GC. This is excellent!

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Daybreak from Garrison City Beerworks
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 19 ratings