Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Hazy pastel yellow with an enormous white head. Looks like lemon meringue pie in a glass. Excellent head retention and lots of lacing.
S: Aroma is somewhat subdued by the excellent head retention, but the Brett predominates the nose. Lots of leather, hay, and barnyard, with just a hint of juicy citrus.
T: The taste is where this beer shines. Incredibly complex and nuanced, yet balanced and drinkable. Starts off with the Brett notes: hay, barnyard and earth before turning sweet with notes of candied orange peel, lemon, bubblegum, and citrus. Then a bit of yeasty spice and lime rind. Finish has a mild bitterness and more lemon-lime.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Fairly aggressive carbonation. Mild bitterness. Very crisp mouthfeel.
O:n A very nice beer. Incredibly complex, yet still so drinkable. This beer would be an excellent introduction to Brett.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 00:57:43 | More by Florida9
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4.09/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into Dogfish Head goblet. Batch #6, April 2014.
A - Pours a fizzy, lite beer yellow, with some serious haze. About a finger of bright white head lasts for a very long time. A blanket of white lacing paints the glass as I drink. Looks like I would hope a Bretty-IPA would look.
S - Tart, peppery aroma full of sour fruits, bubblegum, and a touch of funk. Lacks the candy sweetness typical of the Belgian IPA style. I consider this a good thing. Complex and inviting.
T - Starts with lemon tartness, quickly replaced by a belgian spice billing. Nice dry, piney hops on the back end. The finish is full of citrus. Tart, but lacks the funk I picked up in the nose.
M - Prickly carbonation with a fantastic dry finish. Drinks true to its mid-range ABV.
O - This is the first time I have seen this (or any Anchorage beer) in Delaware. Hoppy Belgian beers are typically among my favorites so I had high hopes for this one. I couldn't have asked for more in the aroma. It is a complexity of brett, citrus, hops, and spices. The flavors followed suit, but I would have liked a little more. There are no flavors out of place, but the flavor came off a bit diluted, the more I drank. A great beer, but I was looking for something with more flavor. Still among the best int he style I have ever had. Well done, but I won't be running back to the store to get another $11 bomber.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 00:47:07 | More by NoLeafClover44
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.