Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
4.44/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
***EXPLOSIVE CORK ALERT*** and I REALLY mean this. I've opened quite a few of these and every bottle was pretty violent. Be careful!
APPEARANCE : Straw yellow with some particles in suspension - otherwise very clear. Huge head drops fairly quick to a thin layer with very solid lacing. The head has an extremely pleasing look, very fluffy but sharp looking.
SMELL : First nose is some faint brett with citrus fruits and herbs. Second nose opens up the citrus profile a lot, really thickens it, lets us really grasp how fresh the kumquats were when they dropped them in the fermenters. Coriander also starts to show up. Third nose blends everything back into an amazing melting pot of fresh hoppy citrusy goodness. Amazing nose, really.
TASTE : So that's where the peppercorn shows up. It adds a sharp spicy side to the mix that really brings everything to a whole other level - citrus and coriander and hops would've been nice on their own, but the pepper really changed where this brew is headed. The only downpoint I see to the peppercorn is that it seems to cut on the refreshing side of the beer. Other than that, the taste really follows the nose.
MOUTHFEEL : WAY too much carbonation. No freaking wonder people in my beer club have seen some of their bottles actually exploding in rather dangerous ways (yes, I was WAY serious about being careful with these guys). Once you've given the brew a few swings around the glass, though, everything calms down and you can actually feel something - and boy is it enjoyable. This texture fits absolutely perfectly with the citrus kumquat taste. Feels like you're actually drinking the fruit's juice directly.
OVERALL : Very impressive beer. Very original mixture of ingredients. Bold and intelligently crafted. I'll be aging some of them, the brewers say the brettanomyces come out a lot more given time. I'm curious to see what it'll be like. I'll probably send out another review for an aged bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 01:01:46 | More by FrostBlast
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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 660 ratings.