Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
4.44/5 rDev +10.2%
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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3.69/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a magnificent, meringue-like head of 2 fingers that recedes slowly, leaving a craggy lace.
S: Citrus, coriander, sour, and funk. Peppery. A hint of vanilla and oak. There is some wood and barn and light pineapple from the brett.
T: Bitter. Spicy. Finishes like a chardonnay. It's oaky and slippery with some savory vanilla. The malt character is light. Fermentation is spicy and funky. There is an intense bitterness.
M: It's smooth, with some unenthusiastic carbonation. Slightly drying.
O: This beers struts some impressive plumage but ultimately falls flat. I may have to get used to this style and then give it another try.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 20:45:50 | More by Copernicus
4.6/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Anchorage Brewing Company - Galaxy White IPA, poured into a Lawson's tulip.
Look - Pours a cloudy pale straw with a chunky white head that leaves tons and tons of sticky lacing. You can't make em look better than that.
Smell - Slight bitter coriander zest. Spice and pepper. Sour yeast brett isn't totally overfunked but smooth. Touch of woody oak.
Taste - Starts fruity juicy orange and transitions to funky sour brett with pepper and oak, then fades leaving some oak behind.
Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with balanced carbonation. Rests woody. Clean and dry. Great drinkability.
Overall - This is an acquired taste that I have learned to appreciate over the past year or so. This particular brew has more balance that other "brett bombs" I have had. Tasty and refreshing, relies less on fruit than non-brett whites, however, both have their respective places. This is the brett counterpart to Allagash White.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 17:04:36 | More by JMScowcroft
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.