Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.19/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. Labeled as having been bottled in April 2012, Batch #2.
Appearance - Pours a lemony straw yellow color with a massive foaming head composed of pretty sizable bubbles. I wasn't gentle enough with the pour, so it resembles liquid lemon meringue pie. Head in no hurry to dissipate, leaving incredibly sticky, lacing all over the side of the glass.
Aroma - Dominant barnyard funk, wet straw, and notes of sour-ish tartness from the kumquat. There is a hint of hoppy floral aromas, but it is masked by the citrusy overtones. Each sniff seems to bring out a slightly different aroma--I even got some hints of summer saison and horse blanket, but subtle.
Taste - Doesn't seem to quite match the aroma, like it's from a faded version of the same beer. It's very dry in spite of the fruitiness of the smell, but includes some faint spiciness from the peppercorns and notes of biscuit and yeast. Bottle lists this as 50 IBUs, but I'm having a hard time finding them. Perhaps the year since bottling has lost some of the vibrance of the hops, but hasn't quite been long enough to let the Brett funk take the taste over. Admittedly gets a little more robust as I get further into the bottle and it warms a bit and it's very easy to drink.
Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated and effervescent. Finishes dry but refreshing. Again, easy to drink for 7% ABV
Overall a quality beer. I must be honest that I expected to be more blown away, but it seems like White IPAs tend to peak sooner than 12 months after bottling. I have another bottle, so I may have to see if extensive aging allows the Brett to turn this into a completely different beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 04:09:52 | More by LambicPentameter
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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 654 ratings.