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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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90
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654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 51
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.