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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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656 Ratings
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 53
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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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 caged and corked bottle purchased at The Foodery in Philly, PA. Batch #3, August 2012.

A - The cork comes off easily and with a loud pop. Pours a super hazy golden straw color into my Delirium Tremens tulip, with a massive 4 finger bright white head that sticks around for a while and leaves frothy patches of lace.

S - Obviously the hops have mostly fallen off after almost a year, but there's still a helluva lot going on here. Funky barnyard brett, sweet underripe fruit, grass, hints of coriander and spice, some mellow white grapes.

T - the kumquats and brett are apparent upfront, with wet grass, cellar must, and sweet fruit. This gives way to some more earthy, slightly spicy notes, and definitely picking up a good hit of coriander middle of the mouth. Finishes off with a kind of sweet/tart white grape flavor, more funky yeast, and a slight bitterness. Layers of complexity.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and refreshing. Easy drinking at 7%. Dry finish. Lingering funk, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Mild tartness as it warms. Slightly over-carbonated, but hey, that brett doesn't quit.

O - Well this was my first 'White IPA', although it reminded me more of a brett saison, which isn't a bad thing. Very complex, and even more so as it warms. They took a risk doing as much with the beer as they did, but damn if it didn't pay off. I would like to try a fresh bottle at some point to compare experiences.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 04:17:57 | More by cjoc83
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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.

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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.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.