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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
outstanding

746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 77 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 746 | Reviews: 200 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by portia99:
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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle. No date visible on the bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a well hazed pale straw gold color. A huge three finger cap of fluffy white foam lingers for a long time, slowly falling and leaving behind sheets of lace on the glass.

S - Lots going on here...pine, tons of citrus - fresh oranges and lemons, apples, pears, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very fruity and spicy on the nose. Slight hint of earthy and lightly funky brett aroma. Pretty sure this bottle is still pretty young, so not surprising that this is still on the low side. Overall this smells great...really making me long for the first sip.

T - Coriander and black pepper towards the front. Lots of oranges, lemons, limes. More earthy brett in the flavor...touch of funk but may be more sublimal than actually there. Sweet up front, but finishing pretty dry with some woody and grainy flavors at the end. Hops are strong in a good way...I get a big hit of resiny pine that stays from the start of each sip until well past the swallow.

M - Somewhat light but leaning towards medium bodied. Strong carbonation tingles on every sip. Sticky and resiny hops throughout, spicy and fruity...starts sweet and ends up on the drier side. Complex.

O - Not exactly a textbook witbier or IPA. This is my first experience with Anchorage due to the high cost of these bottles...but this bottle was given to me, so happy to give it a try. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by this one. There really is a whole lot going on in this beer and it defies classification a bit. I tend to throw this into my somewhat catch-all style of saison...but its even on the fringes of that as well. Might think about getting another bottle of this (if I find a deal) and let it age for a while to see what kind of effect the brett has on this for an extended aging.

portia99, Mar 04, 2012
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Popped the cork of 22 oz bottle & poured into my Russian River stemmed glass. Foamy head explodes filling the glass in spite of a very careful pour.
Head retains very well with nice lace as head gradually recedes.
Golden color.
First impression is of a typical Belgian IPA but then the nuances take over challenging the senses. Sweetness, spiciness, sour notes make for a very enjoyable experience.
A great sipping beer so bold I couldn't finish the bottle at one sitting. Rebottled into a swing-top bottle to finish at a later time.
I love a good Belgian IPA - quickly becoming one of my favorite styles and this didn't disappoint.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours bubbly hazy bright yellow with a huge bubbly white head that grows in the glass and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is spices, soapy floral notes and brett.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and sweet honey fruitiness with floral hops and peppery spices that leaves some good bitterness in the finish. The brett is a bit subdued. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, an interesting well done beer. One of the better Belgian IPAs I've had. I still don't really love the blend of Belgian yeast and the hops - maybe fruitier hops would be better for me. I'd also like more Brett out of this one.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.