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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

744 Ratings
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 63
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: 744 | Reviews: 200 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 29/9/12

A hazy golden yellow with not many visible bubbles but there’s lots of them in there because I’m having trouble fitting it in my glass. The massive loose soapy head retains very well taking its time to fall leaving just a few random patches of lace

S lots going on with this one, I’m getting the coriander no problem, the Brett’s hard too miss, faint peppercorn but I can’t remember smelling a Kumquat before, it’s a mix of mango, passion fruit and orange marmalade. Earthy notes and oak with some vinous notes I can’t quite place, tropical citric hops round out the mix. Everything just blends together so well and I can’t think of how this beer could smell better

T a step back from the nose this only tastes awesome, spice comes out stronger with more earthy vinous notes, the funky Brett and fruit works well, I could drink this all day…or at least until I couldn’t move

M over carbonated and foamy, a swirl produces a two finger foam after the original head fell, I could do this several times, no heats a plus but quite airy, a mild bitter bite and just a fine tannic like grit

O very pleased with this one, a nice blend of fruit, hops and a very interesting yeast profile and a spicy kick. This one has a little bit of everything and its working well no matter how you look at it.

I’m stoked to drink this one and could take down another 750ml no problem. The Brett’s already strong and I’m going to find out how funky this will get, I’m going to buy another to drink now and lay one down for fun

wordemupg, Sep 30, 2012
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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.