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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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598 Ratings
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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from recent Vermont and Maine trip. Medium golden with enormous head that lasts and lasts. Funky almost stinky aroma, yeah its Brett. Bottled in June. The IPA is subordinate completely to everything else going on, some pepper and wheat. Soft mouthfeel.For me very drinkable with supper.
Kosher certified.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 02:30:39 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance 2013 at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, wine, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with wine and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but smells better in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 17:11:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden color with a rocky white head. Really nice hoppiness on the nose. Great citrus and pine with a light floral character. The Brett gives a good funk and there’s a lot of straw and earth notes. Taste-wise, the hops are a little bit less pronounced. Very dry with lots of earthy tones and a little bit of straw and grass. Some light malt character, but it doesn’t really contribute much sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 17:33:49 | More by womencantsail
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy white/yellow color ale with a super large pale white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with some strong Brett notes also dominating. Taste is a mix between some solid wheat alt notes with some strong fruity and dry hops notes with a finish dominated by the funky Brett notes. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Really well put together with huge amount of complexity while retaining a great level of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:55:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The complexities keep on coming with the Anchorage Galaxy as it rearranges the proportions of witbier more in line with that of an India pale ale, then adds the strength to match, and goes off into left field with the additions of brettanomyces and French oak. Not only does the beer take the palate on a ride, but it satisfies the taste for beer with every sip.

Easily mistaken for witbier, this white IPA pours with a hazy milky-yellow pour that's as bright as canary and faint as powdered sugar. Capped with a frothy stark-white head that lasts the session and laces remarkably in the presence of both protien-rich wheat malt and hop oils, this beer should find comfort with anyone who is off put by dark beers.

But because it's light in color, doesn't mean that character is compromised. The nose is chocked full of fruit aromas that span sharp white grapefruit to juicy passion fruit. Decorated with the spice of dried orange peel, corriander, and dusted woods; the beer does a lot of directions at once. Light vinous (white wine) notes and musty wheat all play a part in the varying aromas.

Low lying tangy sweetness flavors takes the shape of sourdough wheat bread before dissolving on the tongue like confectioner's sugar. The mid palate carries a dry malt line of cracker-like pilsner and tactile wheat into the fruity center of fruit and hops. White grapefruit pulp, tangerine, white grapes, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple all take turns introducing themselves while the veil of musty wheat, white wine, and fresh oak offer a pungent brine that offers mature taste to match that of the zesty fruit. Spicy with white pepper flavors, mild lime acidity, and alcohol- the complexities keep on coming.

Light in body, the beer dries out early and closes quick. The light prickle of carbonation springs the malt off the tongue and ushers in a semi-arid texture of evaporating malt, sharp acidity, and mild tannin in finish.

Anchorage lands in Kentucky with a remarkable beer that'll sure win over lovers of both IPAs and characterful Belgian-style wild ales. Deeply rooted in tradition and encouraged by experimentation- these guys aren't hampered by history, they seem propelled by it!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 18:45:24 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from an online shop. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a nice, clear light golden color with a huge, foamy white head with really nice retention. As it finally falls, there's plenty of lacing left behind. Half-inch cap throughout.

The nose carries some really nice Brett notes -- there's some very light hay and straw plus a bit of pineapple and lemon zest. Slight pepper component there as well as mild Galaxy notes. The Brett and additions seem to be more prevalent than the hops, though everything is quite balanced.

The flavor is quite nice as well, though it doesn't quite live up to the nose. The Brett is the focus here and, while quite nice, it doesn't let some of the other components from the nose shine as much. Body is light and crisp with nice carbonation and a very dry finish. Moderate bitterness on the palate and then continuing through the finish.

Overall, really nice use of Brett and I could have gone for a bit more hops in the flavor, but that's a minor complaint considering how much I'm enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 19:24:28 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some bits of lacing running down the sides of the glass..
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrus and passionfruit in the nose from the Galaxy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and passionfruit but there is some initial sourness from the brett. The hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a good amount of dryness in the finish.
O: The brett really complements this beer because it adds some initial sourness but does not mask the citrus aromas and flavors from

Note: Batch #1, January 2012

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 22:46:56 | More by metter98
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I wanna make a Men in Black reference, but after witnessing the horror of the third film, I'm not even gonna bother. This stuff pours a hazy auburn-brass topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises funky Brett, grapefruit rind, mild grass, and a touch of lime. The taste brings in more of the same, with the Brett hamming it up on stage and some lemon and lime trying their best to blend into the background. Some minor notes of earth and wood (need we build a log cabin in Louisiana?) sneak in there as well, but aren't able to cause much of a ruckus. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, this seems like a godsend for any lovers of Brett and/or hops. For me, I felt the Brett overdid it a bit, but not by too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:38:39 | More by TMoney2591
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked, silk-screened (very Stone-esque) bottle, Batch #2, April 2012. Today is the day, every year since I started doing this, that I mark America's Repeal Day, by busting out the biggest, baddest, or weirdest Yankee-made brew that I've obtained over the past year. And, for some reason I think this qualifies - though I'll have to stuff the 'south of the 49th parallel' references this time. Oh well - to the drink!

This beer pours a very, very, very pale (quite justifying the 'white' in the descriptor) cloudy yellow straw colour, with four fingers of roiling, aggressively foamy, thin white head, which leaves some streaky clouds of fuzzy lace around the glass as it slowly recedes. Looks exactly like recently inoculated white wine must.

It smells of mildly funky Belgian yeast, tart, acidic citrus pith, earthy coriander, fleshy tropical fruit, softly tannic barrel wood, and thin, sharp white wine. The taste is edgy pale grain, a hay-like funkiness, softly sweet musty fruit, fermenting white grape on lees, sour lemon peel, a further bitter grassy hoppiness, and some loitering astringent wood notes. The 7% ABV is not at all noticeable, so bully for that.

The bubbles are tiny, and damned-near weaponized - they have obviously attained a huge case of pent-up, hostile cabin fever in their time since bottling - it was actually hard to get the first few sips down. After acclimatization and/or burn off, the body seems to be a rather slim, barely smooth light weight, with that carbonic frothiness just a tad too distracting. It finishes pretty dry, the yeast, grain, hops, and wood tugging mightily in that direction.

One complex beast of a Belgian-style IPA, with the overall effect well-skewed to the former - the fruit, yeast, and funk generally subsuming the hops in their tidy little cabal. Maybe it's the Galaxy hops, which I have yet to find worthy of providing a big IPA experience, but here, they're probably an unfair patsy, as there is just so much else going on, in a crazily, somehow balanced manner. A rather enjoyable tipple, and worthy of its entry into my little Boardwalk Empire-enhanced Volstead Act flight of fancy.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 04:04:10 | More by biboergosum
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2, cellared for about a year I guess. Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors and served in a plastic cup.

A - The cork comes out with an explosive pop, but this thankfully didn't gush. Giant white foam that eventually settles to a lingering thick cap and splotchy lacework. Hazed mango-orange body.

S - Loads of brett; mostly tropical, but a tad dirty and musty, with light hay, grass, and medicinal notes. Still, it's mostly fruity brett mingling with fruity hops and the kumquat addition. A bit of coriander and peppercorn mixes nicely with the spicy Belgian yeast.

T - The taste is more Saison-like, with hand lotion, stone fruit malts, tropical brett, kumquat, and mild medicinal notes in the finish. Surprisingly low bitterness for an all-Galaxy beer. Not a ton of oak character.

M - Super dry and champagne-esque, with zesty carbonation and a medium body. No alcohol, and exactly what I want from this style.

D - I'd like to try this again fresh to see how intense the Galaxy hops are, but even with age this is a really nice mix of hops, brett, and adjuncts. Nice to see that these Anchorage beers hold up over time too. Very enjoyable, but I expect nothing else from Gabe.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 20:13:36 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anchorage is quickly becoming "Jolly Pumpkin of the North" and this beer is no exception. Makes me long for the days Calabaza Blanca was in six packs.

Huge billowing head of soap suds, clinging to the glass, sparkling and threatening to spill over the edge of the glass. Pale pastel yellow, highly charged carbonation. Great long lasting coverage, though the dish soap look (somewhat common with Brett beers) isn't all that flattering, but not that important in the scheme of things.

Softly woody and fruity aroma, Brett yeast is present at a moderate level, with some galaxy hop fruitiness playing a minor role.

Bare hints of sweetness in between the oaky middle and dry bitter finish. Grapefruit pith, oak, champagne. Dry and clean, equal parts Brett funk and galaxy hop bitterness, with touches of coriander/pepper in the background. Nicely structured, complex layers emerge and lend unique aspects to the beer. If you ever dreamed of a hoppy version of Calabaza Blanca, this is it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 03:04:16 | More by emerge077
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brad for sharing this with us the other day, served in a snifter.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a thin white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to high carbonation.

Aroma is bretty, Bretty c and b and some fruits with a nice hoppiness, earthiness to follow.

Beer is light in body and very effervescent on the palate, stinging and sweet, with a late oakiness and funk with a nice hop palate. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:41:52 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma if full of brett, with some orange notes as well as some bread from the malt. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of brett and orange citrus notes, with a little bit of bread and biscuit malt. There is also a nice yeasty component to the flavor and a low amount of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:51:02 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy pasty white 1 finger head faded slowly with nice lacing and bubbles reinforcing it, crystal clear pale yellow straw colored.

Nose light dry bready wheat like malts, straw, light funk and hint of horsehair brett, nice fresh hops, light citrus, tropical fruit and grapefruit, musty, light sweet golden Belgian malts.

Taste Starts with nice bready dry malts and a light straw wheat, then light golden Belgian malts, pretty dry, fluffy, then light funk, a nice light barnyard funk but not horsehair crazy, brett is decent but not crazy, also nice fresh hops, light citrus and tropical fruit, juicy, light musty resinous hops as well. Finish is bone dry, light funk, bit of bitter spicy hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of carb.

Overall very nice, great hops and light Brett characteristics blended well without either overpowering the other, and even a nice light malty base to back them up. A well done tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 01:12:55 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled May 2012
This has a huge, incredibly distinct, hoppily fruity aroma to it as I pour this beer into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The beer forms a large, five-finger thick, pale head. The beer is a deep gold color and shows a brilliantly clear, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has an intense fruitiness to it that is a mix of Juicy Fruit bubblegum, super floral honey, concentrated tangelo blossoms, apricot, huge lychee, kumquat zest and perhaps even some Guava. The hop fruit character is what dominates the aroma, but towards the finish, and in a much more subtle manner there is a sort of dusty, or perhaps even more musty, sort of “cob-web” like and slightly medicinal Brettanomyces signature; This still is quite subtle, and has a long way towards adding character to this beer (a good reason to age a couple bottles perhaps). As the beer warms up it gets more spicy, quite a bit more funky and just that much more complex

The beer is quite dry, in fact exceedingly dry for an IPA even, but this really isn’t an IPA. The dryness certainly reduces the hop fruitiness substantially in the flavor, but there is still an oral nasal, floral fruitiness that just can’t be completely held in check. The finish has a medicinal, sort of aspirin like, almost mineral like note that seems to be brought out by a combination of the hop character and the Brettanomyces influence. The finish has a bitterness to it (in actuality the entire flavor profile has a certain level of biting bitterness), though this isn’t a super bitter beer, and this combines with a biting note from the Brettanomyces phenolics and perhaps even some astringent green hop character. There is definitely an herbal character to the flavor that wasn’t noticeable in the aroma (again the dryness of this beer brings this out); it reminds me of tobacco, some pine, perhaps of something menthol like, none of these are really distinct in and of themselves though, perhaps it is better described as a peppery, spicy herbal character. This beer is quite light bodied, as one would expect, it is quite quaffable, even dangerously so given the beers strength.

The problem with beers like this, incredibly hoppy / citrusy but bone dry, is that much of the juicy citrus character is lost in the flavor due to the dryness. This beer is a testament to the wonders of Indian coriander, it doesn’t have that dirty herbal character that western coriander does and it really integrates very nicely with the kumquat and Galaxy hops; interestingly enough, I hadn’t realized that coriander and kumquats were used here; I wholly attributed their flavor contributions to the hops, but now having read the label they most definitely contribute. The pepper to adds a nice spiciness to this brew that was again mistaken for hop character. Back to the problem, without the residual malt sweetness that even supports the driest of the usual IPAs, this beer has lost the juicy citrus character that would be otherwise be noticeable in the flavor. While I have compared this a lot to an IPA, it is clearly not one, given the interpretive take the style can have, I would say this fits into the Saison category (at least better than it fits anywhere else). Since I do love hoppy and I do love Saisons, this beer is right up my alley; exceedingly enjoyable and I doubt I will be able to hold on to my second bottle long enough to allow the Brettanomyces presence to increase much.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:54:02 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at the EBF night session. The beer poured out as a pale hazy yellow color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer gave off the aromas of bread, citrus and Belgian yeast. The taste of the beer seemed to me like a typical witbier, it was citrusy and rather mild in flavor. The peppercorn didn't stand out too much for me but there was a bitterness in there from the fruits that were brewed into it. The mouthfeel was light, carbonated and refreshing for the most part. Overall it was a pretty good brew but nothing too exciting to me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 04:04:56 | More by Knapp85
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a bright hazy golden yellow color with a big two inch head.

Smell: loads of coriander, cracked pepper, and some oak comes through to the nose.

Taste: coriander, orange, lemon zest, pepper, oak, and Brett make up the most of the flavor profile. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp throughout with some moderate refreshing qualities. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: slow sipping beer and a bit too crisp here. Well balanced flavors and the oak and Brett make this very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 20:26:42 | More by Gavage
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of the more interesting and delicious beers ive had in some time. very very impressed with my first beer from anchorage. pours a hazy pale yellow color, creamy looking, with one of the most prominent, airy, long lasting, bone white heads ive ever seen, rising well above the rim of my globe. fluffy! the nose is crazy, lots of bitter hops, quite a bit of citrus too from the kumquats, and of course the brett, which is subtle but definitely a contributor. the flavor is super complex, but perfectly balanced. I would leave the coriander out, as I think it doesn't add a ton to the flavor that couldn't be there otherwise, but it does sort of crowd a some stuff out. wheat malt first, with the Belgian witbier yeast and some lemon pepper stuff, which I guess is aided by the peppercorn addition, works well with the yeast anyway. it gives way to a fruity hop bitterness that's really intense, and there is some acid from the wine barrels that exacerbates this. there is a ton going on here, and the bretty bitter finish is unique and memorable. white ipa with galaxy hops, coriander, kumquat, peppercorns, wit yeast, then aged in wine casks, dry hopped with galaxy, and conditioned with brett. its insane, and it works. light airy feel from the carbonation, it seems almost too light to handle all the flavor, but it does somehow. a really phenomenal beer that im sure a quantum physicist is behind, its just so advanced...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 19:07:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy straw color with huge carbonation, big white fluffy head, good lacing, some floaters in the bottom. Exceptional!

S: Wow. Wheat, coriander, little spice, fresh lemon zest, the breet really shines with a moderate light horseblanket covered in barf with underlying peppercorns

T: Immediate peppercorn like heat/sting meet lemon zest, coriander, some wheat, the finish is rather dry, some bitterness, little bit of passion fruit, light sting. The brett brings a little funkiness towards the middle-end of the beer

M: Crisp, well carbonated for the style, light bodied

O: Very well done. Anchorage is fastly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 23:15:44 | More by barleywinefiend
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. I also tried this on-tap at Belmont Station in Portland, but decided to forego reviewing it so I could do so when I shared this bottle with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a pure lemon golden colour with a pure white head that crackles down to a film, leaving impressive rings of lace as it goes. Body is pleasantly light and fresh. There's some hazing to the body, as you'd expect. It looks solid and well-made. Impressive stuff.

Nose is green, pungent and organic, with the brett characters taking up a role in subjugating the true hoppiness behind this more vegetative, earthy whole. That being said, there are real hop characters noticeable, giving some lemon tree leaf and kaffir lime. The funkiness adds a level of solidity and almost robust meatiness to the brew. It's fascinating stuff.

Slightly less impressive overall on the palate: thinner and less complex, but still bearing the characteristic Anchorage flavours. Brusque organic funkiness with a mild, regulated acidity, this time backed with a crisp, light body and some tingling green hop characters. Some bitterness on the back—with the brett making itself felt it almost ends up yeast and earthy.

Feel is its main drawback as far as I'm concerned. It's very thin, and leaves the bitterness (which let's face it, is not particularly strong) to rule the aftertaste, without even putting up a fight.

Still, this is a really good brew: refreshing, solid and very, very enjoyable. Other Anchorage beers might be better, but this really nicely fits into the range. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 06:18:54 | More by lacqueredmouse
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, batch 2 April/2012

Pours a hazy golden banana yellow color with a 2.5 finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Complex aroma with a balance of dry oak, musty brett, vinous white wine, earthy spice and citrus hop notes. The white wine, brett and spice characters are most prominent. Zesty pepper and strong coriander followed by grape and light fruit. Musty brett compliments the toasted oak and earthy hops. The hop character is earthy with subtle citrus but is slightly overpowered by the other notes. I'm not picking up much fruit/kumquat but I'm sure it's burried underneath everything else that's going on.

Medium bodied with a very musty, earthy flavor from the oak, brett and hops that dominates the flavor until it warms up a bit. Dry toasted oak, funky brett and coriander followed by earthy and citrus hops and vinous light fruit. Again, I'm not picking up the kumquats but they are possibly lingering underneath everything else. The peppercorn and coriander provide a dry spiciness that compliments the dry, resinous hop flavor. After a while, the white wine and bready yeast notes come forward. Pretty dry from all of these elements and the citrus characteristic from the galaxy hop and sweetness from whine and wit yeast are kind of overshadowed. Slightly tart and dry toward the finish but not sour. More funky than anything else. Pretty complex but could use some more sweetness for balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 06:15:44 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears a hazy straw toned yellow with a huge fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle head of fluff. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tropical fruit, pineapple, papaya, white pepper, ripe peaches, and earthiness...yum. I'm very happy with this beverage. :)
Taste is of the aromas with a sweet tropical flavor up front followed by earthy herbs, minerals, and juicy nectarines.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, and dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 01:44:00 | More by weeare138
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since all the other pricey Anchorage options have been quite good, I decided to splurge and pick up a bottle of this.

Pours the usual cloudy haze, yellow appearance, substantial 1.8" white head. Looks good. Aroma, didn't have the same pungency of Bitter Monk unfortunately. Leaned more wit, then belgian, and only then ipa (last). Aroma of wood/oak, white wine, kindofa bretty aroma.

Taste, chalky bretty, spice, coriander, mild citrus notes. Lacked the hops and bitterness of bitter monk. This was more like a wit straight up. It also lacked the tartness/sourness and acidity that I was hoping for. If I was in charge, this would have more hop character, and less belgian wit character. Alcohol seemed higher than their other beers that are actually higher in alcohol content. A little bit of grassyness to it as well. I dunno, I think they should drop the 'ipa' reference on the label. A decent beer, but nowhere near as good as the Bitter Monk, for many reasons.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 18:50:35 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-bottled with brett, brewed with galaxy hops,coriander, kumquats and peppercorns. Fermented and aged in french oak wine tanks.

A: Twist key cage broke off, while unraveling the cage the cork exploded from the bottle with a loud pop without warning. First pour was nothing but snow white sudsy foam, glass consuming, pale lemon-orange with a good clarity. Chunky sudsy lacing is meaty on the glass. Consecutive pours built upon the monstrous foam monster and showed a dense, obstructed clarity, murky from the yeasty goodness from the bottom of the bottle. Head retention was forever.

S: Slight nose of sour musky funk of lemons, basement and vinyl. Hard to get a scent at times through the monster head. Not much signs of the galaxy hops nor fruit just yet.

T: Flavor of funky brett, sour lemons, sour grains and sour fruit, the kumquats the easiest to identify. Quite a slap on the tongue the first time but this does get progressively easier to handle. Acidic, light and peppery wheat, grapefruit juice and a warmth of alcohol rounds things out with some sour oranges.

M: Mouthful is sharp, well pronounced, crisp and light bodied with a sour funky leave on the tongue.

O: Overall sour lemony hops, drinks like a cross between a saison and wit. A lot of breweries hold back on the brett, this one is very well pronounced and goes balls to the wall. Slow methodical drinker, offers a varying degree of complexity and a good dose of brett.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:13:41 | More by beerthulhu
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

The beer is very hazy and appears golden to straw yellow hued. The head is pure white, rapidly fading to a thin, wispy layer.

The aroma offers brettanomyces, oak, fruits (maybe kiwi, passion fruit, star fruit), hops, coriander, peppercorns. Really interesting and nice.

The flavor is also quite good. Lots of brett. Deliciously tart. Certainly not a normal witbier, saison, or IPA, but rather a hybrid of the three.

Lovely mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness and wild yeast. Fabulous.

Overall, this was delightful. I am already looking forward to having it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 21:36:31 | More by Huhzubendah
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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.