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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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217 Reviews
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Reviews: 217
Hads: 881
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 21.92%
Wants: 84
Gots: 131 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.
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Reviews: 217 | Hads: 881
Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer should be served on the warmer side-45-50F, although Beer Advocate recommends a lower serving temp. The higher temp brings out the tastes, Brett and grassiness.

Poured in Brooklyn Snifter. Very interesting looking beer: very light for an IPA. I could smell the aroma from the bottle: wine, citrus, and Brett-very barnyard.

The MF is highly unusual- it goes beyond the usual tartly carbonated- there is a pungent spiciness to the MF that sets it apart from most IPAs.

Taste: better warmer. Fruit, spice,lemon, Brett, a hint of coriander and more. As the beer warms, there is less intense pungency, and the flavors come through- especially the barnyard flavor from the Brett.

Overall_ highly distinctive and original. There are winey undertones to this beer, spice, complex fruit and more. The brewery distinctively brews beers which are different.
A different IPA experience.

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Photo of iong516
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lots of bottle variability on this one. I've had a few gushers with corks hitting the ceiling and two totally flat nearly undrinkable bottles. This beer is good but I would avoid aging or buying old bottles.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Faintly cloudy pale yellow body with brilliant white foamy head, rings and sheets of lacing. Cool galaxy/whirlpool artwork- gets me ready to get dragged into this one!

S: Funk and major citrus overtones on the nose. Not getting much of the spice, but this is enough for me.

T: Good mix of funk/citrus/tang. Mostly lemon and white grape, including some of its potent puckering power. I detect a bit of sweetness but not much bitterness. Maybe the spices are finally present? Tangy finish. Reminiscent of watery lemonade.

F: Light bodied, faint but sharp effervescence. Wish that head lasted longer.

O: Intriguing for sure. When I'd had enough citrus I could focus on the funk. Kept my attention the whole bomber through, although by the end the lemon did start wearing on me- I could have appreciated a wider variety of hop flavors. My bottle was about a year and half old, I wonder how long it should be kept so that the funk becomes the main component?

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Photo of PintOh1759
2.91/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks like an over carbonated white ZInf with a wicked chill haze. fresh squeezed white grapes. Super fizzy Head. TONS of carbonation rushing straight up the glass like an air pump.

smell - right off the bat super tropical citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, super spicy notes that i wish i knew what they were to describe them better, almost like you through a peppercorn in it. some mild dirty sock Brett funk.

Taste- White wine, bitter bite into a bundle of pine needles, carb burn 1 inch up from the tip of the tongue. ends with a lingering spice on the curl of the back of the tongue heading into the throat.

feel- suuper lite. no body.

Overall this isnt that impressive of a beer, especially from Anchorage Brewing, they put too much time into trying to re create the IPA and failed miserably. This is a completely unbalanced beer and has funky bitterness from places that shouldnt contribute to the taste of a great IPA. I can only hope that Bitter Monk is their answer to this.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Back of bottle says Batch #7 Oct/2014.

A- Pours a hazy light golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Bright Brett aroma commingles with the bright citrus of the hops. The funk is more of a clean one that adds to the zesty nature of the hop fume.

T- Refreshing taste of citrus and spice with the Brett providing an extra kick to everything. Mild bitterness and overall a very light flavor. Mild tartness on the backend from the kumquats. Tropical fruit flavor comes through more as it warms.

M- Tight and spritzy with medium-high carbonation and a very light body.

O- A damn tasty Brett IPA. I kind of wish this came out in the summer since it would taste even better under the hot sun. All the ingredients in this beer work harmoniously to create a unified flavor profile.

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Photo of jonboyd_md
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light, Lacey, quickly fading head. Good lacing. Pale yellow in color. Not a lot of smell to it. Flavor was a bit off to me at first. Half way through the first glass the hops, kumquats, and peppercorns became very detectable. Very tasty after getting used to it. (3.91 original score before aging) I'd buy it again, maybe age it..

Aged a bottle from October 2014, opened June 2015. The flavor mellowed quite a bit. Made for quite a nice beer. I don't think I'd quite say this fits my thinking of an ipa. More of a champagne almost.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

A- Wow, this brew is full of life! As soon as I took the wire off the cork, it pressed its way out to a large sounding "pop"! Upon pouring, I got nothing but thick white foam, which took a couple of minutes to settle...it's very champagne like for sure! It is cloudy, with plenty of yeast suspended....hard to see the carbonation, but believe me, its there. The lacing is actually very watery...something I didn't expect actually.

S- This has a very earthy/fruity aroma overall. There is plenty of fresh leafy hop cones noted and it is very fruity.....citrus to be exact.....full of grapefruit and tangerine. Spices are aplenty as well, with the coriander upfront, and a bolder smell, which I'm guessing comes from the peppercorn...almost enough to make a guy want to sneeze! It is also rich with yeasty biscuit like aromas...buttery in fact! This is a complex smelling beer, which very nice!

T- Well we get the best of both worlds here style wise! Right upfront are the bittering hops that make the sides of my mouth pucker. Once the initial bitter shock is gone, the flavors get deeper, with the hops themselves becoming very leafy. The fruitiness is also apparent, but the grapefruit aromas I smelled earlier, turn more into pomello and navel orange like. There is a spice that just hits the back of my palate and tickles my throat.....a subtle peppery note. The hops especially are very noticeable upon belching lol.

M/D- This is a highly carbonated beer, as noted before, and scrubs the palate very much so! It's a decent balance between bitter and citrus that, while I find thin bodied, is very refreshing and I'm finding it very easy to get through this 750ml bottle quickly. The alcohol is hidden very well but will sneak up on a person I'm guessing. I'm pleasantly surprised that I am enjoying this as much as I am, as I'm not a huge IPA guy, but the melding of styles works beautifully! I recommend this one and would have no issues picking this up again!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, VT.

Pours a hazy light yellow, with a little bit of lacing coming from a 1.5 inch fluffy head.

Smells like delicious Galaxy hops- passionfruit and orange, a bit of grapefruit, and some distinct Brett barnyard funk.

This tastes delicious. It doesn't really scream white IPA to me- not really getting the peppercorns. I am getting a varied fruit flavor which could include Kumquats- if I knew what they tasted like. Getting lots of passionfruit, orange, and grapefruit, with some chalky sweet tarts flavors, barnyard funk, and crackery malt.

The body on this one is of light to medium thickness, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a crisp mouthfeel.

Probably the best white IPA i've ever had, although I would have just identified it as an American IPA with Brett.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%

Straight pour from a 25.4oz/750ml cork-and-cage bottle to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware); this bottle has a batch label indicating it was bottled in April, 2014 (“BATCH #6 APRIL/2014”), which would make this bottle right around five months old. I wasn’t too worried about the hops falling off though, given the brett fermentation.

Appearance (4.25): This pours eagerly, raising nearly three fingers of bone-white foam that cap a pale, straw-colored, light yellow-golden body that’s slightly hazy. The head doesn’t last, but it does leave a wide, arcing collar on one side of the glass, a few legs, and a thin film on the surface. Gorgeous body, and while the lacing seems disappointing it actually matches the hue and consistency of the body extremely well. Aesthetically, it works.

Smell (4.0): Well it’s certainly got a funk—an oddly bright one that incorporates the hops. A quick shot of straw and barnyard leads the way, followed by mixing in some bright, juicy fruit and dank herbal tones: papaya, limeade, a garlicky funk, cedar undertones, and light, spicy herbs (a little coriander, and maybe even a little basil).

Taste (4.0): Jesus, there’s a lot going on here. Bretty, light barnyard funk with a very tangy finish jumps right out of the gate, melding with a lightly garlicky, weedy, dank tone. Subtle spices come in on the mid-palate, with coriander, herbal notes (dried basil again), white pepper and a little black. Light, dry malt tones make up the body, offering light biscuit and water cracker flavors, with just a touch of honey, to support the hops and funk. Light fruits run through the front, middle, and back of the palate: slightly vinous, white grapes, green pear, a touch of granny smith, and finally bitter white grapefruit comes in toward the finish. There’s an earthy undercurrent to all of this, with a light spice, dusty hay, and warm, raw wheat. The funk and the earthy, crackery body really integrate the hops more smoothly as it warms.No booze anywhere to be seen. Overall, a pithy, limey flavor is the most noticeable component, which married to that slightly garlicky dank note, rides above everything else.

Mouthfeel (5.0): A light tingle, a soft, foamy carbonation with above-average depth, and a moderately dry, easy body with a lighter-than-medium weight come in easily, and wash out with a smooth, tingly foaming action. The finish is very dry but not parching, with enough viscosity to make it an easy, refreshing drink.

Overall (4.0): This beer is a bit all over the place, but in a thoroughly entertaining way. The appearance is excellent but a little non-standard for the style; the aroma is funky and slightly off-kilter, but bright and aromatic at the same time; the flavor is very complex with some unexpected characters, but well-crafted; and the feel is as close to perfect as anything could be, especially how well it complements the flavor. Some things don’t mesh at all times, and I’ve never been big on the garlicky hop notes, but it still works. This is just a very complex, deeply interesting brett beer, and I like it. (Still like Bitter Monk better, though. :-)

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Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

The beer comes in a hazy bright golden yellow.

The aroma has Galaxy of passion fruit, kumquat, citrus zest, grapefruit, orange zest, and Belgian yeast.

The flavor follows with that hop note in the front and those bright fruits. Then onto a light bready malt without much sweetness to speak of. Then spicy pepper and herbal notes along with that Aspirin astringency of Galaxy bitterness.

A very complex brew. The bottle is from April and still hoppy, but I would like to age a bottle and see how the beer evolves and if there is a sense of the Brett that I did not get this time.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.1/5  rDev +1%

I've seen this before and never "pulled the trigger". Well screw it, time to dish out the cash and put it to work. Let's review what we got. This brew pours a gorgeous Pale blonde with a cloudy body. Nice white soapy crown. Well guess what, let me smell it before I put it in my mouth. First wave is a melange of aromas. Brett meatiness with some wheat and spices. Second wave of some juicy fruity hop goodness. On the backend some citric tones. Well it smells good enough, let's taste it. Just like the nose, first hits though is spices (coriander, pepper). Second is a mixture of subtle tropical hops and wheat. Brett funk meatiness also expands in the flavor but not on the extreme. The finish is slightly bitter-dry as a bone with a lingering lemon and herbal tea in the aftertaste. The feel is medium-light and refreshing, carb is tight and popping.

Overall: This is a damn fine brew. Refreshing, balanced and funky with still an earthy hop quality. Tropical goodness with spicy overtones. Do you crave Wits to be on the hoppy side? I know I do! This brew is recommended.

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Photo of ENogueira
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

750 ml corked bottle poured in a chalice. The bottle has two intro paragraphs describing various frontiers of human achievement, plus some information about the white IPA in the bottle. Quite amusing. The beer pours yellow in color, with a thin white head. The first smell that hit my nose was grapefruit, then a bit of tangerine. A lot of citrus and fruit notes. The taste is like a fruit salad at first, transitioning to a bitter hop flavor once it reaches the back of your palette. The finish is a bit of oak and herbs, and the spices are noticeable. Overall, excellent.

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Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a clear straw yellow with rocky white head, rings of lace down the glass. Smell: dough, hay, citrus rind, pepper, barnyard and dried pineapple notes. Taste: orange citrus, light stone fruit sweetness, coriander. Herbal in the finish. Dry, slightly sticky finish. April 2014 bottling. Get the dregs in the glass and more dried pineapple and oak comes out.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Batch 6 from April 2014. 750ml C&C bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku.

Pours a hazy yello with big one finger white head that left huge lacing. Nose is big citrus fruits like tangerine and oranges, pineapple, mango, peaches, light funky brett, and mild oaky notes. Taste is big pineapple, mango, and peach. Brett yeast is totally there as is the lightest hint of the peppercorns. Don't know if I get kumquats, but citrus is big. Dry, hoppy, and clean. Easy to drink.

I'm surprised that this beer is as hoppy as it is from April. Love Galaxy. Love brett. Love Anchorage.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a quite pale straw colour. Head is white and looks like finely whipped egg whites. Would like more texture to the head, but lace is nice and latticey. Bit of cloud. Looks great.

Smells tasty and funky. Nice acidity, with a touch of organic barnyard and sweaty cheese. Nice vinegary tartness and lemon as well - all wrapped up with a touch of sweetness for comfort. Very nice.

Taste has far less of the funk. Lighter, with light malt notes upfront and a touch of wild astringency but then it's all hops - not in a big way, but it just tastes herbally bitter, with a twist of balsamic in there - lemony, slightly flaxy and some soapy notes late as well. Not quite the mix I expected, but drinkable and pleasant.

Decent body, although there's a touch of sharpness midway. Ends nicely.

A bit of a confused beer. Funky at times, bitter at others and always very pale. Overall, I quite enjoy it but it's not quite enough of one thing or another to excite me.

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into Dogfish Head goblet. Batch #6, April 2014.

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.

T - Starts with lemon tartness, quickly replaced by a belgian spice billing. Nice dry, piney hops on the back end. The finish is full of citrus. Tart, but lacks the funk I picked up in the nose.

M - Prickly carbonation with a fantastic dry finish. Drinks true to its mid-range ABV.

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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Photo of threeviews
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

(Batch# 5, July 2013), consumed March 15, 2014...poured from a 750ml bottle (corked & caged) into a Lost Abbey branded, 16oz, Rastal 2.0 Teku Glass.

A- First pour reveals a slightly hazy golden yellow with a 1-2 finger soapy, white head (second pour is much more hazy, courtesy of the bottle conditioning). Regardless, it looks amazing for being bottle conditioned. 5.0

S- Massive! Fruity tartness (Grapefruit, White Grape, Passionfruit), spice (from the peppercorns) and astringency courtesy of the oak aging from the foeder(s) all mingle effortlessly. Galaxy hops, oak aging and re-fermenting on brettanomyces makes for an absolutely perfect balance...Gabe Fletcher is a masterful brewer! 5.0

T- Despite the label of 50IBU's, it tastes much more bitter/hoppy than suggested. Like the IBU's, it also feels a but more than the 7.0% as stated on the bottle...complaining, I am not! The aroma, flavor and mouthfeel are absolutely perfect...I cannot fathom what this beer tastes fresh, but the amalgam of ingredients, the care aged on oak and the quality of packaging makes this nothing short of a world-class offering. I am nothing less than honored to have the ability to enjoy this multiple times and hope to continue the trend. 4.75

M- Firmly light on the palate. Strong carbonation (courtesy of the bottle conditioning) makes for a highly effervescent and rather soft experience on the palate allowing the bitterness to shine as courtesy from the hops, adjuncts and oak aging in equal amounts. 4.5

O- This is a MUCH bigger than stated on the bottle and does not disappoint in any regard. Anchorage is many miles away, yet continues to deliver their offerings as far as VT, and am nothing but impressed with everything I have sampled thus far (Galaxy White IPA, Bitter Monk, Darkest Hour). 4.75

Bitter Monk and Darkest Hour are more stupefying offerings from Anchorage Brewing Co. and encourage all who read this to investigate these brands.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #5 dated July 2013

Hazy light yellowish poor; head settles to a film with retained lacing. Heavy smell of citrus, tropical fruit - signature brett - with some light bready malts. I get some bitterness in the nose. Bright and tart citrus up front - primarily orange peel and some grapefruit - with an odd combination of fruits mid palate. Minimal bready malt. Very dry. Fairly funky and peppery on the finish with some stale bitterness and a touch of unpleasant astringency. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with low to moderate, prickly carbonation.

This one drinks like a mix between a belgian IPA and a saison. I like what it's trying to do but I don't think it was successful. I'm also not sure time was kind to this. There are a fair amount of hops but the hop flavors are not fresh. The Brett is very developed and the additives make for an interesting and very fruity experience. But it just doesn't come together for me. Add in some off flavors and I will pass next time.

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Photo of Copernicus
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a magnificent, meringue-like head of 2 fingers that recedes slowly, leaving a craggy lace.

S: Citrus, coriander, sour, and funk. Peppery. A hint of vanilla and oak. There is some wood and barn and light pineapple from the brett.

T: Bitter. Spicy. Finishes like a chardonnay. It's oaky and slippery with some savory vanilla. The malt character is light. Fermentation is spicy and funky. There is an intense bitterness.

M: It's smooth, with some unenthusiastic carbonation. Slightly drying.

O: This beers struts some impressive plumage but ultimately falls flat. I may have to get used to this style and then give it another try.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anchorage Brewing Company - Galaxy White IPA, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a cloudy pale straw with a chunky white head that leaves tons and tons of sticky lacing. You can't make em look better than that.

Smell - Slight bitter coriander zest. Spice and pepper. Sour yeast brett isn't totally overfunked but smooth. Touch of woody oak.

Taste - Starts fruity juicy orange and transitions to funky sour brett with pepper and oak, then fades leaving some oak behind.

Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with balanced carbonation. Rests woody. Clean and dry. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is an acquired taste that I have learned to appreciate over the past year or so. This particular brew has more balance that other "brett bombs" I have had. Tasty and refreshing, relies less on fruit than non-brett whites, however, both have their respective places. This is the brett counterpart to Allagash White.

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Photo of farrago
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thin bone white head, mostly loose and bubbles off swiftly, very bright and seems to reflect light nicely, the lacing is the sort which initially forms a very thin yet broad sheet but has little stick and as a whole it just glides down the glass sides. Cloudy yet bright canary yellow colored liquid, very difficult to see any bubbles inside the glass, warm luminescence to it. The nose most prominently hits you with tart white grapefruit notes, lots of salty accents and burnt dark bread crusts, more finished bread than yeasts, quite grassy, there’s something like an herb infused olive oil thing going on too, maybe pineapple or nectarine but you would be hard pressed to call the scents fruity. Medium-bodied, the carbonation swells immediately through the attack which gives it a creamier mouth feel, needed for when that lemon and white grapefruit citrus slash on through. Pepper and salt, green grass, clove and coriander, all contribute to a bright, tangy experience. Here the peach, apricot, nectarine and persimmon fruit is sweeter and more longlasting. There is a certain vinous quality, not sure I’d call it out and out bretty, likewise the yeasts are tame and not particularly softening. Fresh finish, given the elements it throws at you remains very good on the drinkability scale.

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Photo of beagle75
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, pale yellow color with over two fingers of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Crisp--even sparse--brett-affected yeast metabolites that exhibit remarkable focus and clarity without being overpowering.

T: Begins dry, with soft refined malt and some bright pithy fruit. Acidity is strong into the middle where the beer becomes sweeter, more mineral, and tinted with a breezy quality of goat pasture. The latter lingers during the finish, faint but complex.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, refreshingly acidic--especially late, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: An excellent brett beer, this Belgian-style strong pale ale struggles to live up to the IPA label. Instead, it delivers an austere dose of wild yeast funk with little associated tartness.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow with a a huge bright white head. Tons of carbonation. The fluffy lacing drips and grips all the way down the glass but never really lets go.
Tart notes of lemon, funky yeastiness and compost. Tons of bretty goodness. Sharp and pungent, barnyard, wet hay, pink peppercorns, green grass, grapefruit, tangerine rind and touches of mint and thyme. Really nice depth and aroma!
Huge bitter citrus mingles with sharp funky yeastiness. Grassy with a touch of pepper spice and a wonderful herbaceousness that adds life and refreshes your palate at the same time. Notes of wild barnyard, lemon and grapefruit, composted hay, green tea, and subtle touches of earthy wood.
Really sharp and crisp on the palate. Easy drinking with great carbonation. Very refreshing with absolutely no fatigue. Beautiful citrus, lovin' the funky yeastiness, and wonderful herbs and spices that keep you diving both your nose and mouth back in.
If there's another Belgian IPA that's better, someone please hip me to it. This is fantastic, although I couldn't possibly justify the $16.99 price tag as a regular in the rotation and that's a shame. I will however be grabbing at least a few more of these to cellar for the long haul the next time I see it.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Received with a less than a finger's worth of head. The head was a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber which appears as a weak, golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing is sporadic and mostly consists of wisps but there are small patches of sheeting.

Nose- Good amount of citrus which is very inviting and has a bit of tartness to it. Really speaks to its Belgian qualities. Definite lemon and orange peel and the coriander is unmistakable. Good amounts of floral qualities with a touch of honey. Swirling reveals mustiness from the hops and slight funkiness from the Brett.

Taste- Starts off with a good amount of citrus that is quite reflective of the nose. Some tartness, coriander, orange and lemon peel. Floral characteristics with touches of stone fruit in the background (mostly peach, hints of apricot, cherry). Good amount of pine and resin and woodiness on the finish but it really works with the slightly tart sweetness that is the front. Wasn't aware that kumquats were used but that's definitely the most prominent of the stone fruit like flavors that I was experiencing. Slight Brett notes in the background- slight straw, slight funk- but nothing that shows a bunch of age. Slight touches of pepper. Good to really good beer and at this point, it proves why I shouldn't question any Anchorage beer- I should just try it. Very good balance and integration. Nice complexity and presence as well. Pretty much in between good to really good, slightly closer to really good. Lacks that little something extra which would propel it to really good or great. Perhaps some age and as a result, little bit more Brett character. A little bit of grapefruit, somewhat mimosa like.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a good amount of syrup to the texture. Carbonation is a little higher than usual but works well with the overall flavor profile. Somewhat effervescent which gives this beer a little more structure.

Drinkability- Very easygoing IPA that doesn't even really drink like an IPA. Bittering hops add more character rather than being an obstacle. 4.50 might be a little much for an 8 oz pour but it is pretty expensive in the bottle. Don't really want to spend 11-12 bucks a bomber to try an IPA. Probably wouldn't get this again but mostly because of the price.

Overall- Good to really good beer. Doesn't do anything amazing but is impressive in its delicacy. Definitely worth a try but try to find it on tap. I'm on the fence whether it's worth the bottle price.

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4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I split a bottle of this with a friend tonight, 1/17/14. It was from batch #5, July/13. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. This brewery has yet to do anything but bow my mind. My only regret is that I don't live close enough to frequent the brewery. At least there is another bottle in the fridge I can drink tomorrow.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.