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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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643 Ratings
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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 49
Gots: 47 | 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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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-14-2013 23:55:20 | More by jgunther71
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-13-2013 00:36:37 | More by csmalley
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy yellow gold with a bright-white bubbly head. Drops to a small collar and faint wispy cap. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: Bright yeast with some pale wheat and slightly sweet pale malts. Galaxy hops drop a hint of tropical fruit and a touch of orange. Biscuity dough and some lightly toasted malts. Fruity esters with a very soft spiciness. Very light bitter. Brett adds a nice slightly earthy finish to the whole thing. Some powdery yeast. A touch of banana and some apple. Maybe a touch of mealy kumquat through the back.

Taste: Coriander straight up. Some yeasty spice coupled with a touch of banana and clove. Light pale malt sweetness. Hops run a touch of tropical fruit along with some bitter grapefruit rind and a touch of pine needle bitterness. Brett adds a touch of earth, damp grass, and some lemon. So much brett as it warms. A nice balance of hops, yeast, and malt. Coriander takes control as it warms, starting to dominate almost everything. A slight push of wheat through the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate to above average carbonation. Clean, crisp, and slightly dry. Par for the style.

Overall: Better than the Beatles.

A very nice Belgian/white IPA. Bitter with spices in the right places. I'll be giving Anchorage my patronage in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:41:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy gold - some light orange in the dark, some yellow when held to the light - pours with a large, white head - leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Loads of funky Brett, some wood, and some witbier aromas - can't entirely discern the galaxy hops, but there are some interesting citrus and grassy notes here - nicely funky - some barrel aromas - some spiciness, with peppercorns - some pepper and clove from the yeast as well

Taste: Tongue-coating Brett with some wood and light citrus - decidedly funky, with both Brett weirdness, straw, and a load of wood - nice use of French oak barrels, which sometimes can be a bit much - citrus, with some nice orange and grapefruit notes - some lightly tropical undertones - some spiciness, with pepper - moderate bitterness - finishes pretty clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth, dry finish

Overall: Brett and hops are bffs

This starts off interesting, and actually gets more interesting as you make your way to the bottom of the glass. The use of Brett is quite lovely, and the hops have held up (even through this is months old at this point). This is the first beer I've had from Anchorage, and it's far from a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:38:50 | More by angrybabboon
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 00:03:12 | More by Drknight
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two finger bright white head with excellent lacing on a cloudy pale golden body. Aroma is strong and full with coriander dominating and notes of yeast, pale malts, herbal hops, lemon zest and peppercorn. Citrus aroma from white pineapple and tangerine. Flavor reminds of Saison with a lot of yeast and coriander throughout. Lemongrass herbal notes, white pepper, tropical citrus, clove and chardonnay wine. Medium body, semi dry finish and moderate carbonation. Complex, unique and memorable. Galaxy hops paired well with this combination which has a lot going on but the drinker isn't overwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 00:00:10 | More by kylehay2004
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-03-2013 01:06:08 | More by bcm75
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Matt_L

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-02-2013 02:48:43 | More by Matt_L
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psdonnelly

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-02-2013 00:19:38 | More by psdonnelly
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2013 05:42:09 | More by dwagner003
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Bwagner1122

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-28-2013 05:35:35 | More by Bwagner1122
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-25-2013 23:25:17 | More by fdig23
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2013 02:57:27 | More by polishkaz
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-24-2013 22:49:12 | More by Chugs13
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-24-2013 00:47:26 | More by vermilcj
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spartanlaker

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-23-2013 05:51:20 | More by spartanlaker
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a delicate, translucent, bright golden color with a light, fluffy white head that fades quickly. Wispy lacing.

S- Wild Brett yeast all over the nose. Fresh fruit of kumquats and mango mesh beautifully with the yeast strain. Lemon grass also comes through. Buttery sweetness.

T- A wow beer for me. Love the mix of intense hops with the Brett kick'n up a fuss! Not picking up the coriander, but absolutely loving the peppercorn spice that makes its way. Warmth and pepper all over the back of the throat. Touch of bitterness with is fashionably late.

M- Looks like it woudln't have much substance, but this one holds up quite well. Mid body, and a crisp drinkability while remaining smooth.

O- My first from this brewery and I look forward for many more to come. Happy to see they have finally got distribution in MO. Balanced, complex, cracked pepper crispness, and journey of bold flavors that seem to explore something new with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 03:05:09 | More by Bosoxfan20
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2013 05:21:11 | More by JSchock7
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 23:42:11 | More by mjstacker
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moarmare

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-18-2013 13:15:59 | More by moarmare
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a lightly hazed yellow with one finger of rich white head. Light lacing left behind.

Aroma of lemon zest, pineapple, coriander, white pepper, Belgian yeast, and brett.

Tasted of lemon, brett, Belgian yeast, saltine cracker, white pepper and brett. Lightly bitter finish.

Light-to-medium bodied and quite dry with a sharp carbonation.

An easy drinking and tasty Belgian IPA from Anchorage. It's so good to have them return to St. Louis.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:40:50 | More by Monkeyknife
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-10-2013 23:11:15 | More by scottDC
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-07-2013 18:26:51 | More by claspada
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crhea89

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-05-2013 03:50:16 | More by crhea89
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

***EXPLOSIVE CORK ALERT*** and I REALLY mean this. I've opened quite a few of these and every bottle was pretty violent. Be careful!

APPEARANCE : Straw yellow with some particles in suspension - otherwise very clear. Huge head drops fairly quick to a thin layer with very solid lacing. The head has an extremely pleasing look, very fluffy but sharp looking.

SMELL : First nose is some faint brett with citrus fruits and herbs. Second nose opens up the citrus profile a lot, really thickens it, lets us really grasp how fresh the kumquats were when they dropped them in the fermenters. Coriander also starts to show up. Third nose blends everything back into an amazing melting pot of fresh hoppy citrusy goodness. Amazing nose, really.

TASTE : So that's where the peppercorn shows up. It adds a sharp spicy side to the mix that really brings everything to a whole other level - citrus and coriander and hops would've been nice on their own, but the pepper really changed where this brew is headed. The only downpoint I see to the peppercorn is that it seems to cut on the refreshing side of the beer. Other than that, the taste really follows the nose.

MOUTHFEEL : WAY too much carbonation. No freaking wonder people in my beer club have seen some of their bottles actually exploding in rather dangerous ways (yes, I was WAY serious about being careful with these guys). Once you've given the brew a few swings around the glass, though, everything calms down and you can actually feel something - and boy is it enjoyable. This texture fits absolutely perfectly with the citrus kumquat taste. Feels like you're actually drinking the fruit's juice directly.

OVERALL : Very impressive beer. Very original mixture of ingredients. Bold and intelligently crafted. I'll be aging some of them, the brewers say the brettanomyces come out a lot more given time. I'm curious to see what it'll be like. I'll probably send out another review for an aged bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:01:46 | More by FrostBlast
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.