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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%

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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Photo of iwantsomerocks

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking forward to trying this. Bomber poured into a dogfish head pint glass. Frothy 2 finger head lasts a while. The head resembles that of a saison. Nice straw yellow color. Solid carbonation.

Smells funky as hell. Straight barnyard. Nice citrus scent as well, lemon and grapefruit. Oh man this is gonna be good.

What a taste explosion. Not so funky, but huge hits of lemon and the bitterness of grapefruit but without the flavor really. A bit of a chardonnay hit, and then the hops come through. The glorious galaxy hops come through and gently harass the taste buds. The funkiness of the brett comes through in the background..noticeably there, but not nearly overwhelming. Amazing complexity all around.

A decent amount of carbonation in the mouth, but not too much. Very silky and goes down easy.

Overall this beer lives up to the hype. As a monster hophead myself, I like the overall balance of the beer to bring the galaxy forward, but still maintain the 'white' aspect and add a slight funkiness to the mix. I wish this was cheaper and available all the time. If it was $9 I'd buy it all the time. Definitely worth the money for a beer as unique as this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:40:17 | More by iwantsomerocks
Photo of lacqueredmouse


4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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
Photo of KDawg


4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a clear straw-yellow color with a foamy head.

Very interesting and bretty aromas of spice, lemon peels, tropical citrus and funk.

medium bodied, but on the lighter side. Very good feel with fresh flavors of lemon peels, funk, and tropical fruits.

This was a really tasty belgian IPA with a bretty touch.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 01:01:06 | More by KDawg
Photo of Aml42000


4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy gold with a half finger white head. Light lacing in the glass.

S- Brett and lemon verbena. Pleasant and fragrant.

T- Loads of apple, peach and citrus flavors on the mid palate. A bit of melon on the finish. Layered and complex.

M- Creamy and refined with excellent lift despite the powerful body hiding behind all that fruit. Snappy hops accentuate the finish.

O- A well crafted, classy beer. The fruit and yeast balance Each other out and the hops blend nicely as well. Anchorage continues to be one to watch.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:15:50 | More by Aml42000
Photo of BEERchitect


4.1/5  rDev +2%
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
Photo of emerge077


4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of yeast action in this bottle, the cork almost took my eye out and the head is insane. Lots of sticky spiderweb like lacing. This thing may never die. Extremely yeasty nose. Lots of earthy and farmhouse notes. Lots of spicy notes. Super hazy pale bright yellow color.

Very nice beer. Brisk effervescence. Bright citrus from the cumquats, Spicy coriander and pepper. Spicy citrus hops with a bit of pine. Drying hop bitterness that lingers. At only 50 IBUS its got a nice bitterness. Nice lingering sweetness as well. Rich and complex beer. The spice from the coriander and peppercorn go along well with the citric bittering galaxy hops. Touches of passion fruit and citric fruit salad. Deeply complex and highly drinkable. Lots of earthy yeastiness. Musty funkiness. Very awesome beer. I love it. Lots of passion fruit as the beer warms.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 23:49:09 | More by jtierney89
Photo of crossovert


3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Second batch. The cork absolutely flies off with a boom.

Be careful pouring this one, it is super-carbonated. It pours a lightly hazy gold with a big foamy white head that likes to linger.

The smell is awesome. Clean brett notes, citrus, decent malt bill underneath. Oak mellows.

The flavor is also good. Honestly the hops don't come through much, it is more of a witbier with brett and citrus than anything but it is a refreshing take on it even with the odd experimentation. The Bitter Monk was unbelievable,the Whiteout Wit was horrendous, this is closer to Bitter Monk but not quite as awesome. The sweetness and oak come through with a few more sips. Brett is tame with a hint of funk and medicinal flavor, pretty low tartness.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 00:57:01 | More by crossovert
Photo of womencantsail


3.9/5  rDev -3%
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
Photo of ccrida


4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chill hazed straw gold with a white head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is peppery, spices or brett, not sure, with some tropical esters and more skunk as it warms.

This had a more robust hop presence when it was first released - and I could have swore I reviewed it! The spices seem more robust, particularly the peppercorn. Less kumquat. The skunk of the hops really comes out as it warms, but not overpowering the depth of the brett and spices.

Mouthfeel is on the dry, medium-light bodied side.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's got a bite to it, a complex pungency of hops, brett, sour spice and fruit. But the blonde pedigree give's it more than a semblance of digestibility.
Overall, the creativity of this recipe, in combination with the difficult but successful execution, is what really sets it apart.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 04:53:23 | More by ccrida
Photo of jsanford


4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, dull gold with a dense white head that settles to a nice cap. Superb aromas of tropical hops (mango, peach, and tangerine), white wine, French oak, and spicy coriander. Bitter hop flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, and mango with a slightly funky Wit yeast, white grapes, citrus, and oak. Really good, I just wish the Galaxy hop presence was more noticeable. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, with a medium body and great carbonation. Another superb Anchorage brew, love these guys!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:00:37 | More by jsanford
Photo of TriggerFingers

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased while in Anchorage.

Very interesting brew. Poured a hazy light golden straw color (like a wit). Only a little musty on the nose, but did get some sweet citrus too.

Having had an all galaxy IPA before, I thought this didn't showcase the hop all that well. The bitterness is nice for an IPA, but there is a sharp note on the finish (could be the peppercorns?) that most IPA junkies wouldn't like (and I had to find myself pausing and try to figure out what my palate was picking up). I only noticed it on the first few sips--after that tasted like a slightly funky IPA. I dig the funk, but this beer seemed to be going in too many directions for me.

This is definitely one for beer nerds as this beer is more of an "esoteric" IPA. If you are like me an enjoy trying every type of beer out there, its definitely worth a shot. However, if you think this is going to be Belgian, a wit, or even your typical IPA, this brew may leave you scratching your head.

Kudos for pushing the boundaries of beer--its different, thats for sure. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Grade: B

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 00:24:39 | More by TriggerFingers
Photo of bashiba


3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very light straw yellow with a big and sticky white head.

The smell was more Brett and musty than the Galaxy itself with some very light citrus notes sneaking through.

The flavor was a touch tart with bits of oak, citrus, and light tropical fruits all coming through, but overall very mild. The sour and musty brett flavors along with the oak really mask the hops. There is a very mild amount of bitterness.

The mouthfeel was very dry and clean.

A good beer, drinks more like a nice Berliner Weiss than Belgian IPA, but seems almost like a waste to use Galaxy in such a minor starring role.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 17:12:55 | More by bashiba
Photo of litheum94


4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole foods.

Hazy, opaque golden yellow body. Frothy, bone white head leaves a protective cover and some killer lacing.

Corriander spice and funky Brett aromas. Distinct French oak aromas and citrusy hops.

Corriander spicing and some creamy wheat. Big, funky bite from the Brett, gives it an earthy flavor. Oaky, white wine tones. Big hop flavors on the finish; citrusy and bitter.

Excellent, funky take on the style. Another great one from Gabe.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 20:27:11 | More by litheum94
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #1 (Jan 2012)

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color. The beer has a half finger tall bright white head that reduces to a thick film and thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of brett with the associated sour/barnyard funk. Moderate aromas of tropical hops, citrus hops, citrus, and spices.

T: Not quite as strong in taste as the smell might have implied. Lighter amounts of brett sour/funk along with tropical (pineapple) hops, citrus (orange) hops, citrus, and some light amounts of pepper/spice.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and the addition of the brett really adds to the enjoyment of the beer. This beer is easy to drink and I would enjoy sipping on this one for quite a while. Impressive take on the style and one to have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 17:32:20 | More by dbrauneis
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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1 (Jan/2012). Poured in to FFF stemmed tulip.

A - Translucent bright yellow. Two fingers of big, bully bright white head that receded to half a finger.

S - Sourness up front from the brett but thankfully it doesn't overpower the other aspects of this beer. Some Belgian yeast, spice, citrus and earthy hop aromas create a fairly complex nose. Some oak is present as well.

T - Sour and funky up front from the brett with a good oak presence that give way to citrus and passion fruit flavours with a moderate bitterness. The finish is dry with a touch of spice.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - An excellent beer. It is nice to see that the brett didn't overpower the base beer flavours.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 14:04:49 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Photo of FreshHawk


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

A - Cloudy dull gold color. Large, fluffy, cloud like, white head that raises quickly. Nice retention leaving a nice layer of lace.

S - Quite a bit of Brett on the nose. Nice barnyard funk aroma. In the back is a nice mix of fruity hops. Passionfruit, mango, peach, grapefruit, and pineapple. Intriguing mix of aromas. Some pale malt.

T - Doesn't quite live up to the nose. Not as much Brett although there still is some funk. Fair amount of hops both citrus and tropical (especially pineapple). Touches of spice (pepper and coriander come out a bit). Touches of light/pale malt provide a nice base. Not much from the barrel comes out. Sweet and funk.

M - Light to medium body. Plenty of carbonation. Effervescent and crisp.

D - Interesting beer. Pretty drinkable with a nice funk but nothing too strong (could even use a bit more on the taste). Overall pretty drinkable.

Notes: Didn't quite live up to my expectation (but they were pretty high given Brett and Galaxy hops) and I prefer the Tripel, but this was a nice beer. Interesting play with the hops and kumquat. Could use a bit more Brett on the taste but all in all I can't complain.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 04:55:36 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of rudzud


3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle from the Hill Farmstead retail shop. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Opens with a very loud pop. The cork was a real bitch to get off, had to use a corkscrew. The pour results in a massive basically four finger sudsy white head that keeps on billowing with an epic amount of carbonation bubbles going on in the tulip. A maelstrom of carbonation. Its nice, good colour (crystal clear gold) but the head is way too much.

S - Light funk from brett, nice peppercorns. Struggling to find any of the fruit. There is a light galaxy hop aroma. Very faint. Smells more like a barrel aged saison than anything.

T - More of the nice funky brett with very like oak barrels. There is some slight peppercorn spice and bitterness from both hop and fruit.

M - Mouthfeel, ehh. Doesnt do it for me. A bit too heavily carbonated and yet I can still feel a fair amount of alcohol. And after it sits for a few minutes thanks to all the carbonation it just falls a bit flat.

O - Overall, while I liked this beer it was easily my least favourite from Anchorage. Glad I got to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 19:42:21 | More by rudzud
Photo of BarryMFBurton


4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’m hoping a French-oak-aged IPA bottled with brett is worth nearly 80 cents/ounce – though from what I experienced with my last sampling of Anchorage Brewing, I’m sure it will deliver.

Batch #1, brewed about five months before the date of this tasting (“JAN/2012” on the side of the bottle).

A: Hell of a head on this one – it churns and bubbles absolutely powerfully, standing at two full inches of head-turning foam. The body is straw-yellow, slightly hazy, and with a torrent of bubbles everywhere throughout. No gimmicks – this is just a genuinely superb-looking beer, with an inch of retention and chunky lacing that could not look any better.

S: WOW, that’s a ton of brett; funky and spicy, it picks up a scent of freshly-ground peppercorn, bright barnyard astringency, dry wheat, and coriander. Also popping out front is a touch of Noble hops, showcasing juicy, cherry-and-citrus-forward aromas, though with a healthy dose of grassy dryness. What really stands out, though, it what’s underneath it all: a dense fruit backdrop, filled with complex flavors not normally found in a beer of this style. The kumquats are coming in nicely, as are notes of fleshy peach, mango, and orange; beautifully complex and original.

T: Quite unsurprisingly, this starts out bitter and acidic: phenols, lemon peel, more barnyard Brett, grassy hop bitters, and spicy clove and black pepper, though with a lactic acid tinge that looms over them all. Not to say that it’s one-dimensional, but the acid is boldly upfront, sometimes to a fault. Still, great complexity, and with a nice touch of fruity undertones from the malts – lots of peach and kumquat, all over a mild citrusy wheat. It’s an exotic-tasting beer, that’s for sure. Finishes with touches of more controlled Belgian yeast, lingering with coriander and Wit-like hay, as well as dry, almost metallic tones of brightness.

M: Smoothly carbonated – there isn’t the bite of lively bubbles that I was expecting. And frankly, I’m glad there isn’t; the last thing the beer world needs is another complex IPA that distracts the drinker with loads of artificial-feeling fizz. This beer goes down smooth, feeling perfectly natural at all times.

O: Once again, Anchorage bends the style guidelines of American craft beer and ends up winning. Galaxy is refreshing, complex, and an absolute joy to drink, much like The Tide and its Takers. I might even grab a bottle or two for aging – that brett will be something to behold in a few years’ time (even more than it is now).

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 21:46:45 | More by BarryMFBurton
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2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this 750 mL brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The body was pale straw colored. Clear on the first pour cloudy on the next.The head was pure white and large. The head settled to a film and stayed throughout.

The smell was spicy - pepper and coriander! Citrus peel. Lemony, kumquats I suppose.

The taste did not live up to the aroma. There was some spiciness but plastic and Band-Aids prevailed. Not nearly enough fruitiness. Some dryness in the finish. Not enjoyable.

The mouthfeel was medium to light in body with a modest amount of fine carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 14:28:29 | More by Cresant
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sending this my way barf

The beer pours a hazy yellowish with a fluffy white head. The nose is a slightly citrusy with a mellow yeast undertone and slightly biting alcohol. The initial nose was a lot more intense and aromatic in comparison to several minutes later. The beer tastes the same way with a lot yeast upfront followed by a lingering bitterness. It's got a slightly dry and packs a medium body which is broken up by ample carbonation. Overall this beer reminds me of the bitter monk, but the yeast completely overpowers the galaxy hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 02:20:56 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of jethrodium


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

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing. Big fruity aroma with lots of mango, light brett, some oak, lemon, pear, and apricot. The taste has a light initial sweetness with mango, apricot, some spiciness, and a bit brett earthiness. The finish has a decent bitterness. Medium-light body. Low carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 00:12:01 | More by jethrodium
Photo of woosterbill


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter; split with RB's jtclockwork at the Manhattan Gingerman.

A: Clear pale gold body with a finger of frothy head on top. Pretty good retention thanks to a steady stream of bubbles welling up from below. Light lace. Ok.

S: Powerful yet elegant mixture of fresh herbal hoppiness and profoundly grassy Brett. Light citrus fruit as well, and some peppery spice behind it all. Amazing.

T: Follows the nose. Tasty fruity + herbal hops up front, funky Brett midway through, and a dry, spicy finish. Profound spiciness on the aftertaste. Great stuff.

M: Quite prickly and overly effervescent, but smoothing out after a moment. A bit much.

O: I wish the bottle conditioning had been a bit less enthusiastic, as a creamier mouthfeel would have gone a long way toward accentuating the amazing flavors going on in this hugely complex beer. That one flaw aside, this was up there with my favorite Belgian IPAs of all time - I liked it far more than Bitter Monk.


Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 00:50:27 | More by woosterbill
Photo of champ103


3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pretty much clear, almost colorless. A one finger white head forms and recedes in a second to a ring. Light lace.
S: Earthy yeast up front with some peppery spice. Hops come into play quickly. Zesty lemon, orange peal, grassy hops.
T: Up front is the same as the nose. Earthy, spicy, zesty lemons. Tangy orange peal, grassy hops. Though a chalky flavor comes into play. Chalky like aspirin flavors that lingers and detracts for me.
M/D: A medium body that is a bit thin. Again, very chalky in the mouth that I am not a fan of. Not hard to drink, but one is enough.

I love what Anchorage has been doing, though this did not hit the spot for me. It is not bad at all, I am just not a fan of the chalky flavor/consistency that I get. Worth a try if you are a fan of their other offerings however.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 02:10:51 | More by champ103
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.