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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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598 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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ONUMello

Ohio

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

750ml bottle, batch #2 (4/2012) poured into a tulip
A: A hazy pale yellow, lots of carbonation, and quickly forms a 2-3 finger head even with a slow pour that takes forever to settle
S: Very aromatic. The brett is obvious up front along with lots of spice (both the coriander and peppercorn as mentioned are obvious) and having kumquat before I can smell that distinctly as well
T: Again a very heavy dose of brett up front, then some spice, and a drying brett/spicy finish with a bit of hop bitterness. Little to no malt/fruit
M: Light-bodied, bone dry, lengthy finish
O: This is different, complex, and while I don't love it I definitely like it. If you don't tolerate brett well, you may not want to pick this up. If you don't mind it, it's definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:23:24 | More by ONUMello
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 caged and corked bottle purchased at The Foodery in Philly, PA. Batch #3, August 2012.

A - The cork comes off easily and with a loud pop. Pours a super hazy golden straw color into my Delirium Tremens tulip, with a massive 4 finger bright white head that sticks around for a while and leaves frothy patches of lace.

S - Obviously the hops have mostly fallen off after almost a year, but there's still a helluva lot going on here. Funky barnyard brett, sweet underripe fruit, grass, hints of coriander and spice, some mellow white grapes.

T - the kumquats and brett are apparent upfront, with wet grass, cellar must, and sweet fruit. This gives way to some more earthy, slightly spicy notes, and definitely picking up a good hit of coriander middle of the mouth. Finishes off with a kind of sweet/tart white grape flavor, more funky yeast, and a slight bitterness. Layers of complexity.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and refreshing. Easy drinking at 7%. Dry finish. Lingering funk, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Mild tartness as it warms. Slightly over-carbonated, but hey, that brett doesn't quit.

O - Well this was my first 'White IPA', although it reminded me more of a brett saison, which isn't a bad thing. Very complex, and even more so as it warms. They took a risk doing as much with the beer as they did, but damn if it didn't pay off. I would like to try a fresh bottle at some point to compare experiences.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 04:17:57 | More by cjoc83
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750mL bottle pours with a pale yet bright gold body with faint haze supporting a tall densely cobwebed white head of foam. The aroma offers up lime, tangerine, grapefruit and a sour lime sort of wild yeastiness. The taste has a very effervescent quality and it is so much so it is tough to sink you teeth into the experience. I’m getting fruity and tart grapefruit notes that are sliding into lime like citrus and some citrusy tartness. Pretty nice but the huge carbonation detracts from the experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 11:01:42 | More by jbaker67
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buschbeer

Ohio

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

750ML bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Batch #3 Aug/2012

A - It is pretty pale in color. I would call it straw. It is hazy. Each pour gives me a mountain of champagne-like bubbles.

S - I get some white wine aromas and some brett. Hell, I even notice some of the coriander.

T - The taste is vinous at first. Then I get a little funk. Some alcohol and coriander creep in at the end.

M - Medium with a boatload of carbonation.

O - I read the bottle, and it sounded great. I poured the bottle, and it looked great. I tasted the beer, and it was pretty darn good. I really like everything about this beer, except that I only purchased one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:05:03 | More by buschbeer
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml --batch #4 Dec 2012
A: like a golden lager with less carbonation. Transparent.
S:fresh, fruity ... grapefruit rind, floral, spice; canned fruit cocktail ! ... complex
T: bizarre ... starts out like a sour and then turns bitter like biting through grapefruit rind. Razor sharp. And it lasts and lasts. It's sour but bitter too. Weird. I don't taste any maltiness at all. I'm really not sure if I like it much but it's certainly memorable and makes me want to have another sip just to explore all that's going on. It gets even better when it's not so cold ... but that sour sensation (more than taste) really lingers.
M: medium-light bodied. Clean bitterness but with a lingering sourness.
O: I'm not one to think too highly of beers that push the edge but this one is pretty interesting. And it just keeps getting better and better as I linger over it. I don't think that it's completely together but it's pretty darn good. I'll definitely look and buy another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 00:39:58 | More by EspressoGuy
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hay, lemon-meringue hue with a sudsy head and good lacing

S: The yeast and the hops make some crazy aromas: grass, pepper, lemon, weeds, dandelion, flowers, apples, other citrus fruits--man, this smells spectacular

T: Slightly dry up front with loads of citrus, grass, flowers, pepper; not quite as crazy and complex as the aromas hinted but still quite tasty

F: Creamy, medium body

O: A complex, strange beer but so thoroughly enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:18:28 | More by dbossman
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 3 Aug 2012
Brought back from Maine 750 ml cork and cage. Slight misfiring cork grazed the side of my head before ending up across the room. Pours out half foam atop a cloudy light straw liquid. Lots of lace and mad retention. The aroma is certainly tart and a bit funky. Saison like aroma with lots of spice a bit of tart citrus and tropical fruits with some hops still evident and a vinous character deep underneath. The flavor is more funk than tart with bits of citrus evident as well as some light wine notes. Medium to light body with a huge level of carbonation and a dry crisp funky mouthfeel. Nice beer but not much of an IPA after a years aging. I enjoyed this aside from the cork headache.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 01:02:53 | More by johnnnniee
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zhanson88

California

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light straw color with ample head. Tons of carbonation present in this beer, which is not surprising considering the Brett that this is fermented with. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Smells extremely funky. Very spicy and pronounced horseblanket smell. Underneath that, the hops start to come through. Plenty of citrus as well as some tropical fruit scents.

Taste: Some bready and dry, wheaty malt peeks through initially, but that is quickly overshadowed by citrus, orange, mango and coriander. Completing the middle and back end is some serious hay funk.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation. Very good for the style. Overall, I thought this was a very good Belgian IPA. I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this one was very well done. The prominent funk aside, lots of great tropical fruit scents and flavors make this beer a good one to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 04:31:14 | More by zhanson88
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stewart124

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with some orange hues. Huge head and very visibly carbonated.

Nose has some brett characters to go along with the spice and Belgian notes.

More carbonation up front with a white pepper bite and hops to round it out. Good amount of bitterness overall with some spicy phenolic characters and general spice throughout. Fantastic though. A very nice take on this style without detracting from what I expect with an IPA.

Finishes very dry and leave some slightly tart notes on the tongue. I was looking forward to trying this and I was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 17:36:59 | More by stewart124
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 3/Aug 2012 bottling. Had Anchorage's Love Buzz at a tasting a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, so I picked this one up. Shared amongst peeps.

Loud pop from the cork, no gushing but certainly a foamy monster. The beer is a hazy peach color with a monstrous white head that eventually settles to a bubble bath cap that leaves some lace.

Smell is very brett forward; lots of orange, tropical, yeast and funky hay twang coming through. Decent strength but a little on the simplistic side.

Taste brings lots of orange/tangerine/coriander, grapefruit, brett/yeast/hay, biscuit, earthiness, and very light peppercorn spice. Slightly medicinal, definitely a sharp taste. Not much wine/oak barrels show through the madness.

Light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, the foaminess of it is a bit too much for me.

A little overwhelming and kind of clashing flavors, but decent.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 12:59:10 | More by Chico1985
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First Alaska rate! Pours cloudy yellow with a massive light fluffy head that explodes up the glass. Aroma is big lemon peel, oak, funky brett, some light spices and hints of earthy hops. More of a farmhouse ale than an IPA on the nose. Light bodied with lots of carbonation (maybe too much?). Flavor is dusty bitter up front, followed by a bit of pine hop, and then finishes with some sweet lemon and pineapple. Sour kumquattyness. Very, very dry to the point that I need a drink of water afterward. The up front bitter is unpleasant and seems a bit off for my liking. I could definitely see this as a summer beer, and it drinks extremely light for 7.5%. But overall I am much less impressed with this than others. The appearance and huge carbonation hurt the final rating, but it seems to have hit what they were going for.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:02:02 | More by BMMillsy
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 dated aug 2012. No gushing, but a lot of pressure behind that cork.

Poured a hazy straw color, lots of head here, cresting the top of my new belgium globe. Pretty standard look for a wit.
Smells like brett, citrus, and galaxy hops. Lots of hops. I'm amazed the hop aromas lasted a year like this. I get more brett funkiness and hops than anything else here.
First sip, galaxy comes through strong with some brett leather. I hhave never gotten the leather flavor of brett untill now. Once the hops and brett die down I get some kumquat, not getting the spices or barrel though. Having a hard time getting through this beer. The after taste that lingers in my mouth is cloying, and a little overwhelming.
Medium mouthfeel, but leaves an oily feeling behind along with the cloying aftertaste.
Overall, I came into this beer pretty excited. I dig hops, brett, and witbier. This one just didn't come together well. The barrel is hidden by the bold hopping, as is the wit yeasts and spices. The brett comes through, as does the kumquat, but none of these flavors are in harmony and treat the pallate more like a battlefield than anything else. Glad I tried it, but won't be goiing back for more.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 15:00:13 | More by SFACRKnight
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shand

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a bit of gushing when popping the cork... Galaxy White IPA pours a hazy golden color with an absolutely massive head even when poured extremely slowly. The aroma is funky and fruity, with pepper and sweet oak jumping out. Lots of complexity, plenty of fleeting notes to discover shoving your nose into this. Judging by the label, this was always going to be an interesting beer to begin with.

Nearly a year past bottling date, it's taken on a distinctly saison-esque flavor profile, with the pepper and brett really doing a number on things here. There's also a solid hop presence still lingering, providing a fruitiness and a nice background bitterness. It's an extremely dry beer, with the brett and hops contributing strongly to that. So much going on here that it's really not worth picking apart in the review, each sip reveals new facets. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and (as before mentioned) very dry. Overall, Anchorage's Galaxy White IPA has held up very well a year past bottling. It's very interesting, extremely complex, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 20:21:51 | More by shand
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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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bschinelli

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a tulip style glass.

A: A cloudy, hazy, pale yellow gold or light straw color with an overflowing amount of tight, white foam leaving a four inch head - an inch over the glass. In fact the carbonation continues to bubble under the head.

S: Funk dominates on the nose, you get the Brett with a little lemon zest and black pepper.

T: Lots of Brett funk with the lemon zest, pepper and now some coriander, overlayed with some oak tannins from the barrel. A very complex and interesting and flavor profile.

M: A champagne like light, crisp taste. I like a little more malt presence.

O: Why you would call this an IPA, I don't know, but it's an interesting, complex beer to sip on the porch when the weather changes. An excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:43:05 | More by bschinelli
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jegross2 for this bottle. Reviewed from notes. Poured from corked & caged 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Hazy light gold to almost lemonade in color, with a huge (about a third of the glass on initial gentle pour) white fluffy head, and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Funky Brett dominates over Belgian fruity yeast esters, citrus (potentially from hops), and coriander.

T: Follows the nose with some oaky dry tannins on the exhale along with the funkiness. It isn't particularly hoppy at this point, but it is about a year old.

M: Light body, bubbly champagne-like mouthfeel with the high level of carbonation. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: With the bit of age this bottle had on it, I suspect that the Brett character has gotten more pronounced. This was quite enjoyable, although it isn't drinking too much like an IPA at this point. Two beers from Anchorage, and two big winners in my book!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 01:09:14 | More by macrosmatic
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Probably the loudest pop from a cork I've heard. Soft pour yields a three inch white merengue head. Pale lemon yellow in color and lacing sticks all over.

Smells so farmhouse fresh saison style-definite coriander and pepper spice. Funk, yeasty and lemon zest.

This sucker is dry ie. tongue sticks to roof of the mouth. Getting the funk and pepper. Hops and lemon peel. Can't really pick up on the French oaked wine tank. No sweetness at all.

Heavy brew with a lot of carbonation. Not exactly a refreshing craft.

I'm not digging on peppercorns in my beer and/or this seemed to have a pretty heavy dose of such. Smells lighter than it tastes. If you find yourself loving this, try Poivre Noir from Pipeworks. Wish this was more refreshing-bummer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:37:25 | More by joeseppy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one with me

A - cloudy, bright yellow with a huge, white head that has great retention

S - straw, pepper, spices

T - straw, faint tartness, lemon, citrus, some funky yeast, peppery, spicy, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is a really nice, very complex, highly drinkable offering from a solid brewery. This beer is truly impressive. Each sip revealed a new flavor. This beer was so intricate that I know this review won't do it justice. It is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:49:05 | More by tdm168
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

uncorks with a vehement pop, rush of air, but controlled release - no foam rush or anything.
Appearance - pours into the glass four to five fingers of foam, white, stiff and cakey. Lots of dotty and speckled lace around the glass. The brew itself is a hazy pale lemon yellow with a number of bead tendrils sending bubbles due north.

Aroma - oh it's funky. A hint of lemon citrus, but lots of Brett funkified nose. For Brett fans this probably smells great but I struggle with it.

Taste - pretty funky. I was hoping for more IPA influence, that's not happening. Very funky Brett-heavy flavor. Some citrus and dry bitterness well after the swallow, but the funk never lets up. Somer peppercorn late, no kumquats. A few guys at the tasting mentioned pineapple, I never picked that up. Preparing myself for the sip helps, but this is more for the palate education than enjoyment. I don't like it much but I have a feeling it's right on target for what was intended, so I'm ducking out with a 3. Some of the guys at the tasting really liked and went back for seconds, so I brought it for them.

Mouthfeel - very fluffy, crisp, and refreshing feel on the palate.

Overall - nope. I'll have to find someone to trade for the other bottle, not interested in seeing how much funkier this can get over time.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 05:36:14 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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owend

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden with a huge white head that leaves behind nice lacing as it dissipates

S-Citrus notes from the galaxy and a nice hint of brett on the nose mingle with an additional strong, sweet citrus note from the citrus fruit in the beer. No discernible spice notes from either the peppercorns or coriander.

T-Initial hit of brett that carries on right through the finish. Sweet citrus notes and some piney resinous hop flavors blend nicely with the dominant brett flavor. Just a hint of spice at the very dry and crisp finish.

M-Light to medium bodies, highly carbonated and very dry.

O- A nice balance of brett, galaxy, and the additional citrus fruit. A bit too crisp for me, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:25:58 | More by owend
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Man, this was a surprisingly great beer. I was, as usual, apprehensive going into it, just because "white IPA brewed with brett and wine yeast" sounds like a recipe for disaster. Any number of things could go wrong and you'd end up with a drainpour on your hands. Anyway, that wasn't the case, and this beer is pretty damn good.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a decent sized head that dissipates fairly quickly. Very reminiscent of a Belgian wit in appearance, unsurprisingly. Smell is lemon zest, a lot of brett funk and a bit of earthiness, either from the malts or from the yeast. It tastes even better than it smells, with that aforementioned citrus zest hitting your taste buds first, then some sourness from the brett and then what to me tastes like a fairly sharp, earthy and pretty dry pipe tobacco. It finishes on a dry, slightly sour, earthy note. Didn't really get any spices from it, although maybe that's what the pipe tobacco taste was. I didn't mind, since I've had plenty of spiced beer in my time and this is probably the first time I've tasted tabaccyness in a non-dark ale. Quite refreshing, really.

A really unique beer, in my opinion, and probably the first "IPA" I've had that might actually age nicely due to the brettanomyces and wine yeast. It'd probably develop into something completely different than what I've had today, but it would be an interesting experiment.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 06:46:32 | More by smekermann
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Gay4IPA

California

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The Bottle design Looks Expensive - And It is at around $12.00 a bottle at my local discount bulk beer wine.
The top has a Cork like Champagne - Its bubbly like Champagne - Dont drink it from the bottle or your stomach will pop and fizz will shoot from your nose :)
Let the foam bubble up for a sec after opening * Dont stick yer nose to the top to give the vapor a good sniff or you will get a snout full- seriously I got a little Nose Kettle going.
Pour it and allow the aroma and taste come to life!
So smooth....Strong natural tones Blooming, like honey, berry essence, lilac??, Savory smooth Skunky hoppy goodness mid flavors followed up bitter Pines of alcohol.
MOMMA Lucia Im diggin it!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:59:35 | More by Gay4IPA
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ditch

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemonade. Big pillowy white head. Eventually fades to a thin layer across the entire glass. Lacing is thin and slides slowly down the sides of the tulip.

Smells of slight lemon and pepper. Hint of tartness. Fruity hops play in the background.

Flavor is light malt and lemon zest. Peppery yeast and chalky dryness.

Mouthfeel is dry and very highly carbonated. The Carbonic acid makes it hard to pick out the flavors.

A very interesting beer. More of a saison than an IPA. And with a hefty 18 dollar price tag, no where near worth it. Of course I am drinking this on the east coast and it may have lost an edge in transit. The Brett is drying the beer out and over carbing it in the process. I would say drink it if you got it. Or you'll be chasing the cork and foam all over the kitchen.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 20:39:51 | More by ditch
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy light yellow color with a nice big white head and good lacing

S-citrus, grain, yeasty funk, earthy, pine and floral hints

T-lemon, biscuity malt, yeasty funk, floral, pepper, coriander, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-really enjoyed this white IPA, the flavors were good and well-balanced

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 16:03:24 | More by MDDMD
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The cork pops like a loaded gun. A super tall forms on the most gentle of pours. It's fluffy white and with the over attenuated brew grows in leaps and bounds. It floats on a very pale hazy straw beer and of course extremely carbonated.
Aroma is mostly of dank, oily hops.
Taste is tart and lemony and the hops come out nicely but as far as kumquats, peppercorns and the fancy french barrels, thier all missing to me. I can taste the corrinder to problem, and the bretts are in there too.
Drinks smooth and tickles the tongue on the down flow.
An easy drinking WIPA with a good depth of flavor. The only drawback is the attenuation.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 11:00:58 | More by micromaniac129
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.