Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 66
Gots: 86 | FT: 3
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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 Paige
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jvillefan
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A very white head that continually regenerates over the course of the beer. There is a very pale yellow body.

S: Sweet hops are dominate in the aroma. There is very subtle Belgian and malty notes.

T: The perfect belgian IPA. A little dankness with hop bite. There is oak to mellow it down with Brett flavors to sharpen the edges.

M: Best carbonation I've had. The body could be a little bit thicker.

O: A very refreshing beer. Great beer to have on a hot day.

Photo of nataku00
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer poured a light orange with some light haze (a little more lazy on the second pour as more yeast gets picked up) with three plus fingers of white craggy and bubbly head. Highly carbonated with plenty of fine carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is citrus peel, earthy hops, some spice coriander and white pepper does come through, and a bit of biscuit malt sweetness. Fairly light aroma, with only a bit of earthy brett character.

Taste follows the nose, citrus and earthy hop bitterness upfront, mellowing into lighter citrus flavors, coriander and white pepper, a touch of caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. Clean and dry finish, with some lingering citrus on the tongue.

Light body and highly carbonation, bubbles gently sweeping across your tongue and wiping it clean. Very refreshing, and the flavors would go well complementing some food.

Photo of nzerbe
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Jave
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of wonothesane42
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Cali_Vic
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of beerpadawan
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of OleDixie
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Blanco
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Massive white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy straw coloured liquid, SRM 5.

S: Coriander, grass, pine, weeds, earth and some faint barnyard funk.

T: Spicy, pepper, lemon, coriander, grass, earth, pine, peach/passionfruit and some sourness on the back end.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Interesting and complex flavour profile, I have a feeling this beer will be like Orval where it will be very different and much more sour with some age on it. Actually, this seems more like a Belgian beer than a North American. Either way, this beer is fantastic.

Photo of Snarf103
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of spicelab
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber from Slowbeer.

Cork explodes after most of the cage is released, fortunately not followed by a major gushing incident. Dirty straw with a dizzying fluffy white head that falls with sparse lacing to a raised ring.

Really appealing and balanced blend of Brett and tropical Galaxy character. Lemon sherbet and tart granny smith apples facing off against sweaty pineapple and mango, with some zingy, peppery grass and heather notes keeping it tight.

The Brett gains the upper hand a little, with sherbety, lemon all-purpose cleaner, musty basement and earthy oak character prevailing over the hops, which still provide nice subtle tropical undertones and a green-tea like bitterness.

Entry is super light for 7%, feels closer to 4%. Spritzy carbonation helps pad out the palate and leads to a lovely fresh equally tart and bitter finish.

Well impressive. The interplay and balance between the IPA and Yeast characteristics is a thing to behold.

Photo of ericj551
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The number of discriptors on this bottle is ridiculous. The cork hit the ceiling as it popped off. The beer pours a straw gold with a fluffy head that eventually fades. Brett is apparent in the aroma, with some tropical fruitiness from the hops (or maybe the cumquots, I have no idea). The flavor is dry with plenty of funky Brett, earthy hops, and some nice corriander and spice. The finish is bitter and dry with hits of oak. The bitterness lingers nicely. Pricey at $12 but delicious none the less.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Web of white champagne froth over hazy platinum blonde.
Funk, fresh flowers, honeydew, white pear, and preserved lemon peel on the nose - fabulously bright and fresh.
Saltines and lemon curd up front, a Brett hit, white grapefruit, some fresh cut oak, floral nectar, white balsamic and more melon.
Lemon vinaigrette finish and waxy rind linger.

Lots going on, but tough to taste through all the Brett. This was an April '12 vintage, so that could be the issue - the kumquats, etc. are lost. Still, seems like a beer that's trying to do too much - probably would be great just without the funk.

Liked it where I could've loved it.

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Derek
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 3 from Aug 2012.

A: Hazy, light straw, HUGE white head, good retention, amazing lace.

S: Very Belgian aroma: Horse blanket, corriander and tropical fruit; citrus rind, lemon grass.

T: Definitely some leathery funk, but it's not as pronounced as the aroma. Tons of vanilla in the flavour, wheaty biscuit, tropical fruit, slight pepper, hints of corriander, yeast sediment has a healthy, doughy flavour. Good bitterness, alcohol is really subtle.

M: Highly attenuated, moderate body is really carbonated, with a crisp, dry finish.

O: A gold standard for this new style?

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.