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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. Labeled as having been bottled in April 2012, Batch #2.

Appearance - Pours a lemony straw yellow color with a massive foaming head composed of pretty sizable bubbles. I wasn't gentle enough with the pour, so it resembles liquid lemon meringue pie. Head in no hurry to dissipate, leaving incredibly sticky, lacing all over the side of the glass.

Aroma - Dominant barnyard funk, wet straw, and notes of sour-ish tartness from the kumquat. There is a hint of hoppy floral aromas, but it is masked by the citrusy overtones. Each sniff seems to bring out a slightly different aroma--I even got some hints of summer saison and horse blanket, but subtle.

Taste - Doesn't seem to quite match the aroma, like it's from a faded version of the same beer. It's very dry in spite of the fruitiness of the smell, but includes some faint spiciness from the peppercorns and notes of biscuit and yeast. Bottle lists this as 50 IBUs, but I'm having a hard time finding them. Perhaps the year since bottling has lost some of the vibrance of the hops, but hasn't quite been long enough to let the Brett funk take the taste over. Admittedly gets a little more robust as I get further into the bottle and it warms a bit and it's very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated and effervescent. Finishes dry but refreshing. Again, easy to drink for 7% ABV

Overall a quality beer. I must be honest that I expected to be more blown away, but it seems like White IPAs tend to peak sooner than 12 months after bottling. I have another bottle, so I may have to see if extensive aging allows the Brett to turn this into a completely different beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:09:52 | More by LambicPentameter
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 17:11:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jvillefan

California

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 00:38:39 | More by jvillefan
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nataku00

California

4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 02:26:11 | More by nataku00
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 04:10:31 | More by DaftCaskBC
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 19:07:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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spicelab

Australia

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 12:54:02 | More by spicelab
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 00:11:20 | More by ericj551
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StJamesGate

New York

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 11:41:46 | More by StJamesGate
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
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?

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:56:43 | More by Derek
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:55:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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Jmamay22

New York

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pale golden yellow with an extremely large craggy white head that refuses to die down leaving thick gobs of foamy rings. Smells enjoyably of musty yeast, apple, pear and coriander. 

The hops provide a spicy flavor that is less prominent than in the nose. With the coriander prominent in the finish. The yeast that has a musty barnyard character comes and goes prevalent midway through tasting and again on the finish. There is a consistent fruity flavor throughout of crisp apples and pear. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, but very lively due to the great amount of carbonation. 

A very unique beer. It is difficult to say what the aging in oak wine tanks has done, but there is a greater complexity present that I have difficult picking out the individual favors that may be due to the aging. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 23:01:39 | More by Jmamay22
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Corked bottle ordered through letspour...poured in Corsendonk chalice glass.
Even before opening, you can see this is a hazy, hefeweizen, modestly or unfiltered beer.
Nice pop of cork...pours a cloudy yellow gold, white gold...Belgian wit color.
Big head of clouds hangs quite a bit.
Aroma is big...tangerine, clove, rosemary, cardamon, black pepper, kumquat, vibrant hops, citrus, citrus hops, mango, orange.
Big carbonation and spicy mouthfeel.
Flavors of funky, bitter hops and malt. Whoa...I'd better give this 5 minutes...
OK...it's opened up and that helps...cantalope and hop aroma, nice head remains, cloudy but not noticeable particulates...yet! Rich, bold flavors...somewhat of an assault on the tongue and mouth but not a complete palate wrecker, so to speak! There's some cream of tartar, a slight chalk dryness, some melon rind juice, subtle sweetness, herbs, yeast...strange strong abv saison qualities. The French oak leaves a big imprint, or, masks some inherent flavors. This is an example where I wonder if oak helps a good beer. Then again, the Brett also adds complexity, and I'm not sure it helps. I guess it's what you're hoping for, and I should therefore be open minded to what's offered, but it's bitter, dry, funky and, for me, significantly difficult.
Funny thing...I only just looked at the side label that mentioned kumquats and peppercorns. I sometimes mention these as flavors in beers that don't actually contain them, but this time it does...that explains quit a bit...gosh darn kumquats. OK...that said, I'm half way through, solo on this bottle, and will give it another five minutes....
Yep...brought a taste to a distinguished beer taster and she said bitter and gave me the puckering "uh what's this" expression. Not pretty. Still, I appreciate this...am amazed I guessed kumquats, find it bold and tasty, especially after some opening up, but unnecessarily complex, busy, bitter, and weird.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 04:26:08 | More by DenverLogan
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

28-Jan-2013 review from 750 mL bottle poured into chouffe tulip. Batch 3 Aug/2012 (it takes a bit for beer to get to Canada).

Ar: citrus peel, more wit-like than the rest of the beer, floral and fruity, peach, great fruitiness, spicy brett

Ap: Massive white head, great retention, clear golden straw. Chunky lace

T: Strong resinous hops, tropical fruit, mild peach/apricot, sulfury hints, aggressive hop presence, good fruitiness, the galaxy, yeast and fruit work well together, assertive bitterness, lingering resin, not as much brett as in aroma

M: light body, high carbonation, resinous bitterness

O: A bit too bitter/resinous, good fruit character overall. May have been better a couple months ago but still solid. Not especially wit-like but good

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:54:31 | More by DaveJanssen
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Kaibosh

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: slightly cloudy. Golden. Persistent white head.

Smell: Yeast. Floral.

Taste: more wheat beer than IPA. Taste is good, but an IPA?

Mouthfeel: lots of carbonation for a bottle aged beer. Quite thin on the palate.

Overall: a tasty beer. A Belgian style wheat beer. Not so much of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 06:33:05 | More by Kaibosh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this bottle with tenderbranson69 at Holy Hound in York, shared from the corked and caged 750 into a tulip.

The color is hazed pale with overflowing white head that settles to a tight bead. The smell is herbal with wild yeast aroma and fruit with both tropical and citrus notes. The feel is brett laden with pithy kumquat tinged and rind spice with pepper in the hops and very dry carbonated finish.

The taste is tangy and fruity as the aroma indicated with kumquat quality standing out with sweet and bitter citrus with peppery element from the hops and mild yeast with wheat sweetness and grapefruity bitterness with acidic finish. Overall a top notch drinkability for the style with very good blend of flavors

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 18:10:07 | More by Slatetank
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Very hazy yellow with a fluffy/rocky white head. Superb lacing and moderate retention.

Smell: Sweet citrus and kumquat (really came through) and maybe a little tropical from the hops, as well as peppery yeast spice notes and some esters. There is also a solid brett presence, some nice earthy, barnyard tones to it.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, nice bitterness up front with a big carbonation bite and some nice citrusy hop character and yeast spice to follow. The wheat give a nice refreshing tartness and plays incredibly well into the yeast/brett character. The brett presence is not a front runner in the flavor, but is very noticeable still. The earthy tones play wonders with the hops, beautiful use of all parts of the brewing process. The mouthfeel is thin but high in carbonation and very dry, makes for an insanely drinkable brew.

Overall: Complex and very unique in terms of flavor profile. I absolutely loved this beer, although I am quite the lover of all things hoppy and all things brett. There are many different parts of the brewing process that played major roles in the final product, frequently this would lead to a beer with muddled flavors, but not this one, incredible balance. Can't wait till my next trip to alaska, great fishing and now great belgian-style ales!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 19:17:19 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle into tulip. batch #2 APR 2012.

A: very pale straw yellow body. bright white head. lace everywhere. great retention. carbonization racing to the surface. perfect.

S: straight funk on the nose. barny and bretty goodness. bright. wild flower honey. the hops try and make their presence known, but struggle to behind the barny Brett.

T: the Brett flavor is strong. tart and refreshing. there is a linger of citrus flavor, lemons and limes, helps to remind me this is an IPA as well as a funky brew. finish of mild grain chewiness is dried out by acidity.

M: champagne-like in its carbonation. medium bodied.

D: very tasty stuff. glad the Brett characteristics are as prevalent as I was hoping they would be. also, I would like to say this is one of the most appealing looking BIPA's I have seen ever. kudos to Anchorage for doing a stellar job with the bottle conditioning here.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 01:32:31 | More by Jimmys
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a bright hazy golden yellow color with a big two inch head.

Smell: loads of coriander, cracked pepper, and some oak comes through to the nose.

Taste: coriander, orange, lemon zest, pepper, oak, and Brett make up the most of the flavor profile. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp throughout with some moderate refreshing qualities. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: slow sipping beer and a bit too crisp here. Well balanced flavors and the oak and Brett make this very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 20:26:42 | More by Gavage
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the beer was a straw yellow color with a generous white head. A high level of carbonation made this one want to jump out of the bottle. I will forgive the minor inconvenience. The aroma was very discreet with floral notes and some Belgian accents. In the initial taste, I thought I was drinking soapy water. The citrus notes that come with the Brett combine with the floral notes to make me wonder if the glass was properly cleaned. The backbone of hops is mild, even for a Belgian IPA. The mouthfeel was aggressively bubbly, like drinking a warm can of Sprite. The carbonation mercifully subtracted the soapy taste from my mouth. I can not endorse this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 16:28:21 | More by JohnnyHopps
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw almost white yellow color with a big three finger head despite a pretty easy pour. Thre are big lines of lace all over the glass. The aroma is of breadiness, lemon zest and floral and earthy hops. The aroma is deep and full. The taste is unique. There is a lemonzest and corriander taste up front along with brett. The middle waters out a little and you get belgian yeast and some funk. The back end is all hops, it is a floral earthy hop at the back end. Not overly bitter but it balances out very well. The mouthfeel is very carbonated, in fact when I uncorked the bottle i almost killed three people. Mouthfeel is stingy and bubbly. Overall it is a decent belgian ipa, it starts out strong but starts to fizzle a little at the end.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 23:44:33 | More by goblue3509
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bmwats

Louisiana

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

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Duvel sn-ulip.

A: Very light, cloudy, hay color. Pours a giant, bubbly, dry, white, head. Disintegrates, quickly and unevenly, leaving dry white foam, and giant craters. Eventually settles to a pretty standard quarter finger, light foam blanket. Some decent foamy beer ring lacing remains as you consume. Head renews fully with each pourl

S: Bready, lemon citrus, coriander, a little honey, and some strong floral components. Maybe a little basil and oregano in there, too.

T: Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Hay, freshly cut grass, with a little pine, and a touch of Italian spice.

M: Light an crisp, with a subtly bitter finish. Steely or coppery aftertaste.

D: The character dictates a slow and savory experience.

Atmosphere is pretty impressive. Interesting hue, great primary head which settles to a nice secondary head. Pretty solid lacing, too. Nose is a sourdough bready tone, with plenty spice, floral, and some sweet components. Very well-balanced. Flavor is a buttery feeling combination of fresh flora, with pine and savory spice. Not too bitter, not too sweet...subtle all the way around, except for the steely, biting finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:22:12 | More by bmwats
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ADZA

Australia

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as i cracked the cage on top of the cork the cork blew straight off without even touching it and pours a hazy light yellow hue basically looks like urine and has a fluffy three finger rising head and similar lacing,the smell is flowers in bloom,oranges,herbacous hops and lavender,the mouthfeel is light bodied yet creamy and has tastes of kumquats,citrus,corriander,the slightest touch of spice and funk,pineapple and finished with a light zesty herbal hoppy bitterness and overall i like it and its definately something id buy again just like the rest of their range you have to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 11:19:37 | More by ADZA
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

super citrusy aroma with hints of lemon, orange, and piney evergreen maybe even vanilla as I go back again.
color is of a cowboy yellow with a very thick head that sticks around for quit some time. the bubbles are smaller and tight but look more effervescent.
Taste is a bit bitter at first but that doesn't follow through all the way to the finish. midway your hit with a almost orange flavor giving way to a semi-dry finish.
the carbonation is a bit bitting witch make it a bit hard to quaff but needless to say it's really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 01:08:13 | More by MRsojourner
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Batch #3, August 2012 (nice to see this all the way from Alaska, welcome to Maine):

In my chalice:

A: golden hazy yellow body leaving a super big head for a Belgian IPA (about three fingers), some really nice looking foamy lacing appears

S: Galaxy hops up front and the Brett comes out appropriately with the grapefruit and peppercorn

T: Brett with hints of lemon, the grapefruit coming back

M: I can tell it was aged in wine tanks, because there is a great quality of wine-likeness to it. Harshness all around, perhaps one of the most harsh beers I've ever had, but I know, its part of the style, so I'll just keep going since there are people out there that love this stuff. Drinkable, perhaps to some, but to me, uh . . . not really.

O: this is good for its style but since I'm still not much of a fan of the lighter Belgian styles, just ok to me. I'll keep looking for lighter Belgians to try and maybe I'll find my niche in one of these things some day.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 19:04:56 | More by BeerKangaroo
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.