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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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746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 64
Gots: 77 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerOps, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

anteater, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: straw-colored and hazy ale with a big fluffy white head; ample lace will adorn your glass as the beer moves past

S: grassy and herbal; something lightly funky and slightly citric; clean, fresh grain-field aromas

T: dry pale malts bring minimal sweetness; lemony citron and brettanomyces musk; oak and drying wood with a touch of tart on the pith side of things, and even a little dank around the edges; some herb and pepper; a very subtle fruitiness, mostly citric, something faintly pale and perhaps tropical...

M: medium-bodied, smooth with some slight coating of funk; medium bitterness but/and essentially clean and crisp; some mustiness on the aftertaste; drying finish, slight tart astringence

O: I thought this was really good beer - has a lot going on, and I like the effect of brett in beers. Classified as a Belgian IPA, but open to interpretation. Hoppy, sure, but not really bitter. This is going to remind folks of farmhouse ales and witbiers. If you like ales with brett and barrel-aging, you will want to try this.

Greywulfken, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ctwinne
4/5  rDev -0.5%

ctwinne, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

brez8791, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had as a part of a free tasting held at GBX! Served from bottle into a sampler shaker. Poured a pale yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, coriander, funk, earth, fruit, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, fruit, wheat, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the level of complexity that the Brett addition to the bottle added to this brew. This was a fairly light IPA as the name would imply, so the nice kiss of funkiness went really well here. Anchorage is definitely doing good things and I can't wait to try more offerings from them that I have not tried yet.

thagr81us, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very (very) pale gold with a snow-white head. Looks just about perfect. Head gets nice and comfy and sticks around for awhile, whiting out most of my glass with thick lacings.

Unbelievably fresh zingy aroma. Big hit of lemon zest and coriander complimented by mild fund and lively yeast. Just beautiful.

Sharp bitterness up front. Settles to some lovely fruit flavours, mango comes to mind, though I'm guessing if I had ever eaten a cumquat that would be more apt. Bitterness kicks up again near the finish, just to let you know its there. Dry finish and all yeast and restrained funk.

Wasn't sure what to think of this one at first, but a few sips in and I was really digging it. IPA is a bit of a misnomer here, this is sort of an Imperial Wild Wit or something like that. Seek this one out.

CanuckRover, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch #2, April 2012. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a huge off-white head that grew for a while and took some time to settle. Also, there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, brett, hay, peppery spice and some coriander. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some white wine and pineapple flavors. I liked the taste of this beer more and more the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and it's very carbonated. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, although I do wish the carbonation was lower. $13.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

theminutemen, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1, bottled January 2012.

Cork eagerly jumps out the bottle. Beer is a very pale and cloudy golden with a massive white head. Good retention, lots of sticky lacing.

Tonnes of funk in the nose- a really huge amount. The brett is pretty dominant- horse blanket, barnyard, etc. Coriander, lemon. An unusual smell that I expect is the kumquat. Alongside the brett is some tropical fruit notes, which took me awhile to find in the face of the funk.

Funk is upfront in the taste, but not as intense as the nose. Light fruit flavours, lemon. Coriander, a bit of pepper. Certainly has characteristics similar to a witbier. Finish is slightly bitter with a bit of tartness.

Medium bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, not bad. I like it but was expecting more. I would not call this a Belgian IPA, but it is admittedly hard to classify. The brett aspect is most dominant, so perhaps an American Wild Ale.

jrenihan, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dtx00, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

thebouch01, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Health
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Health, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle. Split this bottle with my fiancé who loves a good Belgian.

A loud pop sends the cork flying and hits the ceiling. Pours a lemony golden color with some haze. A large 2.5 inch white head billows up. Quite soapy and sticky and as it recedes it recedes into an uneven chunky mess.

Nose starts off with tons of spices. Nice peppercorn, coriander and grassy herbal hops. Nice lemony notes in the nose as well. There are some good Belgian yeasty notes in the nose. Some cloves present as well. Pretty refreshing.

Starts off with tons of lemony notes that are balanced and tempered well by tons of coriander and peppercorn. The nice lemony zest accompanies the beer all the way down. There is also some nice citrusy and grassy herbal notes more similar to an American IPA mixed in with the slight sweet notes of the belgian yeast esters and the spice. Quite a funky brew with nice vinous notes. Some white wine notes as well as some nice woody notes. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a nice dry and bitter hop finish.

The brew is delicious. Anchorage really knows how to do these Belgians. I love their Love Buzz and this is right up there.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

muchloveforhops3, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jdmandel, Aug 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

adamdarcy, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours bubbly hazy bright yellow with a huge bubbly white head that grows in the glass and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is spices, soapy floral notes and brett.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and sweet honey fruitiness with floral hops and peppery spices that leaves some good bitterness in the finish. The brett is a bit subdued. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, an interesting well done beer. One of the better Belgian IPAs I've had. I still don't really love the blend of Belgian yeast and the hops - maybe fruitier hops would be better for me. I'd also like more Brett out of this one.

Beaver13, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from recent Vermont and Maine trip. Medium golden with enormous head that lasts and lasts. Funky almost stinky aroma, yeah its Brett. Bottled in June. The IPA is subordinate completely to everything else going on, some pepper and wheat. Soft mouthfeel.For me very drinkable with supper.
Kosher certified.

Sammy, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a re-write as apparently my first review was not committed to the database :( Picked up a bottle for $12.99 based upon my experience with Bitter Monk. First off this si much more of a wild ale than an IPA but that's ok. Bright white-yellow color. Smells a lot like the chardonnay barrel with hints of brett and stink. Flavor is mostly brett, fruit, citrus but not necessarily hops. good stuff and got me to pick up a bottle of whiteout wit.

ArrogantB, Aug 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Elfastball7, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, very light lemon yellow with a big bubbly white head.

S - Brett funk with lemon and green apple mixed with tropical and citrus hops. Woody with coriander and peeper spice as it starts to warm. Aroma is spiced brett ipa

T - Wheat malt with some tart funk, sweet tart candy, spice, light citrus, hint of coriander, white grapes. Taste is spiced brett wit

M - Medium with bubbly carbonation and a tart, very dry finish.

D - Very interesting. More "bretty" than the other Anchorage beers I have tried but a nice combo of flavors.

50 IBU

brewcrew76, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a robust three finger white head. Looks pretty nice, lots of carbonation

S- a lot of lemony funk comes through...not too much farmhouse, not too hoppy

T- lemony tartness floods my mouth, with a little bit of funk from the Brett. Eh, I expected more funk to be honest

M- medium bodied

O- I honestly expected more. I was looking for an experience like Bitter Monk, and got a slightly tart white IPA. Disappointing overall, especially at $20/bottle

bigfnjoe, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Beezee, Aug 20, 2012
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.