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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
91
outstanding

784 Ratings
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 66
Gots: 82 | FT: 3
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy straw color with huge carbonation, big white fluffy head, good lacing, some floaters in the bottom. Exceptional!

S: Wow. Wheat, coriander, little spice, fresh lemon zest, the breet really shines with a moderate light horseblanket covered in barf with underlying peppercorns

T: Immediate peppercorn like heat/sting meet lemon zest, coriander, some wheat, the finish is rather dry, some bitterness, little bit of passion fruit, light sting. The brett brings a little funkiness towards the middle-end of the beer

M: Crisp, well carbonated for the style, light bodied

O: Very well done. Anchorage is fastly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of Leviathan_USBM
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of draheim
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a pale hazy yellow w/ a huge billowing white head that leaves behind big cobwebs of lace as it settles. Lively carbonation.

Aroma is delicious fresh citrus, soft Belgian yeast, pale malt. Orange zest and spice.

Taste leads off hoppy, sharply bitter and crisp. Orange, spice, and a nice woody funk. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and dry. Soft and drinkable.

Overall another really great, creative beer from Anchorage.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear pale golden, and has that impressive yet annoying Belgian quality of being so carbonated that the first pour results in a tower of head that takes up half the glass
S - a strange mix of aromas including florals, sour peach, herbs & spices, and a bit of a strange rubbery smell
T - the coriander and pepper are prominent along with a strange sour tropical fruity flavour that I'm guessing is kumquat according to the bottle, yeasty easters and florals towards the finish, but still a strange rubber like thing is in the background
M - light with over the top carbonation that is fairly prickly, finishes slightly dry
O - this one is tough to decipher, in some ways its unfocussed and busy, but I think most of the flavours do jive well enough to create a unique brew within this burgeoning style, may not be for everyone but you have to try it to make that call

Photo of theCoder
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of boot11222
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Dat
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since all the other pricey Anchorage options have been quite good, I decided to splurge and pick up a bottle of this.

Pours the usual cloudy haze, yellow appearance, substantial 1.8" white head. Looks good. Aroma, didn't have the same pungency of Bitter Monk unfortunately. Leaned more wit, then belgian, and only then ipa (last). Aroma of wood/oak, white wine, kindofa bretty aroma.

Taste, chalky bretty, spice, coriander, mild citrus notes. Lacked the hops and bitterness of bitter monk. This was more like a wit straight up. It also lacked the tartness/sourness and acidity that I was hoping for. If I was in charge, this would have more hop character, and less belgian wit character. Alcohol seemed higher than their other beers that are actually higher in alcohol content. A little bit of grassyness to it as well. I dunno, I think they should drop the 'ipa' reference on the label. A decent beer, but nowhere near as good as the Bitter Monk, for many reasons.

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy yellow color typical to most white ales lots of carbonation and a 3 finger fluffy white head that lasts for awhile with some laceing

S: lots of orange juice and funk on the nose with a slight smell of hops

T: tart up front with tastes of citrus and Brett followed by some hop bitterness and some spiceness

M: very light highly carbonated and very easy to drink

O: an interesting take on the style it's great to see a beer that is 100% barrel fermented and then finished with Brett tough to find and worth the wait

Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken at a beer tasting a few weeks back.

A-Clear pale yellow, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Some funk, oranges, wheat, not much of a hop presence.

T-Starts with some tartness, orange, lemon, wheat and pine. Rounded out with decent bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, crisp.

O-A nice interesting take on the style with the slight tartness. However more bitterness and hop flavors would have made this beer better.

Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-bottled with brett, brewed with galaxy hops,coriander, kumquats and peppercorns. Fermented and aged in french oak wine tanks.

A: Twist key cage broke off, while unraveling the cage the cork exploded from the bottle with a loud pop without warning. First pour was nothing but snow white sudsy foam, glass consuming, pale lemon-orange with a good clarity. Chunky sudsy lacing is meaty on the glass. Consecutive pours built upon the monstrous foam monster and showed a dense, obstructed clarity, murky from the yeasty goodness from the bottom of the bottle. Head retention was forever.

S: Slight nose of sour musky funk of lemons, basement and vinyl. Hard to get a scent at times through the monster head. Not much signs of the galaxy hops nor fruit just yet.

T: Flavor of funky brett, sour lemons, sour grains and sour fruit, the kumquats the easiest to identify. Quite a slap on the tongue the first time but this does get progressively easier to handle. Acidic, light and peppery wheat, grapefruit juice and a warmth of alcohol rounds things out with some sour oranges.

M: Mouthful is sharp, well pronounced, crisp and light bodied with a sour funky leave on the tongue.

O: Overall sour lemony hops, drinks like a cross between a saison and wit. A lot of breweries hold back on the brett, this one is very well pronounced and goes balls to the wall. Slow methodical drinker, offers a varying degree of complexity and a good dose of brett.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again for the killer beers, Alpineclimber.

Appearance. Pours a hazy lemon-straw with a massive, billowy white head that lasts for frickin' ever!!

Smell.Very peppery belgian spices, some lemon and banannas, and some unrecognizable sweet and floral exotic fruits.

Taste. Whoa, lots of funky brett thagt I didn't pick up in the smell, some peppery belgian spices again and fruity belgian yeast. There's a little spicy prickle in the finish along with the brett.

Mouthfeel. Approaching medium body with pretty full carbonation.

Interesting, lots of flavour, easy drinking. No complaints here.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have a big, thirsty towel handy when you open a bottle, because when you work off the cork guard - Houston, we have liftoff! Pours a hazy, barely translucent butterscotch yellow with a thick, fluffy, white head. Strong aroma is quite hoppy with a citrus undertone and a grassy hint. Hoppy flavor has lemon, grassy and even floral notes, with some hoppy bitterness. Body is good, fizziness strong; finish is hoppy and lemony. You can feel this one going down the pipes. A truly stellar beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerLover99
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw, finger fluffy pillow head, great lacing

S: lemon peel, mild pine/grapefruit, fresh yeast, wonderful french oak

T: lemon peel, french oak, yeast, grassy/pine mellow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth mouth/solid carbonation

O: POW, nice to explore shelves at my local beer store.
The clerk even said heard great things about it and was
shocked it didn't fly off the shelf. Really enjoyed this
gem from "The Last Frontier" state.

DELIGHTFUL, TREAT YOURSELF

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.