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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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798 Ratings
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 68
Gots: 93 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.
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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
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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
3.79/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of cbnz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Massbmx
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jwat
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.

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
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

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mattsander
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Ginormous carbonation, decent clarity straw color with a puffy white head that rises out of the glass.

S: This smells really nice. Lots of earthy brett character, some unique fruity/slightly skunky hops, lemon and an herbal sweetness. Brett funk dominates.

T: Again the brettanomyces character takes the lead with a soft 'wet leaves' and earth vibe. The galaxy hops aren't prominent but they play a nice role.

M: Huge large carbonation, overcarbonated IMO but very refreshing until the end of the bottle.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of axeman9182
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, batch 1 from January 2012. It was poured into my NEBCO tulip.

Anchorage's Galaxy White IPA pours a fairly hazy lemon yellow. Four fingers or so of frothy white foam balloons up to fill the top two thirds of the glass. Head retention is very good, but lacing is a bit on the spotty side. Eight to nine months after bottling, it's hard to rate this as a Belgian IPA, as it's more of a wild ale at this point. The nose has a good bit of barnyard funk to it, as well as a citric tartness to it. There's also the last remnants of some more tropical fruit aromas from the fading Galaxy hops. Again with the flavor profile, there's a strong funky, brett presence. I don't know what kumquats taste like, but given that they're related to oranges, I'm attributing to them the citrus bent that the light tartness here has. Just as with the nose, the fruity hop flavor is a shell of what it must have been soon after bottling. The body is wonderfully dry, and the carbonation is very lively. It could stand to be just a little bit more so, but it's still very close. I really dug this bottle of Galaxy White IPA, and I'd love to try one that's much more fresh, as I think it'd be a very different, but still very good beer.

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

Bright orange and hazy color. The head is extremely thick, tall, and frothy. Great retention.

The smell is lemon, the funky barnyard/horseblanket scent that is brett, and citrus.

It's an extremely interesting beer. The cirtrus notes and lemon compliment the funk of the brett. There's a peppery finish.

Mouthfeel is clean with good carbonation. Slightly sweet yet bitter.

This is a fantastic beer with plus points for being highly original. A definite must try.

Photo of brendaniel
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of wordemupg
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 29/9/12

A hazy golden yellow with not many visible bubbles but there’s lots of them in there because I’m having trouble fitting it in my glass. The massive loose soapy head retains very well taking its time to fall leaving just a few random patches of lace

S lots going on with this one, I’m getting the coriander no problem, the Brett’s hard too miss, faint peppercorn but I can’t remember smelling a Kumquat before, it’s a mix of mango, passion fruit and orange marmalade. Earthy notes and oak with some vinous notes I can’t quite place, tropical citric hops round out the mix. Everything just blends together so well and I can’t think of how this beer could smell better

T a step back from the nose this only tastes awesome, spice comes out stronger with more earthy vinous notes, the funky Brett and fruit works well, I could drink this all day…or at least until I couldn’t move

M over carbonated and foamy, a swirl produces a two finger foam after the original head fell, I could do this several times, no heats a plus but quite airy, a mild bitter bite and just a fine tannic like grit

O very pleased with this one, a nice blend of fruit, hops and a very interesting yeast profile and a spicy kick. This one has a little bit of everything and its working well no matter how you look at it.

I’m stoked to drink this one and could take down another 750ml no problem. The Brett’s already strong and I’m going to find out how funky this will get, I’m going to buy another to drink now and lay one down for fun

Photo of falconxman
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of yamar68
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Now THIS is a unique beer. I've said that so many times but I really mean it this time. It pours incredibly pale, paler than a Miller Lite. Topped with a massive, soapy, bubbly swelling tower of curdled latte froth.

The nose - clove, hefe type spice character, mild brett presence, wet hay bales, slight alcohol spice, obvious floral and citric hops, very smooth, very nice.

The twang of the brett is perfectly married to the still bitter hops. The spices are dialed back appropriately, clove is still apparent, some orange zest qualities, love the bitter finish. Impeccable mouthfeel.

Try this beer.

Photo of BoRaeCho
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Batch 1, January 2012.

A: Pours a hazy pale straw yellow with a billowy 2-finger thick fluffy white head which leaves clumpy and mosaic lace.

N: Bretty funk, wheaty yeast, citrus (lemon and grapefruit) pith, floral. The horseblanket is mild and allows some tropical fruits (guava and passionfruit), herbal with peppery spices to show through.

T: Musty barnyard as the door opens revealing floral grassy herbs and yeasty spices. Citrus is bright white and illuminates into the corners revealing crisp wheaty grains.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry bretty finish with citrus and spicy finish.

O: Fairly light and refreshing. The Galaxy hops combine well with the brett and wheat and spices. Very enjoyable and look forward to what is next from this brewery.

Photo of arash1000
1.25/5  rDev -69%

Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.