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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 73
Gots: 102 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 820 | Reviews: 212
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Woah, the cork literally hit the ceiling as soon as I undid the cage. I swear, this cork would have gone 20 feet in the air if it wasn't for the ceiling. It ended up five feet away from me, the cork five feet in a different way. However, I somehow didn't get get any gushing. The beer ends up a clear golden color with extremely active carbonation and over four fingers of head even with a careful pour. Very nice looking, but the coronation is extreme.

S: The aroma starts of with stone fruit and must - the Brett is very apparent here. I also get a nice fruity hop profile that goes very well with the Brett. The two go extremely well together. I also get a nice spiciness - very peppery with a hint some citrus, ginger, and a hint of clove. Reminiscent of a hoppy Saison with the fruit, hops, and yeast perfectly matching. White wine only adds to the complexity here, giving the beer even more fruitiness.Nearly perfect.

T: Not nearly as intense and complex as the aroma, but still excellent. A bitter hoppiness starts of with citrus and must. It's almost hard to tell what's coming from the Brett and what is coming from the yeast - they match up very well together. White wine grapiness comes in afterwards and adds just a hint of sweetness, but certainly does not overpower. Peppercorn and stone fruit come in at the end.

M: Carbonation is very high and the body is a bit lighter than average. It works very well for this beer, though.

O: The aroma on this is amazing. Stone fruits, barnyard, white wine, perfectly balanced and integrated. The flavor is similar and very nice, but isn't quite as nice as the near perfect aroma. I could use a bit more fruit in the flavor. The carbonation is also a bit intense, but it seems to work for the beer.

As a side note, don't aim the cork at anyone. You could probably take someone's head off.

Photo of ElGordo
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the corked and caged bottle into a snifter. Body is a pale, hazy golden-white color topped by a huge, egg white head that slowly recedes to a thin coating. Aroma of mild wheat, citrus, and sharply floral spices--primarily coriander. Palate is a complex blend of citrus peel, dry wine yeast, light wheat, and a melange of spices. Finish is very zesty and sharply astringent. Body is lively and light, with a tangy, dry finish. This is a thoroughly interesting beer that has held up well after a few months of aging.

Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich bretty IPA, complex and tasty.

Presentation: 750 ml brown, caged and corked bottle. Screen printed label with a green and white design of a blizzard of hop cones framed by grey bars with the details of the brew and face of the brewer. Side paragraph offers a description of the brew, and serving indications, back narrative exposes intent, and background. Notes 50 IBUS, bottling Batch #1 Jan 2012, and 7% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A -Lightly hazy pale gold pour, rich frothy head, medium retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Rich nose with plenty of funky brett notes, citric, and light fruity touches...

T - The flavor shows off and expand the notes with the breathy funk, hint of spice and tropical sweetness in the backbone, earthy feel in the hop profile with a hint of wood.

M - Light body with high carbonation, relatively dry finish with a pleasing lingering sense.

O - Very rich flow, quite a nice brew.

Notes: Nice flow, same issues as before with the pricing but the quality is memorable. Really enjoying these brews.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Sunn
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of One2Remeber
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Intense huge sudsy white bubbles form a thin cloudy head. Bubbles pop fading into 1/2 inch layer staying put with an abundance of bubbles shooting to the top. As pale yellow as they come, slightly cloudy body.

S: Juicy lemon, funky to say the least Belgian yeast reminds the nostrils of baby diapers. Mild oak with notes of warm vanilla. Undertones of fresh spices and plants from a backyard garden. Perfumy, floral notes shine.

T/M: Soft oak on the lips carries a gummy presence. Soapy yeast cake main taste. Dominant floral lingering notes as if spray a bottle of perfume in your mouth. Sticky lemon candy coats the mouth. Bubbly carbonation tingles on the way down as a Farmhouse/Saisons remind me.

O:Would love to age this bottle but away from home... Extremely unique drinking experience. Recommend fresh to enjoy the hops on a farmhouse ale or age to enhance the funky yeast.

Photo of daledeee
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml bottle.

Poured this into a big chalice. Very light yellow, cloudy with an incredible white head. Definitely a unique looking beer.

Nose is funky, brett, spice.

Taste is clean and refreshing. Citrus, with loads of Belgian hops and Brett. This is really good stuff.

Not overly dry like some. Plenty of carbonation and refreshing(repeat).

Overall, another fine beer from a fine brewery.

Photo of beer2day
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Bottle Rev in Raleigh.

Light, nearly white, yellow color with billowing white head, 2+ fingers worth. One of the palest, lightest micros I've seen. Excellent retention and fine lace. Hard to get past the pale color, though.

Nose is dominated by brett with light grape and floral hops underneath. The wine barrel lends a nice touch. Spices are light and add to a tart, brett finish. Plenty of brett flavor here.

Body is just right for the style, but a bit on the fizzy side. Just a tad bit too much carbonation for me.

Overall, a strong entry in the field.

Photo of CK21
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of draheim
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
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
3.83/5  rDev -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%

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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
3.85/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
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