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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
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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jdmandel
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of adamdarcy
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of Elfastball7
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
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

Photo of Beezee
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of corby112
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, batch 2 April/2012

Pours a hazy golden banana yellow color with a 2.5 finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Complex aroma with a balance of dry oak, musty brett, vinous white wine, earthy spice and citrus hop notes. The white wine, brett and spice characters are most prominent. Zesty pepper and strong coriander followed by grape and light fruit. Musty brett compliments the toasted oak and earthy hops. The hop character is earthy with subtle citrus but is slightly overpowered by the other notes. I'm not picking up much fruit/kumquat but I'm sure it's burried underneath everything else that's going on.

Medium bodied with a very musty, earthy flavor from the oak, brett and hops that dominates the flavor until it warms up a bit. Dry toasted oak, funky brett and coriander followed by earthy and citrus hops and vinous light fruit. Again, I'm not picking up the kumquats but they are possibly lingering underneath everything else. The peppercorn and coriander provide a dry spiciness that compliments the dry, resinous hop flavor. After a while, the white wine and bready yeast notes come forward. Pretty dry from all of these elements and the citrus characteristic from the galaxy hop and sweetness from whine and wit yeast are kind of overshadowed. Slightly tart and dry toward the finish but not sour. More funky than anything else. Pretty complex but could use some more sweetness for balance.

Photo of rjschroed
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into my comically large CBS snifter; Batch 2, April 2012

Highly pressurized bottle. Good thing I had my hand over the cork after unraveling the cage or it would have taken out a light fixture.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge, paper white cap. Excellent retention with little to no lacing left behind.

The aroma is all Brett. The Galaxy hops seem to have faded considerably. Leather, damp hay, citrus fruit, and herbal/earthy notes.

On the palate, some light citrus is overpowered by Brett. Damp, dank hay, leather, herbs, earth, and a floral quality.

The feel is overcarbonated and prickly. I think I may have gotten an off bottle or maybe this is a little too old.

I had a couple of samples of this at EBF 6 months ago and it was much different. Strong galaxy depth with Brett complimenting the profile. This bottle was all Brett. I am going to have to seek this one out again.

Photo of Florida9
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pastel yellow with an enormous white head. Looks like lemon meringue pie in a glass. Excellent head retention and lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is somewhat subdued by the excellent head retention, but the Brett predominates the nose. Lots of leather, hay, and barnyard, with just a hint of juicy citrus.

T: The taste is where this beer shines. Incredibly complex and nuanced, yet balanced and drinkable. Starts off with the Brett notes: hay, barnyard and earth before turning sweet with notes of candied orange peel, lemon, bubblegum, and citrus. Then a bit of yeasty spice and lime rind. Finish has a mild bitterness and more lemon-lime.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Fairly aggressive carbonation. Mild bitterness. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O:n A very nice beer. Incredibly complex, yet still so drinkable. This beer would be an excellent introduction to Brett.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of justintcoons
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Hazy straw with an explosive 4-5 fingers of fluffy white head. Excellent head retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Wheat, lemongrass, hay, barnyard, white wine, potpourri, notes of kumquat, hints of pineapple.

Taste
Very earthy and packed with barnyard and potpourri. Wet hay, lemongrass, kumquat skins. Hints of pineapple and subtle passion fruit. Hops are balanced right between tropical and highly floral. Tons, tons, tons of barnyard. Light notes of white wine and dried oak. Finishes with some grapefruit zest and black peppercorn.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, juicy and uber-dry.

Overall
Extremely complex. Huge Brett notes throughout; earth, funk and dried hay. Tropical fruits, wheat and spice. A blend between a Wit, American IPA, funky Saison and a white wine. I couldn’t really ask for anything more.

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kadonny
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked and caged 750 bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass.

A: A light straw color that is hazy with a huge white bubbly head. Not much glass lacing after the head does finally settle down.

S: Loads of light citrus smells with lemon and orange mixed with yeast and some herbal notes. Brett smell is there but not overwhelming.

T: The tart fruit starts with massive lemon and tangerine and orange flavors. Some herbal and peppery notes come next with the coriander. The brett barnyard flavors come out more in the flavor than the smell towards the back of the beer. Tart finish with some hops bitterness, crisp and clean with the brett flavor lingering. As the beer warms, the barnyard gets even funkier at the finish.

M: Light, prickly, bubbly tart and dry. No real alcohol noticeable. Carbonation seems a bit high though as the head was massive and unyielding.

O: A real different take on an IPA with the brett and the coriander and the whiteness. Very different, but not something I could drink regularly.

Overall I'm glad I got to try this, and it's a different take on an IPA, but it's not something I would grab regularly.

Photo of ControlledBurn
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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