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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 56
Gots: 69 | 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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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1 (Jan/2012). Poured in to FFF stemmed tulip.

A - Translucent bright yellow. Two fingers of big, bully bright white head that receded to half a finger.

S - Sourness up front from the brett but thankfully it doesn't overpower the other aspects of this beer. Some Belgian yeast, spice, citrus and earthy hop aromas create a fairly complex nose. Some oak is present as well.

T - Sour and funky up front from the brett with a good oak presence that give way to citrus and passion fruit flavours with a moderate bitterness. The finish is dry with a touch of spice.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - An excellent beer. It is nice to see that the brett didn't overpower the base beer flavours.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some bits of lacing running down the sides of the glass..
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrus and passionfruit in the nose from the Galaxy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and passionfruit but there is some initial sourness from the brett. The hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a good amount of dryness in the finish.
O: The brett really complements this beer because it adds some initial sourness but does not mask the citrus aromas and flavors from

Note: Batch #1, January 2012

metter98, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy dull gold color. Large, fluffy, cloud like, white head that raises quickly. Nice retention leaving a nice layer of lace.

S - Quite a bit of Brett on the nose. Nice barnyard funk aroma. In the back is a nice mix of fruity hops. Passionfruit, mango, peach, grapefruit, and pineapple. Intriguing mix of aromas. Some pale malt.

T - Doesn't quite live up to the nose. Not as much Brett although there still is some funk. Fair amount of hops both citrus and tropical (especially pineapple). Touches of spice (pepper and coriander come out a bit). Touches of light/pale malt provide a nice base. Not much from the barrel comes out. Sweet and funk.

M - Light to medium body. Plenty of carbonation. Effervescent and crisp.

D - Interesting beer. Pretty drinkable with a nice funk but nothing too strong (could even use a bit more on the taste). Overall pretty drinkable.

Notes: Didn't quite live up to my expectation (but they were pretty high given Brett and Galaxy hops) and I prefer the Tripel, but this was a nice beer. Interesting play with the hops and kumquat. Could use a bit more Brett on the taste but all in all I can't complain.

FreshHawk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle from the Hill Farmstead retail shop. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Opens with a very loud pop. The cork was a real bitch to get off, had to use a corkscrew. The pour results in a massive basically four finger sudsy white head that keeps on billowing with an epic amount of carbonation bubbles going on in the tulip. A maelstrom of carbonation. Its nice, good colour (crystal clear gold) but the head is way too much.

S - Light funk from brett, nice peppercorns. Struggling to find any of the fruit. There is a light galaxy hop aroma. Very faint. Smells more like a barrel aged saison than anything.

T - More of the nice funky brett with very like oak barrels. There is some slight peppercorn spice and bitterness from both hop and fruit.

M - Mouthfeel, ehh. Doesnt do it for me. A bit too heavily carbonated and yet I can still feel a fair amount of alcohol. And after it sits for a few minutes thanks to all the carbonation it just falls a bit flat.

O - Overall, while I liked this beer it was easily my least favourite from Anchorage. Glad I got to try it though.

rudzud, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

CliffBrake, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’m hoping a French-oak-aged IPA bottled with brett is worth nearly 80 cents/ounce – though from what I experienced with my last sampling of Anchorage Brewing, I’m sure it will deliver.

Batch #1, brewed about five months before the date of this tasting (“JAN/2012” on the side of the bottle).

A: Hell of a head on this one – it churns and bubbles absolutely powerfully, standing at two full inches of head-turning foam. The body is straw-yellow, slightly hazy, and with a torrent of bubbles everywhere throughout. No gimmicks – this is just a genuinely superb-looking beer, with an inch of retention and chunky lacing that could not look any better.

S: WOW, that’s a ton of brett; funky and spicy, it picks up a scent of freshly-ground peppercorn, bright barnyard astringency, dry wheat, and coriander. Also popping out front is a touch of Noble hops, showcasing juicy, cherry-and-citrus-forward aromas, though with a healthy dose of grassy dryness. What really stands out, though, it what’s underneath it all: a dense fruit backdrop, filled with complex flavors not normally found in a beer of this style. The kumquats are coming in nicely, as are notes of fleshy peach, mango, and orange; beautifully complex and original.

T: Quite unsurprisingly, this starts out bitter and acidic: phenols, lemon peel, more barnyard Brett, grassy hop bitters, and spicy clove and black pepper, though with a lactic acid tinge that looms over them all. Not to say that it’s one-dimensional, but the acid is boldly upfront, sometimes to a fault. Still, great complexity, and with a nice touch of fruity undertones from the malts – lots of peach and kumquat, all over a mild citrusy wheat. It’s an exotic-tasting beer, that’s for sure. Finishes with touches of more controlled Belgian yeast, lingering with coriander and Wit-like hay, as well as dry, almost metallic tones of brightness.

M: Smoothly carbonated – there isn’t the bite of lively bubbles that I was expecting. And frankly, I’m glad there isn’t; the last thing the beer world needs is another complex IPA that distracts the drinker with loads of artificial-feeling fizz. This beer goes down smooth, feeling perfectly natural at all times.

O: Once again, Anchorage bends the style guidelines of American craft beer and ends up winning. Galaxy is refreshing, complex, and an absolute joy to drink, much like The Tide and its Takers. I might even grab a bottle or two for aging – that brett will be something to behold in a few years’ time (even more than it is now).

BarryMFBurton, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Holland, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of roblund
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

roblund, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev -0.5%

halo913, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Cresant
2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this 750 mL brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The body was pale straw colored. Clear on the first pour cloudy on the next.The head was pure white and large. The head settled to a film and stayed throughout.

The smell was spicy - pepper and coriander! Citrus peel. Lemony, kumquats I suppose.

The taste did not live up to the aroma. There was some spiciness but plastic and Band-Aids prevailed. Not nearly enough fruitiness. Some dryness in the finish. Not enjoyable.

The mouthfeel was medium to light in body with a modest amount of fine carbonation.

Cresant, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -0.5%

rab53, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

oldp0rt, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of miked234
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

miked234, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

bsuedekum, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of mystikyle71
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mystikyle71, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sending this my way barf

The beer pours a hazy yellowish with a fluffy white head. The nose is a slightly citrusy with a mellow yeast undertone and slightly biting alcohol. The initial nose was a lot more intense and aromatic in comparison to several minutes later. The beer tastes the same way with a lot yeast upfront followed by a lingering bitterness. It's got a slightly dry and packs a medium body which is broken up by ample carbonation. Overall this beer reminds me of the bitter monk, but the yeast completely overpowers the galaxy hops.

ThePorterSorter, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

kaelingirl, May 30, 2012
Photo of RBooth9
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

RBooth9, May 30, 2012
Photo of ptarmigan98
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ptarmigan98, May 25, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev -0.5%

bluckbeyes, May 24, 2012
Photo of KnightRider
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

KnightRider, May 24, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

kjkinsey, May 22, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

2dogbrew, May 22, 2012
Photo of jethrodium
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing. Big fruity aroma with lots of mango, light brett, some oak, lemon, pear, and apricot. The taste has a light initial sweetness with mango, apricot, some spiciness, and a bit brett earthiness. The finish has a decent bitterness. Medium-light body. Low carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

jethrodium, May 22, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Texasfan549, May 21, 2012
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.