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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 67
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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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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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4.68/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.68/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Anchorage Brewing Company - Galaxy White IPA, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a cloudy pale straw with a chunky white head that leaves tons and tons of sticky lacing. You can't make em look better than that.

Smell - Slight bitter coriander zest. Spice and pepper. Sour yeast brett isn't totally overfunked but smooth. Touch of woody oak.

Taste - Starts fruity juicy orange and transitions to funky sour brett with pepper and oak, then fades leaving some oak behind.

Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with balanced carbonation. Rests woody. Clean and dry. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is an acquired taste that I have learned to appreciate over the past year or so. This particular brew has more balance that other "brett bombs" I have had. Tasty and refreshing, relies less on fruit than non-brett whites, however, both have their respective places. This is the brett counterpart to Allagash White.

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4.6/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow with a a huge bright white head. Tons of carbonation. The fluffy lacing drips and grips all the way down the glass but never really lets go.
Tart notes of lemon, funky yeastiness and compost. Tons of bretty goodness. Sharp and pungent, barnyard, wet hay, pink peppercorns, green grass, grapefruit, tangerine rind and touches of mint and thyme. Really nice depth and aroma!
Huge bitter citrus mingles with sharp funky yeastiness. Grassy with a touch of pepper spice and a wonderful herbaceousness that adds life and refreshes your palate at the same time. Notes of wild barnyard, lemon and grapefruit, composted hay, green tea, and subtle touches of earthy wood.
Really sharp and crisp on the palate. Easy drinking with great carbonation. Very refreshing with absolutely no fatigue. Beautiful citrus, lovin' the funky yeastiness, and wonderful herbs and spices that keep you diving both your nose and mouth back in.
If there's another Belgian IPA that's better, someone please hip me to it. This is fantastic, although I couldn't possibly justify the $16.99 price tag as a regular in the rotation and that's a shame. I will however be grabbing at least a few more of these to cellar for the long haul the next time I see it.

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 Gay4IPA
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The Bottle design Looks Expensive - And It is at around $12.00 a bottle at my local discount bulk beer wine.
The top has a Cork like Champagne - Its bubbly like Champagne - Dont drink it from the bottle or your stomach will pop and fizz will shoot from your nose :)
Let the foam bubble up for a sec after opening * Dont stick yer nose to the top to give the vapor a good sniff or you will get a snout full- seriously I got a little Nose Kettle going.
Pour it and allow the aroma and taste come to life!
So smooth....Strong natural tones Blooming, like honey, berry essence, lilac??, Savory smooth Skunky hoppy goodness mid flavors followed up bitter Pines of alcohol.
MOMMA Lucia Im diggin it!

Photo of smakawhat
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Without an entire pour, slightly clear and crystal yellow gold brass, some nice carbonation, giving to a rocky soapy white head with some lacing. While topping up cloudiness comes with a lemon orb character just glowing. Some spider lacing and some good retention. Real good looking.

Nose hits a real nice buttery oak, good brett heat, faint lemon zest, but mostly a nice juicy buttery sense. More citrus angles seem to come out later, juicy orange and tangerine, no doubt from the kumquats. Real nice.

Taking all that, a great vinous mouthfeel just feels so clean and refreshing. Palate fills with a nice hop angle and brett punch. Good balance mix with a citrus hop hinting with juicy quality hinting from the nose all-throughout. Finish gets quite peppery hot but in control, the perfect mix of hop bitter, and brett heat. Buttery sticking sensation like bearnaise.

Overall I just can't get over how juicy this beer is. A real nice marriage, nearly perfect for me.

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 ericj551
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The number of discriptors on this bottle is ridiculous. The cork hit the ceiling as it popped off. The beer pours a straw gold with a fluffy head that eventually fades. Brett is apparent in the aroma, with some tropical fruitiness from the hops (or maybe the cumquots, I have no idea). The flavor is dry with plenty of funky Brett, earthy hops, and some nice corriander and spice. The finish is bitter and dry with hits of oak. The bitterness lingers nicely. Pricey at $12 but delicious none the less.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Massive white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy straw coloured liquid, SRM 5.

S: Coriander, grass, pine, weeds, earth and some faint barnyard funk.

T: Spicy, pepper, lemon, coriander, grass, earth, pine, peach/passionfruit and some sourness on the back end.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Interesting and complex flavour profile, I have a feeling this beer will be like Orval where it will be very different and much more sour with some age on it. Actually, this seems more like a Belgian beer than a North American. Either way, this beer is fantastic.

Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Popped the cork of 22 oz bottle & poured into my Russian River stemmed glass. Foamy head explodes filling the glass in spite of a very careful pour.
Head retains very well with nice lace as head gradually recedes.
Golden color.
First impression is of a typical Belgian IPA but then the nuances take over challenging the senses. Sweetness, spiciness, sour notes make for a very enjoyable experience.
A great sipping beer so bold I couldn't finish the bottle at one sitting. Rebottled into a swing-top bottle to finish at a later time.
I love a good Belgian IPA - quickly becoming one of my favorite styles and this didn't disappoint.

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