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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
90
outstanding

720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 57
Gots: 70 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jdmandel, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: straw-colored and hazy ale with a big fluffy white head; ample lace will adorn your glass as the beer moves past

S: grassy and herbal; something lightly funky and slightly citric; clean, fresh grain-field aromas

T: dry pale malts bring minimal sweetness; lemony citron and brettanomyces musk; oak and drying wood with a touch of tart on the pith side of things, and even a little dank around the edges; some herb and pepper; a very subtle fruitiness, mostly citric, something faintly pale and perhaps tropical...

M: medium-bodied, smooth with some slight coating of funk; medium bitterness but/and essentially clean and crisp; some mustiness on the aftertaste; drying finish, slight tart astringence

O: I thought this was really good beer - has a lot going on, and I like the effect of brett in beers. Classified as a Belgian IPA, but open to interpretation. Hoppy, sure, but not really bitter. This is going to remind folks of farmhouse ales and witbiers. If you like ales with brett and barrel-aging, you will want to try this.

Greywulfken, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

rkcrozier, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

rowyn, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ptarmigan98, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

fergchri, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Massbmx, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

CK319, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

patrick802, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jayhoppin, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

hays99, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

DustinSWB, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Hanzo, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

KornWallace, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

nmann08, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Kkottonmouthkngz, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

analienacorn, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

The beer comes in a hazy bright golden yellow.

The aroma has Galaxy of passion fruit, kumquat, citrus zest, grapefruit, orange zest, and Belgian yeast.

The flavor follows with that hop note in the front and those bright fruits. Then onto a light bready malt without much sweetness to speak of. Then spicy pepper and herbal notes along with that Aspirin astringency of Galaxy bitterness.

A very complex brew. The bottle is from April and still hoppy, but I would like to age a bottle and see how the beer evolves and if there is a sense of the Brett that I did not get this time.

dar482, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Batch 6 from April 2014. 750ml C&C bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku.

Pours a hazy yello with big one finger white head that left huge lacing. Nose is big citrus fruits like tangerine and oranges, pineapple, mango, peaches, light funky brett, and mild oaky notes. Taste is big pineapple, mango, and peach. Brett yeast is totally there as is the lightest hint of the peppercorns. Don't know if I get kumquats, but citrus is big. Dry, hoppy, and clean. Easy to drink.

I'm surprised that this beer is as hoppy as it is from April. Love Galaxy. Love brett. Love Anchorage.

Seanniek91, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

kguard, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

vermilcj, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

msinger1002, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Batch 1, bottled 1/2012.

A: Pours a light lemon-golden with a huge, soft, bright white head that slowly faded into a very fuzzy and thick film that held great retention and left streaks of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Holly cow what a nose. Citrus dominates with scents of kumquats alongside coriander, vinous (white wine-like) oak barrel, wit yeast and a complex blend of spices and earthy brett. This smells complex and inviting.
T: All of the different ingredients in this beer work really well together to form a fantastic brew! The oak and brett come out a little bit more than the nose, with the citrus coming through in the middle and finish. Peppercorns, coriander, Belgian yeast, and some earthy and farm-like brett are all noticeable, yet no one ingredient dominates. The galaxy hops provide some sweet and slightly bitter fruits in the finish, and the aftertaste is drying, vinous, and full of yeast.
M: Full bodied with frothy, full, yet soft, carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and bubbly but very smooth. Finish is drying and refreshing.
O: Almost as good as Bitter Monk. This brewery can do no wrong in my book. This beer is so complex and flavorful yet so smooth and drinkable. I could drink this all day. Thank you, Anchorage!

scottfrie, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Wolfpack2005, Jun 16, 2013
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.