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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

773 Ratings
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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 65
Gots: 80 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

A- Wow, this brew is full of life! As soon as I took the wire off the cork, it pressed its way out to a large sounding "pop"! Upon pouring, I got nothing but thick white foam, which took a couple of minutes to settle...it's very champagne like for sure! It is cloudy, with plenty of yeast suspended....hard to see the carbonation, but believe me, its there. The lacing is actually very watery...something I didn't expect actually.

S- This has a very earthy/fruity aroma overall. There is plenty of fresh leafy hop cones noted and it is very fruity.....citrus to be exact.....full of grapefruit and tangerine. Spices are aplenty as well, with the coriander upfront, and a bolder smell, which I'm guessing comes from the peppercorn...almost enough to make a guy want to sneeze! It is also rich with yeasty biscuit like aromas...buttery in fact! This is a complex smelling beer, which very nice!

T- Well we get the best of both worlds here style wise! Right upfront are the bittering hops that make the sides of my mouth pucker. Once the initial bitter shock is gone, the flavors get deeper, with the hops themselves becoming very leafy. The fruitiness is also apparent, but the grapefruit aromas I smelled earlier, turn more into pomello and navel orange like. There is a spice that just hits the back of my palate and tickles my throat.....a subtle peppery note. The hops especially are very noticeable upon belching lol.

M/D- This is a highly carbonated beer, as noted before, and scrubs the palate very much so! It's a decent balance between bitter and citrus that, while I find thin bodied, is very refreshing and I'm finding it very easy to get through this 750ml bottle quickly. The alcohol is hidden very well but will sneak up on a person I'm guessing. I'm pleasantly surprised that I am enjoying this as much as I am, as I'm not a huge IPA guy, but the melding of styles works beautifully! I recommend this one and would have no issues picking this up again!

ChrisCage, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

theminutemen, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jessicapreuss, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Hopmodium, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

jdmandel, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

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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
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.