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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%


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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crossovert

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Second batch. The cork absolutely flies off with a boom.

Be careful pouring this one, it is super-carbonated. It pours a lightly hazy gold with a big foamy white head that likes to linger.

The smell is awesome. Clean brett notes, citrus, decent malt bill underneath. Oak mellows.

The flavor is also good. Honestly the hops don't come through much, it is more of a witbier with brett and citrus than anything but it is a refreshing take on it even with the odd experimentation. The Bitter Monk was unbelievable,the Whiteout Wit was horrendous, this is closer to Bitter Monk but not quite as awesome. The sweetness and oak come through with a few more sips. Brett is tame with a hint of funk and medicinal flavor, pretty low tartness.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 00:57:01 | More by crossovert
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Duvel sn-ulip.

A: Very light, cloudy, hay color. Pours a giant, bubbly, dry, white, head. Disintegrates, quickly and unevenly, leaving dry white foam, and giant craters. Eventually settles to a pretty standard quarter finger, light foam blanket. Some decent foamy beer ring lacing remains as you consume. Head renews fully with each pourl

S: Bready, lemon citrus, coriander, a little honey, and some strong floral components. Maybe a little basil and oregano in there, too.

T: Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Hay, freshly cut grass, with a little pine, and a touch of Italian spice.

M: Light an crisp, with a subtly bitter finish. Steely or coppery aftertaste.

D: The character dictates a slow and savory experience.

Atmosphere is pretty impressive. Interesting hue, great primary head which settles to a nice secondary head. Pretty solid lacing, too. Nose is a sourdough bready tone, with plenty spice, floral, and some sweet components. Very well-balanced. Flavor is a buttery feeling combination of fresh flora, with pine and savory spice. Not too bitter, not too sweet...subtle all the way around, except for the steely, biting finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:22:12 | More by bmwats
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a bright hazy golden yellow color with a big two inch head.

Smell: loads of coriander, cracked pepper, and some oak comes through to the nose.

Taste: coriander, orange, lemon zest, pepper, oak, and Brett make up the most of the flavor profile. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp throughout with some moderate refreshing qualities. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: slow sipping beer and a bit too crisp here. Well balanced flavors and the oak and Brett make this very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 20:26:42 | More by Gavage
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Received with a less than a finger's worth of head. The head was a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber which appears as a weak, golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing is sporadic and mostly consists of wisps but there are small patches of sheeting.

Nose- Good amount of citrus which is very inviting and has a bit of tartness to it. Really speaks to its Belgian qualities. Definite lemon and orange peel and the coriander is unmistakable. Good amounts of floral qualities with a touch of honey. Swirling reveals mustiness from the hops and slight funkiness from the Brett.

Taste- Starts off with a good amount of citrus that is quite reflective of the nose. Some tartness, coriander, orange and lemon peel. Floral characteristics with touches of stone fruit in the background (mostly peach, hints of apricot, cherry). Good amount of pine and resin and woodiness on the finish but it really works with the slightly tart sweetness that is the front. Wasn't aware that kumquats were used but that's definitely the most prominent of the stone fruit like flavors that I was experiencing. Slight Brett notes in the background- slight straw, slight funk- but nothing that shows a bunch of age. Slight touches of pepper. Good to really good beer and at this point, it proves why I shouldn't question any Anchorage beer- I should just try it. Very good balance and integration. Nice complexity and presence as well. Pretty much in between good to really good, slightly closer to really good. Lacks that little something extra which would propel it to really good or great. Perhaps some age and as a result, little bit more Brett character. A little bit of grapefruit, somewhat mimosa like.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a good amount of syrup to the texture. Carbonation is a little higher than usual but works well with the overall flavor profile. Somewhat effervescent which gives this beer a little more structure.

Drinkability- Very easygoing IPA that doesn't even really drink like an IPA. Bittering hops add more character rather than being an obstacle. 4.50 might be a little much for an 8 oz pour but it is pretty expensive in the bottle. Don't really want to spend 11-12 bucks a bomber to try an IPA. Probably wouldn't get this again but mostly because of the price.

Overall- Good to really good beer. Doesn't do anything amazing but is impressive in its delicacy. Definitely worth a try but try to find it on tap. I'm on the fence whether it's worth the bottle price.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 03:01:45 | More by artoolemomo
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful hazy yellow with a 2 finger head. Great lacing once the head dies down.

S - The Brett really comes through strong and has lovely undertones of lemon zest and slight hoppiness.

T - Grassy funk in the front with a mild hop bite and grapefruit peel. Spices also shine through, I just can't pin them down. Definitely more Belgian than an IPA here.

M - High carbonation, light, crisp, effervescent.

O - Always stellar products out of Anchorage. They love using Brett and it works for them.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 19:54:59 | More by cvm4
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 06:15:44 | More by corby112
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One2Remeber

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Intense huge sudsy white bubbles form a thin cloudy head. Bubbles pop fading into 1/2 inch layer staying put with an abundance of bubbles shooting to the top. As pale yellow as they come, slightly cloudy body.

S: Juicy lemon, funky to say the least Belgian yeast reminds the nostrils of baby diapers. Mild oak with notes of warm vanilla. Undertones of fresh spices and plants from a backyard garden. Perfumy, floral notes shine.

T/M: Soft oak on the lips carries a gummy presence. Soapy yeast cake main taste. Dominant floral lingering notes as if spray a bottle of perfume in your mouth. Sticky lemon candy coats the mouth. Bubbly carbonation tingles on the way down as a Farmhouse/Saisons remind me.

O:Would love to age this bottle but away from home... Extremely unique drinking experience. Recommend fresh to enjoy the hops on a farmhouse ale or age to enhance the funky yeast.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 02:15:29 | More by One2Remeber
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We crack the cage and cork on a bottle labeled “Batch #1, JAN/2012”, pouring a brew of canary yellow into our oversized tasting snifters. It holds a two and a half finger tall head of eggshell colored bubbles that rest like snow. This retains very well, but pops off audibly as it slowly creeps away. Light etches of patterned lacing are left around the glass. A definite haze is noted to be without sediment. Carbonation appears to be active, and centrally concentrated. The nose gives brightly tart Brettanomyces, zesty lemon rind and juice, stark heat and prickle of peppercorns, sweet floral and citric hops, biting oak of grapey chardonnay, gravel and dust, vanilla coolness, white vinegar, pale and wheaty malts, phenolic plastics, nonspecific tropical fruitiness, and sweet booziness. Our first impression is that at first, the flavoring is strikingly strange, but as the sip fades, you get all of the expected fruit, spice, and funk, making for an ultimately unique beverage. As we sip, the taste begins with perfumed florals, grassy, herbal, and grapefruity hops, pale and wheaty malts, funky Brett tartness, black pepper, foamy plastics, lactic creaminess, and citric rind bitterness, potentially imparted by the kumquats. The middle peaks with white sugar sweetness, clean pale maltiness with brushes of amber depth, booze, nickel, booze, continued Bretty pop, soured lactics, vinyl plastics to balance, and light bite of the peppercorn to come. Washing through the finish is massive organic oakiness, big black pepper spice, mango and pineapple fruitiness, flourishing spice of coriander, kumquat bitterness, candied cherries, wheat breadiness, biting hops of citric, soapy, and fruity varietals, offering final sweetness and balance. The aftertaste breathes of smoked wheat, clover honey, kumquat citric bitters, whole black peppercorn and cinnamon burn, booze, passion fruit, light leathers, soured sweatiness, grapefruity and soapy hops, white onion, light butters, gravel, gritty pale malts, tart and metallic yeastiness, oily green bark, and moss earthiness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium to high. Each sip gives big cream and foam, with nice slurp, smack, pop, and puck on the lip. The mouth is left fully coated, with light residual prickle and drip into smooth, but palpable, astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer sips nicely.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the story on the back of the bottle, and the idea of it that they executed. Seriously though, read the back of the bottle if you have the opportunity, because it is especially inspiring. That aside, the most enjoyable quality of the beer itself was its taste. The nose starts off nicely, giving bright florals and grain against the included advertised ingredients. The Bretty remains ever pervasive, but really begins to pop in the flavoring, even as the aroma fades into booziness with warmth. The taste, again, shows all of what you would expect, with bitterness from the whole peppercorns and citric kumquat inclusions alike. The oak, coriander spiciness, and Brett also blend through the finish, giving a final picture of cohesion and fullness. This is reflected in the creamy feel, which helps keep the aforementioned robustness in check. While certainly made headway on “the trail” with this one, with the wildness of the yeast and the unconventional fruit and spice, hopefully those to follow with further mold and refine what Anchorage classifies as their “White IPA”.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:29:27 | More by TheBrewo
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy gold - some light orange in the dark, some yellow when held to the light - pours with a large, white head - leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Loads of funky Brett, some wood, and some witbier aromas - can't entirely discern the galaxy hops, but there are some interesting citrus and grassy notes here - nicely funky - some barrel aromas - some spiciness, with peppercorns - some pepper and clove from the yeast as well

Taste: Tongue-coating Brett with some wood and light citrus - decidedly funky, with both Brett weirdness, straw, and a load of wood - nice use of French oak barrels, which sometimes can be a bit much - citrus, with some nice orange and grapefruit notes - some lightly tropical undertones - some spiciness, with pepper - moderate bitterness - finishes pretty clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth, dry finish

Overall: Brett and hops are bffs

This starts off interesting, and actually gets more interesting as you make your way to the bottom of the glass. The use of Brett is quite lovely, and the hops have held up (even through this is months old at this point). This is the first beer I've had from Anchorage, and it's far from a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:38:50 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy yellow gold with a bright-white bubbly head. Drops to a small collar and faint wispy cap. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: Bright yeast with some pale wheat and slightly sweet pale malts. Galaxy hops drop a hint of tropical fruit and a touch of orange. Biscuity dough and some lightly toasted malts. Fruity esters with a very soft spiciness. Very light bitter. Brett adds a nice slightly earthy finish to the whole thing. Some powdery yeast. A touch of banana and some apple. Maybe a touch of mealy kumquat through the back.

Taste: Coriander straight up. Some yeasty spice coupled with a touch of banana and clove. Light pale malt sweetness. Hops run a touch of tropical fruit along with some bitter grapefruit rind and a touch of pine needle bitterness. Brett adds a touch of earth, damp grass, and some lemon. So much brett as it warms. A nice balance of hops, yeast, and malt. Coriander takes control as it warms, starting to dominate almost everything. A slight push of wheat through the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate to above average carbonation. Clean, crisp, and slightly dry. Par for the style.

Overall: Better than the Beatles.

A very nice Belgian/white IPA. Bitter with spices in the right places. I'll be giving Anchorage my patronage in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:41:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Docer

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.5)
- Nice light colored straw yellow brew.. a very light cloudy touch to it. Nice fingers of bubbly frothy foamy head.. settle to a thin mixed pillow and sticky foam all about the glass.

Smell: (4.5)
- Surprisingly an IPA aroma.. very floral and citrus-like hops over a light grainy biscuit bready malt. Not overly sweet smelling. I like that. No caramel really to be found. Some oak and dry esters sit nicely with a spicy flare that shows up late. Quite good.

Taste: (4.0)
- Grain, biscuit, bread, light sweet malts.. very floral and crisp grassy hops and citrus blended well with a slight spice and peppery character. This is a very well balanced and seemingly green IPA. Bottled with Brett? Is this an IPA to sit on awhile to get more tart and sour flavors? I don't get much in that regard other than the oak and drying flavors that brett can provide in its early stages.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- A nice light bodied brew which is quite dry.. I like dry in most of my beers. It is however a little over-carbonated for me. I wouldn't mind some excessive carbonation if the Brett shined more. Not bad.

Overall: (3.5)
- This is a very good IPA. I don't like the price of it. There was a lot of hype around this beer, and along with the packaging.. it fell a bit short for me. Though I do not, and will not grade any of my scores on anything but the fluid. There is some nice Brett character, and a slight funk to it. It is probably the first IPA I would actually even consider aging. The base beer must be stellar, but beyond that.. a little over-done. I like the Whiteout Wit much better.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 05:33:54 | More by Docer
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, belmont station

from notes

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice, a quite pale yellow body, creamy white foam head

smell: bright citrus, brett funk, grassy, bready

taste: anchorage appears to be a one trick pony, but when your trick is brett, you're sure to sell bottles and make interesting beer. The brett plays well - more belgian than IPA, but nice and citrusy

mouthfeel: light, funky and refreshing

overall: nice stuff

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:14:27 | More by dirtylou
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jethrodium

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 00:12:01 | More by jethrodium
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BrewerB

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark straw colored with a very large, persistent foam on top. Slight haziness.

Freshly sliced lemons and a prevalent tartness make up a prominent chunk of the aroma. There's also a hint at tropical fruits here - passionfruit, perhaps.

Plenty of citrusy hop on the palette, very lemon-like. Also noting herbal character. Bitterness is moderate, clean, and there's also some piney hop flavor coming through. Dry finish though having difficulty picking up on the peppercorns.

Body and carbonation on par for the style though a bit more carbonation would be welcome.

Though I'm not huge on the "White IPA" style this beer is definitely well done and really enjoyable. I'm hoping I have another beer stashed away somewhere as it'd be interesting to see if this one gets funkier with time.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 02:09:27 | More by BrewerB
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 02:25:45 | More by ArrogantB
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had as a part of a free tasting held at GBX! Served from bottle into a sampler shaker. Poured a pale yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, coriander, funk, earth, fruit, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, fruit, wheat, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the level of complexity that the Brett addition to the bottle added to this brew. This was a fairly light IPA as the name would imply, so the nice kiss of funkiness went really well here. Anchorage is definitely doing good things and I can't wait to try more offerings from them that I have not tried yet.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 11:08:48 | More by thagr81us
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw, finger fluffy pillow head, great lacing

S: lemon peel, mild pine/grapefruit, fresh yeast, wonderful french oak

T: lemon peel, french oak, yeast, grassy/pine mellow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth mouth/solid carbonation

O: POW, nice to explore shelves at my local beer store.
The clerk even said heard great things about it and was
shocked it didn't fly off the shelf. Really enjoyed this
gem from "The Last Frontier" state.

DELIGHTFUL, TREAT YOURSELF

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 20:15:47 | More by BeerLover99
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a lightly hazed yellow with one finger of rich white head. Light lacing left behind.

Aroma of lemon zest, pineapple, coriander, white pepper, Belgian yeast, and brett.

Tasted of lemon, brett, Belgian yeast, saltine cracker, white pepper and brett. Lightly bitter finish.

Light-to-medium bodied and quite dry with a sharp carbonation.

An easy drinking and tasty Belgian IPA from Anchorage. It's so good to have them return to St. Louis.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:40:50 | More by Monkeyknife
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beagle75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, pale yellow color with over two fingers of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Crisp--even sparse--brett-affected yeast metabolites that exhibit remarkable focus and clarity without being overpowering.

T: Begins dry, with soft refined malt and some bright pithy fruit. Acidity is strong into the middle where the beer becomes sweeter, more mineral, and tinted with a breezy quality of goat pasture. The latter lingers during the finish, faint but complex.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, refreshingly acidic--especially late, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: An excellent brett beer, this Belgian-style strong pale ale struggles to live up to the IPA label. Instead, it delivers an austere dose of wild yeast funk with little associated tartness.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:02:02 | More by beagle75
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Brenden

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of this beer's description makes it seem, at base, to be a hoppy sort of wit; with the coriander, spices, and Belgian yeast, perhaps the hops make the difference. It looks, in any case, like a classic wit: light gold, somehow simultaneously bright and cloudy, with a fluffy pure white head. That head rises high and strong, making a beautifully rocky and densely pillowy crown that lasts, fades to a thick 1/2 finger, and leaves chunks and heavy patches of lacing. Full retention and very slightly more lacing are the only barriers to a higher score.
The nose is brilliant, mending vinous, citrus and tropical fruits with a raw, leafy bitterness along with vinous notes and a touch of pepper. The Brett comes through in such a way as to show off the funk without interference in the overall profile. Belgian yeast adds just a ghost of earthiness and more light pepper, but like raw green buds before maturation.
The taste is very nice, mingling the same notes with the exception that the funk isn't really drawn out until this beer has warmed a bit. The vinous dryness and pith pull into the finish, but the fruitier elements keep it from going particularly dry. There is a noticeable, though faint and ghostly, note of band-aid.
The feel is crisp and smooth mingling together for a nice flow in a fairly light-bodied brew.
While it seems like a lot thrown together coming into it, brewing expertise is showcased in that these guys can do so much without making it a muddled mes, and blending it all together so well. I hope they come out with more.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 17:30:03 | More by Brenden
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750mL bottle pours with a pale yet bright gold body with faint haze supporting a tall densely cobwebed white head of foam. The aroma offers up lime, tangerine, grapefruit and a sour lime sort of wild yeastiness. The taste has a very effervescent quality and it is so much so it is tough to sink you teeth into the experience. I’m getting fruity and tart grapefruit notes that are sliding into lime like citrus and some citrusy tartness. Pretty nice but the huge carbonation detracts from the experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 11:01:42 | More by jbaker67
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle.

Appearance - Very light, white, almost like a grape juice. Very fizzy white 4+ inch head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Sour and pungent fruits. Lemon, coriander, spices, very floral and farmhouse like. Light wine aroma along with some yeasts in the finish.

Taste - Alot going on. Sour/bitterness of the hops, spices and added brett are a dominate flavor. Very much like a saison, floral and earthy. The wine adds a certain bold flavor that works well with the hops. A huge lemon flavor in each drink. The alcohol is not present at all.

Mouthfeel - Tounge really gets a sour blast with the brett and wine. Palate gets more spices and hops, along with some sour wines.
The aftertaste is dry, sour and floral.

Overall - Very nice and different. Huge flavors that you really need to have many sips to understand and enjoy. This could easly be called a saison with its barnyard funky flavors. The price was a little more then it should be but its worth a drink for its unique, and huge flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:04:17 | More by wvsabbath
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the corked and caged bottle into a snifter. Body is a pale, hazy golden-white color topped by a huge, egg white head that slowly recedes to a thin coating. Aroma of mild wheat, citrus, and sharply floral spices--primarily coriander. Palate is a complex blend of citrus peel, dry wine yeast, light wheat, and a melange of spices. Finish is very zesty and sharply astringent. Body is lively and light, with a tangy, dry finish. This is a thoroughly interesting beer that has held up well after a few months of aging.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 06:12:51 | More by ElGordo
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy white/yellow color ale with a super large pale white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with some strong Brett notes also dominating. Taste is a mix between some solid wheat alt notes with some strong fruity and dry hops notes with a finish dominated by the funky Brett notes. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Really well put together with huge amount of complexity while retaining a great level of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 02:55:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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California

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer poured a light orange with some light haze (a little more lazy on the second pour as more yeast gets picked up) with three plus fingers of white craggy and bubbly head. Highly carbonated with plenty of fine carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is citrus peel, earthy hops, some spice coriander and white pepper does come through, and a bit of biscuit malt sweetness. Fairly light aroma, with only a bit of earthy brett character.

Taste follows the nose, citrus and earthy hop bitterness upfront, mellowing into lighter citrus flavors, coriander and white pepper, a touch of caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. Clean and dry finish, with some lingering citrus on the tongue.

Light body and highly carbonation, bubbles gently sweeping across your tongue and wiping it clean. Very refreshing, and the flavors would go well complementing some food.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 02:26:11 | More by nataku00
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.