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Galaxy White IPA - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

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768 Ratings
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Ratings: 768
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Brock_hophead, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

billab914, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of fmccormi
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%

Straight pour from a 25.4oz/750ml cork-and-cage bottle to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware); this bottle has a batch label indicating it was bottled in April, 2014 (“BATCH #6 APRIL/2014”), which would make this bottle right around five months old. I wasn’t too worried about the hops falling off though, given the brett fermentation.

Appearance (4.25): This pours eagerly, raising nearly three fingers of bone-white foam that cap a pale, straw-colored, light yellow-golden body that’s slightly hazy. The head doesn’t last, but it does leave a wide, arcing collar on one side of the glass, a few legs, and a thin film on the surface. Gorgeous body, and while the lacing seems disappointing it actually matches the hue and consistency of the body extremely well. Aesthetically, it works.

Smell (4.0): Well it’s certainly got a funk—an oddly bright one that incorporates the hops. A quick shot of straw and barnyard leads the way, followed by mixing in some bright, juicy fruit and dank herbal tones: papaya, limeade, a garlicky funk, cedar undertones, and light, spicy herbs (a little coriander, and maybe even a little basil).

Taste (4.0): Jesus, there’s a lot going on here. Bretty, light barnyard funk with a very tangy finish jumps right out of the gate, melding with a lightly garlicky, weedy, dank tone. Subtle spices come in on the mid-palate, with coriander, herbal notes (dried basil again), white pepper and a little black. Light, dry malt tones make up the body, offering light biscuit and water cracker flavors, with just a touch of honey, to support the hops and funk. Light fruits run through the front, middle, and back of the palate: slightly vinous, white grapes, green pear, a touch of granny smith, and finally bitter white grapefruit comes in toward the finish. There’s an earthy undercurrent to all of this, with a light spice, dusty hay, and warm, raw wheat. The funk and the earthy, crackery body really integrate the hops more smoothly as it warms.No booze anywhere to be seen. Overall, a pithy, limey flavor is the most noticeable component, which married to that slightly garlicky dank note, rides above everything else.

Mouthfeel (5.0): A light tingle, a soft, foamy carbonation with above-average depth, and a moderately dry, easy body with a lighter-than-medium weight come in easily, and wash out with a smooth, tingly foaming action. The finish is very dry but not parching, with enough viscosity to make it an easy, refreshing drink.

Overall (4.0): This beer is a bit all over the place, but in a thoroughly entertaining way. The appearance is excellent but a little non-standard for the style; the aroma is funky and slightly off-kilter, but bright and aromatic at the same time; the flavor is very complex with some unexpected characters, but well-crafted; and the feel is as close to perfect as anything could be, especially how well it complements the flavor. Some things don’t mesh at all times, and I’ve never been big on the garlicky hop notes, but it still works. This is just a very complex, deeply interesting brett beer, and I like it. (Still like Bitter Monk better, though. :-)

fmccormi, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

MSandahl23, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Inglewood, Sep 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

DanielBarba, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

CorgiDad, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

HiWire, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

RHB33, Sep 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

GregDuB65, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

indybearsfan, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

gtermi, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Rudes
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

Rudes, Sep 03, 2014
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

MenardMa, Sep 02, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

frlrv1020, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.1/5  rDev +2%

I've seen this before and never "pulled the trigger". Well screw it, time to dish out the cash and put it to work. Let's review what we got. This brew pours a gorgeous Pale blonde with a cloudy body. Nice white soapy crown. Well guess what, let me smell it before I put it in my mouth. First wave is a melange of aromas. Brett meatiness with some wheat and spices. Second wave of some juicy fruity hop goodness. On the backend some citric tones. Well it smells good enough, let's taste it. Just like the nose, first hits though is spices (coriander, pepper). Second is a mixture of subtle tropical hops and wheat. Brett funk meatiness also expands in the flavor but not on the extreme. The finish is slightly bitter-dry as a bone with a lingering lemon and herbal tea in the aftertaste. The feel is medium-light and refreshing, carb is tight and popping.

Overall: This is a damn fine brew. Refreshing, balanced and funky with still an earthy hop quality. Tropical goodness with spicy overtones. Do you crave Wits to be on the hoppy side? I know I do! This brew is recommended.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

750 ml corked bottle poured in a chalice. The bottle has two intro paragraphs describing various frontiers of human achievement, plus some information about the white IPA in the bottle. Quite amusing. The beer pours yellow in color, with a thin white head. The first smell that hit my nose was grapefruit, then a bit of tangerine. A lot of citrus and fruit notes. The taste is like a fruit salad at first, transitioning to a bitter hop flavor once it reaches the back of your palette. The finish is a bit of oak and herbs, and the spices are noticeable. Overall, excellent.

ENogueira, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BeerMeBro720, Aug 31, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -3%

ShadyRigglesbee, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

LodiRigglesbee, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Stinger80OH, Aug 30, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Jordy777, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

hoffke88, Aug 30, 2014
Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.