Galaxy White IPA
Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
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From:
Anchorage Brewing Company
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #22
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,977
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.95%
Ratings:
960
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 17, 2021
Added:
Jan 09, 2012
Wants:
  93
Gots:
  155
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
Notes: White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.
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Photo of Tucquan
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2012-10-20 (from tasting notes in a notebook I just found!)

A - Pale yellow with a 2-finger head

S - Fruit, umami, overly ripe peach, cumquat, bread and some funk

T - Tart, lemon, bread, grass, earthy/herbal spice

M - Very carbonated like champagne, light body

O - Like Sierra Nevada Brux with less malt.

Sep 17, 2021
 
4.04 by Tiernan from Texas on Jul 06, 2021
 
3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 18, 2020
 
4.02 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Feb 25, 2020
Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Batch 7, Oct. 2014

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a massive head that was not surprising for a five year old Brett beer; clumps of lacing cling

Smell: The leathery, woodsy Brett tones dominate (again, no surprise) with the white wine oak barrel and the coriander/peppercorn blend also prominent; very Belgian smell with the Galaxy impact long gone

Taste: Tropical fruit forward (I'm surprised) with papaya and a hint of pineapple; the coriander and peppercorn emerge, along with the kumquat bitterness; oaky, vinous and leathery, through the middle, with a grassy, herbal finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body but over-carbonated (again, no surprise, given the age)

Overall: Even with five years of age, this is still an impressive brew whose flavors have developed in interesting ways

Thanks, kevindp9, for the opportunity

Dec 29, 2019
 
3.75 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Oct 05, 2019
 
4.76 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Aug 10, 2019
 
4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jul 06, 2019
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a cloudy yellow body with great head and soapy lace patches down the glass. Spicy, zesty, funky aromas along with hints of fruits like pears and floral notes. A woody smoothness makes it easier to drink b/c it is crisp, mildly bitter, light fruits come in with touches of sweetness (like white grape), along with a spicy, peppery, funky zestiness and a crisp clean finish with lively carbonation.

Feb 22, 2019
 
4.06 by MikiMo from Texas on Jan 27, 2019
Photo of bveebs
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bveebs from Michigan

definitely worth picking up if you see it. got a 22oz for 3$, worth every penny. cant beat the price/quality ratio

Jan 24, 2019
 
3.68 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Oct 23, 2018
 
3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2018
 
3.98 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 18, 2018
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Really pale hazy look. Aroma is spicy with coriander and lemongrass notes. Taste is slightly astringent, a bit tart, dry, grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish. Light body with high effervescence.

May 09, 2018
Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Leif_Eriksson from Canada (AB)

Look: Aggressive, powerful carbonation. It’s like looking at those little jets in a pool. Light yellow, massive head.

Nose: Sour funk, lychee, pineapple. Typical Brett characteristics.

Taste: Juicy but dry. Funky. Strangely refreshing. Peppery bitterness. Subtle kumquat.

Overall: Interesting beer, and really worth trying.

May 05, 2018
 
4 by ivyman from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2018
 
3.75 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
 
4 by Griphon from Florida on Dec 06, 2017
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a murky to bright pale yellow color with a moderate transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen ever so slightly rising to fill a foamy white head that didn't want to stick around. Seemed like it wanted to fizz it's way on out of there. Some lace tried to stick in a messy fashion but that ended up sliding for the most part.
The aroma had a nice blend of lemongrass sweetness with a touch of sour and funk to it bringing in a little bit of hay, peppercorn, coriander, clove, dried sweet woody barrel with some vinous sour edges.
The flavor balanced between the sour and the funk initially and then developed the sweet edges for a further complex balance. Peppercorns, clove and coriander seem to even strike a light spicy tone even further underneath. Slight vinous to peppercorn/coriander and lemongrass in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. What's nice about this beer is that despite the sour and the funky tones coming out, none of that leads to any distractible efforts that could possibly make this a slow sipper.
Overall, though I didn't find myself gulping this, I have to admit with a carbonation and an ABV that are right on par, this beer is well worthy of coming back to.

Oct 22, 2017
 
4 by paulish from New York on Oct 20, 2017
Photo of tigg924
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours hazy, caution light yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is mineral, hay, funk, and lemony sweetness. Funky, heavy bodied for the style, funky, with high carbonation. Delicious, complex and one of the better domestic examples of the style I have had. Could drink this all day. Great intro to the brewery.

Oct 01, 2017
Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

It pours a fairly pale yellow, hazy and with an overall relatively small head for the style. The nose is piney and floral. The taste is very dry, with hoppy bitterness and some sourness/tartness but very little in terms of malts. A nice beer but not terribly complex in its nature.

Sep 08, 2017
 
4.75 by wilfonzo from Florida on Aug 12, 2017
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

B+ / VERY GOOD

Aug 05, 2017
 
4.15 by Jbavi360 from New York on Jul 20, 2017
 
4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jul 15, 2017
 
4 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Jul 08, 2017
Photo of Sabtos
2.25/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by Sabtos from Ohio

Hazy pale yellow, almost neon, with a large white foam that quickly dies off.

Smell is sewer-esque funk and super barnayard forward. Blech!!!

Taste is actually MORE extreme! Funky sewage, grass, hay, bitter veg and cabbage. Fuck!!! This should have been dumped! Considering more recent reviews, this older batch maybe wasn't as dialed in as the newer versions, but that's not my problem.

Jun 25, 2017
 
4.1 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on Mar 22, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Well, I’m rarely moved to write a review because, I believe that beer is very personal to the individual, the time and place it’s enjoyed and the frame of mind the individual is experiencing at the time. I’m writing this a couple days after having experienced this wonderful beer on tap at a local craft bar. I just couldn’t get the experience out of my mind. I think I even dreamt about it that night. The place is one of my favorite places but this time I was a little disappointed because I was hopeful to have the Anchorage Mosaic Saison on tap, but they didn’t have it. So, I took a chance on this beer. I’m not a huge IPA fan. Sometime I think this craft is overdone and there are so many different examples of beers to explore. But, WOW, I surprised. This was not your usual IPA. The cloudy appearance was a pleasant surprise that came with a tantalizing aroma that peeked my interest. The feel and taste was smooth and the sour notes were quite pleasing to my palate. This is one of my top beers. A wonderful experience. Cheers!

Mar 21, 2017
 
4.19 by micropale from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Bottle, batch 10, Nov 2015:
Pours a pale yellow golden, maybe just a tad darker than a regular white ale. The head grows white and fluffy, and stays thick with a nucleares glass.

Nose is more reminiscent of a saison. I get a little farmhouse with grassy bitter notes. The Brett isn't quite powerful enough to really break through with enough funk or tart to turn the corner into a sour-leaning beer.

The taste is similar to the nose, but is more bitter than many saisons. There is a little hint of the kumquat up front, but the carbonation level of the beer muddles the distinction of the flavor. However, the bubbles seem to help the pepper notes before the grassy bitterness gains the end. The beer seems quite dry in the end, and there is a little tingle left on my tongue after the beer heads down my throat.

A quite interesting beer that has a nice bit of spice and bitterness. I'd like to get just a little more of the fruit up front, and a reduction in carbonation might help that.

Feb 19, 2017
 
3.81 by JoeMans from New York on Jan 15, 2017
 
4.31 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania on Dec 16, 2016
 
3.75 by fosters9 from New York on Dec 02, 2016
 
4.74 by PJHOY from Ohio on Nov 25, 2016
 
4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 19, 2016
 
3.25 by harpus from Alabama on Oct 17, 2016
Photo of Weisenbeer
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Funky. That is the best word to describe this brew. Crazy nose, beautiful to look at and a fizzy feel. This is the true "Champaign of Beers," only it tastes like beer, not Brut. :-)

Oct 16, 2016
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