Galaxy White IPA
Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
Belgian IPA
Ranked #19
Ranked #9,918
4.02 | pDev: 10.95%
Jul 29, 2023
Jan 09, 2012
White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.
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Rated: 3.97 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Well, this is one hell of an interesting beer. I haven’t had a Belgian IPA and a long while, and I don’t think I’ve ever had any beer with kumquats. This sounds like it could be a disastrous beer if any random brewery was making it, but I trust that Anchorage got it right. Let’s dive in

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with 2 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose has a decent amount of funk, but it’s quite hoppy as well. I’m picking up on aromas of lime zest, wet hay, earthy hops, grass, crackery malt, white grape, juicy papaya, coriander, and white pepper

The clash that occurs in taste is a bit odd but I can mostly get on board with it. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lemon juice, pineapple juice, bready malt, coriander, earthy hops, lemongrass, white pepper, and light kumquat. The swallow brings notes of bready malt, black pepper, pineapple juice, earthy hops, lemongrass, coriander, tannic white wine, stone, and light kumquat

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes neutral but refreshing

This is a weird one for sure, but it’s still quite good. I just wish it was a bit more balanced
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
What a fun beer. Cloudy as hell. Minimal head and lacing. Has the scent of a funky IPA. There is definite hoppiness, but there is definite Brett presence. Body on this beer is amazing. Refreshing. Very clean, mouth watering, assertive with a medium alcohol presence. I’d like to tell this beer to not struggle with its’ identity, just be itself. Because darn it, it’s pretty good.
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4.04 by Tiernan from Texas

Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.76 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.06 by MikiMo from Texas

Jan 27, 2019
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Rated by bveebs from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.68 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
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Reviewed by Leif_Eriksson from Canada (AB)

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
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