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Galaxy White IPA | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
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942 Ratings
Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
White IPA brewed w/ 100% Galaxy hops, kumquats, corriander & peppercorns. Fermented in French Oak Foudres. Bottle Conditioned w/ Brett.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,387
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
942
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
152
Trade:
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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

Photo of tigg924
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of wilfonzo
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Jbavi360
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Sabtos
2.25/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of micropale
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJHOY
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. :-)

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Photo of Prost76
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffin2
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 942 ratings
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