Galaxy White IPA | Anchorage Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
933
Reviews:
226
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
149
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Sabtos
2.25/5  rDev -44.4%
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 +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of JoeMans
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJHOY
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffin2
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackMcAwesome
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 933 ratings.
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