Galaxy White IPA | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of farrago
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thin bone white head, mostly loose and bubbles off swiftly, very bright and seems to reflect light nicely, the lacing is the sort which initially forms a very thin yet broad sheet but has little stick and as a whole it just glides down the glass sides. Cloudy yet bright canary yellow colored liquid, very difficult to see any bubbles inside the glass, warm luminescence to it. The nose most prominently hits you with tart white grapefruit notes, lots of salty accents and burnt dark bread crusts, more finished bread than yeasts, quite grassy, there’s something like an herb infused olive oil thing going on too, maybe pineapple or nectarine but you would be hard pressed to call the scents fruity. Medium-bodied, the carbonation swells immediately through the attack which gives it a creamier mouth feel, needed for when that lemon and white grapefruit citrus slash on through. Pepper and salt, green grass, clove and coriander, all contribute to a bright, tangy experience. Here the peach, apricot, nectarine and persimmon fruit is sweeter and more longlasting. There is a certain vinous quality, not sure I’d call it out and out bretty, likewise the yeasts are tame and not particularly softening. Fresh finish, given the elements it throws at you remains very good on the drinkability scale.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, pale yellow color with over two fingers of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Crisp--even sparse--brett-affected yeast metabolites that exhibit remarkable focus and clarity without being overpowering.

T: Begins dry, with soft refined malt and some bright pithy fruit. Acidity is strong into the middle where the beer becomes sweeter, more mineral, and tinted with a breezy quality of goat pasture. The latter lingers during the finish, faint but complex.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, refreshingly acidic--especially late, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: An excellent brett beer, this Belgian-style strong pale ale struggles to live up to the IPA label. Instead, it delivers an austere dose of wild yeast funk with little associated tartness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow with a a huge bright white head. Tons of carbonation. The fluffy lacing drips and grips all the way down the glass but never really lets go.
Tart notes of lemon, funky yeastiness and compost. Tons of bretty goodness. Sharp and pungent, barnyard, wet hay, pink peppercorns, green grass, grapefruit, tangerine rind and touches of mint and thyme. Really nice depth and aroma!
Huge bitter citrus mingles with sharp funky yeastiness. Grassy with a touch of pepper spice and a wonderful herbaceousness that adds life and refreshes your palate at the same time. Notes of wild barnyard, lemon and grapefruit, composted hay, green tea, and subtle touches of earthy wood.
Really sharp and crisp on the palate. Easy drinking with great carbonation. Very refreshing with absolutely no fatigue. Beautiful citrus, lovin' the funky yeastiness, and wonderful herbs and spices that keep you diving both your nose and mouth back in.
If there's another Belgian IPA that's better, someone please hip me to it. This is fantastic, although I couldn't possibly justify the $16.99 price tag as a regular in the rotation and that's a shame. I will however be grabbing at least a few more of these to cellar for the long haul the next time I see it.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Received with a less than a finger's worth of head. The head was a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber which appears as a weak, golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing is sporadic and mostly consists of wisps but there are small patches of sheeting.

Nose- Good amount of citrus which is very inviting and has a bit of tartness to it. Really speaks to its Belgian qualities. Definite lemon and orange peel and the coriander is unmistakable. Good amounts of floral qualities with a touch of honey. Swirling reveals mustiness from the hops and slight funkiness from the Brett.

Taste- Starts off with a good amount of citrus that is quite reflective of the nose. Some tartness, coriander, orange and lemon peel. Floral characteristics with touches of stone fruit in the background (mostly peach, hints of apricot, cherry). Good amount of pine and resin and woodiness on the finish but it really works with the slightly tart sweetness that is the front. Wasn't aware that kumquats were used but that's definitely the most prominent of the stone fruit like flavors that I was experiencing. Slight Brett notes in the background- slight straw, slight funk- but nothing that shows a bunch of age. Slight touches of pepper. Good to really good beer and at this point, it proves why I shouldn't question any Anchorage beer- I should just try it. Very good balance and integration. Nice complexity and presence as well. Pretty much in between good to really good, slightly closer to really good. Lacks that little something extra which would propel it to really good or great. Perhaps some age and as a result, little bit more Brett character. A little bit of grapefruit, somewhat mimosa like.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a good amount of syrup to the texture. Carbonation is a little higher than usual but works well with the overall flavor profile. Somewhat effervescent which gives this beer a little more structure.

Drinkability- Very easygoing IPA that doesn't even really drink like an IPA. Bittering hops add more character rather than being an obstacle. 4.50 might be a little much for an 8 oz pour but it is pretty expensive in the bottle. Don't really want to spend 11-12 bucks a bomber to try an IPA. Probably wouldn't get this again but mostly because of the price.

Overall- Good to really good beer. Doesn't do anything amazing but is impressive in its delicacy. Definitely worth a try but try to find it on tap. I'm on the fence whether it's worth the bottle price.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 938 ratings.
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