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.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I wanna make a Men in Black reference, but after witnessing the horror of the third film, I'm not even gonna bother. This stuff pours a hazy auburn-brass topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises funky Brett, grapefruit rind, mild grass, and a touch of lime. The taste brings in more of the same, with the Brett hamming it up on stage and some lemon and lime trying their best to blend into the background. Some minor notes of earth and wood (need we build a log cabin in Louisiana?) sneak in there as well, but aren't able to cause much of a ruckus. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, this seems like a godsend for any lovers of Brett and/or hops. For me, I felt the Brett overdid it a bit, but not by too much.

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed blind, thanks to Stupac2...

A: Pours a cloudy light orange with two full fingers of pure white head. The foam takes a little time to settle, but not anything rediculous. Left behind is a rocky layer of bubbles that hug the glass, and leaving really nice lacing as it drinks.

S: Holy cow brett! The nose is huge brett, grass, rose hips, and some stinging hop bitters. I also get a some clove spice and maybe some mild fruit notes. But the overwhelming scents are brett and bright hops. It smells nice, and it's not a mix of scents you come across everyday.

T: This beer starts out sweet and wet, but becomes brett overload in the middle. I get tons of yeast, grass, roses, and horseblanket, followed by a really bright hop hit. It's like lime tic-tacs. You know... bright and powerful but without a solid sweetness and not over the top bitters. I dig it.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's refreshing, yet coats the palate. The brett dominates, but a lot of the other subtlties still manage to shine through. The finish is dry, but this beer is super drinkable.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It's brett done right, with the added bonus of really refreshing hop components. Solid on all accounts. I'd love to drink more of this in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, batch #2 (4/2012) poured into a tulip
A: A hazy pale yellow, lots of carbonation, and quickly forms a 2-3 finger head even with a slow pour that takes forever to settle
S: Very aromatic. The brett is obvious up front along with lots of spice (both the coriander and peppercorn as mentioned are obvious) and having kumquat before I can smell that distinctly as well
T: Again a very heavy dose of brett up front, then some spice, and a drying brett/spicy finish with a bit of hop bitterness. Little to no malt/fruit
M: Light-bodied, bone dry, lengthy finish
O: This is different, complex, and while I don't love it I definitely like it. If you don't tolerate brett well, you may not want to pick this up. If you don't mind it, it's definitely worth trying

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 caged and corked bottle purchased at The Foodery in Philly, PA. Batch #3, August 2012.

A - The cork comes off easily and with a loud pop. Pours a super hazy golden straw color into my Delirium Tremens tulip, with a massive 4 finger bright white head that sticks around for a while and leaves frothy patches of lace.

S - Obviously the hops have mostly fallen off after almost a year, but there's still a helluva lot going on here. Funky barnyard brett, sweet underripe fruit, grass, hints of coriander and spice, some mellow white grapes.

T - the kumquats and brett are apparent upfront, with wet grass, cellar must, and sweet fruit. This gives way to some more earthy, slightly spicy notes, and definitely picking up a good hit of coriander middle of the mouth. Finishes off with a kind of sweet/tart white grape flavor, more funky yeast, and a slight bitterness. Layers of complexity.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and refreshing. Easy drinking at 7%. Dry finish. Lingering funk, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Mild tartness as it warms. Slightly over-carbonated, but hey, that brett doesn't quit.

O - Well this was my first 'White IPA', although it reminded me more of a brett saison, which isn't a bad thing. Very complex, and even more so as it warms. They took a risk doing as much with the beer as they did, but damn if it didn't pay off. I would like to try a fresh bottle at some point to compare experiences.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Caged and corked 750mL bottle pours with a pale yet bright gold body with faint haze supporting a tall densely cobwebed white head of foam. The aroma offers up lime, tangerine, grapefruit and a sour lime sort of wild yeastiness. The taste has a very effervescent quality and it is so much so it is tough to sink you teeth into the experience. I’m getting fruity and tart grapefruit notes that are sliding into lime like citrus and some citrusy tartness. Pretty nice but the huge carbonation detracts from the experience.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 936 ratings.
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