Galaxy White IPA | Anchorage Brewing Company

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Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
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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
Ranking:
#3,776
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
947
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 947 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of jwc215
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage-corked bottle - Bottled April 2015 (Batch # 8) - Poured into a tulip glass:

Pours hazed lemon-drop yellow with a large white foamy head. Web-like trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of funky yeast, coriander, black peppercorn, kumquat and general citrus.

The taste is of funky yeast, coriander, black peppercorn. Sweet bready malt backbone. Spicy dry finish.

Spritzy carbonation in a fuller-side of light body.

An interesting brew. Qute a bit going on - almost goes in different directions but pulls together nicely. Fruity, spicy, funky (not overly so), bittersweet. A unique brew.

Paid 13 and change for the 750 ml bottle.

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Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bit foamy head (half the pint glass) on the lightest straw body.
The aroma is a big hit of spices and flowers. Nice.
The taste is fairly clean, a little spice, mellow fruits and finishes with a mild lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp.
The aroma is great, the flavor may get better with age.

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Photo of DiabolicSarcasm
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobprice
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Batch #8, April 2015. Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a crystal clear, golden coloring, with a ton of carbonation in the body, and a foamy, light, fluffy white head. Nose of an herbal blend forward, heavy on grass, basil, and coriander, with a solid yeast funk, orange highlights, and a subtle farmhouse sourness. Flavors are very herbal and slightly medicinal forward, with tart citrus notes of grapefruit and orange, a grainy and cracker backbone, and subtle grassy and tropical fruit hops characteristics. Light bodied, with a very crisp backbone, almost astringent. Funky yeast and farmhouse funk aftertaste, with subtle citrus notes still kicking around. Dry, crisp, effervesced finish. Interesting take on an IPA.

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Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flounder57
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A crazy billowy 3 inch head was poured that eventually reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with some clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Light tropical, funk, barnyard, hay, bready, biscuity, wheat, vanilla, spice and green apple.

Taste: Nice blend of above aromas. More Galaxy hop flavor would have been nice, but everything complimented each other. Light chewy, tart, and bitterness notes in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, a little tart, light bitterness, and a little dry.

Overall: As I would have liked more Galaxy flavor, I did like the light funk and oak compliments to this beer. Will have to look forward to this beer again in the future too.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright yellow chunky hazy appearance with an almost 2" of head to it, very white. Aroma was mildly hoppy, white wine barrel aromas, spice rack.

Taste was more spice rack, brett, dry chard barrel, pepper. Came across too much like what I would expect the base to be like, the barrel and bugs didn't get this one popping off all that much, needs more mustiness, tart, sour flavors. The hops didn't pop either. This is my least favorite Anchorage offering.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AppaZappa
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B1G
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombieHead
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served in a tulip. Poured carefully but still got a huge white head. Beer is a hazy straw color. Nose is some coriander and yeast. The peppercorns come through more in the taste. Also hints of lemon peel and a bitter hop finish. Interesting beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a golden hazy yellow body leaving a super big head for a Belgian IPA (about three fingers), some really nice looking foamy lacing appears. The smell has some Galaxy hops up front and the Brett comes out appropriately with the grapefruit and peppercorn. The taste has a majority of the Brett with hints of lemon, the grapefruit coming back. The palate, well, I can tell it was aged in wine tanks, because there is a great quality of wine-likeness to it. Harshness all around, perhaps one of the most harsh beers I’ve ever had, but I know, its part of the style, so I’ll just keep going since there are people out there that love this stuff. Drinkable = yes. Overall, this is good for its style and I think I could have this again.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatChar
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewD4
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 947 ratings