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:
#3,422
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
943
pDev:
10.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a tulip glass. Labeled as having been bottled in April 2012, Batch #2.

Appearance - Pours a lemony straw yellow color with a massive foaming head composed of pretty sizable bubbles. I wasn't gentle enough with the pour, so it resembles liquid lemon meringue pie. Head in no hurry to dissipate, leaving incredibly sticky, lacing all over the side of the glass.

Aroma - Dominant barnyard funk, wet straw, and notes of sour-ish tartness from the kumquat. There is a hint of hoppy floral aromas, but it is masked by the citrusy overtones. Each sniff seems to bring out a slightly different aroma--I even got some hints of summer saison and horse blanket, but subtle.

Taste - Doesn't seem to quite match the aroma, like it's from a faded version of the same beer. It's very dry in spite of the fruitiness of the smell, but includes some faint spiciness from the peppercorns and notes of biscuit and yeast. Bottle lists this as 50 IBUs, but I'm having a hard time finding them. Perhaps the year since bottling has lost some of the vibrance of the hops, but hasn't quite been long enough to let the Brett funk take the taste over. Admittedly gets a little more robust as I get further into the bottle and it warms a bit and it's very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated and effervescent. Finishes dry but refreshing. Again, easy to drink for 7% ABV

Overall a quality beer. I must be honest that I expected to be more blown away, but it seems like White IPAs tend to peak sooner than 12 months after bottling. I have another bottle, so I may have to see if extensive aging allows the Brett to turn this into a completely different beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance 2013 at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, wine, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with wine and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but smells better in my opinion.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A very white head that continually regenerates over the course of the beer. There is a very pale yellow body.

S: Sweet hops are dominate in the aroma. There is very subtle Belgian and malty notes.

T: The perfect belgian IPA. A little dankness with hop bite. There is oak to mellow it down with Brett flavors to sharpen the edges.

M: Best carbonation I've had. The body could be a little bit thicker.

O: A very refreshing beer. Great beer to have on a hot day.

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Photo of nataku00
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer poured a light orange with some light haze (a little more lazy on the second pour as more yeast gets picked up) with three plus fingers of white craggy and bubbly head. Highly carbonated with plenty of fine carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is citrus peel, earthy hops, some spice coriander and white pepper does come through, and a bit of biscuit malt sweetness. Fairly light aroma, with only a bit of earthy brett character.

Taste follows the nose, citrus and earthy hop bitterness upfront, mellowing into lighter citrus flavors, coriander and white pepper, a touch of caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. Clean and dry finish, with some lingering citrus on the tongue.

Light body and highly carbonation, bubbles gently sweeping across your tongue and wiping it clean. Very refreshing, and the flavors would go well complementing some food.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Massive white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy straw coloured liquid, SRM 5.

S: Coriander, grass, pine, weeds, earth and some faint barnyard funk.

T: Spicy, pepper, lemon, coriander, grass, earth, pine, peach/passionfruit and some sourness on the back end.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Interesting and complex flavour profile, I have a feeling this beer will be like Orval where it will be very different and much more sour with some age on it. Actually, this seems more like a Belgian beer than a North American. Either way, this beer is fantastic.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 943 ratings
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