Galaxy White IPA | Anchorage Brewing Company

Galaxy White IPAGalaxy White IPA
BA SCORE
83.4%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 939 ratings
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:
#3,285
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
939
Liked:
783
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
152
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 939 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abrandonship
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a cloudy-yellow bronze liquid with a persistant half inch white head.

S- Lemon zest and plant nursery. A strange combination, but it works.

T- Lemon and coriander notes dominate. A slight banana aftertaste. Very faint flavor-wise,

M- Medium carbonation. Not enough to affect the taste of the beer or leave a sour note on the tongue.

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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 jwswigs
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bashiba
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very light straw yellow with a big and sticky white head.

The smell was more Brett and musty than the Galaxy itself with some very light citrus notes sneaking through.

The flavor was a touch tart with bits of oak, citrus, and light tropical fruits all coming through, but overall very mild. The sour and musty brett flavors along with the oak really mask the hops. There is a very mild amount of bitterness.

The mouthfeel was very dry and clean.

A good beer, drinks more like a nice Berliner Weiss than Belgian IPA, but seems almost like a waste to use Galaxy in such a minor starring role.

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Photo of weazal
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

SMELL: Immediate, bright hops intensely blended with equally bright lemon juice citrus. Some definite pepper spiciness accented off the bitter sweet smell.

TASTE: First reaction is a surprising division of the mouth feel. It feels like it divided in half, the top being bright and citrusy while the lower part is strangely dry and clear. Very clear, refreshing vibe overall, with a mild spicy bitterness seeming to follow. The bitter hops lingers forever almost uncomfortably bitter.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donnyowens
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours bubbly hazy bright yellow with a huge bubbly white head that grows in the glass and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is spices, soapy floral notes and brett.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and sweet honey fruitiness with floral hops and peppery spices that leaves some good bitterness in the finish. The brett is a bit subdued. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, an interesting well done beer. One of the better Belgian IPAs I've had. I still don't really love the blend of Belgian yeast and the hops - maybe fruitier hops would be better for me. I'd also like more Brett out of this one.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #5 dated July 2013

Hazy light yellowish poor; head settles to a film with retained lacing. Heavy smell of citrus, tropical fruit - signature brett - with some light bready malts. I get some bitterness in the nose. Bright and tart citrus up front - primarily orange peel and some grapefruit - with an odd combination of fruits mid palate. Minimal bready malt. Very dry. Fairly funky and peppery on the finish with some stale bitterness and a touch of unpleasant astringency. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with low to moderate, prickly carbonation.

This one drinks like a mix between a belgian IPA and a saison. I like what it's trying to do but I don't think it was successful. I'm also not sure time was kind to this. There are a fair amount of hops but the hop flavors are not fresh. The Brett is very developed and the additives make for an interesting and very fruity experience. But it just doesn't come together for me. Add in some off flavors and I will pass next time.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Batch #3, August 2012 (nice to see this all the way from Alaska, welcome to Maine):

In my chalice:

A: golden hazy yellow body leaving a super big head for a Belgian IPA (about three fingers), some really nice looking foamy lacing appears

S: Galaxy hops up front and the Brett comes out appropriately with the grapefruit and peppercorn

T: Brett with hints of lemon, the grapefruit coming back

M: 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, perhaps to some, but to me, uh . . . not really.

O: this is good for its style but since I'm still not much of a fan of the lighter Belgian styles, just ok to me. I'll keep looking for lighter Belgians to try and maybe I'll find my niche in one of these things some day.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw almost white yellow color with a big three finger head despite a pretty easy pour. Thre are big lines of lace all over the glass. The aroma is of breadiness, lemon zest and floral and earthy hops. The aroma is deep and full. The taste is unique. There is a lemonzest and corriander taste up front along with brett. The middle waters out a little and you get belgian yeast and some funk. The back end is all hops, it is a floral earthy hop at the back end. Not overly bitter but it balances out very well. The mouthfeel is very carbonated, in fact when I uncorked the bottle i almost killed three people. Mouthfeel is stingy and bubbly. Overall it is a decent belgian ipa, it starts out strong but starts to fizzle a little at the end.

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Photo of ditch
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemonade. Big pillowy white head. Eventually fades to a thin layer across the entire glass. Lacing is thin and slides slowly down the sides of the tulip.

Smells of slight lemon and pepper. Hint of tartness. Fruity hops play in the background.

Flavor is light malt and lemon zest. Peppery yeast and chalky dryness.

Mouthfeel is dry and very highly carbonated. The Carbonic acid makes it hard to pick out the flavors.

A very interesting beer. More of a saison than an IPA. And with a hefty 18 dollar price tag, no where near worth it. Of course I am drinking this on the east coast and it may have lost an edge in transit. The Brett is drying the beer out and over carbing it in the process. I would say drink it if you got it. Or you'll be chasing the cork and foam all over the kitchen.

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Photo of 311bulldog
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jerrytodd
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light lemon hue with huge fluffy white head and excellent lacing

S: BRETT all the way.

T: BRETT all the way. Maybe a touch of wood. But they could save their money on the Galaxy hops as you can't taste them at all. Nor the spices that are supposedly in this beer. All you get is that funky barnyard classic brett smell and taste.

M: Thin and right for this style

O: Too much attempted and not enough results in the taste experience (wood aged! Galaxy hops! Spices! Brett!) Still I give them props for trying this

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Photo of stephensinner
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into CBS snifter. Served slightly chilled.

A) Cloudy yellow with a nice two finger foamy head. This settles to a whipped egg white dusting, which is eventually a collar. Nice lacing initially. Definitely a bit of sediment.

S) Heavy citrus, lemon, white grapefruit with no sugar, lots of rind, and some pine. This sweetens up as it warms. A little pineapple I think.

T) Again citrus, a little sour too. The sourness is lemon. There is some hop bitterness, which hits the taste buds pretty hard. There is a bit of spice too.

M) This is pretty soft, considering the carbonation and the citrus tingle on the finish and aftertaste. The aftertaste could have been tamed a bit.

O) This started out slow, but I must say, this grew on me. Not something I would care to drink regularly, but worth a try. Not to shabby.

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Photo of eire
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dradair
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dudeitsandy
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsander
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Ginormous carbonation, decent clarity straw color with a puffy white head that rises out of the glass.

S: This smells really nice. Lots of earthy brett character, some unique fruity/slightly skunky hops, lemon and an herbal sweetness. Brett funk dominates.

T: Again the brettanomyces character takes the lead with a soft 'wet leaves' and earth vibe. The galaxy hops aren't prominent but they play a nice role.

M: Huge large carbonation, overcarbonated IMO but very refreshing until the end of the bottle.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.4% out of 100 with 939 ratings
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