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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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into my comically large CBS snifter; Batch 2, April 2012

Highly pressurized bottle. Good thing I had my hand over the cork after unraveling the cage or it would have taken out a light fixture.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge, paper white cap. Excellent retention with little to no lacing left behind.

The aroma is all Brett. The Galaxy hops seem to have faded considerably. Leather, damp hay, citrus fruit, and herbal/earthy notes.

On the palate, some light citrus is overpowered by Brett. Damp, dank hay, leather, herbs, earth, and a floral quality.

The feel is overcarbonated and prickly. I think I may have gotten an off bottle or maybe this is a little too old.

I had a couple of samples of this at EBF 6 months ago and it was much different. Strong galaxy depth with Brett complimenting the profile. This bottle was all Brett. I am going to have to seek this one out again.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken at a beer tasting a few weeks back.

A-Clear pale yellow, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Some funk, oranges, wheat, not much of a hop presence.

T-Starts with some tartness, orange, lemon, wheat and pine. Rounded out with decent bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, crisp.

O-A nice interesting take on the style with the slight tartness. However more bitterness and hop flavors would have made this beer better.

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Photo of DaveJanssen
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

28-Jan-2013 review from 750 mL bottle poured into chouffe tulip. Batch 3 Aug/2012 (it takes a bit for beer to get to Canada).

Ar: citrus peel, more wit-like than the rest of the beer, floral and fruity, peach, great fruitiness, spicy brett

Ap: Massive white head, great retention, clear golden straw. Chunky lace

T: Strong resinous hops, tropical fruit, mild peach/apricot, sulfury hints, aggressive hop presence, good fruitiness, the galaxy, yeast and fruit work well together, assertive bitterness, lingering resin, not as much brett as in aroma

M: light body, high carbonation, resinous bitterness

O: A bit too bitter/resinous, good fruit character overall. May have been better a couple months ago but still solid. Not especially wit-like but good

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Photo of brotherloco
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle. Batch #1 - Jan/2012. Served in a snifter.

Cork was a serious pain to get out of this one.

Pours a hazy gold with 2 fingers of fizzy, rocky white foam. Maintains a little bit of a covering. A few swaths of lacing.

Aroma is floral and citrus hops right up front, followed by the now familiar Anchorage bretty white wine note. Sour fruit. Salt and pepper. Spicy and complex.

Flavor starts out exceptionally dry and spritzy, bitterness kicks in after that. Fruity sourness with a salty note emerges next. Long, *long* lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. A little bit of alcohol emerges in the finish as well. Overall, the flavor is a bit of a letdown from the aroma.

Medium-low body with high hybrid natural-spritzy carbonation. Exceptionally dry. Very easy to drink and leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1, bottled January 2012.

Cork eagerly jumps out the bottle. Beer is a very pale and cloudy golden with a massive white head. Good retention, lots of sticky lacing.

Tonnes of funk in the nose- a really huge amount. The brett is pretty dominant- horse blanket, barnyard, etc. Coriander, lemon. An unusual smell that I expect is the kumquat. Alongside the brett is some tropical fruit notes, which took me awhile to find in the face of the funk.

Funk is upfront in the taste, but not as intense as the nose. Light fruit flavours, lemon. Coriander, a bit of pepper. Certainly has characteristics similar to a witbier. Finish is slightly bitter with a bit of tartness.

Medium bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, not bad. I like it but was expecting more. I would not call this a Belgian IPA, but it is admittedly hard to classify. The brett aspect is most dominant, so perhaps an American Wild Ale.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. This is from Batch #1, January 2012. Poured into an unmarked tulip glass. Reviewing from memory.

A: Pours out an extremely hazy, bright yellow color. I remember being pretty amazing at how different the color was. Great carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Big two finger, bright white head that stuck around a while. Left some nice lacing as well.

S: That Brett yeast is very pronounced, which was pretty pleasant being a Brett fan. You got hints of lemon and grassy notes hidden below it. Being an IPA though, the hops were sort of dominated by the other smells.

T: Up front you taste that mild barnyard funk on the tip of the tongue that comes from the Brett. I pulled some lemon, coriander notes as well right away. There isn't a strong hop bitterness, but they are there. It's a nice refreshing flavor on this brew. I remember the finish being fairly dry and not overly bitter.

M: It's a medium bodied IPA. Very highly carbonated which helps the flavors clear the palate.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Probably the loudest pop from a cork I've heard. Soft pour yields a three inch white merengue head. Pale lemon yellow in color and lacing sticks all over.

Smells so farmhouse fresh saison style-definite coriander and pepper spice. Funk, yeasty and lemon zest.

This sucker is dry ie. tongue sticks to roof of the mouth. Getting the funk and pepper. Hops and lemon peel. Can't really pick up on the French oaked wine tank. No sweetness at all.

Heavy brew with a lot of carbonation. Not exactly a refreshing craft.

I'm not digging on peppercorns in my beer and/or this seemed to have a pretty heavy dose of such. Smells lighter than it tastes. If you find yourself loving this, try Poivre Noir from Pipeworks. Wish this was more refreshing-bummer.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden color with a rocky white head. Really nice hoppiness on the nose. Great citrus and pine with a light floral character. The Brett gives a good funk and there’s a lot of straw and earth notes. Taste-wise, the hops are a little bit less pronounced. Very dry with lots of earthy tones and a little bit of straw and grass. Some light malt character, but it doesn’t really contribute much sweetness.

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Photo of flexabull
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by a friend.

Pours a bright and slightly hazy light gold color with a nice white head.

Aromas are nice, light brett, some funky yeast, and lemon zest.

Taste didn't translate quite as well as I thought this one smelled. Light funky brett yeast, creamy sweet malts, and a general lemon note. Finish is crisp, clean and dry. The hoppiness is kind of lost here too.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, with snappy carbonation.

Overall, an interesting and tasty beer. The white IPA is style I don't usually care for, but I like the Belgian / Brett twist here.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, very light lemon yellow with a big bubbly white head.

S - Brett funk with lemon and green apple mixed with tropical and citrus hops. Woody with coriander and peeper spice as it starts to warm. Aroma is spiced brett ipa

T - Wheat malt with some tart funk, sweet tart candy, spice, light citrus, hint of coriander, white grapes. Taste is spiced brett wit

M - Medium with bubbly carbonation and a tart, very dry finish.

D - Very interesting. More "bretty" than the other Anchorage beers I have tried but a nice combo of flavors.

50 IBU

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Photo of Gavage
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a bright hazy golden yellow color with a big two inch head.

Smell: loads of coriander, cracked pepper, and some oak comes through to the nose.

Taste: coriander, orange, lemon zest, pepper, oak, and Brett make up the most of the flavor profile. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp throughout with some moderate refreshing qualities. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: slow sipping beer and a bit too crisp here. Well balanced flavors and the oak and Brett make this very interesting.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, batch 10, Nov 2015:
Pours a pale yellow golden, maybe just a tad darker than a regular white ale. The head grows white and fluffy, and stays thick with a nucleares glass.

Nose is more reminiscent of a saison. I get a little farmhouse with grassy bitter notes. The Brett isn't quite powerful enough to really break through with enough funk or tart to turn the corner into a sour-leaning beer.

The taste is similar to the nose, but is more bitter than many saisons. There is a little hint of the kumquat up front, but the carbonation level of the beer muddles the distinction of the flavor. However, the bubbles seem to help the pepper notes before the grassy bitterness gains the end. The beer seems quite dry in the end, and there is a little tingle left on my tongue after the beer heads down my throat.

A quite interesting beer that has a nice bit of spice and bitterness. I'd like to get just a little more of the fruit up front, and a reduction in carbonation might help that.

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Photo of crossovert
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Second batch. The cork absolutely flies off with a boom.

Be careful pouring this one, it is super-carbonated. It pours a lightly hazy gold with a big foamy white head that likes to linger.

The smell is awesome. Clean brett notes, citrus, decent malt bill underneath. Oak mellows.

The flavor is also good. Honestly the hops don't come through much, it is more of a witbier with brett and citrus than anything but it is a refreshing take on it even with the odd experimentation. The Bitter Monk was unbelievable,the Whiteout Wit was horrendous, this is closer to Bitter Monk but not quite as awesome. The sweetness and oak come through with a few more sips. Brett is tame with a hint of funk and medicinal flavor, pretty low tartness.

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Photo of bmwats
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Duvel sn-ulip.

A: Very light, cloudy, hay color. Pours a giant, bubbly, dry, white, head. Disintegrates, quickly and unevenly, leaving dry white foam, and giant craters. Eventually settles to a pretty standard quarter finger, light foam blanket. Some decent foamy beer ring lacing remains as you consume. Head renews fully with each pourl

S: Bready, lemon citrus, coriander, a little honey, and some strong floral components. Maybe a little basil and oregano in there, too.

T: Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Hay, freshly cut grass, with a little pine, and a touch of Italian spice.

M: Light an crisp, with a subtly bitter finish. Steely or coppery aftertaste.

D: The character dictates a slow and savory experience.

Atmosphere is pretty impressive. Interesting hue, great primary head which settles to a nice secondary head. Pretty solid lacing, too. Nose is a sourdough bready tone, with plenty spice, floral, and some sweet components. Very well-balanced. Flavor is a buttery feeling combination of fresh flora, with pine and savory spice. Not too bitter, not too sweet...subtle all the way around, except for the steely, biting finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of One2Remeber
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Intense huge sudsy white bubbles form a thin cloudy head. Bubbles pop fading into 1/2 inch layer staying put with an abundance of bubbles shooting to the top. As pale yellow as they come, slightly cloudy body.

S: Juicy lemon, funky to say the least Belgian yeast reminds the nostrils of baby diapers. Mild oak with notes of warm vanilla. Undertones of fresh spices and plants from a backyard garden. Perfumy, floral notes shine.

T/M: Soft oak on the lips carries a gummy presence. Soapy yeast cake main taste. Dominant floral lingering notes as if spray a bottle of perfume in your mouth. Sticky lemon candy coats the mouth. Bubbly carbonation tingles on the way down as a Farmhouse/Saisons remind me.

O:Would love to age this bottle but away from home... Extremely unique drinking experience. Recommend fresh to enjoy the hops on a farmhouse ale or age to enhance the funky yeast.

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Photo of cvm4
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful hazy yellow with a 2 finger head. Great lacing once the head dies down.

S - The Brett really comes through strong and has lovely undertones of lemon zest and slight hoppiness.

T - Grassy funk in the front with a mild hop bite and grapefruit peel. Spices also shine through, I just can't pin them down. Definitely more Belgian than an IPA here.

M - High carbonation, light, crisp, effervescent.

O - Always stellar products out of Anchorage. They love using Brett and it works for them.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy gold - some light orange in the dark, some yellow when held to the light - pours with a large, white head - leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Loads of funky Brett, some wood, and some witbier aromas - can't entirely discern the galaxy hops, but there are some interesting citrus and grassy notes here - nicely funky - some barrel aromas - some spiciness, with peppercorns - some pepper and clove from the yeast as well

Taste: Tongue-coating Brett with some wood and light citrus - decidedly funky, with both Brett weirdness, straw, and a load of wood - nice use of French oak barrels, which sometimes can be a bit much - citrus, with some nice orange and grapefruit notes - some lightly tropical undertones - some spiciness, with pepper - moderate bitterness - finishes pretty clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth, dry finish

Overall: Brett and hops are bffs

This starts off interesting, and actually gets more interesting as you make your way to the bottom of the glass. The use of Brett is quite lovely, and the hops have held up (even through this is months old at this point). This is the first beer I've had from Anchorage, and it's far from a disappointment.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We crack the cage and cork on a bottle labeled “Batch #1, JAN/2012”, pouring a brew of canary yellow into our oversized tasting snifters. It holds a two and a half finger tall head of eggshell colored bubbles that rest like snow. This retains very well, but pops off audibly as it slowly creeps away. Light etches of patterned lacing are left around the glass. A definite haze is noted to be without sediment. Carbonation appears to be active, and centrally concentrated. The nose gives brightly tart Brettanomyces, zesty lemon rind and juice, stark heat and prickle of peppercorns, sweet floral and citric hops, biting oak of grapey chardonnay, gravel and dust, vanilla coolness, white vinegar, pale and wheaty malts, phenolic plastics, nonspecific tropical fruitiness, and sweet booziness. Our first impression is that at first, the flavoring is strikingly strange, but as the sip fades, you get all of the expected fruit, spice, and funk, making for an ultimately unique beverage. As we sip, the taste begins with perfumed florals, grassy, herbal, and grapefruity hops, pale and wheaty malts, funky Brett tartness, black pepper, foamy plastics, lactic creaminess, and citric rind bitterness, potentially imparted by the kumquats. The middle peaks with white sugar sweetness, clean pale maltiness with brushes of amber depth, booze, nickel, booze, continued Bretty pop, soured lactics, vinyl plastics to balance, and light bite of the peppercorn to come. Washing through the finish is massive organic oakiness, big black pepper spice, mango and pineapple fruitiness, flourishing spice of coriander, kumquat bitterness, candied cherries, wheat breadiness, biting hops of citric, soapy, and fruity varietals, offering final sweetness and balance. The aftertaste breathes of smoked wheat, clover honey, kumquat citric bitters, whole black peppercorn and cinnamon burn, booze, passion fruit, light leathers, soured sweatiness, grapefruity and soapy hops, white onion, light butters, gravel, gritty pale malts, tart and metallic yeastiness, oily green bark, and moss earthiness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium to high. Each sip gives big cream and foam, with nice slurp, smack, pop, and puck on the lip. The mouth is left fully coated, with light residual prickle and drip into smooth, but palpable, astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer sips nicely.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the story on the back of the bottle, and the idea of it that they executed. Seriously though, read the back of the bottle if you have the opportunity, because it is especially inspiring. That aside, the most enjoyable quality of the beer itself was its taste. The nose starts off nicely, giving bright florals and grain against the included advertised ingredients. The Bretty remains ever pervasive, but really begins to pop in the flavoring, even as the aroma fades into booziness with warmth. The taste, again, shows all of what you would expect, with bitterness from the whole peppercorns and citric kumquat inclusions alike. The oak, coriander spiciness, and Brett also blend through the finish, giving a final picture of cohesion and fullness. This is reflected in the creamy feel, which helps keep the aforementioned robustness in check. While certainly made headway on “the trail” with this one, with the wildness of the yeast and the unconventional fruit and spice, hopefully those to follow with further mold and refine what Anchorage classifies as their “White IPA”.

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Photo of corby112
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, batch 2 April/2012

Pours a hazy golden banana yellow color with a 2.5 finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Complex aroma with a balance of dry oak, musty brett, vinous white wine, earthy spice and citrus hop notes. The white wine, brett and spice characters are most prominent. Zesty pepper and strong coriander followed by grape and light fruit. Musty brett compliments the toasted oak and earthy hops. The hop character is earthy with subtle citrus but is slightly overpowered by the other notes. I'm not picking up much fruit/kumquat but I'm sure it's burried underneath everything else that's going on.

Medium bodied with a very musty, earthy flavor from the oak, brett and hops that dominates the flavor until it warms up a bit. Dry toasted oak, funky brett and coriander followed by earthy and citrus hops and vinous light fruit. Again, I'm not picking up the kumquats but they are possibly lingering underneath everything else. The peppercorn and coriander provide a dry spiciness that compliments the dry, resinous hop flavor. After a while, the white wine and bready yeast notes come forward. Pretty dry from all of these elements and the citrus characteristic from the galaxy hop and sweetness from whine and wit yeast are kind of overshadowed. Slightly tart and dry toward the finish but not sour. More funky than anything else. Pretty complex but could use some more sweetness for balance.

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Photo of artoolemomo
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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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy yellow gold with a bright-white bubbly head. Drops to a small collar and faint wispy cap. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: Bright yeast with some pale wheat and slightly sweet pale malts. Galaxy hops drop a hint of tropical fruit and a touch of orange. Biscuity dough and some lightly toasted malts. Fruity esters with a very soft spiciness. Very light bitter. Brett adds a nice slightly earthy finish to the whole thing. Some powdery yeast. A touch of banana and some apple. Maybe a touch of mealy kumquat through the back.

Taste: Coriander straight up. Some yeasty spice coupled with a touch of banana and clove. Light pale malt sweetness. Hops run a touch of tropical fruit along with some bitter grapefruit rind and a touch of pine needle bitterness. Brett adds a touch of earth, damp grass, and some lemon. So much brett as it warms. A nice balance of hops, yeast, and malt. Coriander takes control as it warms, starting to dominate almost everything. A slight push of wheat through the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate to above average carbonation. Clean, crisp, and slightly dry. Par for the style.

Overall: Better than the Beatles.

A very nice Belgian/white IPA. Bitter with spices in the right places. I'll be giving Anchorage my patronage in the future.

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Photo of beagle75
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, belmont station

from notes

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice, a quite pale yellow body, creamy white foam head

smell: bright citrus, brett funk, grassy, bready

taste: anchorage appears to be a one trick pony, but when your trick is brett, you're sure to sell bottles and make interesting beer. The brett plays well - more belgian than IPA, but nice and citrusy

mouthfeel: light, funky and refreshing

overall: nice stuff

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had as a part of a free tasting held at GBX! Served from bottle into a sampler shaker. Poured a pale yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, coriander, funk, earth, fruit, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, fruit, wheat, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really like the level of complexity that the Brett addition to the bottle added to this brew. This was a fairly light IPA as the name would imply, so the nice kiss of funkiness went really well here. Anchorage is definitely doing good things and I can't wait to try more offerings from them that I have not tried yet.

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Photo of Docer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.5)
- Nice light colored straw yellow brew.. a very light cloudy touch to it. Nice fingers of bubbly frothy foamy head.. settle to a thin mixed pillow and sticky foam all about the glass.

Smell: (4.5)
- Surprisingly an IPA aroma.. very floral and citrus-like hops over a light grainy biscuit bready malt. Not overly sweet smelling. I like that. No caramel really to be found. Some oak and dry esters sit nicely with a spicy flare that shows up late. Quite good.

Taste: (4.0)
- Grain, biscuit, bread, light sweet malts.. very floral and crisp grassy hops and citrus blended well with a slight spice and peppery character. This is a very well balanced and seemingly green IPA. Bottled with Brett? Is this an IPA to sit on awhile to get more tart and sour flavors? I don't get much in that regard other than the oak and drying flavors that brett can provide in its early stages.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- A nice light bodied brew which is quite dry.. I like dry in most of my beers. It is however a little over-carbonated for me. I wouldn't mind some excessive carbonation if the Brett shined more. Not bad.

Overall: (3.5)
- This is a very good IPA. I don't like the price of it. There was a lot of hype around this beer, and along with the packaging.. it fell a bit short for me. Though I do not, and will not grade any of my scores on anything but the fluid. There is some nice Brett character, and a slight funk to it. It is probably the first IPA I would actually even consider aging. The base beer must be stellar, but beyond that.. a little over-done. I like the Whiteout Wit much better.

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 929 ratings.
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