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 cbutova
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured into a snifter and a goblet from the 750ml bottle, both receive a slightly hazy golden beer and a ridiculously large, foamy white head. Seemingly this foam would fizz out but it stays around the entire time I drink at about two fingers high, extreme retention. Lacing comes in thick pillows that coat almost the whole glass. Good looks. Carbonation bubbles seen rising from the bottom of the glass rapidly in what appears infinite amounts.

S- Opening up a can of pineapples comes to mind as well as a blast of tropical stone fruits like tangerines. Just makes me think of juicy fruit pulp. The added spices come in behind this with nice cracked pepper and coriander hints. Some barnyard funk and lemon tart with warmth.

T- A vast array of flavors open up here and mix in with what carries over from the aroma. Dry, rustic hay and grassy barnyard Brett comes to mind first for me with a blast of tangerine, oranges, mango and citrus fruits in the follow through. Peppercorns, coriander, hops, white wine grapes, fresh oak, citrus pulp and funk all come to mind.

MF- Super foamy and highly carbonated light-end dried out body. Slight warming from alcohol and a nice bitterness throughout.

Lots and lots going on flavor wise but it all comes together pretty nicely for me. I like the way the Brett, spices and big fruity flavors work with each other.

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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 superspak
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch 3, bottled 8/2012. Cork shot the ceiling upon cage removal. Pours lightly cloudy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, pear, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, pepper, clove, coriander, white wine, light oak, floral, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, peach, pineapple, pear, pine, coriander, clove, pepper, white wine, light oak, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderately earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, peach, pineapple, pear, coriander, clove, pepper, white wine, light oak, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and moderate wine barrel flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wild Belgian IPA! All around awesome balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and barrel flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jerrytodd
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
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 sulldaddy
2.37/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Split a cellar temp 750 corked and caged bottle of this beer with Fish 113d.
The beer pours a cloudy gold hue with frothy bright white head foaming up even with gentle pour. Head is 3 cm easy and fades slowly leaving pockmarked craters on the surface.
Aroma is funky, wet blanket messy scents. I get a little white wine and grapes, maybe some herbal hops too. Nose is mostly funky and not really appealing and is generally messy in my opinion.
First sip reveals a thin body with small tingly carbonation. Much lighter than I anticipated from the pour. Almost watery texture on this beer doesnt help the experience.

Flavor is some sweet grain and fruit with white grapes again here. This is quickly overtaken by funky wet grass flavors and some general funky notes. The beer finishes very dry and there is no hint of booze anywhere.
In general this beer is messy and not well defined, maybe the brett took over, or maybe the brewery tried to do too much in one bottle. I generally didnt really like the beer. Maybe just the fruit, spices and wine barrel is a good beer, or maybe the dry-hopped, ,brett featuring and wine yeast fermented beer is good. All of the above makes a poorly defined end product that has too much going on and none of it clear to make an enjoyable beverage.
I wouldnt buy this again.

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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 weeare138
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appears a hazy straw toned yellow with a huge fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle head of fluff. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tropical fruit, pineapple, papaya, white pepper, ripe peaches, and earthiness...yum. I'm very happy with this beverage. :)
Taste is of the aromas with a sweet tropical flavor up front followed by earthy herbs, minerals, and juicy nectarines.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, and dry.

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Photo of TMoney2591
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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Photo of trxxpaxxs
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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Photo of ONUMello
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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Photo of cjoc83
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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Photo of jbaker67
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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Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ML bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Batch #3 Aug/2012

A - It is pretty pale in color. I would call it straw. It is hazy. Each pour gives me a mountain of champagne-like bubbles.

S - I get some white wine aromas and some brett. Hell, I even notice some of the coriander.

T - The taste is vinous at first. Then I get a little funk. Some alcohol and coriander creep in at the end.

M - Medium with a boatload of carbonation.

O - I read the bottle, and it sounded great. I poured the bottle, and it looked great. I tasted the beer, and it was pretty darn good. I really like everything about this beer, except that I only purchased one bottle.

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Photo of EspressoGuy
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml --batch #4 Dec 2012
A: like a golden lager with less carbonation. Transparent.
S:fresh, fruity ... grapefruit rind, floral, spice; canned fruit cocktail ! ... complex
T: bizarre ... starts out like a sour and then turns bitter like biting through grapefruit rind. Razor sharp. And it lasts and lasts. It's sour but bitter too. Weird. I don't taste any maltiness at all. I'm really not sure if I like it much but it's certainly memorable and makes me want to have another sip just to explore all that's going on. It gets even better when it's not so cold ... but that sour sensation (more than taste) really lingers.
M: medium-light bodied. Clean bitterness but with a lingering sourness.
O: I'm not one to think too highly of beers that push the edge but this one is pretty interesting. And it just keeps getting better and better as I linger over it. I don't think that it's completely together but it's pretty darn good. I'll definitely look and buy another bottle.

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Photo of dbossman
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hay, lemon-meringue hue with a sudsy head and good lacing

S: The yeast and the hops make some crazy aromas: grass, pepper, lemon, weeds, dandelion, flowers, apples, other citrus fruits--man, this smells spectacular

T: Slightly dry up front with loads of citrus, grass, flowers, pepper; not quite as crazy and complex as the aromas hinted but still quite tasty

F: Creamy, medium body

O: A complex, strange beer but so thoroughly enjoyable

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 3 Aug 2012
Brought back from Maine 750 ml cork and cage. Slight misfiring cork grazed the side of my head before ending up across the room. Pours out half foam atop a cloudy light straw liquid. Lots of lace and mad retention. The aroma is certainly tart and a bit funky. Saison like aroma with lots of spice a bit of tart citrus and tropical fruits with some hops still evident and a vinous character deep underneath. The flavor is more funk than tart with bits of citrus evident as well as some light wine notes. Medium to light body with a huge level of carbonation and a dry crisp funky mouthfeel. Nice beer but not much of an IPA after a years aging. I enjoyed this aside from the cork headache.

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Photo of zhanson88
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light straw color with ample head. Tons of carbonation present in this beer, which is not surprising considering the Brett that this is fermented with. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Smells extremely funky. Very spicy and pronounced horseblanket smell. Underneath that, the hops start to come through. Plenty of citrus as well as some tropical fruit scents.

Taste: Some bready and dry, wheaty malt peeks through initially, but that is quickly overshadowed by citrus, orange, mango and coriander. Completing the middle and back end is some serious hay funk.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation. Very good for the style. Overall, I thought this was a very good Belgian IPA. I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this one was very well done. The prominent funk aside, lots of great tropical fruit scents and flavors make this beer a good one to try.

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Photo of stewart124
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with some orange hues. Huge head and very visibly carbonated.

Nose has some brett characters to go along with the spice and Belgian notes.

More carbonation up front with a white pepper bite and hops to round it out. Good amount of bitterness overall with some spicy phenolic characters and general spice throughout. Fantastic though. A very nice take on this style without detracting from what I expect with an IPA.

Finishes very dry and leave some slightly tart notes on the tongue. I was looking forward to trying this and I was not disappointed.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 3/Aug 2012 bottling. Had Anchorage's Love Buzz at a tasting a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, so I picked this one up. Shared amongst peeps.

Loud pop from the cork, no gushing but certainly a foamy monster. The beer is a hazy peach color with a monstrous white head that eventually settles to a bubble bath cap that leaves some lace.

Smell is very brett forward; lots of orange, tropical, yeast and funky hay twang coming through. Decent strength but a little on the simplistic side.

Taste brings lots of orange/tangerine/coriander, grapefruit, brett/yeast/hay, biscuit, earthiness, and very light peppercorn spice. Slightly medicinal, definitely a sharp taste. Not much wine/oak barrels show through the madness.

Light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, the foaminess of it is a bit too much for me.

A little overwhelming and kind of clashing flavors, but decent.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First Alaska rate! Pours cloudy yellow with a massive light fluffy head that explodes up the glass. Aroma is big lemon peel, oak, funky brett, some light spices and hints of earthy hops. More of a farmhouse ale than an IPA on the nose. Light bodied with lots of carbonation (maybe too much?). Flavor is dusty bitter up front, followed by a bit of pine hop, and then finishes with some sweet lemon and pineapple. Sour kumquattyness. Very, very dry to the point that I need a drink of water afterward. The up front bitter is unpleasant and seems a bit off for my liking. I could definitely see this as a summer beer, and it drinks extremely light for 7.5%. But overall I am much less impressed with this than others. The appearance and huge carbonation hurt the final rating, but it seems to have hit what they were going for.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
2.96/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 dated aug 2012. No gushing, but a lot of pressure behind that cork.

Poured a hazy straw color, lots of head here, cresting the top of my new belgium globe. Pretty standard look for a wit.
Smells like brett, citrus, and galaxy hops. Lots of hops. I'm amazed the hop aromas lasted a year like this. I get more brett funkiness and hops than anything else here.
First sip, galaxy comes through strong with some brett leather. I hhave never gotten the leather flavor of brett untill now. Once the hops and brett die down I get some kumquat, not getting the spices or barrel though. Having a hard time getting through this beer. The after taste that lingers in my mouth is cloying, and a little overwhelming.
Medium mouthfeel, but leaves an oily feeling behind along with the cloying aftertaste.
Overall, I came into this beer pretty excited. I dig hops, brett, and witbier. This one just didn't come together well. The barrel is hidden by the bold hopping, as is the wit yeasts and spices. The brett comes through, as does the kumquat, but none of these flavors are in harmony and treat the pallate more like a battlefield than anything else. Glad I tried it, but won't be goiing back for more.

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Photo of shand
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a bit of gushing when popping the cork... Galaxy White IPA pours a hazy golden color with an absolutely massive head even when poured extremely slowly. The aroma is funky and fruity, with pepper and sweet oak jumping out. Lots of complexity, plenty of fleeting notes to discover shoving your nose into this. Judging by the label, this was always going to be an interesting beer to begin with.

Nearly a year past bottling date, it's taken on a distinctly saison-esque flavor profile, with the pepper and brett really doing a number on things here. There's also a solid hop presence still lingering, providing a fruitiness and a nice background bitterness. It's an extremely dry beer, with the brett and hops contributing strongly to that. So much going on here that it's really not worth picking apart in the review, each sip reveals new facets. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and (as before mentioned) very dry. Overall, Anchorage's Galaxy White IPA has held up very well a year past bottling. It's very interesting, extremely complex, and very tasty.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2, cellared for about a year I guess. Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors and served in a plastic cup.

A - The cork comes out with an explosive pop, but this thankfully didn't gush. Giant white foam that eventually settles to a lingering thick cap and splotchy lacework. Hazed mango-orange body.

S - Loads of brett; mostly tropical, but a tad dirty and musty, with light hay, grass, and medicinal notes. Still, it's mostly fruity brett mingling with fruity hops and the kumquat addition. A bit of coriander and peppercorn mixes nicely with the spicy Belgian yeast.

T - The taste is more Saison-like, with hand lotion, stone fruit malts, tropical brett, kumquat, and mild medicinal notes in the finish. Surprisingly low bitterness for an all-Galaxy beer. Not a ton of oak character.

M - Super dry and champagne-esque, with zesty carbonation and a medium body. No alcohol, and exactly what I want from this style.

D - I'd like to try this again fresh to see how intense the Galaxy hops are, but even with age this is a really nice mix of hops, brett, and adjuncts. Nice to see that these Anchorage beers hold up over time too. Very enjoyable, but I expect nothing else from Gabe.

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Photo of bschinelli
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a tulip style glass.

A: A cloudy, hazy, pale yellow gold or light straw color with an overflowing amount of tight, white foam leaving a four inch head - an inch over the glass. In fact the carbonation continues to bubble under the head.

S: Funk dominates on the nose, you get the Brett with a little lemon zest and black pepper.

T: Lots of Brett funk with the lemon zest, pepper and now some coriander, overlayed with some oak tannins from the barrel. A very complex and interesting and flavor profile.

M: A champagne like light, crisp taste. I like a little more malt presence.

O: Why you would call this an IPA, I don't know, but it's an interesting, complex beer to sip on the porch when the weather changes. An excellent brew.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jegross2 for this bottle. Reviewed from notes. Poured from corked & caged 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Hazy light gold to almost lemonade in color, with a huge (about a third of the glass on initial gentle pour) white fluffy head, and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Funky Brett dominates over Belgian fruity yeast esters, citrus (potentially from hops), and coriander.

T: Follows the nose with some oaky dry tannins on the exhale along with the funkiness. It isn't particularly hoppy at this point, but it is about a year old.

M: Light body, bubbly champagne-like mouthfeel with the high level of carbonation. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: With the bit of age this bottle had on it, I suspect that the Brett character has gotten more pronounced. This was quite enjoyable, although it isn't drinking too much like an IPA at this point. Two beers from Anchorage, and two big winners in my book!

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Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 932 ratings.
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