joet (2156) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow so nice, greenish hued golden white foam, fine rocky head, phenols gum, big grassy pine bitter bushy, love this. Tangy bits. Dry. Bits of wood. Little funky.
MadIndian (2365) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another solid brew from this company. This one had a nice blend of pineapple, corriander and a piney grapefruit. The finish was peppery and slight wood.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from an online shop. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a nice, clear light golden color with a huge, foamy white head with really nice retention. As it finally falls, there’s plenty of lacing left behind. Half-inch cap throughout.
The nose carries some really nice Brett notes -- there’s some very light hay and straw plus a bit of pineapple and lemon zest. Slight pepper component there as well as mild Galaxy notes. The Brett and additions seem to be more prevalent than the hops, though everything is quite balanced.
The flavor is quite nice as well, though it doesn’t quite live up to the nose. The Brett is the focus here and, while quite nice, it doesn’t let some of the other components from the nose shine as much. Body is light and crisp with nice carbonation and a very dry finish. Moderate bitterness on the palate and then continuing through the finish.
Overall, really nice use of Brett and I could have gone for a bit more hops in the flavor, but that’s a minor complaint considering how much I’m enjoying this one.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Don’t even know what a kumquat is and I don’t feel like googleing it. This being said this one pours very pale golden yellow and hazy. Nose lends some funky medicinal basement notes blended well with citrus and intense tropical fruit aromas. Slightly spicy in the nose also. Flavor lends various fruits and citrusy hops. Really the impression is more in the IPA and the brett funk and wit yeast character is subdued. Dry and moderate carbonation. This one was nice and drinkable. Consistently impressed with the beer from this place even though they are all hoppy and brett infested. Would not complain about more hop aroma since it is labeled as an IPA.
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (dregs)… Pours a cloudy off-white with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet offers dank, musky, resiny hops, ultra-pale grains and white pepper. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is dank and medium to heavily bitter, but furnishes some citric and pale grain notes as well. Finishes mildly bitter and Sahara-dry.
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Le plus bel exemple d’une bière qui sent la pisse de chat, littéralement. Avec ça, ajoutez du citron, mangue, vanille et du brett, pas besoin d’en dire beaucoup plus, Anchorage s’amuse et tout le monde en profite.
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma is catboxy, citrus peel. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a large pillowy white head that leaves some nice lacework. Taste has a pronounced bitterness with an expected (obviously) brett influence. Carbonation is high, body is medium. This seems like the least of all the Anchorage beers I’ve tried so far, but who knows how much better it would be after a spell in the cellar.
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma if full of brett, with some orange notes as well as some bread from the malt. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of brett and orange citrus notes, with a little bit of bread and biscuit malt. There is also a nice yeasty component to the flavor and a low amount of hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.
brenn79 (1498) - Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours slightly cloudy golden with a bone white two finger head. The aroma is brett, white wine grapes, oak, not bad. The taste is sharp and tart, the brett is there, but not too much, dry bitterness, fruity without being sweet, oak. Body is a little thin, carbonation is high. Overall a little let down, I think it would be better with age, which is something I don’t usually say for IPA’s, everything would blend and it would be more brett forward.
billshmeinke (13) - USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Smells of lemon zest, kumquats, and white pepper. Some rustic bread notes as well. Floral hops, and a touch soapy smelling too.
Pours quite clear, very pale golden hue, three fingers of rocky white head.
Almost zero sweetness, super dry. Lingering floral/soapy/funky aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, and super well carbonated. Fairly high acidity and carbonic bite on the back end as well.
I would have rated this higher if it weren’t for the soapy component. I am hoping that component ages out over time.