Wittales (755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance was hazy pale gold with a diminishing white creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing throughout. Aromas was sweet biscuity malts, then fruity barnyard funk with grapes, melons, lemons and spice.The esters of the bretts are the real stars, wonderful complex goodness. Taste was sweet malt, floral fruity herbal yeasts playing off the mild piney citrusy hops,but more like a stronger tripell than IPA. Palate was smooth champagne like carbonation with medium body. The glorious friuty smooth average length finish is a winner. A wonderful Belgium IPA...
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a big white head, excellent retention/lace. Aroma of melon, citrus hops, brett, funk, oak, coriander, light clove. Taste is moderately bitter: big melon hops, citrus, dust, earth, coriander, medicinal notes. Palate is soft, creamy, average carbonation, lightly bitter funky finish. Really interesting.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale. The aroma has lots of brett, fruity notes, and lightly orangey character. Mellow with spices and a hint of coriander. Quite hoppy, with herbal bitterness and coriander spiciness. Fun beer, not a lot of malt, but a tasty idea. On reflection, this really does need a little more malt. Gotta get to the bottle early I guess, before the brett chews up too much sugar.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque yellow with a thick white head. The nose is dominated by the dry hops and hints of coriander and brett. Medium bodied, Champagne-like mouthfeel and a strong grapefruit note. Clean finish.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light golden with a white head. Aromas are funk, fruit and hops. Taste is funky, citrus with a dry peppercorn finish. Overall another great one by Anchorage.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy straw with a beautiful four finger head. The nose is decidedly belgian with hints of spice, coriander and lemon. The beer has much more hop presence then your typical Belgian, but the yeasty funk keeps it true to style.
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ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a clear golden yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some thick lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of citrus and tropical hops with some Belgian yeast esters, light fruit, pepper and other spice, oak, and some funky Brett.
T - Starts off with some citrus and tropical hops with some grapefruit flavor and some spices and Belgian yeast esters. Through the middle some oak, funky Brett, and bitterness come through alongside a bit more yeast esters. The finish is a mix of citrus and tropical hops, light spices, funk, oak, and some bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice White IPA. The spices and the Wit yeast really compliment the Galaxy hops nicely. The Brett also adds some nice complexity.
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from Anchorage, who are starting to become one of my favorite brewers. This pours a hazy yellowish color with a nice white head that fades to a patchy thin layer. The aroma is quite citrusy, showing lemon and mango. Notes of dust and funk join in with lots of white wine. Very light pine. This is fizzy in the mouth at first, before the hops dry it out in the finish. A touch of bitterness but nothing extreme. The flavors mostly mirror the aroma, offering plenty of citrus, bretty funk, and french oak. Some grassy notes too with straw, and grape. Certainly a unique IPA but that’s totally expected if you’ve had any of their other offerings. Very nice beer. Perhaps not quite as amazing as a few of the others but we’re splitting hairs here.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle picked up at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in DC. Pours a Hazy yellow pour with a gorgeous sudsy head and a touch of chill haze. First note I get off the nose comes from the wit yeast (orange zest and spicy coriander), followed by tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango, bits of sauvignon blanc and light oaky barrel and earth, and bits of lemon, peach, apricot, and yeasty dough. Just a gorgeously complex and refreshing nose. Flavor brings increased spiciness, particularly the peppercorn adjunct and dryness from the barrel, to the forefront. Lush stonefruit and tropical presence remain presence but fade to the background, with dry white wine and sharp hop and spice bite becoming prominent, particularly on the finish. The palate feels to be medium-high carbonation, light and refreshing body, and stunningly dry and lingering. Probably incorrectly classified as an IPA, but good lord is this delicious. Anchorage is putting themselves up theres with the best brewers in the country.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of craftycarl21- thanks dude! Hazy golden pour with a massive white frothy head. Huge earthen cheese cloth and farmy brett with tropical and nectar fruits abounding: mango, passion fruit, guava with a great background of apricot and peach. Orange peel and coriander round out the subtleties with hints of scallion and sweet green onion coming through in the very end. The flavor holds massive earthy brett with a bit of astringent tannic acidity, and great proliferation of the stone and tropical fruits garnered in the nose. Medium body with an effervescent and fluffy body. Cheesy dry finish. It seems as though this brewery doesn’t make a bad beer.