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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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BA SCORE
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481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 35
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012)
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Photo of RenzoD
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Love. Love. LOVE this beer.

I am so stoked that Elysian decided to make this a regular six-pack distributed beer because it will certainly become one of my regularly rotated IPA's.
If you're in the mood for a hop-bomb but not the same ol' same ol' then I recommend this beer. It has the basic citrus and flaurel feel of a West-coast, Northwest IPA. So crisp, so refreshing, seems so drinkable but it is a 7.20% abv so watch out for that.
I love Elysian. I love their style. and I really love this IPA.

RenzoD, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark gold color. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. Retention is decent, and the texture is nicely frothy, leaving behind webs of lacing on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: There's a lot of fruitiness coming through, however it should be said that there seems to be a greater focus on Amarillo over Citra. I'm getting nice notes of grapefruit, apricot, orange peel, grass, and pineapple. I really have to focus to find tropical fruit, though. But on the positive side, the maltiness just slightly accentuates the hop notes instead of running roughshod over them. (3.75)

Taste: The hoppiness is shown off quite well. At first, the piny flavors come through, only for fruitier notes (pineapple, apricot, melon, grapefruit) to also appear. Not only that, the malt backbone is nice - there, but not ridiculous. It is a bit sweet, but at least it's not crystal malt sweet. A more significant problem is that the hop flavor seems a bit soapy. Apart from that, this is solid. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry on the back end, but also full bodied. In many ways, it feels (and tastes, for that matter) much like a DIPA - it's crisp and somewhat easy to drink, but a bit syrupy as well. Carbonation is a bit low, maybe that's why. (3.5)

Overall: Aside from the soapy flavors, this is a VERY good IPA. It has a good mix of varying hop notes, like pine, herbs, grapefruit, and tropical fruit - all of which is ballasted by a nice (but not overdone) maltiness. All in all, a pretty good offering that could have been extremely good without the dishsoap notes. (3.5)

3.45/5: Likable, but would have been even more so without the slight soapiness

ThisWangsChung, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, more weirdly anthropomorphic hop imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and certainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stellar bonsai tree spread lace around the glass as it slowly retreats.

It smells of sharp orange and red grapefruit citrus, leafy pine needles, further herbal flora notes, bready, doughy caramel malt, a bit of benign tropical fruitiness, and a soft earthy flintiness. The taste is more big orange cream and pine forest bitterness to kick things off, with some strong pastry-esque caramel/toffee malt sweetness, spiced lemon pie, other still muddled tropical fruit, and a suggestion of metallic warming alcohol.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their timid frothiness, the body a decently solid medium weight, and generally smooth, perhaps a wee hop acridity eventually wheedling its way in. It finishes well off-dry, the base malt starting to tire of all those upstart kids and their prodding hoppiness.

An enjoyable and balanced IPA, the fruit/pine/malt trifecta all playing nice enough together. Maybe a bit of alcohol begins to seep through as it warms, but that's to be expected - besides, no one can actually hear my complaints in space.

biboergosum, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a yellowish gold color with a white head on top that settles into a thin film with a sticky lacing all the way down the glass. The smell a first is pretty hoppy, as the beer opens up a little the grains show through a little more but still hoppy. The taste is nicely balanced between the bitter fruity hops and the sweet grassy grains. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, very refreshing and slightly sticky. Overall it's a pretty damn solid IPA. Could drink this one for a while.

Knapp85, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of mgi020
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

mgi020, Today at 06:13 AM
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4/5  rDev -1.5%

GeorgeAKeim, Today at 03:51 AM
Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Brushkanna, Yesterday at 11:22 PM
Photo of Gkruszewski
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

Gkruszewski, Yesterday at 10:56 PM
Photo of DudMan
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

DudMan, Yesterday at 09:27 PM
Photo of frank_the_tank
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Great citrus hops

frank_the_tank, Yesterday at 02:57 AM
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DerAtomsmasher, Saturday at 09:37 PM
Photo of ryanflc
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ryanflc, Saturday at 09:32 PM
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

TheBigBoy, Saturday at 09:27 AM
Photo of PintOh1759
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Pours a semi clear semi hazy light orange to gold color.

aroma- Wow! smells ALOT like Heady. Tropical fruits especially pineapple smells fantastic

taste-Up front right away lidocaine tounge numbing bitterness that holds a fruity light malt flavor and then packs a big piney punch at the end that holds onto the back of your tounge.

overall a pretty damn good beer and now that they sell it in 6 packs here in Alaska i will be more tempted to buy it again. could definitely replace Torpedo or Hopothermia as a daily drinker if they are not available

PintOh1759, Saturday at 05:21 AM
Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev -1.5%

BigRizz62, Friday at 11:53 PM
Photo of sjones5045
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

sjones5045, Friday at 11:30 PM
Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

IPAchris, Friday at 01:16 PM
Photo of ecarl97
4/5  rDev -1.5%

This beer is light, hoppy and aromatic. I got it in Denver and if I continue to have access to it, it will have a permanent place in my fridge. A great easy drinking IPA that gives you everything a double IPA will give you without all the BAC.

ecarl97, Friday at 12:19 AM
Photo of Chanceaus
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

Chanceaus, Wednesday at 06:46 AM
Photo of RedTarmac
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured from a 32oz growler into a Tulip. Hazy copper with a nice frothy head. First impression was the beautiful aroma! Ahhh. Hops and fruit are lingering all about! First sip...nice mouthfeel, good carbonation, fruity & piney hops. Just enough bitter on the finish but doesn't ruin the flavor of this excellent IPA. Well done Elysian. I like!

RedTarmac, Wednesday at 01:56 AM
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -1.5%

BAsbill, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of mr-jj
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great hop character - bitter, not astringent. One of my go-to IPAs now that it is a year round beer.

mr-jj, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of AD17
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

AD17, Nov 17, 2014
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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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