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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 51
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012

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Ratings: 780 | Reviews: 128
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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaemeno3
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonboyd_md
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Golden-orange in color with a slight haze. One finger, sudsy head. Smells immediately of grapefruit and orange. Then a piney, resinous under note. Flavor is much the same. Good light-medium body. Overall a very good beer. In my top 5.

Photo of beersacrossamerica
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite "everyday" IPA's.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild aroma and appearance. Good fruity flavor.

Photo of MDHopster
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pretty solid across the board, clear golden color with lightly tanned frothy head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, mostly grapefruit and herbal pine notes Taste of hops and nicely bittered too. Well carbonated with a deceptively creamy head, a bit unusual for an IPA.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearman13
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treb0R
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3rd time trying this beer...

Too malty. Too sweet. The malt profile and/or possible yeast used is way too English. Maybe it's a lot of dark Munich I'm sensing. Not sure.

Not enough aromatic and intoxicating hops. I don't like the Chinook and Amarillo combo. I made a similar homebrew with the tiniest bit of Columbus for bittering and Citra and Amarillo late and dryhop.... The beer was completely different in aroma/flavor and much better than this. I just get a bad aftertaste and SD is too full bodied for an IPA.

My conclusion is that Elysian uses way too much bittering hops and too little hopstand and dryhops. It would be better if they used the same amount as a bittering charge with more late hops and dry hops. Cleaner grist and yeast should also be a priority for more crispness, clean hop flavor, and drinkability.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.