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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 63
Gots: 207 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012

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Ratings: 836 | Reviews: 138
Photo of THoff94
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty and hoppy. Very citrusy and delicious.

Photo of beergeekofkp
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

great beer! would try again!

Photo of cjamesb09
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the better Ipas I have had in a long time. Clean fresh taste, with a lot of citrus notes. Finishes with a decent bitter taste.

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

Clear, with one finger head that slowly fades.

Smells fresh and dank. Nice.

Juicy flavors. More citrus rind than on the nose. As it warms, I taste more malt sweetness and a hint of green onion.

Resiny with medium carbonation.

Nice IPA, but my preference is more for floral than dank flavors.

Photo of Bone53
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/16/16

Appearance: Clear orange golden color with a finger or two of off white head. Plenty of lacing on the glass

Smell: Citus zest, lemon grass, slightly tropical, and toasted grains.

Taste: Less tropical on the taste and rather more citrus zest than anything. I also get an undertone of onion and slight toasted grains. Not as great as the smell

Mouthfeel: Medium body and sort of coats the palate; Moderate bitterness throughout that compliments the citrus taste very well

Overall: I could see this being a go to for some. Its pretty straightforward with the citrus zest character with a good hop bite. Its not quite juicy enough to call it great, has a bit more astringency than i prefer, but it has the right amount of bitterness to compliment the zest qualities. All in all a solid, approachable every day IPA

Photo of MattR2014
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. had out of bottle. I would defiantly buy again

Photo of Darwin232
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Pleasant hoppy aroma, citrus.

Appearance: Golden orange, nice lace, weak head retention, nice carbonation

Flavor: Citrus notes, Grassy. initially light malt flavor but improves as beer warms up. Still a light to medium malt backbone. No off flavors.

Mouth feel: Improves as heats up.

Overall: Nice beer

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid citrus forward hop qualities that are slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of munnster76
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this as I was drinking a sculpin grapefruit ipa and wow. Obviously different but this would give heady topper and road to ruin a run for its money

Photo of jspaner
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is a slightly opaque light orange color, but pretty typical for an IPA. Smell is very strong with lots of citrus, hoppy goodness. Taste is excellent. Very hoppy with a good amount of bitterness, but not too much. First time I've had this beer, but it won't be the last.

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.

Photo of Absolut
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.

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.

Photo of John_Squires
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as over-the-top hoppy as I've experienced with some Elysian brews. Not a bad thing but nothing else really stood out for me.

Photo of eporter66
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at "The Local" in Saratoga NY. The smell hit me immediately, fruity, and the taste was what I truly enjoy, hop heavy, bitter, and a bit dry. I will seek this one out, I've not seen it in stores here in NY, but not sure I was looking for it either. Excellent IPA

Photo of Big_V
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wished it tasted like it smelled. Average IPA.

Photo of FLima
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Delicious tropical aroma with predominant notes of passion fruit, tangerines, peaches, pineapple, mango and some bread.
Hoppy flavor with predominant notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, caramel malt, spices, grass, melon, American yeast, a bit of mango, pineapple, tea bags and some lemony. Quite dry aftertaste with a persistent bitterness. You sure can feel its 62 IBUs.
Deceivingly light body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is very well disguised.
Hoppy forward American IPA with nose towards the tropics and mouth towards piney forests and grapefruits yards. This is a great representative of the style, after warming up I kept raising its grade.

Photo of Ploohblaah
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Little smell, hint if citrus And grapefruit; very lacy white head, devent retention. Hazy golden color. Clean on palate. Hop dryness and bitterness in finish excellent. Malt is on lighter side. Hops shine with some esters. Piney, slightly skunky, great flavor. Great representation of IPA style.

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper in color. Nice hoppy nose and hoppy flavor profile. An above average IPA.

Photo of beardsonbrews
2.09/5  rDev -49%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Don't believe the hype. The hops were muddled and it wasn't anything more than an average IPA

Photo of Joe_from_Planet_Kenmore
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great color, very smooth. Aftertaste is just what I like. A great beer.

Photo of hoosiercrab
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am a recent Hoosier transplant to central Maryland (see username). Like any proud transplant, I compare all new things to the best in the midwest. When talking about beer that means all breweries get compared to Three Floyds, Bells, Founders, and Brugge and all beers to their beers. Unfortunately, it typically isn't worth the effort to compare IPAs and APAs to Three Floyd's Zombie Dust because it is simply too good. That said, Space Dust shares more in common with Zombie Dust than half of its name. Space Dust sported that familiar fresh, citrusy aroma and bitter hoppiness that I love in Zombie Dust. I'd say the biggest difference between the two beers is that Space Dust is actually available for purchase!! (Zombie Dust is simply too hard to find.)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $3.50 for this bottle at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Light copper yellow hazy but no sediment. Head is just a 1/4 inch that fades to a good lace ring. Some sticky head on the glass.
S - Really good aroma very pungent of floral and citrus hops and sweet malt base.
T - Smooth hop taste not acidic or strong but kind of watery so I assume my bottle may be over a few months old.
M - As said it's a bit light but easy enough to sip.

Overall it's a good IPA balanced hop bitterness with a good malt base. I can see the comparison to heady topper since I only found one bottle of this on the shelf.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.