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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
90
outstanding

351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 34 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hopmodium, Jun 05, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

dimitrov, May 18, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Jardbark, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

cincysig, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

virinow, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

chickenm, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SPRichard, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

LXIXME, May 19, 2013
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Right off the bat, this brew looks great. A hazy, translucent light-amber colour, crowned with a fluffy white head, which retains very nicely for the ABV. Little spots and streaks of lacing rather than anything special in that department are all that keep this from a perfect score on appearance.

S: Wonderful. The hops nose is exciting in it's floral aroma, and strong undercurrent of a sticky pine and sweet malt. This is a brew that you just can't stop smelling.

T: A slightly subdued hop taste. Rather than hitting straightaway, the pine notes seem to trickle in as you experience the other flavors of dry citrus and the lightest sweet malt. After such an enthusiastic reaction to the aroma of this brew, the taste disappoints, but only slightly. Part of me thinks that on a beer that didn't look and smell so inviting, that I wouldn't be disappointed at all. The taste lingers on the tongue, but does not overstay it's welcome. Nice.

M: Very light-bodied with a clean finish. The body almost seems to have a "weak" quality to it. This is likely the result of such a high ABV which, other than in the thin body, does not make it's presence known at all.

O: Definitely worth checking out, even for the aroma alone. This IPA tastes good and smells great. Wonderful for a summer's day, but a little high in alcohol content for the faint of heart to session. I may buy again if I'm in the mood for it. Unique.

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

switzer, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mdaschaf, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

GilGarp, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

seavercm, Friday at 02:39 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sammy, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of hreb
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber served cold in pint glass. Beer is yellowish pale and just a tad cloudy. Nice white head. Really nice citrusy C-hop aroma. Fantastic smell for an IPA, actually. Flavor is quite gentle for a high gravity NW style IPA, too. Not bland mind you, just not palate-smashingly bitter. Grain flavors are pretty neutral, but the end result is very well balanced (it's still an IPA, though). Leaves serious lacing behind, too.

Possibly my favorite yet from Elysian's Manic IPA series.

hreb, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

dirtylou, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DenverBigRed, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

KingoftheTitans, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmccraney, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Big white head. Excellent lacing as it settles to a wispy surface with a few islands of bubbles.

Smell - Orange hops. Grapefruit starts to dominate, though. Sweet malts. Doughy. Pine hops round it out.

Taste - Grapefruit hop flavor. Toasty malt. Still has that doughy sweet malt, but there's quite a bit of toasted malt. Piney and bitter throughout.

Mouthfeel - Thick for an IPA. That's not unpleasant though. Very bitter, seemingly throughout the flavor of the beer.

Overall - A little rough around the edges, but a very nice IPA. Drinks like a double, but considering how flavorful it is, that's a good thing.

Alieniloquium, Aug 07, 2013
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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.