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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
91
outstanding

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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Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - light golden color, maybe a little murky, with about half a finger's worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - I can smell the Amarillo hops, but I couldn't have told you about the others in it, as I'm not yet used to them. It does smell interesting though...like a good summer ale.

Taste - very interesting sweetness to this brew. It is bittered like a good IPA should, and you can taste the essence of the hops too, but there's an intriguing sweetness that sets in around the middle or late part of the taste.

Mouthfeel - generally fairly light or at most medium-bodied. Not a terribly strong aftertaste.

Overall - pretty interesting brew. I'd be up for keeping a six pack of these around just to get my head around the taste a little better.

Nerudamann, Jul 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
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 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 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
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dimitrov, May 18, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%

Jardbark, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JonBrand, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cincysig, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

virinow, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cynic-ale, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

chickenm, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

SPRichard, Jun 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Hoppy without being bitter. Citrus undertones. My beer of choice. I only wish they sold it by the case!

Euphoricsoul, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

LXIXME, May 19, 2013
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
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 -7.6%

acurtis, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

switzer, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

mdaschaf, May 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

joeyjoey104, Oct 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

GilGarp, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

seavercm, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sammy, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.