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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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90
outstanding

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

malfunxion, 29 minutes ago
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BESTIALEX, Friday at 12:33 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Fresh fruit on the noise. Hops up front, but well balanced. Nice malty backbone and fruity notes on the finish.

maltlab, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Wrex68, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

ThirstyDutchman, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Ralphs66, Sep 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.7%

brbrocc, Sep 01, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

sfr26, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 31, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +2%

L: 4.00
A: 4.00
T: 4.25
M: 4.00
O: 4.00

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper color w/ a 1-finger white head that leaves behind some patchy lace.

Aroma is a nice clean blend of grapefruit and pine. Smells like we have a classic West Coast IPA here.

Taste is dry biscuity pale malt and lots of citrusy NW hops. Tropical and juicy, more orange than grapefruit. Chinook, Citra, and Amarillo hops. Nice clean bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is clean and dry, drinkable and refreshing.

Overall a very solid version of the American IPA.

draheim, Aug 30, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Hendry, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a little bit of haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of frothy white foam and has good retention and lacing. I dig it.

Smell: a lightly sweet malt base with plenty of lemony/citrusy hops atop. A soothing blend rather than a high-intensity hop bomb.

Taste: fairly sweet base with those lemony, grapefruity and tangeriney hops again. Bitterness is moderately high but smooth on the finish, which makes this beer seem mellow for its strength. Kind of like a non-session session IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a nice creaminess for an IPA.

Overall: this beer is smooth, mellow and drinkable, and while it's not a big ol' hop bomb it has plenty of redeeming qualities as a nice sipper on a sunny day.

flagmantho, Aug 25, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%

Sampson611, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ncelauro, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Thunderwood77, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

beefsquatch, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rojapa, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

REY_CORTEZ, Aug 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

22oz bottle into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Uncharacteristically bought an undated IPA, but it just appeared at the store and I've had good experiences (draft only) with Elysian, so I thought why not.

Appearance: 4.0
Nice glowing orange. Long lasting frothy white head that leaves large waves of lacing.

Smell: 3.75
Succulent citrus fruit at first, like cutting an orange. Crystal malt and oranges with time. Not a very strong aroma, but pleasant.

Taste: 3.80
Lots of citrusy hops (very typical Citra orange note, with some clear tropical fruit highlights from the Amarillo). Sugary crystal malt through the middle, then a nice dry, clean finish.

Really hides the ABV, giving a very refreshing overall impression. This reminds me of that really 90 Minute-esque Other Half; too much crystal malt for me, but every other flavor is so bright and refined that I'm still into it. Excellent Summer IPA, especially if you want your IPAs a little sweet. There's even some yellow cake flavor in here that works somehow.

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Really shines in this category. Light side of medium bodied, really dry finish. Moderate carbonation. Given the flavors (a little tropical fruit, a lot of orange, and a decent amount of sweetness), this is the perfect mouthfeel. It's not a 5 because I would prefer it juicier (but I'd only want this if I could have less outright sugar, more cereal or country bread and way more hop character).

Overall: 3.9
I don't know if this is a great beer, but it's good enough that I'm still interested in trying more Elysian hoppy beers (fresh Super Fuzz is really nice too). Too much crystal malt usually tanks an IPA, but I'll happily get through this bottle.

Pahn, Aug 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%

nealbert, Aug 17, 2014
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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.