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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Reviews: 144
Hads: 1,033
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 80
Gots: 303 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012

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Photo of ABhatia
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the beer was very good! The hoppiness was excellent and nicely balanced. Nice floral/citra smell..much better than I expected. enjoyed till the last sip... (150 characters) (172 characters)

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This ipa has some good and some bad. The smell is a bit faint, maybe some sweet fruits, orange, and slight cotton candy. The taste is better, light but nicely balanced, some fruity orange and citrus with very light biscuity backbone. The mouth feel to me is a plus though, with a refreshing and slightly creamy finish. Not much lingering bitterness. (349 characters)

Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours between a gold and amber. Nice off white creamy head that turns a very very light yellow when swirled. Lots of lacing. Aroma is pineapple and alcohol. Taste is bitter hops then malt and then finishes bitter. Could be that the bottle was handled properly as there are some off tastes. Mouthfeel is light, slightly creamy and a medium/low carbonation. Overall a decent beer, nothing spectacular but I've got a feeling this would be better fresh and stored properly. (469 characters)

Photo of TomMorris
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasing yellow-orange with lots of bubbly carbonation and a slight but present bone-white head. Smell is somewhat subtle, but brings to mind citrusy fruits and pine resin. The taste is quite sweet when it hits the tongue but quickly becomes hoppy and bitter. Definitely a good-tasting beer, but I found the mouthfeel disappointingly thin and almost watery (even with the six-pack I purchased was bottled on 6/26/15, about six weeks ago).

A good IPA, but not quite as good as I was expecting. This one reminds me of Long Trail's Limbo due to the thin mouthfeel but with less of a sweet, candied sugar flavor and more piney, bitter hops. Definitely drinkable and refreshing, but probably not something I'd seek out again. (730 characters)

Photo of JackieKu
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 fl. oz. bottle. Packaged at 6/1/15. Poured into tulip.

A: Clear. Golden. Poured without notable head.
S: Intense hops aroma: floral, tropical fruits (pineapple and orange).
T: Quite hoppy. High bitterness. Medium- malty. The overall flavor is hardly to be classified as "balanced", but it's good for every hoppyhead.
M: Light bodied.
O: Fresh aroma and flavor. My favorite kind of IPA. (389 characters)

Photo of TLWalsh
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got my growler filled with this at my favorite local bottle store Bear World. Pours amber with a thick head. Smells a little malty and fruity. Has the requisite hops garpefruitiness and pine note but its well balanced. Plenty of alcohol here but you don't get it until . . . . (276 characters)

Photo of dbl_delta
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 4/17/15 into pint glass. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thin white head; little to no lacing. Medium carbonation. Lots of citrus in this one - bitter grapefruit, lemon rind, a little malt sweetness but mainly citrus. Medium mouthfeel, kind of sticky but not thick. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Very refreshing overall - could be dangerous at 8.2%. (366 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into an Oregon Brewer's Festival plastic tulip. Pours a deep orange to amber with a billowy head that dissipates quickly and some slight lacing. Loads of tropical citrus in the nose and more than just a hint of alcohol. I'm thinking this is a bigger beer than the 8.2% listed. The taste differs, much more resin and sticky hops linger here more than expected. Pleasantly surprised. Damn good IPA that I'd have again in a heartbeat. Cheers! (460 characters)

Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good IPA but I don't think by the taste it warrants the price (10.98/6 pack). Perhaps the hops used are an expensive type, I appreciate that, but other IPAs at the price (and lower!) are better beers. Sorry Elysian... (227 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a nonic a dull slight orange tinged golen with a full one finger white sticky head atop,alot of broken lace left behind.Citrus fruits with a slight floral note in the nose,light alcohol and caramel is there as well.Like the full citrus shot up front on the palate along with a touch of grass with some sugary sweetness and sweet biscuit dough underneath,it never gets overly sweet.I like the fact it's as big as it is without too much sweetness.I like the Elysian pumpkin stuff in the fall but they some pretty damn good IPA's to. (541 characters)

Photo of Gregaroo
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another great one from Elysian. Sister in law got me a six of this for my birthday. Nice and hoppy. Very drinkable. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Doesn't taste like 8%+. (171 characters)

Photo of 4thFloyd
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, dull orange/gold color. White head which fades quickly. Moderate aroma of dank tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, and peach) and caramel sweetness. Flavor follows with nice tropical fruits and malty sweetness along with a moderate pine resin bitterness in the middle. Bitterness fades fairly quickly and it finishes with only a little lingering aftertaste. A little light on malt for the balance, but still pretty smooth. (430 characters)

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Look: Nice deep Amber/Orange, 1 finger off white head.
Nose: not as fragrant as I expected, very subtle pine with a hint of citrus.
Taste: Promiment malt, tropical fruit, Good level of bitterness,
Mouthfeel: medium, carbonation fairly high,
Overall a pretty good beer. (306 characters)

Photo of Mehinaman
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really tasty IPA. Had it on draft at the Harbor House in Bainbridge Island, WA. I have been drinking a lot of Pliny the Elder lately and this compares favorably. Very easy to drink IPA (184 characters)

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a Sams perfect pint glass. Deep yellow to golden not quite Amber in color. Particles floating but I wouldn't call it hazy. White cap with small bubbles and nice lacing.

You can tell it's got a good grain bill and well hopped and the combination smells great. Plenty of caramel in the nose. Hops are very well balanced and it smells great. Tropical fruit and pine. Chinook, Amarillo and citra are the specified hops and in my experience they play well together.

Taste is on par with the smell. Grains provide toasted Caramel and even a bit of honey coating the grain. Hops have flavors of mango and pineapple added additions of lemon grass and pine. Tropical fruit flavors are the star though.

Mouthfeel is good. Very full bodied with a lingering flavor. Great balance of bitterness and sweetness nice carbonation as well. Sweet and citrus fresh with a nice clean bitter finish. Great drink ability I would've it expected a much lower ABV the 8.2 is WELL hidden. Great beer. (1,015 characters)

Photo of Taybeh
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz single into a tulip

a: beautiful copper that lightens up to a kind of cinnamon-orange at the edges, big 3 finger head that subsides in a minute or two and leaves great lacing
s: some spicy dankness, some sweaty herbal/vegetal dankness, some mild overly ripe citrus juiciness that pairs with some fairly substantial malty sweetness.
t: mainly what I was finding at the end of the nose...a combination of mellow but very ripe and juicy citrus with substantial bready maltiness. Not as sweet as I thought it might be, based on the nose. A little of the Citra funkiness lingers at the end.
m: medium to low carbonation, hides the alcohol quite well...a little chalky at the end...very little bitterness. (715 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was really excited to find this at a local Giant Eagle (that I normally don't frequent). Standard orange/amber IPA with decent lacing and a finger of fluffy white head that disappeared quickly. The hop aromas come off as big peach, melon, and juicy tropical presence with some slight alcohol, honey-like sweetness (surprised by this at a fairly conservative ABV). Interesting in that the flavors, save the hint of alcohol, come away very different from the nose. Some resiny hop flavors in the mid palate and a crisp bitterness. Slightly slick/oily mouthfeel towards mid-palate, but dissolves away to a pretty dry finish. Biggest turn off on this (not saying this wasn't an excellent beer) was the alcohol notes in the taste... came together pretty well overall though. Not upset at buying a sixer. (800 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden/Amber color, clear, with a big fluffy two finger head. The aroma is fruity, with a touch of sweet malt. The taste is big tropical fruity, with a touch of orange citrus and a sweet malty taste as well, nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with nice carbonation, and almost an oily feel, very nice. I really like this beer a lot. (346 characters)

Photo of chad_e_martin
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have had this beer a few times over the last couple years, but sparingly, since it's usually around $13 for a 6 pack. This one was from a 22 oz bottle. I don't know if being a 22 oz bottle changed the taste, or if it was turnover at Elysian, or some other factor, but it tasted a bit off this time around. Still good, but off. 7.2% abv.

Look: Golden, very clean and clear. Not usually the look I associate with an IPA.

Smell: Malty biscuit and fruit. It smells a bit tropical, a bit citrus(y), but definitely malty.

Taste: Again, malty biscuit and fruit. It's also bitter and smoky. I can't wait to try this one on tap somewhere, because I think it tastes a little more bitter than usual.

Feel: It's got some spice to it, but it's mostly just malty. There is a lot going on here, though, and that is exciting.

Overall: 82/100 (837 characters)

Photo of rrock44
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There was a lot of freaking out when Elysian "sold out," but I didn't see the big deal. Granted they make a lot of beer and I only have had two of their offerings, but both times I was like, not bad not great. Just a decent beer, but I wouldn't buy them again. This one, though, damn good. I guess you can put me in the camp of if they make good beer, I don't care who owns it. I know this review doesn't tell you what it looks, smells, or taste like, but that doesn't matter because my review doesn't matter. I really enjoy this beer and perhaps you will too. I will definitely buy this one again. (598 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a couple of inches of foam; decent retention and lacing action

Smell: Biscuity malt and a fruit salad of tropical and floral fruits (passion fruit, papaya and cantaloupe)

Taste: BIscuity, with a touch of caramel; the developing hop profile is a bit different, with papaya, cantaloupe and passion fruit - not uber tropical or grapefruity; the finish has a bitter aspirin character that I often get with Amarillo

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I will give Elysian credit here for brewing something different to try to stand out from all the other IPAs (or DIPAs, as the abv on my bottle is 8.2%); having said that, I am not a fan of Amarillo so this is not something I would be inclined to seek out - I much preferred their Dayglow that I had the other day (838 characters)

Photo of gruntparty
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The look, smell, taste, and feel of this beer are all top quality. Looks rich and delicious, smells rich and delicious, tastes rich and delicious and feels (you guessed it) rich and delicious. (192 characters)

Photo of Thomson805
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks good, tastes better. Hoppy, little bit of citrus, piney and honey flavor show up big for me. Delicious overall, solid ipa not to mention generous abv. (156 characters)

Photo of kjlcm
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a treat. A nice subtle nose but the taste is where this beer is at. A perfect blend of sweetness and hop bitterness. At 8.2% per the bottle label this is a finely tuned drinkable beast. (194 characters)

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

PKG 4/8/15

Look - Pours a light golden yellow with fluffy white head. Ok distribution of tiny to medium bubbles. Decent retention. Good clinging.

Smell - Lots of honey malt presence, peach, orange peel, lemon, mango, slight grassiness. More malt than hops, but it seems to be by design.

Taste - A lot of sweet malt with a bitter finish. Orange marmalade, vegetal hops, citrus rind, slight catty funk. Very well balanced.

Feel - Low to medium bodied. Has a "wet" feel. Tingle mostly on tip of tongue.

Overall - A very well balanced IPA, more along the lines of an English IPA. I prefer bigger hop aromas, but can definitely appreciate the balance. (660 characters)

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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