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Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 22 | 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:
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(Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sammy, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

djrn2, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

acurtis, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Kegatron
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle. Clear copper with a rocky bright-white head. Sudsy lacing that sticks. Smells leafy, herbal and a touch piney, with a light mix of green citrus and doughy sweetness across the back. The taste is the same, with a mellow mix of green bitterness, herbal flavors and light tropical fruit. A neutral bready sweetness serves as a backbone. Dry, bitter and resinous on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick creaminess and just a touch of crispness to the carbonation. Alcohol is kept in check. This was an alright IPA with a good mix of hop flavors going on with it. I just wish that it had been a bit more memorable. It’s hard to justify the more expensive bomber price on this though.

Kegatron, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Giant, enjoyed chilled in a teku.

The color is a sunny golden with light haze and thick white cap with good retention. The smell is very good with a strong citrus and dank herbal aroma. The feel is good with some mild sweetness and moderate bitterness with medium carbonation and low alcohol influence.

The taste has a mix of lemon and grapefruit with a slight caramel malt sweetness and light bitter herbal flavor in the background with a nice mild tangelo acidity alongside mild astringency with some gentle alcohol but the hop flavor is pretty fresh with light pine accent you can taste the citrus rind from the Citra hops which is nice and lingers on after the swallow. Overall I was pleased, this is a solid IPA, it lived up to expectations and I would drink this again.

Slatetank, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

oline73, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Color is the classic orangey amber with a sturdy froth and lots of lacing in the glass. Sweet and fruity. Moderately bitter but sensationally aromatic. Smells of honeysuckle and warm pine needles.

Just sweet enough. Burnt mango and dry pineapple. Long bitter woody and sharp taste of hops and more hops.

One of the best IPAs I've had this year. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Swill Beer Dispensary in Anacortes. Enjoyed in the Affligem chalice.

mactrail, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Gavage
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a big fluffy 3" head that slowly falls. Thick lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: big floral and orange citrus notes rise from the glass and into the nose.

Taste: a light grainy profile with caramel, orange, floral hops, and a hint of mango late. The bitterness is hearty and a bit oily, but well balanced in the beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is realtively short lasting.

Overall: this was a refreshing and nicely balanced beer that hit the spot when you want an IPA. Very easy to consume the bomber bottle in a short session, and you may want to crack a second one open.

Gavage, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

InspectorBob, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring.  Streaks of lacing left behind.

Sweet citrus hop aroma with a strong topical fruit presence countered by bready yeast and pale malts.  Lots of mango, papaya and orange peel along with some grapefruit and subtle earthy pine.  Bready yeast and pale biscuity malts.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of sweet and bitter hops countered by a strong yeast presence and some pale malt.  The yeast presence is really prominent with lots of bread and banana flavor slightly taking away from the hops.  Lots of tropical mango and papaya along with pineapple, grapefruit and orangepeel.  Subtle grassy, earthy bitterness underneath the sweetness.  Pale malts come in toward the finish but are a bit prominent for my preference.  This beer is well balanced but the hops are too tame as a result.

corby112, Aug 06, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Coming in a slim 650ml brown bottle, bottling date 05/07/2013, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass:

A: pours a clear bright amber colour with a thin but frothy off-white head, leaving tight lacing as it retreats, on top of rather mild carbonation.
S: deliciously and richly grapefruity-citric and tropical fruity (unripe lychee, ripe guava and passion fruits all spring to mind) aroma flows on top of a decent but mildly-flavoured malty backbone (with a lightly “stinky” edge as in floor-malted barley like Maris Otter); following a good swirl, lots of hop resins with flowery, gooseberry-ish and grapey scent come to the fore, rendering a really deep and colourful 3D dimensional performance all in all. Although it is rich and enjoyable, the hop aroma never goes overly heavy.
T: lovely effervescent on the entry, the juicy malts have very similar quality like Maris Otter English malts, with a somewhat… gristy aroma in the middle, pairing seamlessly with the equally focused and “neat” hop aroma as in guava, grapefruit flesh and tannic citrus seeds; yet very soon the hop bitterness seems to suck every flavour elements into an “alpha-black-hole”, where only the assertive, sharp and tannic edge of hop bitterness is left the palate. Finishing clean, dry even, fairly bitter, with a mildly warming feel lagging behind.
M&O: soothingly carbonated and refreshing enough, this medium+ bodied IPA is so different than other malt-rich American IPAs in that the neater malt base allows the hop aroma and flavour to roam free while still keeping a close dialogue. All in all, I love this IPA dearly and would recommend this to anyone who prefers to have something slightly… different every now and then.

wl0307, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ejimhof, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

wrightst, Jun 28, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Elysian : Space Dust

Pours a clear golden color bordering deeper shades. Large soapy froth forms and leaves a coating of bubbly lacework on the pint glass.

Light nose of herb and floral. Sweet malt has a honeyed texture in the medium strong aroma. High alpha hops steal the show.

Taste is bitter and earthy. Grapefruit rind, herb, hop oils coat the palate. This is a hop forward ale. Leafy, quite vegetal and herby. Quite a bitter brew, this ale would make a good choice only for those fond of hops.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Drinks easily, the bitter hop notes sticking with you. Semi dry hop bite with palate coating oils.

Overall, this is a pretty good bitter assed IPA.

Stinkypuss, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mdaschaf, May 06, 2013
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 16 tons the other day. This is a solid, juicy style IPA, with considerable citrus and light pine Alcohol is reasonable and the finish is quite dry. In short, this is an easy to enjoy and appreciate IPA from Elysian. While not something I'd necessarily go looking for, this is an IPA I could see myslef ordering again.

John_M, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

LXIXME, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rab53, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


A: Beautiful soft sunset orange with a strong visible and glass consuming effervesce. Huge rocky light beige head is rock strong on the hold while showing big, chunky foam deposits on the glass walls. Second pour from the bomber showed a dense cadmium orange coloring, perhaps from the yeasty remains on the bottom of the bottle.

S: Sweetened grapefruit, mangos, and breakfast fruit (melon) with a fresh wet kiss of citrus and orange juice.

T: Flavor was bright and fresh, orange juice and citrus, with a soft, flowery hoppiness and a sweet breakfast like fruitiness of melon and sweet toasty grains. The bitterness grows flowery on the trial but all along remains nicely balanced with lightly, dry and sweet toasted grain backing that wasnt overly aggressive, but rather added just the right amount of highlights without becoming obnoxious like many brewers who over-use this per style. Grapefruit like pulp hoppiness from the chinook come on the swallow with a gentle lingering effect.

M: Warmth of flowery bitterness on the inner cheeks, viscose oily feel of malt, carbonation is mid-range providing a light tingle just enough for awareness, and perfect in harmony with the smooth transisiton of the flavor. Soothing and easy.

O: Drinkability is off the charts. Hoppiness is very respectable, very well balanced, not trying to be a dry hop bomb, but rather a nice mixture of flavor hops and lightly bittering hops with a light added touch of sweet caramel malt that never goes beyond what it should as a complimentary speciality grain. The 7.7% abv is virtually non-dectable feels like i can drink much more then i should. I could easily go case here and feel like i never have enough on hand. So tasty and smooth, very drinkable.

beerthulhu, Jan 22, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 picked up at the COOP last weekend and finally getting around to the bottle.. pretty okay 1" white head dies back quickly above a hop hazed lite golden brew.

Nose is big melon/tropical fruity hoppiness.. mango and lesser piney notes... VERY interesting for an IPA...

A bit dry even for a PNW IPA.. Hop flavors though are amazing with tropical fruits and tangerine zest... background melon with warmth...

Body and carbonation are about perfect...

Unfortunately... on the geek sites, this brew will get little love... Elysian doesn't get the love because the many spotty offerings.

That said, this is a top-tier IPA EASILY.... but because it is "Elysian" the geeks will gloss over it.


JohnGalt1, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PEIhop, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rolltide8425, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly hazy medium gold color with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was good, lots of pine hops with a bit of citrus. Not much malt showing through. On the tongue the flavor profile was pretty similar, lots of pine and the citrus had more of a presence, especially on the finish.

The body was good, just a bit fuller than typical, but not heavy at all. Drinkability was pretty good, as the only non-pumpkin beer on tap at a local bars recent pumpkin fest, the 3 of these I had as palate cleansers really hit the spot. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Oct 25, 2012
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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.