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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

379 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 32
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of Lambocalrisien
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Lambocalrisien, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

CreightonSM, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev -1.2%

tedho21, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

CTJman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jameyp
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

jameyp, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Nerudamann
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
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
Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Phillyz, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BeerShoup
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerShoup, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no discernible freshness or bottling date. Poured into a 50 cL stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - Body is cloudy with a wide range of colors wafting through the beer as the light hits it. Apricot to orange in the center, and straw yellow on the very edges. Aggressive pour yields a frothy one-finger head that lingers for a bit before becoming a bubbly film of varying thickness and bunching up around the edges of the glass, connecting to solid lacing stretching all the way around.

Smell - Hop forward and promising. Fruity with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus rind. Aroma is juicy and refreshing.

Taste - Here, the grapefruit takes over with an aggressive bite that melds into an almost metallic finish. I think the malt needs to have a little more heft here to create some balance.

Mouthfeel - Creamy from moderate to high carbonation. Lingering and slightly resinous finish

Overall, an aggressively hoppy IPA, but lacks some of the balance I prefer in the style. Not bad at all, but perhaps a bit better with food, like a nice fish and chips.

LambicPentameter, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -1.2%

DIPAFAN, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -1.2%

virinow, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jacewg, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of ajmitch4
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ajmitch4, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of LI_PO12
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance- Hazy deep gold, 1 and a half finger white head

Aroma- Very fruity hops, pineapple, mango, citrus, peach, sweet honey like malt, no alcohol

Flavor- Honey, pine, grapefruit, apricot, light malt, slight alcohol. good bitterness, nice

Mouthfeel- Medium, moderate carbonation

Overall- Impressed with this. Better than i thought it would be. Very complex hop profile, and very drinkable, the best brew I've had from Elysian. Worth picking up, if you see it.

LI_PO12, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

LoveStout, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Swift989, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Gww1864, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

YieldToNothing, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of washingtonstatebeerfan
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Where do I begin? You don't just drink this IPA, you experience it. When poured, presents a wonderfully cloudy appearance, soft white head, ethereal taste, and warm feelings throughout one's person. To say I would drink this again is an understatement.

washingtonstatebeerfan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

tastymug, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy orange with a fat bone white head of soft foam that fell slowly and in it's own sweet time. Left rings, scads of lace that was cloud like and almost ethereal. The foam glinted with light that seemed to come from the soft glow of the body of the beer. While it was a deep pastel color it was also opaque. Left a thick cap and skinny ring. A work of art in the glass. Nose was tantalizing and had bountiful ripe fruits. Mango, orange and some pungent citrus over top of that. Malt was sugary and dry with a deep caramel sweetness and a little bread. Spice and a touch of alcohol. Pine and honey. The nose was smooth and complex with a great floral that gave a perfume to the fruits and made them seem juicy and fresh. Taste was as sweet and smooth. All the ripe fruit greets the palate with lots of juicy flavor and then a sweet sugar from the malt comes in with the bread. There's melon in the drink as it warms. Nothing out of place or out of balance. It tastes like the hop cone on the label suggests; that nature is blowing this sweet candy at you. The pine and hop oil resin meet at the back palate to leave you with a prominent bitter that accentuates and does not detract from all the forward sweetness on the nose or from the first taste impression. The fruit is so juicy and that quality lasts throughout the drink and into the dry and bitter finish. You are left to gaze in wonder at the shimmering lace as an alcohol warmth comes over you. The bubbles that had collected in an island as the cap reluctantly faded just sat on the side of the glass as bold as brass, climbing upwards as I drank. The fruit kept increasing in depth and flavor, and the bread kept coming at the back of each sip to finish with gaiety and pleasure.

I found this to be one of the best IPA's I have ever had. It had power and strength from a mammoth hop profile that was executed so well. It had a bitter that was justified after filling your palate with all kinds of juicy and ripe fruit. It had a malt that was understated and hardly noticeable except for a jolly sweetness that made the drink so easy and enjoyable. The color was incredible. I wasn't going to buy this but I am so glad I did. Resplendent and bewitching.

utopiajane, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tangerine color with a murky darkness coming from some serious cloudiness. Head density is tight, bubbles are well-connected. Lacing is pretty sweet, also. Looks very enjoyable. Mouth is nearly-salivating.

Melon-y hops with tangy pineapple/grapefruit citrus with a creamy sweet mango flesh vibe. Smells only mildly bitter. Lots of great hop aroma. Tangerine, faint pine, and canteloupe. Smells delicious.

Bitterness is a little bigger than expected. Combines with a spicy hop character that still has loads of juicy citrus and tropical fruit notes. Just like I wanted. Grapefruit, canteloupe, mango, tangerine, and leafy hop oils with a slight pine bent. Love this Chinook/Amarillo/Citra combination. Three of my favorite hop varieties, and you really expect me to score this one mid-ground? Never overly bitter, although that prickly hop spice will confuse your palate. I mean, it's not really a palate-wrecker, just a tongue-lasher. And, convincingly so. Malts, you ask? There's a light cereal grain holding the fort behind all of this herbaceous fruitiness. It's not gonna amount to a hill o'beans, either way, because this beer's forte is all about the dry-hopping. What a fantastic IPA!

Nice fortified body with a warming peck of alcohol. They allowed this beer to carbonate just the right amount. Seems low at first, then picks up speed. You'll burp out the excess after a few short moments, I promise. And, it's a good burp, too.

Boy, have I been burned by unfiltered Elysian IPAs in the past... but, when I read the description printed on the label of Space Dust, I just had to have it. The performance isn't lackluster here. No ugly floaties, no over-the-top maltiness; just sweet, sweet hops. Highly recommended.

thecheapies, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of earinc
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

earinc, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rivenin, Jun 28, 2013
Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.