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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
90
outstanding

354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 28
Gots: 35 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JohnK17, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ejimhof, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
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
Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is slightly hazy honey-amber with a 1-finger ivory head that leaves good amounts of lace behind.

S: Juicy hops of the floral and tropical fruit variety.

T: Bread doughy malt foundation, then juicy hops - citrus and tropical fruit salad both come to mind. Some spice at the finish; actually, I think that's better described as the heat from the ABV, which is noted as a warming sensation on the way down too. . . . Finishes with a dry-hopped piney bitterness that fights the tropical fruits for dominance but coats the palate nicely.

M: Medium heft, fairly creamy in feel.

O: Solid American IPA. Reminds me of some others but I'm having a hard time recalling just which ones. Goes down easily.

Kendo, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -1.2%

rab53, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Squeezemyhops
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Squeezemyhops, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of mtalley999
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mtalley999, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.2%

djrn2, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –The beer pours a light golden color with a huge and rocky white head. The head sits around for quite some time before fading to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A sweet citrus fruit aroma of tangerine is heaviest in the nose. With it comes other citrus of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of hoppiness of a pine aroma. Some other light fruit aromas mingle with the citrus, with notes of apricot and peach present as well. All in all it is a sweeter and citrusy hopped smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth citrus and tropical fruit flavor upfront. The flavors of sweet tangerine, pineapple and mango mingle with hop of a grapefruit variety. As the flavor advances some other hop flavors of a pine nature begin coming to the tongue taking away from the sweet ever so slightly. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a crisp and refreshing citrus hopped taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather nice for the blend of hop and fruit and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a nice easy going style. It’s a good one for a summer evening while sitting, chatting and relaxing with friends.

Darkmagus82, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of sprucetip
3/5  rDev -25.9%

sprucetip, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev -1.2%

JandJMD, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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
Photo of TeachChefs
4/5  rDev -1.2%

TeachChefs, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

hopstermonster1, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BigGingDrinker, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oglmcdgl, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mdillon86, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

SPRichard, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Rochester Real Beer Expo 2013 pint glass, showing the color of golden butterscotch caramel. It held a half finger tall head of whitish foam, leaving rings and spots of lacing around the glass as it went at a quicker pace. A chill haze permeated clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be moderate. The aroma gave notes of freshly pressed cotton, grapefruity, nectary, and floral hops, tangerine, fresh strawberry, and lemon fruitiness, metallic vanilla bean, powdered yeast, soft vinegar, and lactics. With warmth the grain came out much more strongly, with white sugar, general pale toast, black breakfast tea tannins, light booziness, and nail polish remover. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very fruity and freshly hoppy, with nice spice and herb on the back. As we sipped, the taste opened with bright plastic bitterness, juicy grapefruity hops, lemon and tangerine rind, light woodiness of fresh oak, green tree resin, oolong tea herbals, and more of a toasty red malt. Moving to the peak was enhanced bitterness of herbal hops, toasted pales, muddy and gritty ambers, and brightly citric hops. The end wash came with boozy fumes, tangerine flesh, gravel, sweet nectary and grapefruity hops, white sugars, fusel perfume, magic marker bite, black pepper, and mustard powder. The aftertaste breathed of orange flesh, moss and musk, faintly buttery diacetyls, salt, nutmeg, pale malt metallics, more gritty grapefruity hops, and dry yeastiness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave nice foam, froth, and cream, with only okay slurpability to the lip. The finishing pop was excellently crisp. The mouth was left coated and bubbly, with a quick dryness into astringency and light pucker. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank well.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the beautifully juicy flavoring. This was imparted by not only the fresh, flowery, nectary, citric hop inclusions, but also by the generally bright fruitiness of added citric flesh. The aroma was comparatively balanced, showing equal thickness and sweetness. Throughout the flavoring things remained nicely balanced, with good bitterness of the booze and hops to meet the frank fruitiness and the light toasty sweetness of the malt bill. Through the finish, however, there was enhanced spice, giving grit and more of an unfinished, unpolished vibe. Either way, this was a fresh, tasty offering that hit the spot on a warm sunny day.

TheBrewo, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmilo64, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

tubeman, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

randylangford, Jun 17, 2013
Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.