Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 73
Gots: 269 | FT: 1
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Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: corby112 on 08-06-2012

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Ratings: 956 | Reviews: 159
Photo of tom91281
4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth, fruity and hoppy upfront. The aftertaste is one of the best ive ever had with a beer. Definetely a west coast ipa.

Photo of seandavies22
3.06/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I wasn't a fan of this, maybe it was the batch but this has such a horrible metal aftertaste. I've updated my review I recommend drinking this beer warm it's far more palatable, the metal taste goes away, it does leave a bitter aftertaste, but that I don't mind.

Photo of gwiedman1
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hoppy beer not my cup of tea

Photo of Yrecon
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good IPA. Well balanced hoppy beer, great citrus smell. Not malty at all. World Class!

Photo of DoubleBarrelHopShot
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Copper, slight haze, white persistent head, lacing
S - Citrus/tropical fruit, great nose
T - Slight malt sweetness that finishes nice & bitter
F - Good carbonation, a little thin
O - Pouring another one w/ a smile

Photo of CraftyChuck
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious right out of the bottle

Photo of MakersMarksman
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Four all around Try it.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing iridescent gold, with a slight head, whispy lace, and slight carbonation.
Lots of tangerine, some of the usual chacitteristics of the style.
Tangerine, fair bitterness in balance with sweetness, long drawn-out finish.
Medium to full body, ABV as expected, well carbonated, a bit slick texture.
This is a good IPA, but pails in comparison to other "Dust" IPAs. Still no slouch, and probably best with a summer burger.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A light golden hue with two fingers of creamy white head comprised of rather tiny bubbles.

Aroma is extremely juicy. Musky tropical fruit galore, guavas and passion fruit with a little cantaloupe melon. Some citrus rind in the background and a dash of peppery resins.

Palate is as close to a purely tropical hop flavor as I've experienced, with the citrus downplayed. Fresh tropical juice flavors lead the way with some mellow pine needle notes doing little to cut the sweetness. Huge Juicy Fruit gum flavor rather than the musk on the nose. Slight honeyed malt flavor. This is largely a map outlining the sweet domains of the hop flavor catalogue.

Body on the light side, ultra smooth with just a touch of prickly bite. Finish finally reveals the lemon-lime and grapefruit notes that you knew were lurking in there somewhere but the tropical fruit never takes leave. Fantastic IPA all told, if nothing else because it more cleanly targets the aromatic and sweet rather than the piney and bitter. Highly drinkable to boot. More of a diversion than a staple but this need not be a drawback.

Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I hate to say it, but I found this brew to be mediocre and pedestrian (sorry).

Photo of Ghrymm
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A fantastic West Coast IPA !

Photo of Devman171
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours yellow with white head. Aroma is pine and light citrus and tropical notes, well balanced fruity bitter finish.

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, purchased by a friend passing by State Line Liquors in Maryland/Delaware a few days ago

Label tells me this was Packaged on 11/7/14

Pours hazed lighter amber, near golden, tiny bubble head, film and super fine slippery lacing. nice looking brew.

Tropical fruit, spicy hop nose.

More tropical and citric fruit, oranges, melon and limes on the palate. Spicy and crisp hop bite. Fine stuff, my kinda beer. Hope we get constant distribution of this one very soon. I'll be a regular buyer

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Clear bright gold color, one fingered white head, no carbonation.

S - Grainy, pineapple, mango, papaya, some grassiness.

T - Lemon grass, grapefruit, and subtle light grain on the finish.

M - Light medium body.

O - Solid.

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark orange yellow in color (yellowish brown when viewed from afar) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a delicate web of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—passion fruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of passion fruit, gooseberries and oranges along with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has an interesting mix of flavors, which I assume primarily are a result of the Citra hops. Despite its darkish appearance, the beer doesn't feel that heavy and isn't that difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber, tastes a bit more malty than other IPAs I've tried tonight.

Photo of NiceTaps
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint glass, on tap.

A- Golden colored IPA with a big 2f white-colored head. Clear filtered look.

S- Piney hops and light malts.

T-Piney and some citrus. Very light malt flavors.

M- Light body with little malt backbone. Biting long hop finish.

O- Not the heartiest IPA, but quite flavorful, aromatic, and good drinking.

Photo of MikeRusso
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A good ipa. Golden and a little clear. Very minimal head and a light aroma. The flavors a strong and crisp. Only down side is a slightly off feel in the mouth. But overall this is a really good beer

Photo of bubseymour
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice standard American IPA. A nice malt/hop balance, slightly resiny and piney and slightly bitter finish. Good beer for IPA lovers.

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, brewed on Oct. 16/14

The limited distribution (thus far) and slightly higher price may keep this beer from getting sampled from the masses.....their loss.
Great recipe, tremendous execution. Crisp, clean, and a real tribute to the Amarillo dry hop, in it's glory. This is a must-try my favorite beer, hands down. Get some.
Feb. 5.2015: Just found out that Elysian sold out to AB, the Great Satan. Elysian is now dead to me.

Photo of arvidkoval
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden color. Smells of dank buds, citrusy fruit and just damn tasty! Taste is almost identical to the nose, adding a slight bitterness. Feels like an ipa should. Good carbonation. Man, this kicks ass!

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ideal IPA taste, weak head from my bottle (not sure if just my batch), love the graphic

Photo of Gajo74
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a moderately thick foamy head with bubbly lacing that retains well. The aroma hits you with a strong citric hops that is prevalent throughout the drink. The taste is like a hops explosion in your taste buds! Great feel; medium bodied and slightly chewy, moderate carbonation, very drinkable.
After a long day at work, I stopped by one of my go to spots and picked out, among others, two IPAs. I had decided that I wanted to kick back with something that gave me a nice hops kick in aroma and taste. I randomly chose this one and am not disappointed in the slightest. Will definitely get again!!

Photo of UncleDankins
5/5  rDev +22%

This beer will be my new go-to IPA if I can just find more stores in this area that stock it. A fantastic IPA. The amarillo really stands out in the aroma along with quite a bit earthy notes. The aroma follows up on the taste: a bitter full bodied mouthfeel with notes of pineapple and tropical fruit. Absolutely delicous. Goes down way too easy so watch out because it's on the higher ABV side.

This beer is awesome. Get dusted.

Photo of TangTKE402
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a 12oz. Bottle into a pint glass. Honey orange/brown with a slight haze and a steady, marching bubble. Gorgeous in the light, with a slight white frothy head and a good thin ring of retention as you drink.

S: Malt-forward with a nice hop finish. I was expecting more hop notes, but the aroma is subtle with light hints of citrus and pine, and just a touch of juicy fruit. Orange juice and caramel malts define this nose.

T: Strong malt and hop notes up-front with esters of alcohol coming on throughout. A subtle dryness on the finish. Notes of oatmeal bread, orange, bitter hops and some pine. Citrus rind, metallic bitterness, and alcohol round out the flavors on the swallow.

M: You can feel it in your mouth, but can really feel it on the swallow. A bitterness creeps in on the afterfeel that lingers until the next sip compounds it.

O: Might have to re-visit this as I taste a lot of off flavors that don't align with this beer's lionized status, so it may have been a bad batch. Either way, there are better IPA's out there that don't taste as dirty.

Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.