Space Dust IPA - Elysian Brewing Company
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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.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2013 20:02:29 | More by Kegatron
2.89/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Lightly chilled 22 oz bomber into a shaker pint No visible bottling date.
Look- Medium amber, light haze. Loose, foamy head. Nice Lacing.
Smell- Earthy, skunky, dank pine. Semi-sweet graham cracker malt.
Taste- Straightforward, somewhat nondescript but aggressive bittering. More graham cracker and pine, not as fruity as expected. OK.
Mouthfeel- Medium full, finishes fairly dry for the style. Heavier than I'd like.
Overall- Meh, it's fine. Not avoidable, but not particularly good either. Nothing really stands out. For a moderately pricey bomber, it's lackluster. I wouldn't purchase it again.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 04:51:48 | More by Lawl3ss
3.68/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Right off the bat, this brew looks great. A hazy, translucent light-amber colour, crowned with a fluffy white head, which retains very nicely for the ABV. Little spots and streaks of lacing rather than anything special in that department are all that keep this from a perfect score on appearance.
S: Wonderful. The hops nose is exciting in it's floral aroma, and strong undercurrent of a sticky pine and sweet malt. This is a brew that you just can't stop smelling.
T: A slightly subdued hop taste. Rather than hitting straightaway, the pine notes seem to trickle in as you experience the other flavors of dry citrus and the lightest sweet malt. After such an enthusiastic reaction to the aroma of this brew, the taste disappoints, but only slightly. Part of me thinks that on a beer that didn't look and smell so inviting, that I wouldn't be disappointed at all. The taste lingers on the tongue, but does not overstay it's welcome. Nice.
M: Very light-bodied with a clean finish. The body almost seems to have a "weak" quality to it. This is likely the result of such a high ABV which, other than in the thin body, does not make it's presence known at all.
O: Definitely worth checking out, even for the aroma alone. This IPA tastes good and smells great. Wonderful for a summer's day, but a little high in alcohol content for the faint of heart to session. I may buy again if I'm in the mood for it. Unique.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 01:04:50 | More by Fuzzycuffs
3.94/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- This is a very attractive beer, Minimal head for an IPA, but some lacing down the glass and a beautiful sunshine hazy yellow color, much lighter than your standard IPA with a 7+% ABV
S-Piney and sweet, which as a scent combination i didn't find particularly pleasant, good, but kindof reminded me a humid sumer day... a sticky scent.
T- Pine forward hoppiness, clementine, lemonade, rounding out to a very pleasant sweet malt background that lightly faded away, finishes quite dry with a slight bit of yeast spiciness.
M-For me it was much lighter than I expected w/ a good amount of drinkability, could finish a couple bombers of this beer in a night without much thought. Surprising for 7.2%
O- I really liked this beer and I can see why it's called space dust, really light and does not last very long on the tongue, making this a good (if not dangerous) choice for a session IPA. Pretty sweet for an IPA, but that sweet citrus flavor gives this beer a difference than many NWIPAs.
Serving type: on-tap
08-18-2013 09:26:34 | More by oceanman907
Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.