Dust Is Dead
Elysian Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,897
Ranked #50,417
3.91 | pDev: 7.42%
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Very Good
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Photo of stevoj
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Really nice Belgian IPA, much better than I was prepared for. Initial pour yielded a huge fluffy head, which then subsided to a small creamy cap with some streaky lacing and very fine active carbonation. Aroma doesn't give too much away, minor hints of the Brett and some of the caramelly malts. Taste picks up with very strong Brett presence, very nice buttery flavor, smooth malts and crisp bitter bite at the end. Wasn't prepared for this coming in at 9.3% but it's actually pretty damn smooth. Very much surprised by this and very much pleased.

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Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A frothy concoction that pours a clear amber color in the tumbler. Quite spritzy on the tongue. The aroma announces the strange, funky, and otherwise unmistakable brettanomyces flavor. Then it turns quite fruity, with mango and pineapple fighting with the yeasty weirdness. Not to be mistaken for anything like a DIPA.

Mineral aftertaste with very little hop bitterness, but an herbal astringency with that slightly bitter yeasty flavor. It's interesting to have so much alcohol in a brett beer. Makes for an oddball nightcap. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice in Eugene.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer pours a clear orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of some hay, grass and funk, but also contains some nice notes of lemon and orange citrus. Along with these aromas comes some smells of caramel and tropical fruits of mango and pineapples, which overall produce a very inviting aroma.
Taste- The taste is fantastic!! It begins with a nice showing of tropical fruits, a bready base, as well as some good citrus hops. While there is only a very light sour or grass/hay taste upfront, these grow some in intensity as the taste moves forward with a moderate sum of grass and hay coming later on and some light sour tastes of lemon growing toward the end. There are bits of a grassy, pine, and citrus hop that grow stronger and stronger as the taste advances as well, balancing out the sweeter and the Brett flavors that come into play throughout. Surprisingly even at 9.3 % very little alcohol is ever detected, but only the rich flavors of the brew. Some light yeast tastes as well as a surge of tropical fruit flavor of tangerine, pineapple, and mango develop at the end, leaving one with a deliciously tropically hopped and bodied taste, that has some very nice and soothing light Brett flavors, to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is rather light for a beer of 9.3 % abv. with a carbonation level slightly higher, but not too high. The feel was fantastic for the mix of tropical fruits, bittering hops, and sour tastes.
Overall – This is an awesome beer!! Not too potent, but is has the aspects of a Brett mixed with a strong IPA that I love. This one is a good go too. I love this brew and I hope they keep this one going on in the future!!

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3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber into a glass.
Pours a clear straw color with fluffy white head that lingers and leaves good lacing. Brett dominates the aroma, phenolic, sour pineapple, woodiness, leather, a whiff of booze. As it warms, Brett also dominates the flavor, which the alcohol making itself know through a warming sensation in the throat and a pleasant buzz (my bottle states 9.3% abv). Overall, a very Brett-dominant beer.

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Dust Is Dead from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings