Space Dust
Elysian Brewing Company

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From:
Elysian Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #529
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,946
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.8%
Reviews:
617
Ratings:
2,572
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 03:45 PM
Added:
Aug 06, 2012
Wants:
  180
Gots:
  1,342
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Space Dust: a totally nebular IPA. Great Western premium two-row, combined with c-15 and Dextri-Pils, give this beer a bright and galactic Milky Way hue. The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter, with late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. Space Dust is out of this world, with 62 IBU.
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I try it from a can and it was perfectly balanced strong IPA with a floral beginning and a pine finish cheers!
Wednesday at 02:47 AM
 
Rated: 3.04 by Argail from Louisiana

Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Vinylboy20 from New York

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by ArtfulDogeR from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What I go for from our delivery service Gopuff when they run out of Yards IPA.
And tonight they were out. It's got a really good base of the piney taste I love so much, with a bit the hazy fruit of a newfangled IPA. The overall effect is not a bright and aggressive citrus flavor, however, but rather a slightly round tropical essence bordering on sour and (after one's tongue gets used to it) a sweet smidge of honey mead, which balances the pine and earth and makes this 8.2% draught go down soooo smooth.
Not something I would choose to start with... but a quite acceptable plan B!
Smart move not to call it hazy. It is hazy... but it's so different than the usual straight-up orangey hazy IPA.
"Space dust" is a better moniker. Dusty... hazy, but earthy.
Recommend for folks who like Yards IPA, Victory Dirtwolf, or who liked Flying Fish-Red Fish.
Also its a good ale to try for those who would rather rather eat a few sauteed mushrooms over a shot of fresh squeezed lime juice.
Cracking the second bottle, I realize that the psst of CO2 is rather lackluster for a best-by date of 12/22, but no noticeable taste or mouthfeel difference despite the skimpy head.
Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.78 by RFIL

Oct 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First had this in 2015, revisited at a Phillies game this summer and a few times since. Very good. I like the bitter pine and old school hops in this beer. Looks and taste like an IPA should in my mind. Looking at my notes this beer is pretty much the same 7 years later even with selling to AB. $2.99 for a 19.2 oz can, not a bargain but a nice price for a good 8%+ beer.
Oct 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by jay25mac from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a stovepipe can into a spieglau IPA glass.

On the pour nearly 4 fingers of fine white head formed that peeks out over top of the glass. Body is lightly hazy woth some hop sediment and is an orange brass hue. Some lacing is left.

Aroma is quite tropical and fruity woth a bit of darkness on the back. Quite a bit of citrus on this one and maybe even some guava. Like a better voodoo ranger, but not game changing.

Taste follows the aroma, and stays quite clean and fruity, but there is a definite sweetness and alcohol that gives away the abv. The hop bitterness creeps in as the sweetness fades, making this relatively balanced although the sweet and bitter don't happen at the same time.

Feel is big but still refreshingly hoppy and bright. The finish is long and quite full bodied, and as the sweetness fades it almost feels like it slowly coats your tongue. This one's pretty fun to drink but there are some heavy feelings that make me knock a few points.

Overall this is pretty good and also pretty predictable. Clean and hoppy with big tropical and fruity vibes as well as a solid dose of dank and bitterness. A bit heavy but solid quality.
Sep 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Sep 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by One90proof from Alabama

Sep 13, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2
I don't like it at all.
Sep 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: Gold, decent head

Smell: Citrus! Oranges and pineapple mainly, smells amazing

Taste: Oh my, this is the best IPA ive ever tasted. Its delicious

Feel: Very little aftertaste for this one, which I think is good for an IPA

Overall: This is an amazing IPA, try it!
Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by BlueTrain

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Schmaltz33 from California

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jjweems

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Really tasty, well balanced, nice mixture of pine, bitterness. Outstanding West Coast style IPA. Packs a wallop at 8.2 ABV, but you don't really taste the booze. Only drawback is sometimes has a slightly sweet hint late in the drink.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
For a widely distributed IPA, ‘The Dust’ is remarkably decent. It’s an everyday quaff that ya don’t feel cheap about offering to a friend.
Bits of just-right all around: hoppy and piney, citrusy and crisp, nice carbonation, refreshing, not too strong. Maybe a little weak in the feel catagory.
Had it on Draft, in bottles too.
I like.,.,
Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by zman1974 from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
It's West Coast all the way, but with an herbal funk which tames down the typical piney notes that I get from something like Two Bells. Really excellent palate with just a hint of tropical fruit. Hard to believe the high ABV as it drinks like a session ale. Exceptional.
Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by shreead from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by raust from Texas

Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Damn, that's a good IPA. Hop forward, not too bitter but definitely bitter enough. Pours gold with light lacing. Smell is super citrusy - pineapple, orange and coriander. And it packs a punch in the abv department without being boozy.
Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy gold, (it's getting dark), white head some nice lacing. Boogar machine detects some citrus and melon, as do the taste buds. Solid malty backbone balances this nicely. Tasty stuff.
Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by capehaze from Florida

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice IPA from an unlikely city - Seattle. During a contract there, I tasted all of their IPAs - and didn't like a one. But I missed this particular IPA.

A cloudy golden pour with a nice frothy white head. The hop smell and taste is robust with grapefruit notes. The 8.2% ABV doesn't come across at all. It feels like a nice session IPA at 6%. Enjoy!
May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

May 20, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.75 by tjfalato12

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pour is golden amber, a little cloudy. Smells a little floral and pine spice. Taste has a good mix of malt & hops that I would say dominate. It has a bit of bitterness, piney resin spice and a little fruity flavor too. Solid brew!
May 18, 2022
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Rated by Gu_re_gu

4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
One of the best IPAs I've ever had, and a go-to supermarket beer.
May 14, 2022
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Rated by Johnlippi88 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid
May 13, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.23 by Sinister from New York

Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Chicowdy from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a VERY Citra-forward DIPA so if you don't like Citra, steer clear. Having said that, it's delicious. Crisp and refreshing considering it clocks in at 8.2%.
Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Wainfu from New Hampshire

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by 2market from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2022
Space Dust from Elysian Brewing Company
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