Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. Space Dust is out of this world, with 62 IBU.

Added by corby112 on 08-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,139
Reviews:
372
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
814
For Trade:
3
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Photo of kevindp9
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaPress
4.99/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer! Great price! Would definitely buy again. Got it out here in CT

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Photo of lvn
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminder to self: get this again. This is a good IPA.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap

Pours a golden orange color with a one finger creamy white head that eventually reduces to leave plenty of lacing behind. Smells predominately of piney hop, with citrus undertones of orange zest and grapefruit. Underlying breadth malt. Tastes of piney hops up front, followed by orange zest, grapefruit and citrus pith. Underlying sweet bready malt. Finishes with more citrus and pine bitterness. Medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly creamy finish. I've citrus and lime throughout with good drinkability

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Photo of Reef
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a plastic ballpark cup.

Pours a vibrant gold-orange with two fingers of head. No loss of head or sheet lacing as consumed.
Pine, grapefruit pith, pepper aromas.
Sharp pine blast on the first sip. Pleasantly bitter. Citrus flavors develop quickly with warming, bitter orange. Slight tart pineapple, pepper.
Consistent carbonation, dry finish. Slight alcohol tingle, never rising to burn level.
Enjoyable resiny IPA.
Through the wonders of ABI distribution, Elysian now appears on all the shelves and most of the tap lists in town. I'm not attracted to packaged Space Dust, but at the ballpark and at some bars and restaurants it is far and away the highest quality option on tap.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden dark orange in color. somewhat hazy in appearance. Orange zest, Grapefruit pith and hints of pine. Very malty. Earthy. Drinks heavy and dry. Blah.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of d_harvey
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great example of NW IPA - Hops are strong but not overwhelming, though not a session beer by any means. Beautiful color and haze with some head. Crisp and refreshing, perfect for hop lovers and a warm summer day.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice orange color with lots of carbonation and a solid two fingers of slightly off withe head made of thick fat bubbles. Leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass.

Smell is of pine oil and tropical and citrus notes.

Taste is of pine up front moving to some citrus and nice malts towards middle of the mouth. The malts have somewhat of a sweet quality to them.

The mouth is mediuim with a slick finish to it.

The flavor balance is nicely done between the malts and the hops. This beer does not seem to be overly bitter at all for an imperial/ double IPA.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RoyalT
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a pretty, effervescent orange in color with a moderate, pure white head.

Smell – The PacNW dry-hopping is on the blast here at the nose with little evidence of malt. The Amarillo, usually muted, is big here as well. This is a monster nose.

Taste – The Chinooks are huge here at the taste, probably even overdone by most reasonable standards, as this is one helluva bitter brew. It’s short of medium-bodied that and this, along with the ABV, keeps me from recognizing the DIPA nomenclature.

Drinkability – Not a session beer by any stretch, this is for hopheads only and goes incredibly well with pepperoni pizza.

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Photo of Balvenie
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is ok

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Photo of Buck_Jones
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ltdsaint
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to form their new distro channel managed to shove this into the largest grocery chain in the region and kick some regional/local SKU off the shelf. Well, at least it's only 2 weeks in the bottle, might as well give it a shot, just one. Pours a clear golden color, one finger of fluffy white head, streaky lace. Smell: orange, pineapple, lime peel, lemon meringue, apricot note in the back. Taste: apricot, orange and pineapple juice, grapefruit bitterness, leafy finish. Medium-plus bodied, sticky finish. Nicely balanced at 8.2%, drinks like an IPA. Pretty good but quality-wise not terribly competitive in the local market. Sales-wise, it will probably have a shot :/

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crp46
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsolute_bliss
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear gold color with a small white head. Smells of pine, hops, and mild citrus. Tastes of bitter hops, citrus, and pine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, very smooth. Overall this is an incredible beer and one of my new favorite IPAs.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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