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Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
BA SCORE
4.08/5
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2,346 Ratings
Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
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
Ranking:
#2,303
Reviews:
417
Ratings:
2,346
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
940
Trade:
3
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Photo of austinc94
3.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "born on" date "07JUL17".

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread, brown sugar, flowery with pineapple and grapefruit citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet brown sugar and bread then a understated pineapple and grapefruit citrus note, well balanced, the 8.2% ABV is not perceptible at all.....scary.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good IIPA, I would buy this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style, I understand this is made by INBEV (AKA Budweiser/Anheuser Busch). My high rating may irritate craft beer fans but, being the selfish bastard that I am, all I ever wanted was for the macro brewers to make better beer. Now that they are it's kinda like.....WINNING!!! I truly don't care who makes the good beers, macro.....micro.....local.....domestic.....imported, just make good beer and I will find you.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with nice thick head. Aroma is a pleasant floral and citrus. Citrus and piney taste is pretty big, with a bit of lasting bitterness. Feel is medium and smooth. Overall a solid IPA, although there are much better options available for the price.

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Photo of travelguy
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyMiller
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of valence
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roughsauce
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous typical amber hue with an appreciable head. Kind of a citrusy, floral aroma, that translates nicely into a well rounded IPA. Hops more or less on the forefront, backed up by citrus and hints of pine, with a nice malt finish closing it all up, all courtesy of that wonderful blend of hops and malts. Mouthfeel is great, and although leaning towards the bitter side, a smooth drink from start to finish. Another one of my favorite IPAs, but usually a tad pricey. Definitely worth a try for IPA beginners and veterans alike. No complaints about this one for sure, very tasty.

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Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXMRTN
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
2.4/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled on 9/11/17, poured on 12/9/17
L: Looks decent. On the clear side of light orange. Big white head. Spotty lacing. Cool graphics. Can't wait to see what "pure starglow energy " smells and tastes like...

S: Smells DANK DANK DANK. Lightly floral. Very earthy. I am a fan of dank beers but I like a citrus or tropical kick to accompany. Didn't find that here. There may be a hint of apricot in there but I had to search for it. The space cadets must be dank lovers, and one of the space cadets is not wearing deodorant because I picked up a faint, musty B.O. smell on my second pour...

T: Tastes bitter. Tried letting it warm but that didn't help much. Nothing really stands out in the flavor except the hop bitterness. Bitter on the front, bitter in the middle, followed by a,,, guess what,,, a bitter aftertaste. Not undrinkable but not good. So far, I'm not a fan of the "Nebular" IPA...

F: Feels medium, good carbonation. Not boozy at all.

O: Overall I am very let down. This beer was hyped up from the bottle to the reviews, and I was excited to finally find a fresh pack on the shelf... (Now I know why these sit on the shelf for a long time.) Sorry to be negative but it is what it is. I was expecting more good flavor from a DIPA. I don't consider straight up bitter to be a good flavor. Space Dust may be "out of this world" for a reason... (They won't be in my world again!)

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whipplesnapplez
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickMarquardt
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akirakcat
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange with a one-inch head and lacing that lasted throughout the glass.

Whiffs of pine and mild citrus fruit, backed by a quite bitter, dry, but smooth hop taste, followed by some citrus. Surprisingly strong malty backbone as well. Overall a solid IPA with a nice bitter kick.

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Photo of Turbo
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Okadamag
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gphelps70
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rdriley10
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glf60
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty Double IPA!!! I have referred this to many.

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Photo of durwood64
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,346 ratings
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