Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
2,187
Reviews:
387
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
841
For Trade:
3
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Photo of LeRose
3.29/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold color that is slightly hazy. Nice white head that retains and laces nicely.

Aroma...hmmm...not mch going on. Faintly sweet, faintly pine, floral and citrus. OK...been here before.

Taste is very uneven, not in a good way. Sweet malt peeks out once in a while, a bitterness that is bordering on the unpleasant. Cistrus, a little floral, a little earthy.

The feel is thin and watery, and the bitter lingers long enough to become annoying. Well cabonated, maybe a little too much.

Overall, not a really pleasant beer to drink. The bitterness seems disproportionate and dominating rather than working with the other flavors. Can not say I would recommend this beer.

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

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a wine glass (I'm currently in Fairbanks, AK...give me a break). Nice, resinous foam gives way quickly to a thin lacing. Moderate carbonation. Opaque amber-gold in color. Smell doesnt pick up a whole lot - definitely pine & citrus hops on the nose, but doesnt hit hard. Taste is just a bit off balance i would say. It's definitely a good IPA but not top of my list. Considering the price point on this one, i may not be coming back.

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Photo of beermeister9
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnF
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought in TX at a Kroger! Surprisingly carbonated and very nice after taste. Sort of a double at 8.2 and I wonder why the Bros rate it lower than the users?

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Photo of Walnut
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshuaGreer
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle, sample purchased at local packie ... really surprised to see this in Winthrop, MA though this must be the initial push for AB Inbev to have their other brands in all areas. Bottle says that its brewed in Seattle WA and Fort Collins CO so I can only assume Fort Collins as it has a similar freshness date as seen on other AB Inbev products.

A great looking beer, smells and tastes of aggressive hopping. At least I won't question if its an IPA or not. The malt character seems a bit thin and weak for keeping some flavor / balance. Some citrus, piney, and even tropical fruit from the hops but it all seems a bit restrained especially when the hop bitterness sets in. A decent IPA but I sort of leaning to "one and done" with this one.

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Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Really surprised and impressed by this beer. Nicely balanced and drinks well.

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Photo of DeanWormer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice balance - hop bitterness is perfectly complemented by malts, clean finish, great taste. The aroma is not a significant part of the formula. I'll get this again!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 6/24/17 Opened on 7/17/17

An orange tinted gold color with amber highlights. Very well carbonated with a healthy gyser stream of bubbles in the middle. An ever propagating display of foam and bubbles cap of very high and thick. Well sustained clump of foam maintains a constant ring and lace. With the middle in a constant bubbly circle.

The aromatics are very intense. Big 'ol hops....big fruity smelling hops. Citrus, tropical reds, tangy earth. Very deep. Honey sweet malt too.

The depth and complexity of flavor, especially the hops...is very intriguing. A crisp, snappy mouthfeel also has a light pilsner style effect in feel and flavor. The lighter malt, i.e the New England style....allows the hops to be showcased. The malt still has awesome presence and flavor. One part juicy, citrus and tropical hops, one part, earthy-bitter and grainy flavor's from the bitter and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo hops. "The hopping is pure starglow energy" indeed! Awesome x-factor, with an abv of 8.2% which you would never ever guess. So easy to drink, yet so complex.

This IPA provides the New England style aspects of "Juicy" hops and light malt charecter, but also has a bigger bitter finish. This IPA covers all of the bases. Very well rounded and still unique in many ways. I'm ranking this amongst the "Heady topper, Green & Sip"...etc...level.

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Photo of Trentt2
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1UsafVet
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The look of this beer is a medium golden, towards dark golden. (Could be the room I'm in...) The smell is bright, sweet, lively, almost perfume quality. The taste is good with a finish that lingers. Mouth feel can be over powering if not prepared for an IPA. I did rate this as an overall 3.75, based upon my personal preferences. Today is July 16, 2017 and my beer is dated, May 28, 2017. Cheers!!

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Photo of JamesGrove
2.46/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of scooob
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure it's worth the $14 I paid for a sixer. A little too bitter on the finish for my personal taste, not quite enough malt for me. But now I'm well into my second one, starting to feel the 8.2% kick in, with a smile creeping onto my face (not quite of Grinch dimensions, but you get the picture). And it does have a unique flavor note in the middle of each sip that I can't say I've had in other DIPAs. I'm glad I tried it, and might pick it up again if it's on sale, but otherwise I'll reach for Lagunitas Hop Stoopid or Maximus instead.

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

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

Nicely balanced IPA, just the right mix of hops, citrus, malt and bitter. Really hit the spot after a round of golf on a warm summer day.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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