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Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A juicy and dank hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hop aroma of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, and lemon with pineapple. Earthy hop hints of pine resin and grass. Background malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A very nice juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Big juicy citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, and lemon along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with some yeast. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of bubbles. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A really good West Coast style IPA. Good citrus and pine hop flavor.

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Photo of Spikester
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold with one finger of white head. Good head retention and plenty of fine bubble lace.
Smell is dank hops with rich bready malts.
Taste is dank bitter hops with strong backing of the bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a really well crafted Northwest IPA.

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Photo of Roguer
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful brew: lemon yellow body, very clear, topped by a sizeable fluffy snow white head with good retention.

Very nice hoppy aroma: citrus, tropical, and dank notes. Grapefruit pulp, leafy herb, and pineapple, along with a touch of pepper.

Flavor follows: really fresh, green, herbal hoppiness, with a touch of pepper and pineapple notes. Sweet biscuity pale malt. Citra and Amarillo really at their finest.

Lively and very smooth.

This is a shockingly good IPA!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold with a soft off-white memory foam blanket.

Smell is pineapple, orange, vanilla cream, pine, and finishes with a little vegetal note as it warms.

Taste is bitter pine, orange and mango.

Crisply carbonated, finishing dry.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle date of 11/2014: poured into a small chalice, color is copper, opaque, brighter white head, some small lacing on the glass.

Smell is moderate strong blend of citrus fruit and earthy bittersness; impressively fresh for a beer that is nearing 2 years old.

Flavor is more emphatic sense of the aroma: hoppy, citrus, more fruit - less rind, then some lighter earthy/grassy flavors; malt is moderate with some biscuit and wheat, not sweet.

Mouthfeel is also very good for such an advanced age IPA, moderate carbonation good bitterness and lingering flavor on the sides of the tongue and cheeks.

I should note I did not see the bottling date until just before opening - I'll chalk that up to the place of purchase - but overall this was a very good IPA that seems to have held up well with time.

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Photo of BKALLDAY831
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally got around to trying this one!! Beautiful bright orange/amber with a slight haze. Creamy fluffy slighlty yellow head that sticks. Sweet and sugary!! Nice bit of pine, oily hops and diverse bits of Citrus and Berry, balanced by sweet toasted white bread. Solid medium body with a nice sticky resinous mouth feel, without being too overly bitter. Very bright, glowing, healthy IPA

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Photo of deebo
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At Henry's. First beer of my first GABF. Poured half full in an oversized snifter this brew is hazy with a dark golden color with a definite orange tint.
Aroma is sticky west coast hops. Citrus, grass, herbal and a strong resin quality all in play. Taste is hop forward with big hop resin and some bitter rind/citrus taste. I can't say much about the malt. It's kind of sweet. Has a sticky mouthfeel. Fairly long longer. Overall a Big ipa. A good sticky sipper.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Space Dust has a medium, somewhat creamy, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, orange-gold appearance, and lots of lacing splotches left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of piney hop resin, and the flavor is of sweet white bread, white bread crust, hop oils, lots of bitterness, which is subdued, really, for an ale rated at 73 IBU. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Space Dust finishes dry and surprisingly drinkable, for an 8.2% alcohol beer. RJT

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Photo of delta490
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A deep clear gold with a smear of white head that leaves sheets of small sticky lacing. The aroma is big pine hops and a little caramel sweetness. The taste is much the same but with just a bit more oomph. The body is lighter with a slightly dry finish and just a hint of carbonation.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Finally got Distro here in Mi. Super excited to try this heard alot about it.

Looks fantastic with a giant white head and amazing lacing that never ends. Body has a clear straw golden color. Smells of zezty citrus and fruits. Taste is as it smells but better. Tons of fruit flavor. Super juicy and sweet with a nice hop bite that blasts you at the end. Fantastic IPA!

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Photo of LBThiele3382
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As a hop-lover I was very satisfied. All the elements of a great tasting DIPA are here and the fact that I paid $11.99 for a 6-pack made it all the better. Grapefruit, piney goodness with a bite! Outstanding beer at a great price! And I love the artwork!

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Photo of ricke49
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not realizing this was a DIPA (8.2) the first taste was "whoa" ! After reading the bottle and recalibrating my palate - and converting to 'sip' approach, it tasted remarkable. Resinous, citrusy, with moderate bitterness. Chinook and Amarillo in a very nice mix.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/8/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, citrus rind, pepper, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp/sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. Impressively low malt character/body for the ABV as well. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5 weeks from bottle date:

Solid DIPA. you've had this beer before. West coast Orange marmalade, Grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Similar to hundreds of other west coast style IPAs. There is a peppery hop spiciness to the mouthfeel & finish, with a bit a of alcohol there as well, which were the key elements that held this beer back for me. Good bargain at $12.99 a Sixer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at yard house San Jose

Nice creamy frothy head fades slowly nice lacing, crystal clear pale honey colorcolor.

Nose grassy floral little spicy hop, mild orange zest, fruity notes.

Taste big bitter spicy hop, grassy floral, little rind and orange, stone fruit skin, big rind and spicy bitterness, candy hop oil, touch of malt. Drier slight sticky finish, spicy hop lingering, bitter rind grassy hop

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, old style bitter pale, pretty good.

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Photo of pianoguy
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz bottle. No Bottling info

Pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a smallish white head. Minimal retention. Some thin lacing.

Wow, Very prominent smell ! Floral with a lot of citrus.

Taste follows the smell to some extent, but it's much more dialed down.There is a very slight hint of sweet malt along with the orange/lemon peel bitterness

Thin feel has lots of carbonation

There is much to like about this brew. But that said, the excessive use of dry-hopping to produce the very prominent scent didn't translate to a correspondingly great taste.. My overall 3.75 grade was almost a 3.5

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Photo of whatthehull
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass

A - California orange/gold/copper sunset with a near one-finger barely off-white head and some velvety legs/lacing

S - Fresh water, fresh hops, fresh malt/grains, the yeast is very west coast with an English twist, the sugar is very simple/clean, the hops are bright/smooth with a nice citrus-to-pine-to-floral ratio, juicing oranges, the citra is in your face but in an awesome way and the booze I can safely say is scarcely to be found on the nose.

T - Pine, citrus rind and cracker yeast up front, then comes the sweet, dry and toasted/roasted malts, the hops dance on your tongue the entire time, orange, some grapefruit, soil minerals, the hops is very sticky, huge bitterness, very clean, very fresh, crisp water, grassy, slight dank, the booze is sneaky and very earthy.

M - Full bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, medium carbonation, medium plus acidity and a hop bomb of a finish.

D/O - Very refreshing, very clean, smooth, tasty and over the top on hops, I mean this thing is loaded with 'em. Anti-hop-heads need not apply, seriously. This one has become a favorite of mine and would drink this everyday if they could keep it in stock at my local bottle shop. While the malt and yeast play an intricate role, the hops is the star and he doesn't disappoint. Well played Elysian, well played.

Final thoughts - Perfect for everyday especially when considering the 8.2% ABV and the $10-11 price. You really can't go wrong here, unless of course you hate hops, than you can go very wrong with this beast. Not suitable for aging, drink fresh.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mildly cloudy bright gold-orange body, white fluffy head, intricate web of lace. To my surprise no carbonation is evident. Nose brings forth vibrant tropical fruits- orange, apricot, a bit of pineapple, grapefruit- as well as a touch of herbaciousness and light malt. The flavor also has the essence of the fruits without any sweetness, and actually gives a good bite of bitterness in its place. There is some hop spice and mint on the finish, as well as an unfortunate chalky note- perhaps the alcohol peeking through? Medium body, a touch sticky which makes me think of all the syrupy hop juices floating around this gem, and the fine, prickly carbonation adds a final edge to the bitterness.
It's been a while since I've had a great IPA, and this was a pleasant and welcome wake up call to how great this style can be. Unlike my usual favorites that offer some sweetness to balance the bitterness, this one was all the latter, although in a palatable amount and paired with delicious, mostly fruity flavors, which still showcasing the other elements that hops can have. Yumtown resident for sure, I'll probably pay the premium for this again.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber gold with a slight haze under a 1/2" light cream colored foam cap that is moderately persistent, sticky and lacy. Streams of bubbles continually rise from the bottom of the glass. Space dust has a big tropical fruit nose joined by citrus, resin and bread crumb. Big fruit flavors also take the lead on the tongue followed by an assertive bitterness over a moderate bread crumb malt backbone. The hop driven fruit flavors are moderately high and the hop bitterness is moderately high to high. The bitterness tastes like citrus rind soaked in tonic. The body is light to medium with slightly above average carbonation. The alcohol warming is moderate with no harsh or hot flavors.

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Photo of zshaft
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

im trying this beer right after luponic distortion 3 by firestone walker and expected this to trump it. I was wrong. this is a nice effort but seems to be much more muted in all categories when compared to distortion 3.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - light gold; little carbonation and a medium fluffy head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - pine and floral hops stand out.
Taste - flavors reflect the nose; mostly pine and floral.
Feel - medium to light body; the alcohol is very mild and the bitterness is excellent!
Overall - decent enough, doesn't really separate from the many other options in this style.

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Photo of mschrei
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass. Don't know if the hops have fallen off, it's not that old (bottled 7/4), but the last of the six pack seems maltier than the earlier ones. Pours a dark golden with good carb and lacing. Smell is mild hops and malt, slight citrusy notes. Taste is a mild hop bitterness and mild maltiness, with an almost creamy effervescent mouth filling feel. A pretty darn good beer.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

By far the best beer I've had from this brewery. Golden amber in color, slightly hazy. The foamy white head recedes into a solid film across the glass and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is fruit forward. Tropical, citrus, and stone fruit. The flavor follows suit, with some pine and grapefruit notes. Resinous and juicy. An excellent beer. Probably why the charge more for it.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional citra style IPA. Great balance of hops and citrus. The cool marketing and packaging made me purchase, but the cool vibes of this one will assure my return.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle copped from Total Wine and More. Although this was a solid rendition of the style, a stronger pine presence would have greatly benefited this brew. Strong grapefruit flavor present and apparent on the tongue. Drinkable. Not bad.

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