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:
2,241
Reviews:
396
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
876
For Trade:
3
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1.32/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of sgameroz
1.5/5  rDev -63%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Like most beers from the North West, it's weak. Too sweet, no character, no class and definitely not memorable. Ended up dumping a fresh beer because I didn't want to waste my time or calories.

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Photo of brighteyes868
1.8/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.85/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of clager
1.9/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nittanylion1991
2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beardsonbrews
2.09/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Don't believe the hype. The hops were muddled and it wasn't anything more than an average IPA

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Photo of mbabcock
2.44/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamesGrove
2.46/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of jbehlar
2.55/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of teromous
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On the side of the front label: "05DEC16 DA57"

Appearance: The body of the beer is moderately hazy and it has a medium gold hue. The head is short and white with good retention. Great lacing.

Aroma: There is not a lot of aroma here. Oddly it smells a bit like wet dog. If I hadn't smelled my glass prior to pouring the beer I might be inclined to think it was the glassware because it is an atypical smell for an IPA.

Taste: There is a light minty flavor at first, followed by a bit of a cedar flavor, and it finishes with just a touch of caramel flavor and alcohol. It's not a bad tasting beer but it is just very mediocre.

Mouthfeel: It has excellent bitterness and carbonation. The finish is a touch raspy and muddy.

Overall: It just was not a very good beer. The biggest killer for this beer was the aroma because every time I would go to take a sip I would revisit this wet dog scent. After the aroma comes an average tasting IPA. It just was not very enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend it and I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
2.67/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Demi
2.7/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mgi020
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of gwiedman1
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hoppy beer not my cup of tea

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
2.76/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Very disappointed in this beer. It pours a slightly hazy golden with a foamy head that slowly dissipates, good lacing. Smell is muted and of grapefruit, pine, some overripe banana and other sweet overripe fruits. Taste is very hop forward and bitter. The bitterness is flat and straightforward, not bright, and I suppose dominated by the Chinook hops. There is some grapefruit peel and pine resin as well as tangerine and papaya and overripe or even rotten banana along with overtones of armpit and soap. There was something nauseating here. Body feels squarely medium owing to some creaminess in the carbonation, but the malt is disproportionately thin. At least the alcohol is nicely undetectable.
Is this supposed to be craft?

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2.77/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.81/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I started out liking this beer a lot but as I drank it went downhill. I love hoppy beers and all with a nice bitterness however, this was overly dry in the finish. Too dry for me. I had trouble finishing this beer due to the unpleasant taste it left in my mouth. I definitely will not be buying this beer again.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.82/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (744) - - JAN 23, 2015

**
01/23/2015
Bottle to pint glass.

This immediately followed Uinta hop nosh. Space Dust is not as good. I like Elysian's Immortal IPA better as well.

Aroma is pine resin and caramel. Hazy yellow color. Smallish head. Taste is mild fruit. Pine, cedar,pine, a whole forest. Hard to describe, but only the unpleasant part of a woody taste. Middling. Go ’hawks.
**

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Photo of Daver32nh
2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vitALEity
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear golden/light amber beer with with a decent head that quickly dissipates

S- Malt, bread, alcohol, a hint of citrus

T- Sweet malts, white bread, bitter orange peel. Bad aftertaste - with metallic, astringent, funky burps. Meh.

M- medium body.

O- An average beer.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.92/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lightly chilled 22 oz bomber into a shaker pint No visible bottling date.

Look- Medium amber, light haze. Loose, foamy head. Nice Lacing.

Smell- Earthy, skunky, dank pine. Semi-sweet graham cracker malt.

Taste- Straightforward, somewhat nondescript but aggressive bittering. More graham cracker and pine, not as fruity as expected. OK.

Mouthfeel- Medium full, finishes fairly dry for the style. Heavier than I'd like.

Overall- Meh, it's fine. Not avoidable, but not particularly good either. Nothing really stands out. For a moderately pricey bomber, it's lackluster. I wouldn't purchase it again.

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2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattjp03
2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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