Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
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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
Ranking:
#2,302
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
2,341
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
936
Trade:
3
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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

Photo of Retroman40
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful gold/orange with a generous and persistent head and significant lacing. The smell is floral and citrus hops with the taste following along with a wonderful malt finish. Great carbonation level that lasts throughout and givers a smooth mouthfeel. Overall this is a super IPA and is just about as close to perfect as one can get especially at this price point.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wesmaze
4.96/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of aficionado224
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There are so many craft beers that push the hops to the most extreme levels that even though I am a big league fan of anything very hoppy there is a certain value that is just right. Too hard, too soft, just right, you know. The amount in this one is just right and it's my favorites, Chinook, Citra, and Amarilo. Fabulous flavor! Highly recommended.

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Photo of NicolasBird
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid IPA. Pours a beautiful hazy light orange color. I have seen so many IPAs in a glass but this one really looks great in the glass. Poured with about a one finger white head and some very nice lacing throughout the drink. The smell on this is absolutely refreshing, crisp citrus and mellow hop aroma. Taste is on par with the smell and has just a slight bitterness, maybe like a cardamom type flavor too? This beer goes down so smooth! For anyone who is uninitiated in IPAs but wants to try them, I would definitely recommend this beer as it is very easy to drink and has a great flavor. Just be careful at 8.2 abv... It's almost December and I usually don't drink IPAs in this season, but it was around 70 degrees this weekend where I live (which is very odd) so I decided to get some Space Dust and give a review of it. It is a very good beer that I buy every once in a while and always enjoy it.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,341 ratings
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