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:
2,219
Reviews:
393
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
859
For Trade:
3
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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Philcassella
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Holderness
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Really wanted to like this beer more. Despite the varied hops used throughout the brewing process, the end result is predominantly grassy and herbaceous, with a slightly metallic off-taste and an overall muted character

64/100

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Photo of cwd
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Wow, all the way from Washington.
I'm so used to hazy NEIPAs, that I immediately noticed how clear this beer was. Nonetheless, it was good.
While definitely hoppy, at 62 IBUs, the balance between malt and hops was right...and, neither pine nor citrus stood out. I'm so used to juice bombs, that this almost came across as an APA.
I found this on a draft list at a local (Connecticut) seafood restaurant, and...since I'm from Massachusetts, I had to try one from the other side of the country. And, I'm glad I did.
If this were available in six pack cans at the local packy, I'd certainly grab some.
Well done, Washington.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Written a month or two later)
I had this as a single 12oz bottle. I liked it, but nothing stood out about it.

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Photo of kkenagy
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devistator16
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good mid tier IPA

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Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep gold producing 2+ fingers of white, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves a nice streaky lacing with a thick collar ring & surface cap. Aroma is a balance of sweet caramel malt mixed with resinous, citrus, floral & tropical hops. Background hints of honey & a distinct sour gym sock hint. Taste is fronted by caramel malt, floral, orange, grapefruit & pineapple hops swimming in a hint of pine resin hoppiness. The sour note of the nose is absent in the mouth. Alcohol is barely noticeable but there is a phenolic hint that becomes stronger as you approach the finish. Nicely bitter but moderately balanced finish, gravitating towards sweet it becomes a balanced bitter/sweet aftertaste which becomes mostly bitter with time. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, slick with little prickle. Very nice.

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Photo of TimDiersing
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Typical looking amber/orange colour with a thin tan head and some lacing. Smells slightly citrus and grass. Tastes very smooth, the hops are not overpowering and blends well with the malts. Good mouthfeel. Goes down easy. Prost!

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky/hazy orange-ish yellow, excellent lacing, thin head, little or no initial "bubble streams"

Smells of sour citrus, with a crush of grapefruit and malty pine.

Taste follows the nose (the citrus seems more of a mild Orange than a sharp Lemon!), with a creamy bubble
pop, well-hidden booze.

This brew was not a bad ride (an almost boring balance of delicious ingredients), there is little reason to buy another, when the eight bucks could have been spent on Torpedo, Dub or Maximus. Not bad, if it yields extra beer karma, if one is bound by desperate desire for an extra 'experience point' or two, but at this point, especially when dealing with IPAs, it generally comes down to a refined calibration of balance, balance of the same old parameters ...

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Photo of KingBiscuit
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack77
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pistol_pete
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber color. Hazy. Good head which leaves several rings of lace with connecting lattice.

Grainy and grassy malt start to the smell. Low hop to the nose.

Strong hop bite on the taste. It comes in almost immediately. Spritzy with a moderate body. The malt flavors are brief and overwhelmed by the bitterness. The swallow and aftertaste are simply bitter without nuance. Overall, a good but typical American IPA.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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