Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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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:
2,133
Reviews:
370
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
812
For Trade:
3
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Photo of _Adam_
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWess
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cheeky as fuck and destined for disappointment, the Elysian team feels confident that they can overcome such whimsical marketing with a layer of amarillo and citra hops over that of chinook bitterness. Ok, that's a good start, but what else would Space Dust IPA have in mind?

The beer pours with the common golden amber color and with a creamy off white and frothy aesthetics. But a burst of dankness and acidity strikes the nose with a radiant and botanical perfume. Grassy and herbal, its scent is then tamed my an early palate of caramel, honey and soft granola-like maltiness.

And as the ale tramples the middle palate, its citrus come to life under the sweet rendering of malt for a succulent fructose-like effect. Branch ripe tangerine, mango, red grapefruit and melon share a medley of tropical fruit, citrus and orchard varieties. But as the bitterness sets in, the beer turns to a pungent grassiness in finish that invites the nuances of mulled pine needles, fresh grass clippings, chive and cannabis.

Medium bodied, the ale only flirts with dryness and west coast bitterness. Its lingering sweetness contributes to the beer's dank and resinous bitterness with a stickiness of hash in texture. A long bitterness laced with herb and vegetation keeps the taste sharp and citrusy in a deep and dank afterglow.

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

An amber color with a bit of a pinkish hue. Lots of white head. Smells like tart peach and a fairly strong malt smell for an IPA. Taste is strong with strong pine flavor with subtle peach and apricot flavors that are matched well with a sturdy malt backbone. Nice, bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of JayC85
3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of willcumbie
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bushwack
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdajedi
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

simply delicious, hoppy, clean aftertaste, very enjoyable

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Space Dust IPA brewed by Elysian Brewing Company, with an ABV of 8.20% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this IPA, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness in the smell of this brew. Between the look and the small of this brew it is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is Bold, but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the hop bitterness, then the earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Space Dust IPA. It has the look, smell a d taste of most IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. There is a lot going on in this brew, I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.20% ABV in this American IPA. The mouth feel is Bold , Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Space Dust IPA a 4.75 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again. If you like a bold Hoppy brew you should look this brew up. Elysian Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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Photo of biggoon16
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow creamy looking beer with some sticky white foam dots. Bright citrus floral nose with cherry blossom tangerine and sweet yellow grapefruit. The taste was creamy orange with bright fresh spring grass. Tasty medium bodied really well balanced considering the abv. Deceptively light in feeling would sneak up on you with the high ABV. Good brew, but given the name, I expected it to be higher ibu and more dry. Not what I expected, but i liked it better than I expected also.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This Beer always makes me have dreams when I go to sleep at night very vivid dreams too! Good taste. The label is awesome. But 2 or more of these gives me diarrhea. :(

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a dry beer but also really smooth. It has a good flavor but not much different than your average IPA, I feel like it'll be forgotten about once i finish it.

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

Poured from the tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a murky golden amber color, with a large white head. The aroma is citrus and pine hops. The taste follows the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,133 ratings.
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