Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
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4.08/5
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2,437 Ratings
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:
#2,404
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
2,437
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
995
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,437 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of garrusthegreat
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of labisch
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, this beer is just as alcoholic as you'd expect from a 8%'er.

Personally I believe it's a bit overhyped, or at least overHOPPED. I drank an entire six pack of this over a few weeks and every time I wanted more malt, since the finish was too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of GravityKills
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Echo1M4Carbine
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aj21
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bstoeckel
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got a pint on tap, a bit cloudy with heavy lacing. Didn’t have enough malt for my taste as it felt like they were just trying to pack a lot of hops in a glass without anything to smooth it out. I won’t rush back for another.

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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schrand
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Above average DIPA. Does not hide the 8.2%

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Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MADmichael1969
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feels like 8.2 ;-)

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Photo of jbyrne1055
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Philr77
4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid double IPA. You don't really taste the alcohol as you do in some 8+% beers. Bitter, yet fruity from the hops and yeast.

I'll usually grab one when it's on the menu.

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Photo of Handsome_Steve
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. In a tulip glass, a cloudy amber color and poured with a 1/2 inch of white foamy head on the top. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is quite citrus as expected with an IPA. Taste is very full but the bitter part overpowers a bit at the finish. Goes great with XXX Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Yanceys Fancy from NYS) and Triscuits. I have been waiting to try this for a while - pricey but I found it in one of those pick a six pack displays. Quite good and very enjoyable.

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Photo of TBCE
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twax
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's undoubtedly very well-done. It's balanced and a bit on the dry side. It's got a definite hoppy, slightly bitter bite to it. It's a little bit on the more bitter side from what I prefer (I'm more into the tropical-style IPAs), and it lacks a big flavor punch, but it would be hard to argue that this isn't very good. It's still definitely a solid, drinkable IPA for me.

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Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tumblingpenguin
2.59/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really didn’t like the taste here. Looks and smells nice and I’ll even say it tastes okay until it gets to be back of my tongue. At that point comes something just unpleasant. Seems a lot of folks like it, though, so it’s probably worth trying. For me, however, I won’t buy again.

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Photo of dazedman
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,437 ratings