Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of hopflyer
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/21/16.

Easy pour to leave sediment in bottle. Pretty clear, yellowish gold color, minimal head recedes to very thin collar.

Hefty bready malt at first in the nose with some light apricot and peach like scent.

Taste carries the good dose of malt with an ample balance of some white grape flavor and a little tartness. Neither overbear each other, balanced for sure. Some sugar cookie sweetness.

Medium bodied, as expected for 8.2% and medium carbonation. Little aftertaste but carb is refreshing and a bit lively.

Nice well balanced IPA. Not a big hit of pine or citrus but it's there and goes well with the malt.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a crowler acquired at The Tap on Ponce in Atlanta, pours a clear honey-gold with 2+ fingers of white foam. Lots of lacing. Good-looking beer. Smell is classic pine and grapefruit, with orange and some earthy notes mixed in. Taste follows the smell, with a decent lingering bitterness and a lasting pine resin and grapefruit pith aftertaste. Really nice. Feel is medium, alcohol very well hidden. I could totally see this being my go-to IPA/IIPA if it was available locally.

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Photo of Mach1_zach
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Big fan of this one, I'm originally from WA and most of my family still lives there and I now love in AZ and have had to hear about this beer a lot. The build up has been intense.

Definitely not disappointed, has a great aroma, not too crisp or bitter but has a great piney almost dank taste that you would get from a heavy IPA. The color is great and was very easy to drink. So happy to find this in AZ finally. Will definitely be getting more.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dated 4/17/16
Poured 6/21/16

Poured conservativewith an aggressive finish leaving 1 inch of foam that leaves a nice creamy layer that lasts.
Smells of pine, tangerine.
Very smooth beer not bitter whatsoever, very nice for a 8.2%, you can taste some booze from it on the finish but very nice.

I would definitely recommend. Outstanding ipa

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Photo of DaverCS
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a filtered golden-orange color. Pretty good lacing with 1 finger of white head.

Aroma is of floral hops, grapefruit peel, and some pine.

Taste starts with a pop of bitterness, solid malt backbone, some orange peel, pine resin, mango, and grapefruit.

Overall, this is a solid IPA. Classic west coast flavors done well with a nice balance. I see this pairing well with a Thai coconut curry soup. It gets a 85.5/100.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, light tropical fruit, and citrus.

T: Tasted of some pine, a moderate amount of hops, light malt notes, orange, mango, and a bit of pineapple for good measure. The fruity elements of the flavor are leveled with the pine and hops content. A well balanced flavor.

F: A good shot of carbonation with a surprisingly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Space Dust is a well made, easy to drink IPA. Very Likable.

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Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see Elysian in the phx market even though they sold out. As for this beer, it is just ok. It is a decent IPA but nothing to write home about. I'm sure I'll buy it again with a price point under $4. It is definitely worth the cost.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden honey color. Aroma is piney hops with a touch of malts. Flavor is piney resin hops with a balanced finish. Has a light hoppy aftertaste. Overall a solid IPA>

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Photo of Tonedef
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's on point...very good IPA...the nose is citrus,a touch tropical fruit and a touch of an onion/garlicky presence...taste follows the smell..Abv is well hidden..A- in my book..

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Photo of heyhoser
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

has to be one of the better IPA's. i really enjoy an even keel IPA that wont murder me with hops. the balance of citrus, malt, bitterness and piney is in an awesome balance in this beer. so if you want hop overload go somewhere else, but if you want a great IPA that really sets a standard for IPA's, then i would definitely try this beer.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at new (to me) brewpub. Delivered in a pint glass, the nice orange/straw color was extremely inviting on a warm spring day. First taste revealed a nice grapefruit/citrus tartness with little hop bite. Zero dankness at all. Forgot to ask for the "brew date", but have to assume it was extremely fresh. This is a nice, well-balanced, and extremely drinkable IPA.

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Photo of Strunner
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Right up there with Pliny... super balance, very citrusy. Lacks the skunky/skanky background of some prominent DIPAs, and tends to the more mass market friendly versions of a 7% IPA. So much more amenable to having 2-3 at a sitting. Superb.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single 12-ounce bottle with some pretty neat artwork on the label. On to the beer:

Slightly hazy body with a dark brass color and creamy sturdy head. The smell of melons, honeydew, tangerine hit my nose with a little ride of spiciness towards the end. Space Dust takes on the personality of a fruit salad with its calm mild-mannered attitude. But make no mistake, there's plenty of flavor here. The taste takes a page out of the aroma, and as a bonis comes with a creamy mouthfeel and easy drinking nature. Factor its availability and Space Dust looks like a beer that I'll be heading toward again and again.

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Photo of jwc215
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazed deep orange-tinted golden with a lasting frothy white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of citrus/tropical fruits (pineapple, tangerine, melon).

The taste is of citric/tropical - mango, melon, some orange/grapefruit. It has a sweet bready malt touch in the background and an herbal (with a dash of black peppery spicing) dry finish.

It has a creamy medium body. Smooth. Alcohol well-hidden.

A very enjoyable IPA. Nice use of hops while maintaining a balancing malt backbone for smoothness and enough balance. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear golden orange. thick 2 finger large white bubbles.

S: Citrus, pine, hops, resin, orange peel, faint guava pith.

T: juicy, malt forward with bitter finish, some bitter lemonpeel, earthy grass, melon, canteloupe, some sweet citrus fruit, piney resin on the end

F: crisp and light, good coating

O: very solid IPA, good flavor, easy to drink, nice balance.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Salty's on Alki, Seattle.

A: A pale yellow/orange with a nice white one finger head that lingered. Spotty lacing.

S: Mangoes, pineapples, grapefruit and honey with some pine resin thrown in.

T: So smooth and balanced. Citrus meets pine meets maltiness in a terrific blend featuring mangoes and pineapple. Piney resin stays on course. A slight bitterness on the finish .

M: Low to medium with dry, resin-y medium carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try one from Elysian. A very drinkable IPA with an ABV that will surprise you.

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Photo of Sandalwood
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin white head. There is a little bit of a soapy lacing and a good amount of carbonation. The odor for me is candied fruit, citrus, grapefruit, mandarin, honey, slightly floral, slightly resin, tea, grassy. The taste for me is honey, herbal, slightly floral, spicy, grapefruit, resin. Quite bitter throughout.

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Photo of JeffBlue
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4-17-16 (Draft, Lazy Dog, Valencia CA) Really like this one. Had a nice dry and bitter finish. Loved the balance of flavors. Was very surprised how good it came off, especially after following the house IPA (made by Golden Road) which is also very good.

6-8-16 (12oz, San Mateo, CA) every bit as good as it was on tap, all boxes checked here (4.3)

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Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy yellow straw color with a foamy resilient white head. Big aromas of orange, grapefruit, and a bit of malt. Big citrusy hoppy taste with a good bit of earth tones and a nice malt balance. Clean finish. Really nice.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Wifey picked this up while shopping on her birthday in New York state. Packaged January 21, 2016.

Appearance - pours a mostly clear yellowy copper color with good carbonation and some small sediment in the glass. Pours a billowing rocky head of nearly two fingers good retention and lots of thick lacing left around the edges of the glass. Maybe I'm just thirst but an eminently drinkable looking ale.

Smell - Plenty of tropical notes, grapefruit and orange with pasisonfruit coming to the party late. Kinda reminiscent of pineapple as well, which is the first fruit I tend to think of if I see galaxy hops which would've been an appropriate addition with the space dust theme.

Taste - Quite fruity and juicy with mango and pineapple playing more of a role than grapefruit as this is a sweeter IPA. Malt is steady with some crackery flavors lingering in behind. Bitterness comes out in droves towards the end of a sip.

Mouthfeel - Body was nice with hop oils present but carbonation was a bit soft lacking and explosive entrance that it sometimes makes with IPA's. Still fine feel.

Overall - Space dust IPA is an excellent and very drinkable IPA, that hides is larger than expected ABV very well. Would love to procure a fresher sample as this beer starts very fruity and juicy and finishing earthy and bitter is the type of beer where extra fresh samples make the experience even better. This is an IPA that virtually any hop head can enjoy.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I want to start out by saying this beer does not taste like a "big beer" it really hard to detect the 8%+ abv - it has the overall feel of maybe a 6.5% abv at most. The color is light - taste follows suit with a light fruity hoppy balanced flavor. Mouthfeel is perfect. There is a nice bitter bite on the front end with a creamy fruity finish. A solid West Coast IPA for sure. I could have sworn this had Mosaic hops but I checked the website and the fruity hops flavor is due to the late add Amarillo and Citra. You must try this one if you are into the West Coast style. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of rjd722
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: A medium golden hue with some haze and a nice two-finger white foam top. Nice lacing and retention.

Aroma: Pine, light citrus, and lots of grassy notes. Sweet malt more at the forefront than hops.

Taste: Really well balanced, some piney/citrus hops up front along with sweet malt.

Feel: Slightly resinous and sticky. Bitterness lingers a bit on the finish.

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Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazed pale orange color with three fingers of thick and lasting off-white head that leaves impressive heavy rings of lacing. Modest aroma of pineapple, mango, a little pepper, water-cracker malt and a touch of yeast. Taste is only slightly more pronounced, with the flavors from the nose well blended and the peppery notes standing out the most. A little pine and floral hop flavor is detectable, too. There's a kiss of juicy sweetness coupled with a moderate hop bitterness, and a fairly clean finish. It's medium bodied, with a prickly edge to the mouthfeel. It's a pleasant all-around IPA, although what's lacking in big flavors isn't necessarily compensated for in fine-tuned balance or subtle complexities either.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty clear gold color. Pretty good-sized white head with a bit of lace.
Mostly pine aroma, a little citrus. Strong malt background.
Taste followed the nose. Pine, a little grapefruit. Caramel malt.
Subdued hops, malt-forward.

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

12 oz. Bottle
PKG: 1/6/16

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, with some very nice citrus notes, slightly piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, very nice citrus, and pine notes. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, a very nice brew, surprised me.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
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