Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
BA SCORE
88.1%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 2,242 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:
#2,097
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
2,242
Liked:
1,975
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
9.29%
Alströms:
3.37
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
877
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,242 |  Reviews: 397
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Complex mix of some bitter hops, spicy and piney notes, maybe some citrus too. Garden grassy or flowery dry hop nose. Gold/Amber, clear with nice ringed lace to head. Medium body. A hope bite in the finish. 73 IBUs

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Photo of Deerin
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this sixer up from a gas station, so some of the bitterness may have aged out a bit.

I found it to be a complex IPA, very enjoyable. It was approachable for a newbie as well. There's something in the mix that gives it a unique zip.

I would seek this one out.

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Photo of jmh21
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beaz18
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrfrancis
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: From the bottle, this ale poured a clear gold with a thick, bubbly white head that lingered for a consiserable amount of time.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, and cracker were quickly overwhelmed by citrus, grass, and pine.

T: In the mouth, I got big bitterness from the hops up front and it lingered throughout. A rush of lemon, pine, spruce, bitter orange, grapefruit, grass, and herbs would be the best way for me to describe it. At mid-palate, milder notes of minerals, cracker, biscuit, and caramel peeked through the murk to provide a sense of balance. The finish was slightly more balanced than anticipated, offering a pleasant, semi-dry maltiness that balanced the lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium in body and initially somewhat slick and smooth, the ale got a little drier towards the finish, but not much. Carbonation was lively overall. Alcohol was very well hidden.

O: This is the first beer I have tried from Elysian and I really like it. I could see this one being a regular for me if it were more readily available near my current residence.

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Photo of GoodbrewD78
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drgonzo767
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Six pack from Kroger, bottled 2/27/17. Poured into my cheap Pilsner glass.

A: Pours golden, great inch head, beautiful lacing that lasts.
S: light pine, citrus rind, grapefruit
T: Pine forward but light. Grapefruit. Citrus rind. Some earth. Very light malt. Not a bomb, a very clean taste for the type.
F: Medium carbonation, Light oil on the finish. Hides the ABV very well, a dangerous beer.
O: It isn't Zombie Dust. But overall I like this one. What stands out is it doesn't bomb your taste buds, and leads to a session drink, which leads to trouble with the ABV. Which kind of makes me compare it to Zombie Dust. Which is fine with me because I am home and not going anywhere. Good brew. Recommended.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I finally got to try Space Dust the famed IPA from Elysian and I was not disappointed. This is as delicious as they say it is. It reminded me of Zombie Dust.

Look: cloudy golden with a two-inch white head.

Aroma: a very nice aroma with tropical fruits and some pine

Taste: It is a little bit sweet, grapefruit, mango, its dank but what dominate is the lasting pine flavor from the hops.

Feel: It's juicy, medium body, no hint of the alcohol, and overall delicious.

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Photo of Mgm54
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssoulf
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Kevin!
This beefy IPA pours a lightly hazy glowing amber with an excellent
head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and gives a
great lacing show for the eyes. Nose of heavy pine, grapefruit, subtle sweet
malts of honey and caramel. Flavors follow the nose abrasively with sticky
pine and heavy grapefruit mixing with herbal notes and mild sweet malts that
have trouble balancing out the bitterness. Very nice mouth feel; crisp, medium high
carbonation, medium light body, and a bitter hop finish.

Overall, good, but could use more balance to the malt. That said, it is a hop heads
delight and a solid offering, just not my cup of ale.

Cheers

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Photo of DanGeo
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crbnfbr
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urs
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PNWhops
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, looks fantastic in the glass with a great head. Taste smooth with a strong smell and taste. Another classic PNW beer. Cheers to my new go to beer.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

My first Elysian and as it turns out it was Space Dust, not bad at all...

I've seen alot posted on this IPA, enough that I look at it as though there's a lot of hype surrounding this particular brew. Though I'm not as impressed as others, I do feel this is a pretty good IPA. The coloration is mostly orange with yellow highlights in the light, it pours a thick, white head and has some lacing and the head has decent staying power. The smell was probably the most impressive part of this beer - a strong, sweet, citrusy, with some apple notes - again, very impressive. Mouthfeel is starts out very carbonated, tamps down as it gets warm, but keeps its astringent quality on the tongue, and it's somewhere between medium- and full-bodied. The taste was mostly what I expect from an IPA - bitter, with an even more bitter finish, but this one does keep its citrus quality noticeable beyond the high IBU.

A solid IPA, probably not the best once I check it against other's I've had, but solid nonetheless.

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.1% out of 100 with 2,242 ratings
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