Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA
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Space Dust IPASpace Dust IPA

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American 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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –The beer pours a light golden color with a huge and rocky white head. The head sits around for quite some time before fading to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A sweet citrus fruit aroma of tangerine is heaviest in the nose. With it comes other citrus of a grapefruit hop as well as a little bit of hoppiness of a pine aroma. Some other light fruit aromas mingle with the citrus, with notes of apricot and peach present as well. All in all it is a sweeter and citrusy hopped smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth citrus and tropical fruit flavor upfront. The flavors of sweet tangerine, pineapple and mango mingle with hop of a grapefruit variety. As the flavor advances some other hop flavors of a pine nature begin coming to the tongue taking away from the sweet ever so slightly. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a crisp and refreshing citrus hopped taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather nice for the blend of hop and fruit and make for a more refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – A rather tasty IPA with a nice easy going style. It’s a good one for a summer evening while sitting, chatting and relaxing with friends.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a big fluffy 3" head that slowly falls. Thick lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: big floral and orange citrus notes rise from the glass and into the nose.

Taste: a light grainy profile with caramel, orange, floral hops, and a hint of mango late. The bitterness is hearty and a bit oily, but well balanced in the beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is realtively short lasting.

Overall: this was a refreshing and nicely balanced beer that hit the spot when you want an IPA. Very easy to consume the bomber bottle in a short session, and you may want to crack a second one open.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Rochester Real Beer Expo 2013 pint glass, showing the color of golden butterscotch caramel. It held a half finger tall head of whitish foam, leaving rings and spots of lacing around the glass as it went at a quicker pace. A chill haze permeated clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be moderate. The aroma gave notes of freshly pressed cotton, grapefruity, nectary, and floral hops, tangerine, fresh strawberry, and lemon fruitiness, metallic vanilla bean, powdered yeast, soft vinegar, and lactics. With warmth the grain came out much more strongly, with white sugar, general pale toast, black breakfast tea tannins, light booziness, and nail polish remover. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very fruity and freshly hoppy, with nice spice and herb on the back. As we sipped, the taste opened with bright plastic bitterness, juicy grapefruity hops, lemon and tangerine rind, light woodiness of fresh oak, green tree resin, oolong tea herbals, and more of a toasty red malt. Moving to the peak was enhanced bitterness of herbal hops, toasted pales, muddy and gritty ambers, and brightly citric hops. The end wash came with boozy fumes, tangerine flesh, gravel, sweet nectary and grapefruity hops, white sugars, fusel perfume, magic marker bite, black pepper, and mustard powder. The aftertaste breathed of orange flesh, moss and musk, faintly buttery diacetyls, salt, nutmeg, pale malt metallics, more gritty grapefruity hops, and dry yeastiness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave nice foam, froth, and cream, with only okay slurpability to the lip. The finishing pop was excellently crisp. The mouth was left coated and bubbly, with a quick dryness into astringency and light pucker. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank well.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the beautifully juicy flavoring. This was imparted by not only the fresh, flowery, nectary, citric hop inclusions, but also by the generally bright fruitiness of added citric flesh. The aroma was comparatively balanced, showing equal thickness and sweetness. Throughout the flavoring things remained nicely balanced, with good bitterness of the booze and hops to meet the frank fruitiness and the light toasty sweetness of the malt bill. Through the finish, however, there was enhanced spice, giving grit and more of an unfinished, unpolished vibe. Either way, this was a fresh, tasty offering that hit the spot on a warm sunny day.

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,673 ratings