Space Dust IPA | Elysian Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
2,136
Reviews:
372
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
812
For Trade:
3
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Photo of T-Sizzle
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This IPA was has a great hoppy taste with good citrus notes. It was surprisingly great tasting and very refreshing, too. The cheesy label almost turned me off to trying it, but the quality is in the beer.

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

Photo of Kevclarkhd
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Senal
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Creevo
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at Sportsman on Memorial Day 2017, excellent brew, hope to have again!

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Photo of Antc2382
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAKings805
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Houston.. we do not have a problem.

My first experience with Space Dust was at a bar in Ventura on tap.. (no, space dust isn't a new drug). It was a great night that I slightly remember. The smell's probably my favorite, it's fresh with a lot of citrus. Golden color with a bit of amber. Taste is unique, full of flavor & balanced. On tap or from the bottle it doesn't disappoint. This is one of my favorite beers. Their day glow is great as well. Cheers

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Photo of RJLarse
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a bottle at the Harrington Golf and Country Club.

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Photo of Raime
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden hazy color . Hoppiness to an extent goes down fairly smooth with little aftertaste. A beer that is worth trying especially on hot day summer day

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.91/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my clear beer stein. High carbonation and thick head, hazy glowing yellow.

Smells incredibly fruity, very tropical, the scent of orange pineapple masking the nose. There's a light biscuit malt, multiple citrus flavors, and is very hoppy to balance all of this out. Feels very rich.

Great!

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

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 12 ounce bottle dated 29Aug16 into a snifter. A cloudy golden color with a small head. Strong hop aroma and almost a soapy taste that dissipates into a creamy hoppy flavor that goes down easy. Still not an IPA I would enjoy, but I'll keep trying.

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Photo of E_Double_D
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer has a grapefruit (hoppy) flavor. The flavor is fresh and delicious for all NW IPA fans.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Hazy gold, with a half-finger of white head fading to spots of floating foam. Good visible carbonation.

S: Melon, dank, and resin, with lesser tropical fruit notes. Light biscuit malts. Not a huge aroma overall.

T: Resin, melon, and bitter citrus. Biscuit malts that add a good bit of sweetness and are more present than most "West Coast" IPAs, but no caramel flavor here. A significant bitterness with flavors of citrus rind and a touch of naked alpha bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium body to maybe a little lighter than average. Good carbonation sensation and average alcohol presence.

O: Not my favorite. It isn't awful or anything, but hop flavors seem low, and overwhelmed by the bitterness. This could use a different dry-hopping recipe I think. But it's not undrinkable by any stretch.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I find the aroma on this pedestrian at best. It holds the hop oil excess, stinky cheese like and a blah muddled presentation. The flavor on the other hand is quite good. This drinks wonderfully. While the hop flavors remain a bit muddled the overall experience of malt based, rich hop flavors, smooth yet prominent bitterness and full sticky feel is all quite wonderful. It captures the experience of a DIPA that I find most pleasing. Solid gold and enjoyably cloudy.

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Photo of jpro
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single 12oz (Bottled Apr 10, 2017) to try... Poured into a SN IPA glass... Golden with a touch of copper... clear / no haze - frothy, two-finger head of eggshell white foam, which leaves considerable bands of sugary lace... Looks like a great IPA / DIPA. Smell is resinous, citrusy hops - but quite muted - doesn’t smell particularly fresh, despite being just over a month old. Taste is also a bit bland for a DIPA / 8% IPA... Some tropical fruit, muted like the aroma, and grapefruit. Bready malts on the finish with a bit of alcohol and a balanced hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium-full with fairly high carbonation. Overall, this is not the most interesting DIPA... Nothing really stands out, I guess. It’s good, but there are plenty of other options out there with much more character. Probably wouldn’t choose to have it again in the future.

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Photo of Daver32nh
2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mxsluis
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B-rett
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,136 ratings.
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