Space Dust is an American Double IPA brewed by Elysian Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a bottle.
The IPA pours a marigold hue whose clarity shows a light haze. The ale is topped by a thick stack of rocky white foam that shows modest retention. Gobs of lace cling to the sides of the glass.
The aroma wafts a scent of pine and ripe tropical fruit.
A light citrus mixes with toasted bread that rises to a sharp bite of grapefruit and lemon. A bite of herb and resin is thrown in for good measure. The bitterness lingers through the finish and is balanced slightly by an undercurrent of tropical fruit.
Its feel has a light grain with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and astringent.
Space Dust is a hop bomb that blasts the senses with citrus, pine, and resin. Its hoppiness is aggressive but there’s enough malt to keep the palate agreeable. A relatively high ABV is managed well and in spite of its astringency, is quite easy to drink.