Space Lettuce Double India Pale Ale

Review Date 8/27/2021    By John Staradumsky

Monday Night, on a Friday night. Something local! I’m at Taco Mac, you see, and I ordered up a mug of a beer I’ve been meaning to try but somehow never did: Space Lettuce Double India Pale Ale. That’s kind of a strange name for a beer one might think, but hey, these days strange beer names may well be the only ones left.

Anyway, Space Lettuce is a real thing. They grew it on the International Space Station (Romaine as I recall), and the astronauts ate it. Of their Space Lettuce, Monday Night says:

A space crafted double IPA, dry hopped three times, resulting in a cosmically aligned hop encounter. Which hops? Glad you asked. Citra, Mosiac, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, and (breath) Ekuanot. 2 Row, Carapils, Pilsen, Munich malts give this one a great backbone too.

Monday Night Space Lettuce Double India Pale Ale has an alcohol content of 8.1% by volume with 70 IBUs. I paid $8.94 for a 23-ounce mug on tap at taco mac, not bad that for a doble IPA like this. It is overpriced in cans however, at least at Total Wine, where it will run you $15.99 a six-pack.

My mug of Monday Night Space Lettuce Double India Pale Ale arrived a bright golden orange color with a moderate sized cap of creamy white foam and vegetal and tropical notes in the nose. Taking a sip, I got medium caramel malt, dank vegetal notes (not just lettuce, space lettuce!), orange jello, and a bitter citrus zest finish.

This was a very tasty brew indeed, and I loved it to the last drop. Would I buy it again? Lettuce just say, I would.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.