Beer Hates Astronauts - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head that lingers for a while. Decent lacing. Big citrus on the nose with hints of dank and earthiness. Honey sweetness on the front of the palate then lots of grass, melon, citrus, and a finish that shifts to biscuit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, an outstanding IPA and a fantastic showcase for the Citra hop.
07-22-2014 02:44:29 | More by JohnG190
4.49/5 rDev +1.1%
Incredible balance and smoothness to this 7% IPA. Major hints of grapefruit and melon Including the requisite hop profile yet far from overwhelming or too filling. Love the light orange color and the white head with moderate lacing. An excellent beer.
07-20-2014 01:43:35 | More by dstanmyer
4.46/5 rDev +0.5%
This was poured from a can that was thrown in as an extra by my favorite trader. Have been hearing excellent things about this beer and wanted to give it a shot, myself. Besides, who wouldn't go for a Citra-hopped IPA? It's a month old, so we'll see how it's held up. Poured from the can into a tulip glass.
A- Fairly aggressive pour resulting in almost two fingers of creamy white head. Color is a blend of orange and grapefruit juice. Murky and faded orange. Hardly any lacing is left on the glass.
S- Yup... This was hopped with Citra. Wonderful showcase of this hop. Citrus bomb. Sweeter fruits (mango) and some sweet malt. Pretty dank, too. Not quite "cat piss", but it has a punch.
T- Not quite as dynamic as the aroma, but this is wonderfully crushable. Citrus juice and citrus rind bitterness, with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the flavor. Think I'm also getting the mango here, as well. Honestly, the finish is much drier than I would have anticipated, given my previous experience with the Citra hop.
M- Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Just a tad watery, though not in a way that is devastating to the flavors. Mouth is coated with Citra hop flavors and it is pleasant.
O- I'm really glad this held up so well. Citra hop was employed wonderfully in this beer and I wish they'd make more of it so I could trade for more. Excellent offering from Half Acre.
07-19-2014 01:21:58 | More by jbwimer
Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.