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Beer Hates Astronauts - Half Acre Beer Company

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 100
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imagine a comic book. The kind with superheroes and punching and stuff. Now imagine that most of those superheroes are kind of total jerks. Add in a lot of profanity. No, more profanity than that. Ok, now throw in felonious owls, spectral bovines, gorilla arms, lots of bears, unplanned pregnancy, and 19th century boxer John L. Sullivan. And then a little more profanity. And be sure to include almost nothing about theology or space exploration.

Now imagine—and this is key—being able to drink all that. And then imagine it's called Beer Hates Astronauts, because that's what we're calling it. And we're calling it that because it's the beer version of God Hates Astronauts, which is the actual comic I completely failed to properly evoke above.

This is just the latest step in creator Ryan Browne's attempt to dominate the world by means of one of the most unsummarizable comics in existence. Having recently Kickstarted the deluxe hardcover edition of God Hates Astronauts with massive success, he has joined forces with Half Acre for a groundbreaking venture in distributing comics in hoppy liquid form.

Beer Hates Astronauts will be set free from its containment unit here at the brewery on Friday, August 30. It is a 7% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with Vienna malt and Citra hops.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-19-2013)
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2.16/5  rDev -51.4%

Cdogdog, Sep 14, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

June 2014 release on tap at Half-Acre.

A: Cloudy apricot in color with less than a finger of foamy white head that settles into a light cap, leaving a light lacing around the crown of the glass.

S: Textbook citra hop character upfront: chivey and citrusy, but not overwhelmingly fruity or perfumy. Some pine, some sweet malt and alcohol.

T: Some grass, some citrus rind, but mostly I'm getting that chive taste that just doesn't sit well with me.

M: Light to medium body with sufficient carbonation. I can see this being someone's favorite hot day beer.

O: Folks are raving over this beer, but it's just okay to me... nothing special, and definitely not the shining citra showcase it's been made out to be.

Halfbrother83, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26.8%

Flight317, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

GRG1313, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

HereforBeer, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

chippo33, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

MastaShonuf, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Treebs
3.85/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery, out of the cask with extra citra hops added (Gnarled Winslow) and out of the bottle. This review is of the bottle version.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thicker collar that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Pure citra hop up front. Some nice grapefruit, lemon and orange flesh character. The Vienna malt comes through with a nice grain bread sweetness. Great balance between the two with the Citra really being showcased.

T: Again, the balance between the two is there and it's really nice. Sweet cereal grain Vienna malt with a nice balance of orange flesh and light grass from the Citra. Mild lemony bitterness in the periphery as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Finish is sweet and citrusy.

O: Really nice balance of hops and malt. Simple and clean with a little more emphasis on the Citra which was a nice. Another drink and refreshing IPA from Half Acre, color me surprised.

Treebs, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, poured into a Half Acre SquidOwl Willibecher glass.

The beer pours a bright copper color, hues of orange and gold, clear complexion with a slight haze with a soft, cloudy white head that rises about 2 fingers high that has moderate retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is of bright citrus, lots of grapefruit, wildflower, pineapple and sweet, sticky malt that draws out a bit of alcohol. Flavors are in line, lots of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lightly floral, with a healthy backbone of rich malt. The fruit flavors are nice and pungent, juicy and ripe, while the malt helps to settle out the tangy flavors and the bitterness nicely. The mouthfeel is good, juicy and full bodied, carbonation is lively but on the lower end of the spectrum, coats the mouth well with a nice smooth finish that is lightly dry.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Half Acre and a great showing of the Citra hop. The malt isn't too overpowering, which I find tends to happen more often than not with beers solely hopped on Citra, as it is quite a delicate hop. A good balance of fruit flavors, bitterness and malty sweetness, which really lets the hop flavors shine.

kevanb, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Lucho, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

jegross2, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Durb777, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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sbxx, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

nguasta2, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

BRami127, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.