Beer Hates Astronauts - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.19/5 rDev -5.8%
Hazy saturated orange, lazy rising carb trails, an initial finger of dense white foam. Lasting skim and a frothy collar around the edges. Spindly webs of lace in the glass.
Pungently fruity and dank hop aromas, mango, grapefruit, nectarine, sandalwood.
Citrus forward with tropical hop character, all the aforementioned fruits play across the palate. A dry bitter finish with a little bit of wheat and pale malt in the middle. A little less intense than the nose. Light bodied but substantial, and pretty easy to drink. Not too far off from other solid IPA's like Shewolf and Annica, it's a very drinkable fruit-forward hop bomb.
09-06-2013 00:11:22 | More by emerge077
4.36/5 rDev -2%
On-tap at Half Acre on numerous occasions. Also had a few bottles. Served in a pint glass.
A - White foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Hazy, darker orange body.
S - Big onion and orange peel; no surprise for an all Citra beer. This year's crop seems unusually chive-heavy and dank. Vienna malt imparts dry, crackery, and bread crust malt flavors and minimal sweetness. Very West Coast vibe here - love it!
T - Surprising bitterness here, as Citra is generally pretty low in IBUs. Some citrus flesh sweetness, but heavy on grapefruit peel and dank, onion, and chive flavors. Again, minimal malt sweetness; the malt character is evocative of Saltines actually. Bitterness is a bit palate fatiguing, but on the whole this is a nice IPA.
M - Very dry, with a sufficiently hefty medium body. Pleasant carbonation and oodles of lingering oils. No alcohol. Just what I like from this style.
D - A real West Coast palate bruiser, with unexpected bitterness for Half Acre and for Citra hops. Love the dry, clean malt bill; will have to re-evaluate the efficacy of Vienna malts in SMaSH beers after this one. Very much in Half Acre's wheelhouse, and a very Pizza Port-esque Midwestian IPA.
11-19-2013 20:38:32 | More by MasterSki
District of Columbia
4.26/5 rDev -4.3%
Bottle shared by oline73. Thanks Steve.
The beer is moderately hazy and straw yellow. The aroma is fabulous. Dank hops and resin with citrus and tropical fruit. The flavor follows suit. Hop forward with alcohol well masked. Terrific. Highly drinkable. Bonus points for label art.
10-10-2013 01:28:33 | More by Huhzubendah
4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy and murky orange. Small white head. Thin collar.
Smell - Huge citra hop. Bright orange. Some lemon. A little bit of sweetness.
Taste - Tons of orange hops. Sweet tropical fruits. Some sweet malts, but very minimal. The faintest of grainy textures.
Mouthfeel - A little sweet. Medium body. Minimal bitterness.
Overall - This is really impressive. Delicious IPA.
09-09-2013 23:24:42 | More by Alieniloquium
4.61/5 rDev +3.6%
Thanks to Robbie for this bottle!
Poured in to Half Acre pint glass.
A - Poured a cloudy opaque bright orange with a thin layer of white head.
S - Bright citrus and tropical fruit aromas dominate the nose. Tangerine, peach, pineapple and papaya notes specifically come through. A slight honey malt sweetness is also present.
T - Crisp bitterness up front that is nicely balanced by a caramel sweetness that provides a perfect malt backbone for the hop base while still letting the hops shine. Fresh tangerine, pineapple, mango and peach notes are present along with a slight pine presence.
M - Medium body. Some nice sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.
10-13-2013 18:18:26 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.39/5 rDev -1.3%
Appearance: golden, sunny, hints of orange, rocky bone white head.
Aroma: citra, citra, citra. Bright citrus, tropical,fruits, pineapple and resins, with touches of crackery malts.
Taste: again, high citrus, and tropical notes, light pale maltiness, medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: light body, clean crisp finish, dry, overall a joy on the palate.
Overall: a shining citra hopped ipa. Great body, wonderful nose and taste. Excellent through and through.
09-13-2013 14:54:43 | More by EgadBananas
4.43/5 rDev -0.4%
Acquired via trade
Perhaps the best IPA from the Midwest I've had to date. I wasn't expecting much, after being a touch disappointed with Anicca and never really falling in love with Three Floyds's hoppy beers, but this was something different entirely. Fantastic, juicy, ripe citrus notes, fairly big bitterness (but enough that it hampered the drinkability), mild malt backbone, and a little bit of resin/pine. Fantastic, and quite the surprise. Looking back on it, I should have known better. Half Acre does fantastic hoppy beers. Daisy Cutter and it's brothers are all fantastic, as was this one.
09-19-2013 21:11:14 | More by ehammond1
Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
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