1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Beer Hates Astronauts - Half Acre Beer Company

Not Rated.
Beer Hates AstronautsBeer Hates Astronauts

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

190 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 190
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 89
Gots: 13 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 190 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of toolbrew
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

toolbrew, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Flight317
3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

Flight317, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of JCam9981
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JCam9981, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of posa
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

posa, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Kevin_Young
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Kevin_Young, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of delaced21
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

delaced21, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of DangleBerries
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

DangleBerries, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Halfbrother83
3.2/5  rDev -27.8%

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
Photo of PopnLoads
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

PopnLoads, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of duobob
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

duobob, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

773-F-I-B, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Jordanmtate
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Jordanmtate, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Holland, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of NappyB
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

NappyB, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Jaycase
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Jaycase, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of batfireman
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

batfireman, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of hugod
4/5  rDev -9.7%

hugod, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Norseman, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of detrockcitey
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

detrockcitey, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of gmendez1122
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of TriageStat
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

TriageStat, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of BlakeyBrew
5/5  rDev +12.9%

BlakeyBrew, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

NewGlarusFan, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of m999999
5/5  rDev +12.9%

m999999, Jan 28, 2014
Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.