Beer Hates Astronauts | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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 7.5% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with Vienna malt and Citra hops.

Added by MasterSki on 08-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#377
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
536
pDev:
7.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of robotic_being
3.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of haines710
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goofy can but I had to try having enjoyed other beers from this brewery. Glad to see this in Wegmans in southeastern PA. Picked up a 4 pack for $11. Enjoyed one from the can with pizza on a hot summer day. Thought it was delicious. Glad I have three more. Great citrus and pine scent and taste is clearly Citra with nice bitterness. I detect a grape flavor and found it easy to drink. Another winner from Half Acre. Date on can 5/23/18. Enjoying on the east coast in easy July. Love it.

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Photo of Bustersuess
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can with a canned on date of 6/11/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- an oily and minuscule sediment filled orange with a few streams of bubbles and barely a ring of white head; lacing is completely absent.
Smell- strong tropical and stone fruit, mango, passion fruit, guava, peach, pineapple, as well as some dank herb!
Taste - a delicious tapestry of tropical and stone fruit, hints of mandarin oranges and just a touch of dank herb to keep the fruit at an acceptable level!
Feel - light to medium oily body, superb bitterness that commands the palate but doesn’t over stay the welcome; and the ABV is hidden to make this a dangerously easy drinker!
Overall- this is so good, well worth the price tag, however, I always factor in price point in my review and at over $4/pint, you’re probably better off getting on tap if you can.

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4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.67/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.68/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Never thought I’d dislike a Half Acre beer... but there’s a first for everything.

16oz. can into stemmed Pokal pint glass.

Aromas are somewhat floral/vegetal... but like a week old vase of dead flowers.

Flavors are no better... dull, muted, vegetal ... blah.

Mouthfeel might be the worst aspect. Pithy, with almost no carbonation.

Bummed that I bought a 4 pack.

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Photo of scream
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hookstrat
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Much better out of a glass than a can. Drinking from can it has a weird spicy/fruity character that persists through the finish, possibly exacerbated by carbonation. In glass it opens up and melds into a still somewhat unique but enjoyable pint. The spicy/fruity is still there in the nose, but not nearly as challenges me to drink.

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3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/16/18: $8 20 ounce pour into tulip glass at Half Acre Lincoln Ave. Brewery. Golden murky pour, slight white lacing. Strong hops aroma, balanced with lemon and citrus. Bitter taste, hops strong and pleasant, with lemon and other fruit offset, nice balance. Firm mouth feel, thin texture. Great summer drinking, overall very good pour.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-06-19 in Bolingbrook, IL from a 16oz canned on 2018-05-24

A - Pretty clear gold with a 1-finger off-white head that drops quickly.

S - Very dank, overly ripe pineapple, pine, biscuit, earthy spice.

T - Resinously hop forward, pineapple flesh and orange zest. Lightly toasted bread. Some Vienna malt? Grassy and earthy spice. Pine. Semi-sweet. Moderate bitterness. Lingering crushed hop bud flavor tempered with orange and grain sweetness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth and resinous with some prickle at the end.

O - You can tell it is packed with top quality and high quantity hops. Expensive at ~$15/4-pack but a nice treat.

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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the glass is a bright clear amber and a fluffy white head . Scents of dank hops with a mild fruity background. Nice pleasant bitterness , oily, juicy, nice big level. Not sweet. Light to medium mouthfeel, clean finish.great beer.

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Photo of Ri0
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into sniffer. Clear yellow/orange with a 2 finger white head and some spotty lacing. Very aromatic hops that showcase citrus, tropical fruit and light resin. Vienna malts give it some bready caramel sweetness. Flavor has tropical fruit like pineapple and mango with citrus notes. The malt is very light and only adds a hint of sweetness for balance. A lighter body and ample carbonation that finishes slightly dry. A good IPA, but something is missing for me in the flavor.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/23/2018 and poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a hazy, golden-honey color with over a finger of fluffy, bright-white head and copious lacing. The nose is fragrant with tangerine, lemon, ripe melon, onion, vanilla, and soft floral hops. It has a really nice flavor opening with tart lemon and a hint of grapefruit. There follows a touch of melon and sweetness from the Vienna malt. The Citra hops add a nice bitter bitter taste but without a strong bite. I think the best thing about this ale is its mouth feel: plush, creamy, and silky smooth; it feels great going down. It has pleasant carbonation and the 7.5% ABV gives it a nice pop for a single IPA. Overall, I really like this ale: in a world of gimmicky IPA's, a simple brew featuring Citra hops and Vienna malt is always welcome. Beer Hates Astronauts is big enough to accompany a meal of seafood or a burger but it's fine for casual drinking. In fact, it's hard to limit yourself to a single can or pour. I'm glad this beer made its way to New Jersey fairly fresh and I'll look for it again.

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Photo of Curt3
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 536 ratings