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
Ratings:
486
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
57
For Trade:
1
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Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Thanks goes out to cavedave for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 06/05/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice hazy golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus, some pine. The taste is hoppy, malty, some sweetness, citrusy, slight piney. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew. Thanks Dave!

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

Photo of FBarber
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a cloudy orange color with a thick white head. Lots of sticky lacing is left behind as well as a residual thin white layer of foam on top of the beer.

Smell has notes of orange, citrus, orange zest, pine and a nice caramel like malt backbone.

Taste is big and bold - lots of orange, orange zest, grapefruit, pine and sap, a real strong flavorful hop punch. And yet, the malt backbone is strong enough to balance the hops.

Feel is pretty light, crisp, refreshing and assertive. Medium carbonation.

Overall this is probably my favorite IPA from Half Acre - so well crafted.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of afroskully
4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
2.95/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MurphDog14
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tmryan21
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a lot of white fluffy head.

Smells incredible, grapefruit, pineapple, stone fruit, very bright.

Taste follows with the citrus shining, some lemon, pineapple, sweet nectarine, nice inherit bitterness on the finish.

Overall, this is a great beer from a great brewery. Glad I had the chance to try this!

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Photo of crow
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrsockless
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/2. Hazy, bordering on cloudy, bronzish gold with mild head but pretty constant lacing with some particulates. Strong funky/bitter dank smell with a tart citrus in the background. Taste starts with a bitter dankness followed by a juiciness. Slight citrusy lemon flavor. Very mellow feeling for such a big and bold beer. Very well balanced between the bitter, the juicy, and the dank. One of the best Half Acte beers I've had.

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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - I really have no idea what's going on with the label here, but it sounds like I have a comic book to read. The beer pours a darker copper orange with slight haze. Not much, but I can't see shit through the other side.

S - wow, the aroma is huge! Huge and bright. A landslide of orange and coriander. Fresh lime and pineapple wheat. So full of life and enthusiasm.

T - ripe balance between hops and malt. Candied orange and refreshingly sweet gooey tropicalia. It wants to be dank, but it's just so goddamn fresh. Soft and smooth mandarin orange fruit cup. Finishes with almost no bitterness. It's not a juice bomb, but it drinks like one. Orange marmalade smeared on white bread.

F - creamy and full. Lazily drifts in the mouth, undulating in its enteqnciny, flowing luxuriousness.

O - an energetic and exciting beer. Hits hard with juicy hops, but stands strong with its robust malt backbone. Dank and bright at the same time, a fun beer to drink.

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

Canned 5/22/17

Semi cloudy, bright gold, minimal head.

Strong acidic citrus, orange, grapefruit smell and ample grainy bready malt background.

Taste carries same characteristics but maybe not as prominent as its smell. Decent malt balance with sweet sugar cookie. Orange creamsicle like flavors

Medium bodied and higher side of medium carbonation. Typical Half Acre feel. A little sticky but bitterness doesn't linger much. Carbonation gives things crisp feel.

Another Half Acre winner for me. These guys know how to make an IPA.

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

Photo of 57md
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a finger of head. The feature of the nose is the essence of over-ripened fruit. The flavor is plenty hoppy and the grainy character of the Vienna malt really stands out.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can dated 6/5/17. Pours a golden yellow with a nice head. Wonderful nose of citrus fruits (grapefruit and guava in particular), and a strong, dank palate. Really delicious.

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

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

Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can...some stuff is wriiten on the bottom...but it makes no sense...Bright fruity sniff...typical hazed lighter amber, better the decent thicker strands of lacing...super smooth on the old tongue, fresh and fruity, with pineapple, mango, banana notes...simply delicious

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