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:
#488
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
546
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
81
Trade:
1
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Photo of wmcgar01
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BklynBryan
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

"GOD hates astronauts" is all I need to hear to understand the inspiration of this beer. Love it.
Of course, space is supremely hostile to human life and requires a new kind of drive and verve to survive it.
a) Looks like this will survive the chaos of space, big white head over a cloudy body that lasts and laces.
s) Big citra hop. Bright, brassy, grassy, orange. Some scat and lemon.
t) Follows this big smell and gets bigger. Lots of orange hops, tropical fruits, sweet malts, with grass, scat, earth.
f) Chalky rather than sticky, mineral, orange then into bitterness as it dries on the landing.
o) Vivacious, puckering, survival beer.

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

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluecrow
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-amber tap pour with a slight haze. The aroma brightly hoppy and a tad sweet. The flavor is citrus-rich with mango and pineapple prominent. The hop bitterness is low. This is quite pleasant.

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

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Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 546 ratings