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:
#358
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
516
pDev:
7.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
65
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of laketang
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -10.5%
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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Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | 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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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a collar consisting of medium sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular along with some notes of grapefruit.
T: The taste follows the smell but has even stronger flavors of citrusy hops with slight hints of pine. There is some dankness and a faint amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is bursting with strong aromas and flavors of citrusy hops. It tastes both fresh and juicy.

Note: Canned on 5/24/18

Serving type: can

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmartin75
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. About 3 weeks old. Pours a slightly cloudy darker golden copper body, one finger white head, good retention, splotchy lacing. Smell is bright, freshly squeezed tropical fruit and grapefruit. Big wafts of tropical fruit align nicely with a bit of floral/herbal resin, light caramel. Flavour doesn't really bring that big tropical fruit across, though. It is more of a balanced grapefruit and light caramel flavour, a bit of resinous, slightly dank bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly dry, with a deliciously mildly bitter resin finish. Smell is almost what I want from all IPAs, although it didn't quite deliver on the palate. Very good IPA with a big tropical aroma.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden yellow with a thin layer of white head

S-tropical fruits, citrus, and light pine

T-tropical fruit and citrus, light pine bitterness, with a bready malt backbone

M-medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall a very easy to drink smooth IPA, well done Half Acre

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear gold with a solid, looks pretty nice

smell is clean citra hops with creamy malt

this is incredibly clean and smooth, easy to drink but a nice body and hop bite. the flavor and creaminess of this is amazing. a really good find

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Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soneast
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 516 ratings