Beer Hates Astronauts | Half Acre Beer Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 08-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcf5ve
3.12/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jbaker67
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jri4
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on June 19, 2016.

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Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a fluffy head that leaves some dots of lacing .

Smell: Bready, with tropical fruit tones of peach, pineapple, banana and grapefruit

Taste: Bready, up front, with peach, pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of banana; moderate bitterness builds through the finish, with the malt staying in balance throughout

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Much more balanced that many of today's IPAs as the Vienna malt really makes an impact that is pretty unusual for the style

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Photo of EuellGophar
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

GHA pours a vibrant, light yellow-orange color, slightly hazed, with a fat finger of sudsy white head. The head lasts quite a while before leaving strong lacing.

It has a delicate and refined grapefruit aroma, with hints of papaya, orange, peach, nectarine and white pepper behind. Reminds me of some of Singlecut's recent offerings, but not as in your face. It's quite nice.

It's light-to-medium bodied, just slightly syrupy, with a nice carbonated prickliness upon swallowing.

The taste has less grapefruit and topical fruit, although there are ghosts of each still there, and a bit more pine, along with a strong dose of citrus rind that mixes with a lingering hop bitterness and a little burst of caramel malt sweetness. The taste isn't as delicate as the aroma, but it's still on the light side.

Overall, a pretty great IPA. Shout outs to King Tiger Eating a Cheesburger and Gnarled Winslow.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppity1
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date that i can see. Released mid-2016. Interesting label art on this one. This beer sold out almost instantly at my local bottle shop (i managed to get the last bottle), so let's see what all the hype is about.

Poured into a Maudite snifter glass.

A - Pours a nice murky golden with lots of fine sediment particulate visible when you look for it. One finger of good soapy frothy white head that stays awhile and leaves nice scattered fluffy strands of lacing. Apt carbonation, with some smalls bubbles lazily floating topside. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is good: strong fresh fruity floral hop presence. Notes of juicy fruits (berries, mango, tangerines, grapefruit, papaya, subtle notes of piney dankness. Very bright & floral, with some good fresh, earthy, herbal elements. Very pungent, with slight horseradish-esque spiciness.

T - Taste is the same: fresh, floral, fruity, juicy - notes of mango, papaya, grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, slight notes of piney / herbal dankness. Very nice fresh pungent Mosaic hop presence. Feels like pale or crystal malt, very light, not nutty or particularly malty. The hops really shine here.

M - Feel is very smooth, crisp, clean, juicy & fruity. Very nice levels of hop bitterness / resins clinging to the palate. Nicely carbonated stuff; very easy drinking for the moderate 7.00% abv. (though it wouldn't hurt amping the abv up a tad, in my opinion).

Overall, a nice fresh fruity floral IPA, but nothing really out of the ordinary. Particularly good when you are able to catch stuff like this fresh, so i can definitely see the appeal. Maybe as good, but definitely not better than, some of the fresh Pipeworks DIPA's that are put out. Still, one of the better beers I've had from Half Acre, worth seeking out if you are a fan.

Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts -----4/5.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yesdog
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep yellow-ish gold in color, fairly clear. Poured from a bomber, I've heard some tap versions have been hazier. Two fingers of white foam, retention is OK. Fantastic, hop forward nose. Citrus, tropical fruit. The taste follows, hop forward, with tropical fruits first. Bready malt makes a nicely balanced beer and a slight spiciness lingers. The body is medium-light with moderate carbonation. Finish is balanced and only slightly bitter. Excellent citra poweredIPA.

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Photo of Bkoenig641
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fuzzysquishy78
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from Bottles and Cans in beautiful Chicago, IL. Drank out of a Toppling Goliath King Sue teku.

Look: Poured with a two finger head, vibrant golden color, very slight haze, excellent head retention. Nice tight small bubble carbonation.

Smell: Super pungent, I could smell this across the room. A burst of ripened papaya, candied orange, Ruby Red grapefruit, pina colada, weak lemonade. A touch of dankness and herbaceousness.

Taste: Candied orange, grapefruit zest, fruit cocktail from a can, a touch of grass and floral notes. The malt bill is beautiful and biscuity. The citrus especially really pops as it warms.

Feel: Medium to the light end of heavy bodied which is shocking for a 7% beer. Slick, coating, a bit oily. Really nice mouthfeel overall. Just enough carbonation to avoid being syrupy.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronin926
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
4.36 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
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