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:
#361
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
518
pDev:
7.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
65
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of hopflyer
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 57md
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -0.7%
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 -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Photo of Zuidman
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a nice hazy beer with a white head on top. Good lacing as well. The smell of the beer is packed with hops, it smells awesome. The taste is balanced between bitter and sweet but not cloying at all. The feel is really smooth. Overall it's a really solid beer. Worth trying!

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Photo of AD17
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wesmaze
4.92/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow, I hope to have it again.

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

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy dark golden/orange with a small off-white head.

S: Tropical fruit and peaches over a bready malt foundation. Touch of herbal spiciness too. Nice nose, albeit a different one from your standard American IPA.

T: Bready malt, ripe peaches and tropical fruit salad. Hint of spice - made me think of rye.

M: A bit creamy; call it medium in heft.

O: Quite good. Tasty.

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Photo of kambei70
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trmiller24
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: dank and floral. Sweet malts. Orange and peaches.

Taste: upfront you get light citrus and stone fruit flavors orange and pineapple. Middle of the mouth you get a nice bready malt backbone that balances out the floral hops in the finish. Some dankness. Also a hint a booziness comes through as the beer goes down.

Feel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A really balanced beer.

Overall: A really nice balanced beer. I wouldn't go out of my way for it but if it was on tap at a bar I would be happy to get it.

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

Photo of GDawgs34
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer Hates Astronauts from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 518 ratings