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Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

7% ABV India Pale Ale brewed with Vienna malt and Citra hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (502) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a cloudy golden hue with a white head and uneven lacing. Citrus-apricot nose with a fruity hopped taste. This is a dandy of an IPA from Half Acre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
On tap. Pours golden orangish with a frothy white head. Aroma is of hops, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste is of bitter hops, with lots of tropical fruit. A good amount of mango, and even some apricot. Lingering taste of apricot. Nice hop bite to it as well. Has a bready malt backbone that balances the beer out very well. Mouthfeel is soapy, almost oily. Body is heavily carbonated and sticky. Goes down way too easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet grapefruit with a light, but noticeable herb spice. It pours clear amber orange with white soft soap head that leaves a wispy surface and a moderate light ring. The taste is a balanced medium high bittersweet. The texture is oily with a soft, fizzy carbonation and a medium full body flavored with citrus, grains, and herbs. It’s finish is crisp with a citrus swell and a waxy and bready touch. It’s also a bit soapy and grassy in feel and leads to an aftertaste that’s lightly bitter and waxy with a flavor of toasted bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (706) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, cloudy yellow, tropical notes, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Orange and tropical and citrus perfection. Poured from 22oz bottle on the dock at the lake. My wheelhouse IPA. Orange vanilla and grapefruit. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951 (575) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bang Zoom to the the Moon! This beer is awesome the aroma is has a huge apricot citrus burst with a subtle, non-bitter citra hop and apricot taste. I highly recommend this brew ski! Had it out of a bomber, per use. for Pipeworks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1247) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bomber. Golden pour, decent head retention and lacing, nose is tropical fruit, malt. Mouth is a lotta mango, passion fruit, mildly sweet, toast, some hints of cereal. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2046) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
On tap at half acre taproom, pours a hazy golden/orange with large white head. Huge hop aroma, mainly citrus, oranges and grapefruit, lightly tropical, some resin. Citra really stands out but still a really nice balance with the malt. Taste of citrus gragefruit, bitter grassiness, nice spice, resinous, great malt presence. Terrific balance, very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2852) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft from Au Cheval. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Pretty much a Zombie Dust clone. Aromas of peach, citrus, melon/cantaloupe. Taste is light bitterness and a fruity sweetness. Body is medium to light. Carbonation is medium to light as well. Really great citra IPA and I’d drink it all the time if readily available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2689) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Really pleasant tropical fruit, tangerine aroma.... Light golden color... Flavor is lightly hoppy, tropical fruit bitterness, very sessionable... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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