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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,875 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 218
Gots: 255 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
You hold a session beer with a bright bold blend of five hops that flirt obligingly with the smooth malty backside. Don't let this one lay around it is brewed to be enjoyed today. Bold and engaging without pretense, because in Wisconsin you do not have to be extreme to be real.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 03-12-2010)
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

This is one of my favorite beers. The mixture of hops are refreshing with a slight fruity flavor. Whether it's a hot summer day or a chilly autumn one, this beer is perfect.

bukbonzai, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):

Sparkling golden color, a lovely head adorns the top. Ripe ruby red grapefruit, fresh-cut grass, wildflowers, nutty yeast and a little cracker in the nose. Dryish medium body that throws down its crispness on the palate right away. Clean, sharp bitterness from the hops cuts right through the dry maltiness, leaving citric and herbal flavors in its wake. Maltiness digs in deep with a uniform biscuity flavor and a somewhat faint, raw graininess. Vague fruitiness and a quick showing of nutty yeast add some complexities without getting in the way. The pulling dryness really does tell the palate that this beer is well attenuated.

Love the theme behind this beer: It's not about being from one coast or the other-- just about being a quality beer. Prime example of the American Pale Ale style, it's incredibly drinkable.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Berg77, Today at 01:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

BRami127, Today at 04:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

mdlb44, Tuesday at 06:33 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Keananmichael5, Tuesday at 06:33 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

carrollmel7, Monday at 01:05 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

scrizo, Monday at 05:15 AM
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Nose: spice, grain, clean malt, graham cracker. Pours brilliant gold under a 1” white foam cap, Palate: big malt and graham cracker with fruit in the background, spice and a dose of caramel, finishing with a medium hop emphasis. Medium boy and carbonation. Very drinkable.

pat61, Saturday at 04:49 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

WynnDavis, Saturday at 02:03 AM
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Cbunch82, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a copper amber color wth pretty decent head retention and nice lacing. The nose is pretty attractive as well, as I get light tropical fruit and a decent amount of orange citrus as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this fairly dry, lightly bitter APA. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and the finish is clean, crisp, lightly bitter and refreshing. Alcohol is no more than an after thought.

While nothing earth shattering, this is a pleasant, enjoyable, and eminently drinkable pale ale. Probably wouldn't take this over a SNPA, given a choice, but nonetheless, this is a tasty APA.

John_M, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Nice smooth light IPA can drink a lot of this

Timbo5555, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

scottsayler, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

twb0392, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thatoneguymike, Oct 16, 2014
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.