Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,186
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 248
Gots: 405 | FT: 19
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:
Beer added by: Skidz on 03-12-2010

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.
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Ratings: 2,186 | Reviews: 465
Photo of Treyliff
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear and bright golden color with a small creamy white head that retains long after the pour, eventually settling to a thin creamy film floating on top

S- piney & citrus hop-forward with aromas of grapefruit, tangerine & a touch of floral. Slightly sweet underlying malt, but mostlyhop forward

T- lots of citrus hops up front with an emphasis on grapefruit and orange peel, floral notes kick in with hints of pine. Underlying mild biscuit malt balances it out before finishing with more citrus

M- medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- Very good hop-forward pale ale that remains very drinkable throughout

Photo of Czequershuus
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a refreshingly different pale ale. Light bodied, I get notes of citrus, pineapple, and oddly vanilla. It is utterly refreshing and interesting, and really fits its moniker of being a 'no coast pale ale' as it fits into neither the east or west coast models.

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

drove a long way to New Glarus only to find the brewery closed!!! snow day. B.S. got this at the local store

Photo of Trooper92292
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer by New Glarus. A great pop of bitterness on the tip of the tongue but finished nicely.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New Glarus Moon Man has a thin-to-medium white head, a small amount of lacing, and a fairly hazy, slightly bubbly, golden appearance. The aroma is of somewhat piney and somewhat citrusy hop resin with background white bread. Taste is of the same elements, with noticeable bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and New Glarus Moon Man finishes crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking.

RJT

Photo of MNirtsylle
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

My every day pale. Moon Man has never let me down, and if I'm ever unsure about what to pick up, it's my go-to.

Photo of pkalix
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! that's some frisky carbonation in there!!!! lemon-y aroma and flavor. nice hop bitterness, very easy to drink (on this very warm day). but just cant get past these frenetic bubbles rising from the bottom...... i love it! this is a 5 in "look" in my book! incredible creamy white head..... first time i've had it..... i love it!

Photo of jweaver95
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice hoppy beer that is only slightly bitter. I can see why some call it a session pale ale. Nice grapefruit smell/taste. Clean and refreshing throughout. My personal favorite from New Glarus.

Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at NG during Beer Safari in Wisconsin.

Photo of BrewRaider
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hop-forward APA from Wisconsin. Very tasty, although just a touch thinner than I'd have preferred. Typical citrus-hop flavor, and well executed.

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

cloudy yellow, foamy white head. A little whiffs of cidre. Some hops, very balanced. Somewhat tart in taste. Dry finish. Refreshing mouthfeel. Not very sticky or oily. Somewhat champagny

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear amber not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Citrus, mild floral, some earthy notes.

T-Starts with a nice citrus, mild earthy notes and a tad bit of malt.

M-Lighter and crisp.

O-A very good APA, especially in the sense that is can be hoppy without being a full blown IPA.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Golden body with a tall white head that leaves streaky lacing and hangs on stubbornly. Aroma is cracker malt, some grain, grapefruit zest, citrus juice, and grass. Taste is hop-forward bitterness featuring citrus zest, herbal bite, and grassy. A brief visit of grain on the swallow. Medium-light body, creamy texture, just less than average carbonation, dry hoppy finish.

Photo of CraigP83
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice dark yellow. Wonderfully balanced floral and citrus hop smell. Unbelievable smooth, melon, grapefruit, malty backbone just a ever so faint hop bitterness. One of my favorite session APA's. A+

Photo of Msiwiec
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love the flavor and taste of this beer. One of my top three favorites

Photo of PTRAINOR
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Favorite New Glarus offering. The best beer typically found in their variety pack.

Photo of bigbadbootydaddy
2.64/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I is say it was above average but not the best.

Photo of Smokesnotes
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic pale. Great aroma. Taste is very good, really nice hop profile. Light, drinkable, was definitely the best beer in their variety pack.

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a great example of an American Pale Ale. Perfect in every way.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 5th, 2014
Reviewed on January 19th, 2015
Served in a pint glass

Eyes
Slightly hazy golden body. Good sized foamy white head collapsed and left a decent amount of soapy lacing throughout.

Nose
Grapefruit up front. Floral notes also lived in the hops. Not much from the malts besides subtle notes of nutty grains.

Mouth
Citric hops hit the tongue first. Grapefruit blended with herbal flavours to create a vibrant, yet contained hop flavour. A mild biscuity malt backbone served as a great platform for the hops to be showcased on. Light body, leaning toward the medium side. Moderate/high carbonation.

Overall
Excellent pale ale. Plenty of flavour. Would be perfect on a warm day!

Photo of Kraj30
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

love this pale ale. great everyday drinking beer

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into snifter. Thanks to Todd for the 6 pack.
A: pours a slight off clear golden body, 2 finger white foam head that fades, some lacing
S: tropical fruits, pine, malt, white pepper, citrus, orange rind,
M: medium light, some carbonation
T: orange, citrus, some grapefruit, slight pine resin, biscuit, light malt, some lemon zest, crisp
O: great brew from New Glarus! Excellent session pale ale, easy drinking and a solid crisp flavor. So far my favorite from them.

Photo of The-MAD-Polski
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Moon Man by New Glarus is a great, flavorable, easy drinking pale ale with just the right amount of hops, but not too hoppy! If you are the type of person who likes a little more flavor and feel to your beer, but maybe don't care much for strong IPA's, give this NCPA (No Coast Pale Ale) a try, I think you will be pleasantly suprised! Another great beer from the best midwestern brewery in America, New Glarus. Just remember you can only buy New Glarus beers in Wisconsin, so stock up when your there (as I do) or have a friend grab some for you whebn passing through!

Photo of MidwestBeerLover
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Best Session IPA Ive ever had, hands down. I love New Glarus

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Pale gold color with a white sticky head.

Piney and floral hops in the nose.

Clean and crisp on the palate, not overly hopped.

Smooth and very enjoyable.

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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,186 ratings.