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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 213
Gots: 206 | FT: 10
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

01-11-2011 02:15:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-31-2014 04:06:36 | More by HoppySeb
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Chemykal

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-31-2014 02:01:16 | More by Chemykal
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justinrphillips

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

08-31-2014 00:49:17 | More by justinrphillips
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-30-2014 22:51:54 | More by hoppaddict-barleypatch
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adamn3sia


5/5  rDev +21.1%

08-30-2014 18:57:38 | More by adamn3sia
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MarkGutz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-30-2014 08:29:30 | More by MarkGutz
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geekrot

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-29-2014 15:42:33 | More by geekrot
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Brams17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15%

One of my favorite APAs:

A: Poured into a snifter. Nice creamy white head, left good lacing down the glass. Poured a nice golden orange color with some slight haze.

S: Hop forward beer with floral and citrus notes. Slight pungent earthiness too. Some bready malt aroma in there too.

T: Citrus is what I get the most. Oranges and tangerine, with some slight grapefruit too. Some nice malt flavors in the finish.

M: Body is fairly thin and dry. VERY easy drinking, I could drink these all day! Nice carb level to help the hops pop.

O: Like I said above, one of my favorite APAs. Its hop forward for sure, but there's just enough bready malt to keep it balanced and drinkable. Great beer!

08-29-2014 02:13:36 | More by Brams17
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gspeicher

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-28-2014 22:03:58 | More by gspeicher
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

Bottled June 26th, poured August 27th.

Appearance: A hazy, golden yellow color. A foamy and soapy finger of slightly off-white head floats on top. Looks great after the pour. Not much lacing, but it looks nice in the glass anyway. (4/5)

Smell: Pleasantly hoppy. The first thing I thought of for some reason was cotton candy, though that faded the more I smelled it. Citrus and citrus rind are the big things I pick up, but there's also a pretty significant floral quality coming through as well. Smelling fantastic. (4.5/5)

Taste/feel: This is an awesome beer -- love at first sip, basically. A light prickly carbonation on the front, but then a hefty dose of floral sorts of hops hit the tongue with a little citrus as well. Clean finish with a bit of sweet malt creating a phenomenal balance -- this is neither sweet nor bitter, and it's truly an APA. This tastes like I imagine Two Hearted would taste if it were lower in ABV. As said, slight prickly carbonation at first, and a medium body overall. Very nicely done. (4.5/5, 4.25/5)

My rating may seem excessively high, but considering the style, this is one of the best APA's I've ever had -- right up near the top. For that reason, it gets the rating I'm giving it. If you want a light IPA that doesn't taste like a light IPA, try a Moon Man.

08-27-2014 16:31:18 | More by Alextricity
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-26-2014 21:39:40 | More by zbodnar1
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CBucks12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-26-2014 19:34:43 | More by CBucks12
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MarkDeming

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

08-26-2014 15:38:05 | More by MarkDeming
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MadHopMaster

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-26-2014 02:40:25 | More by MadHopMaster
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Tanktizzo

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

08-25-2014 17:38:47 | More by Tanktizzo
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Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

08-25-2014 17:37:49 | More by tmryan21
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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

08-24-2014 17:34:44 | More by Alexincj7
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Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%

08-24-2014 00:10:09 | More by JohnofUpton
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-23-2014 17:32:20 | More by Danny1217
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-22-2014 14:03:19 | More by 22Blue
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UnionMade

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

I have to say for a pale ale, this was outstanding. Great hop flavor without quite being in IPA territory. Good toasty malt balance with a west coast hop mentality. For advertising no coasts, I feel like Moon Man took the best of both coasts and put it all together into a great beer.

08-22-2014 04:47:49 | More by UnionMade
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.