Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
An exceptional Pale Ale with a great herbal and citrus hop character. The hops also have a bit of pine as well giving complex American hop flavors. There is strong hop bitterness and have very little malt making for a balance that is firmly bitter.
08-21-2014 23:53:36 | More by MadScientist
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.