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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 236
Gots: 375 | FT: 16
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: 2,134 | Reviews: 457
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.

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.

Photo of John_M
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of Timbo5555
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Nice smooth light IPA can drink a lot of this

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

I consider Moon Man to be the benchmark of other Pale Ales. I have had on tap at the brewery and in the bottle -- always delicious! The citrus hops in this beer really shine. It has the perfect balance that keeps me going back for more.

Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

From notes on 4/19/14

On tap at the a Tipsy Cow. Poured with little head. Nice fresh citrus smell. Light refreshing taste. Some flavors of mango and pineapple. Pretty good.

Photo of bukbonzai
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.

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev -3.1%

a: straw yellow. A bit cloudy. Less than one finger head that disappeared quickly.

s: Lemon. Slight yeast esters. Cracker malts.

t: cracker malts. Lemon. Light citrus. Bit of grassy funk.

m: light. Crisp. Just a touch of citrus sour. Refreshing and easy drinking

o: Nice pale ale.

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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.