Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
Purchased at the Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chen, WI.
I poured the head high and it fell into a thin layer on top of the beer. The lacing is good and sticks to the side of the glass a little bit, but not really good (I can't see a ring every time I take a drink).
Appearance is golden yellow completely transparent and clear.
Smell is great, it's the first thing I noticed just while pouring. Smell is hoppy with the sharp citrus smell like Galaxy or Citra hops, not green and astringent but altogether hoppy like grapefruit.
Taste is very hoppy with little body behind it, but the body that is there is very good. A nice even and smooth protein profile doesn't leave the flavor on its own to whither and die. Even with such good filtering the protein is so even and small that it can survive. It's a very simple pale ale where the hops are the main attraction, but the malty body even though there isn't much holds everything together so you don't just taste astringent green hops at the end.
The mouthfeel is very good, light, but still there holding the beer together. It is a little harsh at the beginning, but then the body covers that up. It could be a side effect of aging on the shelf. When I had it on tap in New Glarus it wasn't so harsh, just smooth protein filling out the body and creating the beautiful head.
Overall this is a great pale ale that rivals the west coast pale ales and IPAs. The body being small only helps it be a great drinker. The body and the malt character is a great platform that allows the hops to stand out in the delicate dance of malts and hops.
12-24-2012 05:57:39 | More by Erdinger2003
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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
4.25/5 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
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours with some sediment in the glass. The aroma packs a little bit of everything from florals to pine to fruity yeast. Juicy, citrusy hops. Very tasty and balanced on my tongue with just a touch of bitterness. I could see this being my new Sierra Pale if I lived in Wisconsin. Yummy.
09-05-2010 02:14:46 | More by brownbeer
4.4/5 rDev +6.5%
12oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus shaker pint glass
It pours a crystal clear apricot with a slightly off-white 2 fingered head. The head does fall to a nice layer of foam where it remains for almost the entire drink. Thick lacing coats the glass walls as tiny champagne bubbles rise constantly from the bottom of the glass. This beer is very effervescent, I'm not even drinking it out of an etched glass and a ton of carbonation bubbles are rising.
Pretty strong tangerine and floral hop aroma are hitting my nose balanced but just a little maltiness. The first bottle I had of this had a much stronger tangerine aroma to it but this one is a little more subdued. It's still very interesting and a great bright hoppiness to it.
The taste has a moderate amount of bitterness from an APA with a really bright and fruity floral hop taste. I love how much flavor is packed in to this lower gravity beer. There is some pale malt taste but not that much, just enough to cut through the bitterness a bit. A really nice easy on the palate APA.
The body is a little thin and the carbonation is high, but besides that this is a really nice beer that screams summer drinker and really shows how a hop forward beer can come in at 5%
05-29-2010 03:46:33 | More by weatherdog
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,759 ratings.