Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - Good clarity on a light golden pale ale. I got a medium sized off-white head that receded to a small cap. Small bits of lacing on the glass.
S - Dank piney hops, a little citrus just pouring out of the glass. Light malt deep inside loads of fresh hops.
T - Those light malts hold up a little better in the flavor. Has a citrusy hop flavor that is second to none. There is some sharpness to the bittering that fits perfect. Finishes up pretty dry with that hop flavor lingering for a little while.
M - Light to moderate body, dry to semi-dry, light to moderate carbonation.
O - This beer could use a little better head retention. Piney hops could easily rival the hoppiest of double IPAs. I loved the citrus hop flavor in this beer. For a beer that labels itself as "No Coast" Pale Ale, maybe a little west coast. I thought this beer was super one sided with little malt character to restrain the hops, I mean that in a good way. I have to believe this beer has a lot of Simcoe hops. Thankfully,this will now be my go to beer as I am lucky enough to live in Wisconsin.
10-10-2012 22:59:08 | More by Jparker37
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4/5 rDev -2.9%
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
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
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 +6.8%
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
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this bottle to me. Always glad to try new beers from New Glarus.
The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is classic pale ale. I get a lot of caramel malt, but there is also a good amount of hops - pine and grass. I also get a little bit of cocoa in the aroma which is very nice.
The flavor is heavy on the grassy hops and the toffee malt. Both aspects work very well together and lead to a very balanced, very drinkable pale ale. Low bitterness. This is the flavor profile that I want in an American Pale Ale.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
01-15-2011 22:44:03 | More by Mora2000
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.