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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,638 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 208
Gots: 170 | 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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Jparker37

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:59:08 | More by Jparker37
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Moon Man poured cloudy golden, I guess it is unfiltered, with a solid head that lasted for the entire drink. Although cloudy it almost seemed to sparkle in the early evening sunlight. It was calling - drink me, drink me ... so I did.
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The smell of aromatic citrus and bright flora burst from the glass.
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.