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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,646 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,646
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 209
Gots: 174 | FT: 9
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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eclipse54

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle received from a friend. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a completely clear yellow color that is, in the interest of an apt comparison, the color of mildly concentrated urine. Yellow, with some orange hues on the darker side and straw highlights on the lighter. A half centimeter of white, soapy head development with little retention and even less lacing. Not bad looking I guess, but nothing to write home about.

Aroma is stellar with notes of bitter hops, orange, lemon, and grapefruit citruses, straw, freshly cut grass, wet dirt and earth. A bit of caramel and malted grain rounds this one out. Really reminiscent of an IPA in the nose, and I like it.

Flavor follows suit, with generous hops leading the way. The bitterness is less than anticipated based on the nose, which is good for APA territory. The citrus really predominates up front, with lots of lemon, orange and grapefruit. Hell, maybe even some faint mango flavor towards the middle. A bit of wheat, straw, and grass in the middle before earthen notes and a touch of malt finish it off.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and finishes clean. It feels a touch watery towards the end, but considering it's after 9 PM here and still over 90 degrees outside, ""watery"" is a welcome consistency. There's plently of carbonation there to liven it up.

Overall, this one blew my socks off. Went into it without any real expectations and was thoroughly impressed. As one of my first New Glarus brews, this one definitely makes a positive impression.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:21:13 | More by eclipse54
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,646 ratings.