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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,718 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 211
Gots: 197 | 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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Reviews by eclipse54:
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

06-28-2012 02:21:13 | More by eclipse54
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-29-2014 17:05:18 | More by tectactoe
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brownbeer

Missouri

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
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-24-2012 04:12:06 | More by trail77
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mykd

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-19-2012 22:02:39 | More by mykd
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weatherdog

Illinois

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
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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loose5682

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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chip26

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-10-2013 21:42:02 | More by cincysig
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-22-2013 22:15:42 | More by Jason
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hoffke88

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-21-2014 17:19:53 | More by hoffke88
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Mora2000

Texas

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
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.