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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,011 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,011
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 222
Gots: 297 | FT: 14
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 joe1510:
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Roy's Market - New Glarus

Figured review #1000 should be a favorite from a brewery I've reviewed the most, New Glarus. Moon Man is crystal clear and shines like pure gold. Streams of tiny carbonation flow to the surface to support the ample two finger head. The foam is as pure as the driven snow and as it slowly settles becomes meringue-like stiff with the sheen of an eggshell. Striated lacing is left behind after each drink. She's a beauty.

Juicy! Apricot is the first to jump from the glass but candied citrus peel, orange marmalade, tangerine, and Juicy Fruit all play their part. The hop profile is simply mouthwatering and it's all over the top of a biscuity malt backbone that allows those aromatic little cones to shine. It's basically a fruit basket you would actually be happy to receive.

Apricot has fingerprints from front to back, swaying in and out, while the aforementioned fruitiness pops. Candied citrus peel shows itself first before a slightly sweet orange marmalade note pops up mid palate. A touch of herbals sneak into the mix. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice starts in the middle and grows to the finish until it dominates on the swallow. The malt base is pale and hardly noticeable but adds just enough sugar to balance the load.

The body has a moderate weight while snappy carbonation keeps it moving. The finish is Juicy Fruit-y again with a low bitterness and a finish that dries up quickly leaving me wanting another gulp. Like most New Glarus beer the body/mouthfeel is spot on and the drinkability is massive.

Moon Man has been a favorite of mine since the day it was released. The hop profile simply shines. In short it's aromatic, juicy, and immensely drinkable. I look forward to each trip up Nort' just to load up on Moon Man.

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bukbonzai
5/5  rDev +21.1%

This is one of my favorite beers. The mixture of hops are refreshing with a slight fruity flavor. Whether it's a hot summer day or a chilly autumn one, this beer is perfect.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MadScientist
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.

Photo of brownbeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of weatherdog
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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%

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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,011 ratings.