Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12oz bottle received in a mix pack from a friend returning from a trip to Wisconsin. Thanks Jamie! Poured into a Portsmouth tulip.
A - A somewhat aggressive pour yields a mostly clear pale amber tinted gold. 3 fingers of rocky white head lingers briefly and proceeds to fall in an entertainingly vibrant explosion of bubbles leaving behind soapy lacing on the glass and a thick, uneven collar.
S - Lots of citrus in the nose. I'm really getting intense oranges with grapefruits around the edges and some light piney notes as well. The hops really mask any malt contribution. This smells really good!
T - With an aroma so good, I had very high hopes for the flavor, but was prepared for a let down. Luckily this beer's flavor actually lived up to the aroma. Lots of citrus again - grapefruit now more than oranges. Also, more even than the citrus is some tropical mangoes and a bunch of peaches. This has some really intense hop flavors. Bitter but not intensely bitter - the hops have so much flavor though, it really doesn't matter. Malt...who needs it? There might be some there - perhaps a touch of sweetness, but it hardly matters.
M - Light/medium body with ample medium/high carbonation level. Very prickly on the tongue and throughout the mouth. Very intense hop flavors with lots of fruits and a nice resiny stickiness to it.
D - Ther eis no date code that I can find on this bottle, but I imagine this has to be extremely fresh. Hops are intense and citrusy. This is great! I can't believe this is only a 5.0% APA...I'm a hardcore believer in SNPA as the benchmark for this style, but I think this is outstanding. Perhaps more of an American IPA in flavor but strength is lacking. Wow...I could drink this all day.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2011 00:46:28 | More by portia99
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4.48/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375ml bottle into an extremely cold larger glass. It was consumed early evening last Sunday as the burgers cooked on the grill. This review is written three days later based on memory not notes.
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.
Wow, I have been looking for a Pale Ale this good since starting on my beer journey in the US 18 months ago.
The smell of aromatic citrus and bright flora burst from the glass.
This was followed by a full on assault of the taste buds. A pronounced citrus flavour of grapefruit, together with piney aromatics of the hops delivered a most refreshing and bright taste. As I was not drinking out of Riedel I could not split out a mid and back pallet taste.
The mouth feel was crisp and satisfying, exactly what I was looking for on a hot Sunday session.
My host explained that New Glarus beers are not available outside of Wisconsin and this is a real shame. I could easily drink Moon Man for the rest of summer ... if it was available in Kansas.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 01:51:34 | More by Renaissance_Man
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,623 ratings.