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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4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My third beer from the New Glarus mixed variety twelve pack, gifted to me from my mom on a recent excursion to Wisconsin.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - It pours a nice bright golden orange colored body with just over a finger of creamy sudsy white head. Leaves some nice thick scattered lacing on the glass. Looks very nice.
S - The smell is bright, floral, fresh, and appealing. Creamy, piney, grapefruit, oranges, and the perfect balance of bready honeyed malt.
T - The taste follows the nose - bright, juicy, and fresh tasting. Pine, oranges, grapefruit. Once again, perfectly balanced with the bready honeyed malt. A delicious American pale ale.
M - The feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Lightly hoppy & bitter on the finish. Medium-light bodied with excellent carbonation. A deliciously easy drinker.
Overall, a classic example of the style; I would surely get this all the time if it was available to me in Illinois. This rivals some of the bigger and badder fresh Pipeworks DIPA's I've had in terms of ingredients / hoppiness and freshness. Extremely crisp, balanced, and delicious for an American pale ale. Highly recommended.
New Glarus Moon Man ---4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 17:51:21 | More by mfnmbvp
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,585 ratings.