Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
03-16-2011 00:46:28 | More by portia99
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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
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
08-21-2014 23:53:36 | More by MadScientist
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
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
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
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