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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 208
Gots: 165 | 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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JayTurk

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -75.7%

01-30-2012 04:58:19 | More by JayTurk
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kraticus41

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

10-22-2013 01:54:45 | More by kraticus41
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AlexHBrown


2/5  rDev -51.5%

11-23-2012 04:19:43 | More by AlexHBrown
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dwhitney


2/5  rDev -51.5%

08-06-2012 01:51:36 | More by dwhitney
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

08-19-2012 02:53:51 | More by Chokobo
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ffshore545

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

07-06-2014 20:59:10 | More by ffshore545
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

03-20-2013 01:53:26 | More by phishbone23
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

03-04-2012 03:33:43 | More by tourdot
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cet128

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

12-10-2012 15:17:40 | More by cet128
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brdc

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes. Thanks stousnipas.
Poured from a small capped bottle into a pint glass.

Clear golden, white head, average retention and lacing.
Aroma is hoppy, but not as expected, actually quite subtle. Citric notes, some grass, bread, minimal spices.
Watery on the palate, with a lot less hops than on the aroma. Subtle citric fruitiness. Not a lot else.
Not NG best effort.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 02:31:05 | More by brdc
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.7/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

I have been encouraged by people all over WI to try this brew. The first time I ever had it was on tap. I proceeded to have it in the bottle and then a third time on tap so I feel pretty comfortable with where I am at with this beer. I even submitted this beer to a blinded APA taste challenge since I am known to be anti-New Glarus. As soon as nose gets anywhere near the glass you instantly get a really impressive hop aroma. One of the better noses of any APA I have had recently. As soon as the beer hits your lips, so does the disappointment. You get a tiny bit of flavor waaay up front, but that is most likely the nose spilling over into the mouth. Instantly the taste fades and you are left with nothingness in the mouth. Nothingness.

In the blinded taste test, the beer finished third behind Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust and Half Acre Daisey Cutter while ahead of Hopalicious and Pearl Street Pale Ale. This is a 3.0 beer if I have ever had one.

A side note - I refuse to rate appearance so every beer gets the same score as overall. Smell, taste, and mouth are the only things that truly matter when rating a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 21:51:20 | More by Gotti311
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

04-16-2013 05:57:16 | More by NoetheMatt
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

09-12-2012 03:25:01 | More by doublepneumonia
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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Suds27

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

04-09-2014 01:20:29 | More by Suds27
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This missed the mark for me. Something about it is medicinal. It pours with virtually no head, and retains none. Hardly any nose either. I struggled to get past the medicinal taste but simply couldn't. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but it certainly wasn't pleasurable and ended up being a drainpour.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:24:48 | More by taylor714914
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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-29-2011 03:10:31 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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SF_Posse

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.2%

04-14-2014 19:56:26 | More by SF_Posse
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.2%

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New York

3/5  rDev -27.2%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.2%

01-10-2012 23:24:40 | More by IdrinkGas
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.2%

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maq89

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-01-2013 02:27:04 | More by maq89
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-20-2013 11:36:20 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.2%

07-18-2012 23:06:42 | More by crobinso
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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.