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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,959
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 220
Gots: 282 | FT: 13
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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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

NappyB, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

charlesjwinkler, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

JakeBarnett, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of uwmgdman
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a nice clear dark golden/light amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is medium-high citrus hops with a bit of sweet malt in the background. The flavor is hops upfront-citrus, pine and a bit grassy followed by a hint of malt and a prickly hop bitterness lingers at the finish. The carbonation is medium-high with a medium body and a dry finish. Overall this is a well made beer and quite drinkable. I'd recommend it for drinking a 6er in a night.

uwmgdman, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of bleeps
4/5  rDev -3.1%

bleeps, May 12, 2014
Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

CasanovaCummins, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of d5001986
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

Appearance is crystal clear golden color with large fluffy white head.

Smell is all citrus.

Taste is light. Flavor of banana, lemon, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is thin, and heavily carbonated.

Overall this was alright. A little light on flavor for my tastes.

d5001986, Nov 28, 2013
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4.84/5  rDev +17.2%

Sunn, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

DCdevyl78, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jtransel, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

From notes on 4/19/14

On tap at the a Tipsy Cow. Poured with little head. Nice fresh citrus smell. Light refreshing taste. Some flavors of mango and pineapple. Pretty good.

kkleu357, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Thedaver4220, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kplooki, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of devilben02
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sparkling golden yellow color, with a thick, fluffy white head. The aroma is hop dominant, with a fresh, fragrant combination of floral, woodsy, and citrus characteristics. The flavor is a bit more balanced, with an earthy vet vibrant hop profile being at least somewhat contrasted by some nice bready malt sweetness. The fine, soft carbonation only somewhat breaks up the resinous texture, but it isn't at light as I would prefer. Overall, I acknowledge that this is a terrific example of a hop-forward pale ale, but even though I do enjoy a good pale ale, I couldn't get too excited about this one.

devilben02, Sep 12, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Great Dane Imperial pint glass -- I'm feeling Wisconsin tonight! Beautiful bright, deep gold with very white 3/4 inch head.

Aroma is crisp and bright with orange and tangerine. So fresh, like fresh squeezed oranges right under your nose. No real malt aroma, but it doesn't need it.

Flavor is strong sour citrus, a very pilsener like malt presence, then a slightly astringent bitterness -- not a really strong lasting bitterness but it has some astringency about it that I didn't find so pleasant. I like everything else about this beer except that ending flavor. It finishes very clean after the astringency fades, making it quite drinkable -- strong flavors, clean finish leaving you ready for more. Carbonation was very full upping the mouthfeel for this otherwise light beer.

mklinger, Aug 19, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Fitzmke, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

NSK79, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Phocion
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Solid but quickly dissipating frothy/rocky white head over a semi-hazy golden body. Not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is full of herbal and citrus hops. Just the slightest hint of caramel, a bit of graininess, and a bit of spice that almost smells like rye.

Grapefruit, orange, and lemon dominate the palette, but not overwhelmingly so. That rye-like spiciness is still there, although I'm pretty sure there's no rye in this beer, so I'm not sure what to attribute that to. Very pleasant, lightly bitter finish.

Very crisp, light-medium body with medium carbonation. All in all, very refreshing and an extremely sessionable pale.

Phocion, Aug 25, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

koes0024, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BradleyR, Jun 10, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

zookerman182, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jsilva, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

brn9000, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

KevinmusPrime, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Vlaminck, Jul 29, 2012
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,959 ratings.