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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,622
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 207
Gots: 164 | 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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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-15-2012 23:16:25 | More by antoines15
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with no date

Appearance is gold-orange with fine suspended sediment and a small fluffy white head. Smell is full of fruity/piney hop with a slight malt undertone. Taste is very bright hops, grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, bitter enough but not overdone. Caramel apple comes across as well. Good balance between the juicy hops and the sweet malt. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but it works, making this a very enjoyable drink.

One of the better pales I've had, great hop flavor, but not overdone. Light, crisp, refreshing, very bright tasting. Would be great during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 03:41:06 | More by jimmah120
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Soxfanmcgee

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-15-2012 01:56:36 | More by Soxfanmcgee
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-14-2012 23:09:16 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-14-2012 04:09:54 | More by hansgruber
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JCF3

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-12-2012 20:19:21 | More by JCF3
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aasher

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was courtesy of a coworker.

Moon Man pours a light bodied very bright and clear yellow gold in color with a slight white lacing around the glass. The nose is very fresh and full of fruity hops. It has some nectarine and mango to it. I love it! The flavors too are very fresh and fruity. The hops are all over but not overbearing at all. There is plenty of fruit character with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit. It has low bitterness and Is pretty refreshing. The lighter body is perfect for this beer. It is extremely sessionable. Overall this is definitely in the upper echelon of pale ales. I see it as a great warmer weather pale, perfect for the pool or a cookout.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:12:20 | More by aasher
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

04-11-2012 01:33:50 | More by KCM
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottled poured into a Goose Island Belgian style ale glass.

Not much head but a lovely crystal clear golden color. Head fades quickly with no lace leaving a thin ring.

Wonderful aroma of fruity hops and some floral notes with light biscuit malt.

Taste is not as fruit intensive as the smell. Sharp bitterness and dry. Refreshing and crisp. Hints of fruit and subtle malt sweetness balance the bitter finish.

Light crisp mouthfeel with light medium carbonation.

A top quality American pale ale from a remarkable Wisconsin brewery. Kudos to New Glarus master brewer Dan Carey.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:32:44 | More by 312HopBomb
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Zenk

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-05-2012 21:47:29 | More by Zenk
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Davit

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-04-2012 05:18:02 | More by Davit
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Blavaq

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-04-2012 01:15:17 | More by Blavaq
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BillMueller

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-03-2012 02:30:02 | More by BillMueller
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irrgalaxy

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tall glass.

A: Light golden color with lots and lots of bubbles streaming their way upwards toward a modest head.

S: Citrusy

T: Peaks in the middle, with more citrus tones coming through. Nice finish.

M: Light palate but with tons of flavor.

O: Delicious pale ale; low-to-medium ABV but with a great burst of flavors. Extremely drinkable all day long.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 23:50:39 | More by irrgalaxy
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hadem

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-01-2012 11:20:48 | More by hadem
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msgraceffa


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-29-2012 01:43:25 | More by msgraceffa
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-26-2012 03:17:10 | More by jawneyt
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a great clear gold. This is exactly what I imagine a APA looking like whenever I have one.

This is probably my favorite smelling beer, if not my favorite smell... Oranges, mango, pine and a good floral charachter.

Tastes as good as it smells. It starts with a small citrus precense, orange, lemon, mango and lime. Then the bitter pine bite comes through. A real nice malt backbone on it to, finishes with a bready malt, no real after taste just clean and delicious.

The mouthfeel is crisp and delicious. Carbonated and sharp. Perfect.

Well I know I am from WI so that gives me bias... But with that being said IPA/APA is my favorite style and I have had some of the big hitters, Alpha King, SNPA, Dales, Lagunitas Pale and many more. While those are all good and great beers to me none of them are as good as Moon Man.

This IMO is a perfect pale. I doubt I will ever have a better pale but I hope I can because it must taste insane.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 18:57:05 | More by nickapalooza86
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thepubliclauren


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-24-2012 18:25:21 | More by thepubliclauren
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-21-2012 00:49:04 | More by theholdsteady
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bill_rue


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-19-2012 04:27:59 | More by bill_rue
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deanis30

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-19-2012 01:10:28 | More by deanis30
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Keegan

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-18-2012 01:16:04 | More by Keegan
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fchicken


4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-17-2012 06:03:34 | More by fchicken
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ericjubeck

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-17-2012 02:55:54 | More by ericjubeck
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,622 ratings.