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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,759 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,759
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 214
Gots: 212 | 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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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-04-2012 16:58:32 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-04-2012 00:49:55 | More by millerbuffoon
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a deep, clear, clean yellowish color with fading head, and little lacing. Nose is complex, with clean bright fruit notes, some the standard citrus, passion, and pine, but some that I just can't easily describe and pin down--one of the more distinctive noses in a beer that I have tried. Tastes is light, malt first with assertive but not strong hop character, but under (as expected) and IPA. The balance is really terrific, somewhat dry and very refreshing. Mouth-feel is refreshing, the carbonation big, but not too, somewhat scrubbing, but not aggressively so. Overall a terrific offering and my favorite of the small hoard of New Glarus brews I've tried. Highly sessionable, I would think. Definitely glad I emptied my wallet on this, and would so again.

08-03-2012 01:05:38 | More by Bitter_Echo
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-02-2012 21:14:28 | More by ryancl
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance- Pale golden almost Miller liteish in color but poured with a big creamy head.

Smell- More faint than I would like but what's there smells awesome. It is malty and somehow just smells fresh in a clean laundry kind of way. Only 5% but I can pick up alcohol in the nose.

Taste- Crisp clean easy drinking pale ale. The standout flavor is pine but it is nicely balanced by the malt. The alcohol I got in the nose wasn't apparent in the taste.

Mouthfeel- It is on the thin side but the carb is nice. Feels almost fizzy like a soda but in a good way.

Overall- It is an above average beer which I thoroughly enjoyed. This would be a great beer for someone just starting to drink pale ale or ipa but still has enough flavor to keep me interested.

08-02-2012 01:41:21 | More by Jfriz25
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-31-2012 03:02:48 | More by Stoutlad
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-30-2012 18:32:44 | More by Petcha
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-30-2012 00:13:44 | More by Fr0stb1te
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ImperialSnout

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-29-2012 14:01:29 | More by ImperialSnout
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Vlaminck

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-28-2012 23:54:40 | More by Vlaminck
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-28-2012 18:23:52 | More by DIPADude01
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BillyBaroo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-28-2012 17:59:34 | More by BillyBaroo
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cradke

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: Golden Yellow with thumb thick head. Streaming carbonation from the bottom of the glass. A little bit of haze is present.

Smell: Sweet, pleasant with a little bit of hops throughout the nose.

Taste: Nice hop profile leaves a bitter aftertaste. Good amount of sweetness. Good pine notes. Great drinkability

Mouthfeel: A bit thin but spreads nice across the palate. Carbonation is a bit thin but present.

Overall: Very nice Pale Ale. Enjoyable and very drinkable.

07-28-2012 06:22:50 | More by cradke
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socon67

New York

3.8/5  rDev -8%

At Miller Park, Milwaukee WIsconsin

A - Hazy golden color with a high foam that shrinks quickly. Some carbonation is noted.

S - Slight scent of oranges and fresh grain. Very crisp scent of fresh beer, as if it just came from a tap. Hop scent is kinda heavy which is surprising.

T - Decent flavor of wheat, citrus, and a bit of spice. Bitter finish is mild and much less intense than the smell.

M - Very sessionable beer that is great to beat the heat or have with food.

O - Good ballpark craft offering, and glad to try another New Glarus beer. Not a standout, but certainly a quality beer.

07-27-2012 16:34:37 | More by socon67
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Bright hazy yellow with a soapy head and a little carbonation.

Smell - Grapefruits, Piney Hops, Caramel, Malts and Barley

Taste - Piney Hops, Yeasts, Grapefruits and Malts. Good clean flavor with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with some strong carbonation. It feels crisp but the carbonation does get in the way.

Overall - A nice simple and clean pale ale that you really can't go wrong with

07-25-2012 02:39:54 | More by NuclearDolphin
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ControlledBurn

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-25-2012 00:52:29 | More by ControlledBurn
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Treebs

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

I drank a crap ton of this during a camping trip this past weekend, but managed to stash away a bottle to review once I came home. 12 oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with an off white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Bright citrus on the nose with some mild floral notes. Slight dry biscuit malts on the finish. Definitely has a sweet smell to it.

T: Nice citrus notes, some light tangerine, with some sweet honey and flowery hop notes as well. Definite mild grass as well. The finish is maltier with some Triscuit and dried biscuit flavors going on.

M: Light bodied, nice carbonation and the drinkability is very high. The finish is sweet and malty.

O: I could drink this stuff all the time. Nice subtle flavors and nothing is really in your face which I definitely appreciate. Having Zombie Dust one hour south, Daisy Cutter in the city and having this one hour north is a very good thing. Highly recommend.

07-23-2012 23:35:38 | More by Treebs
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BHep


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2012 18:40:46 | More by BHep
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2012 18:30:05 | More by wibrewer
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AceMaster

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2012 03:52:11 | More by AceMaster
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Thanks to Dunn for bringing this back from his travels.

A - clear, gold with a soft cap of white head

S - floral hop aromas

T - floral, faint citrus, light malt body

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is light flavored, easy to drink, smooth pale ale with a good, floral hop character. It's not incredible interesting, but it is better than a lot of other pale ales out there.

07-22-2012 22:54:58 | More by tdm168
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mykd

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2012 22:02:39 | More by mykd
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rjmclaw

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-19-2012 08:26:04 | More by rjmclaw
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-18-2012 23:06:42 | More by crobinso
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2012 21:01:59 | More by MarshMan71
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,759 ratings.