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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,721 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 211
Gots: 198 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-20-2012 05:01:21 | More by fergster75
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-18-2012 20:43:49 | More by mrelizabeth
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%

02-18-2012 02:21:06 | More by jakea
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

02-17-2012 04:12:27 | More by Beezee
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-16-2012 20:58:43 | More by CPditka
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-15-2012 21:43:00 | More by jeffoatess
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-15-2012 04:21:26 | More by valdieuer
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-11-2012 22:10:45 | More by Kevin79
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-11-2012 03:31:02 | More by jopi2222
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

A- Pours a hazy/yeasty golden color. 1 finger white head is thick but recedes to a cap in about a minute. A tiny bit of lace is present.

S- Pine, grapefruit, very floral, candied orange peel.

T- Starts out with a big hit of marmalade and almost bubble-yum bubblegum. The hops are there for sure but it's incredibly smooth and clean. The finish has the bubble-yum element and some drying hop oil.

M- Appropriate carbonation, especially for what NG calls a session beer. I definitely like a little extra bubbles for session beers.

O- Overall, nothing wrong with this. Definitely a sessionable easy drinking pale ale, not to huge on the hops but just the right amount of character.

02-10-2012 05:38:16 | More by Greggy
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-09-2012 17:11:31 | More by thomismydad
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-08-2012 02:42:38 | More by groovy24
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-07-2012 10:01:04 | More by bigbeers84
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-06-2012 04:52:48 | More by mpdrago
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

02-06-2012 01:51:09 | More by klipper
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-05-2012 23:37:35 | More by stairwell2811bre
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-04-2012 17:07:16 | More by awellusedwallet
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-04-2012 01:01:19 | More by Fitzmke
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Pale Ale isn't my favorite style, yet it's not my least favorite either. Since NG's reputation precedes it, I wanted to try something new (to me) from them.

A -- Clear, deep golden color with a dense white head that settles to a thin, persistent cap and leaves good lacing.

S -- Can smell piny hops at arm's length. Pine and citrus balanced well, but pine winning in the long run.

T -- Mellow pine and citrus esters up front, very grapefruity with (what appear to be) Cascade hops. Mildest biscuit malt back with a dry, bitter finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp with carbonation and has a surprisingly light body.

O -- This is a really nice drinker that doesn't try to clobber you with hops or hop character, but your hop craving is satisfied. It goes down smooth and mellow and doesn't fatigue the palate. Glad I tried it.

02-03-2012 22:24:08 | More by steveh
Photo of WastingFreetime


4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

Reviewed from notes.

Colored like clear golden sunshine, with a persistant foam collar that leaves behind better than average curtains of lacing on the inside of the glass. Smells at first mostly of herbal hop / pine resin combination with the emphasis put on the herbals. As it warms, I can start to detect notes of a sweet malt in the aroma as well as a tiny whisper of cannabis hop aroma. I taste mostly citric peel, floral flavors mid-sip, and a soft-pedaled finish of gentle pine resin that lingers for a nice while. Just barely enough malt in the flavor comes through to balance, this APA is definitely hop focused. Texture is very creamy and smooth, medium-light bodied, with an extended finish that gradually dries out as it progresses. A better than average APA.

02-03-2012 19:19:56 | More by WastingFreetime
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

I relaxed with the Moon Man with a nonic pint. A huge thank you to Geneseohawk, stay classy bud.

Appearance- That lid will just not be contained. It furiously builds to two-fingers of bone-white foam that is very puffy and dense. I like the smooth look of the lid with big, popping bubbles.

The body is a transparent, dandelion yellow with some darker marigold highlights. The carbonation is spare and climbs lazily to the well retained cap.

Smell- A very nice lemon pulp greets the nose immediately. With that comes some wheat quality and even some grassy hops. It is very clean, balanced, and soft.

Taste- Again, this beer is all about being laid-back and just taking it easy. Nothing really stands out here, but drinkability is not an issue.

Some more grassy and slightly piney hops stick to the sides of the tongue, where some bitterness is tingling on the cheeks. The malt is ever so slightly sweet, sort of a biscuit malt with an intimation of vanilla.

The finish is not particularly strong, but it has more of the grassy / piney hop, sweet malt, and just a touch of wheat. The flavors are so chill and unbelievably good.

Mouth feel- This feels like a big medium body, and the creaminess is through the roof. You could not ask for a more soothing beer to drink.

There is some hop bitterness bite here, but it does not detract significantly.

Overall- A soft nose with a kiss of citrus, a laid-back and invigorating palate of sweet and bitter hop flavors, and a feel that instantly leaves you wanting more; Moon Man is a beer that is a privilege to slowly savor and abide with.

02-02-2012 02:30:53 | More by Pintofbrown
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2012 02:20:08 | More by ssimpson89
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-02-2012 02:10:27 | More by Nstgatr
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3.7/5  rDev -10.2%

Beer gotten from a trade with jegross2

A & S: fuzzy white head that pours at about. Hazy light orange colored beer. The smell is pretty good: tangerines, lemon, grassy hops, and some spicyness.

T & M: pretty fruity. Grassy and herbal hops. Not as complex in the taste as in the smell. Not really a malty background present. Fairly dry, semi bitter finish. Light bodied and a little on the coarse side.

O: I feel bad for hating on all of jegross2 beer so far. It’s an above average APA.

01-31-2012 23:11:19 | More by minterro
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured into pint glass, bottled on the 327th day of 2011

Appearance: a dusty blonde pour, fairly clear, big fluffy white head

Aroma: soft pine and maybe some mint. It's not strong but it smells great

Palate: light to medium body, flavor sits on the tongue, mild carbonation

Taste: mint and pine are the flavors I'm picking up. It's lighter than I'd like for a pale ale, but it's very nice and unique

Overall: another great brew by NG. Brewed year round and for a great price, this one is a fav of mine to come back to

01-31-2012 03:39:03 | More by mobius387
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
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