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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,089 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 340 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: Skidz on 03-12-2010

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, soft head that is resiny and fizzes loudly. Amazing aroma; soft pine and a touch of grapefruit. Lustrous golden-straw color. Starts off with a grapefruit bitterness and a little tartness, builds into a very pronounced grapefruit hop flavor, then the malt starts to come through into the end, but with the hop bitter lingering further. A very well balanced finish.

Pouring the bottom bits into it makes it a nice, hazy-straw color. Pouring the bottom bits makes a HUGE difference in the flavor (I think it's a hop residue). Flavor becomes much more assertive, and a touch more pine in nature.

Overall, this is just masterful. It's a great, hoppy bier, but it's not overwhelmingly bitter, so it doesn't wreck the palate, and it really allows the malt to still show through in a positive way.

I can't believe I can buy this is a 6-pack for $7.37 with tax. That just blows my mind. I've had bombers that cost more than a 6'er of this, and they can't even come close to this level of awesome.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger white head which slowly fades into a thin layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A hop forward aroma with a good mix of citrus esters. Upfront are good hints of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine. Some herbal earthy hops and a light hint of pine. Hops smell clean and not overly bitter. Bready malts and wheat grains in the background with hints of biscuit and caramel.A very solid hop lead aroma.

Taste: Hoppy and juicy like the smell leads. Solid citrus hop presence upfront with a taste of citrus orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and mango. Herbal and floral hops add to the bite along with a touch of pine. Hops are fairly sharp and drying. Decent presence of bready malt and grains with some notes of biscuit, cracker, and caramel. Taste leans heavily to the hops and citrus. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and clean with a nice juicy bite. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good version of an American Pale Ale. Very nice use of hops. Great option for a lighter feeling hoppy beer.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired courtesy of the gracious crewfan16 in a trade. Thanks again, buddy! Served into a Bell's pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in low altitude Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I've really enjoyed everything I've had from this brewery so far.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger disappointingly thin head of no real cream and bad retention (<30 seconds). Colour is a pale copper-gold. Transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, soap, bubblegum. Hrm. Too long in primary? A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pale clean malts and floral hops. Hints of soap. Tasty but simple. Fairly balanced. A bit lacking in complexity and subtlety. Clean wheat/grains on the finish lend it a pleasant crispness.

Mf: Clean, smooth, wet, a bit too coarse on the finish. A touch too thick. Carbonation is a touch high.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but a bit underwhelming considering the brewery. I wouldn't have this again; there are far better beers to be had from this brewery at the same price point. The soapy character brings it down.


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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,089 ratings.