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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,875 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 218
Gots: 255 | 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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Ratings: 1,875 | Reviews: 438 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Keegan, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

fchicken, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ericjubeck, Mar 17, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden with a 3 inch fluffy head. White and excellent lacing.

Fresh hops and malt on the nose, smells and tastes balanced, but the hops are the star. Juicy citrus, with notes of orange and a bit of pine. Very easy drinker as it should be at 5%, not a sign of off putting tastes. This is a keeper. Hope it keeps coming out.

robbyc1, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

BrooklynBrewers, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

LDJ36, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chisfinest84, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: clear light golden straw body. full fingers worth of bright white sudsy foam with decent retention and lacing.

s: citrus hops, malts and grains, maybe some wheat.

t: malts and grains with a good hop presence, but not overpowering hops, very well blended.

m: kinda thin to start but gets thicker on the finish. good carbonation with a slight dry bite on the finish.

o: very good session beer. the brewers dont try to overpower the drink with hops. this is what a pale ale should be.

match1112, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Chrixsus, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sidaot, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Blargimus
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. If I'm reading the date code right, it was bottled on December 21, 2011 at 8:33 AM (That amount of specificity is clearly important). Received in a trade with Willseph - thanks!

Pours a crystal straw color with a finger of white head. Head fades slowly and leaves a few mm of lacing. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

This is a delicious-smelling beer. A deep backbone of malt and wonderful citrus-floral hops.

Bright hops! Deep malt! Grains! My biggest pet peeve about APAs is that they always seem to want to be IPAs. This beer does not have that problem. The hops, while prominent, are not overpowering. The balance is near-perfect.

Body is light, carbonation is refreshing. Sticks in your mouth the perfect amount of time, and the bitterness doesn't overstay its welcome.

This is a fantastic pale ale, and I highly recommend it. As always, I am jealous of Wisconsinites.

Blargimus, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hinemk76, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

bretsky07, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear pale golden color with 1/4 inch white head. Decent retention.
S: Peach, citrus hops, and floral notes. Very pleasant and soft aroma.
T: Crisp citrus hops, peach, and floral notes. Follows aroma well.
M: Smooth, oily, with a mild hop bite. Good for style.
D: Excellent drinkability. Great session beer. Very nice for style.

mwilbur, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

dav, Mar 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

brn9000, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Calculat0r, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

pabney, Feb 26, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received as trade extra

A - Light golden in color with a half finger white head. Looks like a pilsner but with less carbonation.

S - Lemongrass, grassy hop bitterness, crisp milled grain, perhaps a touch of grapefruit. Surprisingly great!

T - Fruity and sweet, with very little hop presence. Almost juicy in its sweetness. Apple? This is a bit of an odd duck. Lemongrass and milled grain remain, but with a cider-like sweetness.

M - Smooth with little carbonation. Wet throughout, with a slippery feel.

O - Very unique... It has similarities to hard ciders that truly surprised me. Not a bad beer, but a very strange take on a very standard style. Great beer for people to start into craft with, I would think.

greenmonstah, Feb 25, 2012
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.