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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,999 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,999
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 221
Gots: 291 | FT: 14
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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Photo of BillyBaroo
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cradke
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of socon67
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ControlledBurn
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Treebs
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mykd
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rjmclaw
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mscott1975
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MaxOfMetal
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of PeterOrlando92
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Light golden color with an inch head. It smells of hops and grapefruit. The hoppy taste from the five varieties they include is what does it for me. Not bitter at all, fresh bright and drinkable. Honestly one of my favorite New Glarus beers. An awesome example of an APA.

Photo of phishsihq
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moon Man Pale Ale pours a beautifully clear golden color, with just a touch of amber around the corners. An off-white head with a decent amount of retention and lacing sit atop the brew. Assertively hoppy in the nose, aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, spice, pine and a bit of lemon all blend playfully together with just a hint of caramel underneath. Sweet citrus flavors quickly move into pine and spicy flavors before balancing superbly with toffee and caramel malt flavors. Medium in both body and carbonation, Moon Man is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. Get to Wisconsin!


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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,999 ratings.