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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,957 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,957
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 220
Gots: 282 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

sami, May 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Kenai4, May 01, 2012
Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours apple juice tinged gold with a light chill haze, very effervescent. Smallish one finger dense cap of foam with decent retention and a line of lacing.

Aroma is floral with light bright citrus, lemongrass, nectarines over a doughy malt body. Some raw milled grains and wheat.

Cracker thin malt backbone, lightly sweet that invites in a little bit of grain husk. Very simple and raw. Hops are bright and grassy with some lemon citrus, very uplifting and floral. Finishes nicely bitter and clean. Taste is rather thin but pleasant

Thin body makes this very drinkable. Adequate carbonation but doesn't have any drying effect and comes off as watery.

Interesting pale, inviting aroma and it all comes together for a clean drinkable beer. A bit thin in the flavor, there's a nagging feeling that the intensity of this beer could be ramped up to make it even better.

rawfish, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of kspongeworthy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kspongeworthy, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

MarkyMOD, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Kunstman, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a clear looking golden color with a thin white head on top. The head settles a bit leaving a white ring around the edge of the glass. The smell of this beer was much more impressive than I expected. The nose is loaded with dry hoppy citrus aromas. It smell wonderful honestly. The taste of the beer has a solid bitterness to it that is well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a lighter body and a solid carbonation level. Overall this is one of the best New Glarus beers I've had out of their year round releases. I would drink a ton of these if I could get my hand on them.

Knapp85, Apr 26, 2012
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jp110099, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of okra
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how this beer can be improved. Slight haze in the pour, but I really don't care! This has amazing hop aroma and taste, without the insane hoppy bitterness that makes you think you need to scrape your tongue with a putty knife!

Another 98 for the folks at New Glarus! Glad I made the trip to cross the border!

okra, Apr 23, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A: Pours an apple juice gold with an impressive two finger white head that retains and laces beautifully. Modest carbonation flow to the head.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, and hops. Secondary scents of bubblegum and corriander.

T: Real crips and balanced apa with tastes of hops, earth, citrus, and that bubblegum aftertaste associated with apas. Aftertaste is sweet and juicy.

M: Great flow and coating. Impressive lingering tastes. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

cagocubs, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with no date

Appearance is gold-orange with fine suspended sediment and a small fluffy white head. Smell is full of fruity/piney hop with a slight malt undertone. Taste is very bright hops, grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, bitter enough but not overdone. Caramel apple comes across as well. Good balance between the juicy hops and the sweet malt. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but it works, making this a very enjoyable drink.

One of the better pales I've had, great hop flavor, but not overdone. Light, crisp, refreshing, very bright tasting. Would be great during the summer months.

jimmah120, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Soxfanmcgee, Apr 15, 2012
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

hansgruber, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

JCF3, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of aasher
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was courtesy of a coworker.

Moon Man pours a light bodied very bright and clear yellow gold in color with a slight white lacing around the glass. The nose is very fresh and full of fruity hops. It has some nectarine and mango to it. I love it! The flavors too are very fresh and fruity. The hops are all over but not overbearing at all. There is plenty of fruit character with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit. It has low bitterness and Is pretty refreshing. The lighter body is perfect for this beer. It is extremely sessionable. Overall this is definitely in the upper echelon of pale ales. I see it as a great warmer weather pale, perfect for the pool or a cookout.

aasher, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

KCM, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottled poured into a Goose Island Belgian style ale glass.

Not much head but a lovely crystal clear golden color. Head fades quickly with no lace leaving a thin ring.

Wonderful aroma of fruity hops and some floral notes with light biscuit malt.

Taste is not as fruit intensive as the smell. Sharp bitterness and dry. Refreshing and crisp. Hints of fruit and subtle malt sweetness balance the bitter finish.

Light crisp mouthfeel with light medium carbonation.

A top quality American pale ale from a remarkable Wisconsin brewery. Kudos to New Glarus master brewer Dan Carey.

312HopBomb, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Zenk, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Davit, Apr 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Blavaq, Apr 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

BillMueller, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of irrgalaxy
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tall glass.

A: Light golden color with lots and lots of bubbles streaming their way upwards toward a modest head.

S: Citrusy

T: Peaks in the middle, with more citrus tones coming through. Nice finish.

M: Light palate but with tons of flavor.

O: Delicious pale ale; low-to-medium ABV but with a great burst of flavors. Extremely drinkable all day long.

irrgalaxy, Apr 03, 2012
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,957 ratings.