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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,822 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 218
Gots: 236 | FT: 11
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

rjacobs6, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

spottedcouch, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

averagejake872, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of joshwoodward
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious - hoppy but balanced malt, never too bitter. The finish coasts on with a sort of Christmas spice note lingering. Not overly carbonated, which is good in my book - when there's real flavor in a beer, no point in hiding it. Possibly the best Pale I've had.

joshwoodward, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of jegross2
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company.
Score: 84

16 oz tap pour in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden yellow Miller Lite color with a thin layer of soapy head. Head settles into a thin layer. Slightly above average lacing. 3/5

Smell: Floral citrus hops. Some piney resin. A little earthy. Some tangerine sweetness. 4/5

Taste: Piney hops up front. A little orange citrus sweetness on the mid-palate. Earthy citrus bitter finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, a little over-carbonated. Way too watery. A tad oily, finishes slightly bitter. 2.5/5

Overall: A very average, extra-hoppy pale ale. Drinkable and refreshing, but nothing special.

Recommendation: A decent introductory pale ale for casual beer drinkers, but nothing worth seeking out for more experience adult beverage sippers.

Pairings: Hamburgers at a chain restaurant.

Cost: $9.99 for a six pack.

jegross2, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of amanofbeer
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. This beer is rather predictable in how it was clarified, as it was obviously filtered. This is perfectly acceptable, just a point i like to make for filtered beers. It is crystal clear, super fine bubbles, and has perfect lacing.

S. I was not knocked on my face by the smell, however pleasant it may have been. I like an aroma bomb, and this beer was not. It resembles pliny in this sense, but perhaps the lightweight version, skunky, citrusy, balanced, but not big enough.

T. Quite mild and enjoyable. The balance is perfect, and i wouldn't change a thing. Great chemistry, i don't even want to qualify it with depositors. Down scaled pliny.

M. I can still feel it minutes later. The hops reside into a wonderful glow only sustained by such a density of liquid. It is rather thick, and surprisingly present considering the abv.

O. Like i said, it resembles a down scaled pliny. I would be very interested to try some of new glarus' IPAs, as i think a stronger version of such a beer would rival pliny. That being said, given that this a pale ale and not am IPA, the only thing i wish it had more of is aroma, but perhaps this is due to style as well. Great beer overall, and i will be hoarding the few of these in my variety pack.

amanofbeer, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CSQ1111, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

reyolb, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a wispy cap of foam. Citrus and pine whack the nose. The hops continues to be the main theme on palate. Some malt notes counterbalance. The hops are aggressive and tasty, but a bit more interplay with the malt would be welcome. Overall, a good beer. Highly drinkable.

BeardedBoffin, Dec 25, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

smurfbeer, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

strangebrew52, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Mrrahn, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid all-round offering here. Nice interplay of hops, both floral and herbal, well balanced with a bit of crackery malt. Surpisingly dry toward the finish, but without astringency or acidity. Highly drinkable with a session-friendly ABV. Too bad this isn't available for me locally, at it would be in regular rotation.

Brent, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Nofear048, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Beertracker, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

trevorjk, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

CummingsK21, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

tat2dhllblly, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

southhousebrew, Dec 13, 2011
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.