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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,900 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 219
Gots: 265 | 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 greenmonstah
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
Photo of jsilva
4/5  rDev -3.1%

jsilva, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of smutty33
5/5  rDev +21.1%

smutty33, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Victory goblet

A- pours a cloudy shade of orange with a one finger white head. Lots of bubble just kind of standing in stasis in the middle of the beer....weird

S- nice aroma of citrus hops, with a little biscuity sweetness too

T- mild sweet citrus taste to this...refreshing, but not very strong

M- medium bodied, on the thin side. Very good

O- not a bad beer at all. Very refreshing. I imagine it would be bliss on draft

bigfnjoe, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev -3.1%

fergster75, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mrelizabeth, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of jakea
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

jakea, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of CPditka
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

CPditka, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jeffoatess
4.5/5  rDev +9%

jeffoatess, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of valdieuer
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

valdieuer, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Kevin79
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Kevin79, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of jopi2222
4/5  rDev -3.1%

jopi2222, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Greggy
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy/yeasty golden color. 1 finger white head is thick but recedes to a cap in about a minute. A tiny bit of lace is present.

S- Pine, grapefruit, very floral, candied orange peel.

T- Starts out with a big hit of marmalade and almost bubble-yum bubblegum. The hops are there for sure but it's incredibly smooth and clean. The finish has the bubble-yum element and some drying hop oil.

M- Appropriate carbonation, especially for what NG calls a session beer. I definitely like a little extra bubbles for session beers.

O- Overall, nothing wrong with this. Definitely a sessionable easy drinking pale ale, not to huge on the hops but just the right amount of character.

Greggy, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of thomismydad
4/5  rDev -3.1%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

groovy24, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bigbeers84, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

klipper, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

stairwell2811bre, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

awellusedwallet, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Fitzmke, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of steveh
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale Ale isn't my favorite style, yet it's not my least favorite either. Since NG's reputation precedes it, I wanted to try something new (to me) from them.

A -- Clear, deep golden color with a dense white head that settles to a thin, persistent cap and leaves good lacing.

S -- Can smell piny hops at arm's length. Pine and citrus balanced well, but pine winning in the long run.

T -- Mellow pine and citrus esters up front, very grapefruity with (what appear to be) Cascade hops. Mildest biscuit malt back with a dry, bitter finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp with carbonation and has a surprisingly light body.

O -- This is a really nice drinker that doesn't try to clobber you with hops or hop character, but your hop craving is satisfied. It goes down smooth and mellow and doesn't fatigue the palate. Glad I tried it.

steveh, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Colored like clear golden sunshine, with a persistant foam collar that leaves behind better than average curtains of lacing on the inside of the glass. Smells at first mostly of herbal hop / pine resin combination with the emphasis put on the herbals. As it warms, I can start to detect notes of a sweet malt in the aroma as well as a tiny whisper of cannabis hop aroma. I taste mostly citric peel, floral flavors mid-sip, and a soft-pedaled finish of gentle pine resin that lingers for a nice while. Just barely enough malt in the flavor comes through to balance, this APA is definitely hop focused. Texture is very creamy and smooth, medium-light bodied, with an extended finish that gradually dries out as it progresses. A better than average APA.

WastingFreetime, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I relaxed with the Moon Man with a nonic pint. A huge thank you to Geneseohawk, stay classy bud.

Appearance- That lid will just not be contained. It furiously builds to two-fingers of bone-white foam that is very puffy and dense. I like the smooth look of the lid with big, popping bubbles.

The body is a transparent, dandelion yellow with some darker marigold highlights. The carbonation is spare and climbs lazily to the well retained cap.

Smell- A very nice lemon pulp greets the nose immediately. With that comes some wheat quality and even some grassy hops. It is very clean, balanced, and soft.

Taste- Again, this beer is all about being laid-back and just taking it easy. Nothing really stands out here, but drinkability is not an issue.

Some more grassy and slightly piney hops stick to the sides of the tongue, where some bitterness is tingling on the cheeks. The malt is ever so slightly sweet, sort of a biscuit malt with an intimation of vanilla.

The finish is not particularly strong, but it has more of the grassy / piney hop, sweet malt, and just a touch of wheat. The flavors are so chill and unbelievably good.

Mouth feel- This feels like a big medium body, and the creaminess is through the roof. You could not ask for a more soothing beer to drink.

There is some hop bitterness bite here, but it does not detract significantly.

Overall- A soft nose with a kiss of citrus, a laid-back and invigorating palate of sweet and bitter hop flavors, and a feel that instantly leaves you wanting more; Moon Man is a beer that is a privilege to slowly savor and abide with.

Pintofbrown, Feb 02, 2012
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,900 ratings.