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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,995 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,995
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 220
Gots: 290 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours fairly clear bright gold with a big 2 finger white sticky head leaving clinging lacing down the glass.

Smells of citrus fruits with a nice subtle floral aroma.

Sharp orange peel hits the palate at first. Not many malts in this one. Finishes with just a tinge of piney bitterness along with the same floral quality as the aroma. I'm guessing this is Amarillo hop presence and if so I approve.

Fairly light which is to expected for the ABV with medium carbonation.

Another solid every day beer from New Glarus. Thanks to sonoma01 for the bottle and the many more to come!

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle to a standard pint glass.

A: very light, golden color (not unlike a commercial 'light beer') with a thin layer of fluffy head. next-to-no lacing on my glass.

S: citrus peel with a hint of pine needles.

T: a delicate sweetness wraps under the sides of my tongue with a very subtle citrusy/floral nose.

M: thin body with mild carbonation.

O: like its appearance, this offering is delicate and transparent and i don't think it lends itself well to a detailed analysis. the hops are crisp and refreshing. the mouthfeel is pleasant and brief. will it furrow your brow and blow you away?! probably not... but i would happily down a few of these any time (under a sunny sky, preferably).

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of oline73
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden/light amber with a finger of fluffy white head. There is a very little bit of lacing with a nice fluffy layer of head that remains on top of the pour.

Smell: This beer has a strong smell considering the low abv. A nice malt sweetness with a citrus peel/pine hop presence. There is some citrus fruit in the smell too, perhaps tangerine.

Taste: The malt is just enough to make this a very well balanced beer. The hops are crisp and full of pine notes. The finish is bitter like citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: Just on the thin side of medium body with smooth carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a really solid pale ale. Well balanced and quite easy to drink. I'd be happy to have another.

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Photo of GolamKovach
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not just a pale ale, but an incredibly pale ale. This ale is so light in it's body and feel that the intensity of flavors is shocking.

Bold golden color with minimal head in the glass. A million tiny bubbles suspended with only minimal movement upward.

The aroma is pleasantly citrusy, almost grapefruit, seemingly more so than most pale ales, tending almost towards an IPA. But mouthfeel is so light and airy, with a quick bursts of flavor that slowly dissipate.

Overall, a tasty and refreshing brew from New Glarus.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear golden yellow with a nice fluffy 1" of head, lots of lacing

S - fruity hops, a little bit of a soapy smell

T - piney, hoppy, crisp, citrusy - a very distinct taste than what i'm used to honestly, but it's really good

M - very crisp and smooth with a nice dry finish

O - i had this beer back on tour a few years ago, but don't really remember it.. it was nice to be able to taste it again - it's better than i obviously remember, though i remember favoring it out of the sampler pack back then as well!

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale gold--straw-like color. Thin, off-white head. Some lacing.

Aroma is light citrus and pine hops. Bitter-sweet.

Upfront taste is a mix of citrus, pine, and grassy hops with a nice bitterness. Bready malt finish with some lingering hop bitterness that echoes the upfront taste. Simple but enjoyable.

Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation. Kind of foamy/frothy finish.

Lots of nice hop flavor for such a light beer. Good bitterness. Not digging the foamy body--kind of deters from the beer--but otherwise good.


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Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,995 ratings.