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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,084 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,084
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 339 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: Skidz on 03-12-2010

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.
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Photo of williamjbauer
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in brewery on 4/28/12

A - Brilliant golden amber with 1 finger white head with moderate retention and great foamy lacing.

S - Grass hop notes dominate but no to a great degree, balance well with grapefruit and cracker bready notes, subtle overall.

T - A nice crisp clean flavor with pine/grass bitterness immediately balanced with some herbal floral hops, and nice malt background and a moderately bitter finish for the style.

M - Full body, moderate-high carbonation, crisp and smooth.

O - Very nice drinkable APA, nothing especially characteristic besides its nice balance.

Photo of sami
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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.

Photo of kspongeworthy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Kunstman
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jp110099
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of okra
4.75/5  rDev +15%
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!

Photo of cagocubs
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.

Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jimmah120
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of Soxfanmcgee
4/5  rDev -3.1%

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of aasher
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.