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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: 281 | 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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Photo of Crundy
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: clear honey straw color, foamy white head, somewhat sticky lacing, well carbonated

S: very nice citrus and piney hop aromas dominates, caramel malt notes, spicy

T: follows the nose with the piney and citrus hops and a subtle malt backbone, there is also a nice sweetness to it.

M: nice bite from the carbonation, medium bodied, very little bitterness but also not too sweet. very mild and pleasant aftertaste.

O: very good beer, I enjoyed it a lot. It enjoyed the hop profile and the fact that it wasn't very bitter. Another great beer from New Glarus.

Crundy, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of branimal9
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

branimal9, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of cmannes
4/5  rDev -3.1%

cmannes, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Mrpickles
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Mrpickles, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
4.75/5  rDev +15%

MordorMongo, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of bierbrauer
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle purchased locally, ($7.49/6). Bottle dated day 320, November 16, 2011. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Clear yellow/gold; 1" white, fluffy head that falls slowly and leaves lacing that covers 75% of the glass sides.

S: Fresh citrus, spice; faint pine.

T: Lemon & grapefruit, then malt; gently rising hop bitterness.

M: Crisp, with medium body and medium/high carbonation, neutral/wet finish; no detectable heat from alcohol.

O: Refreshing, well balanced and very easy to drink; light; a well-made offering from a top Wisconsin brewery.

Reconsidered on 12/31/13.

bierbrauer, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of sweetpaulie73
3/5  rDev -27.4%

sweetpaulie73, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of sbricker
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

sbricker, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of livingtodie
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

livingtodie, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

pirmannt1, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

spottedcouch, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of averagejake872
4/5  rDev -3.1%

averagejake872, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
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
Photo of smurfbeer
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
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,957 ratings.