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Moon Man - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,871 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,871
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 219
Gots: 255 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JohnSnowNW, Aug 30, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, teku glass.

pours a crisp golden color with an inch and a half thick white head. Great lacing. Smell is crisp and lemony, with a good amount of hops too. Oh wow, the taste is superb. Great citrus flavors but not in your face, the same with the hops - a decent amount, just the right amount for a pale, but not overwhelming or in your face. Real good. Superb drinkability. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall an outstanding pale ale. Very much recommended.

Axnjxn, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

davemathews68, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Googs, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

NWer, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

polopaul20, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow to gold in color. Brilliant clarity. An inch of white foam rests on top. Cereal grain aroma is prevalent. I get a bit of some floral hop aroma, too. That's pretty much what I'm getting in the flavor. The mouthfeel is fairly neutral. This is a pretty basic beer with no frills.

Franziskaner, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

elroacho, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BobsledTM, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

JonBrand, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BalancingBrooms, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Scoobert, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

carolinared, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of BWED
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a tumbler.

A- Slight hazed burnt orange. Dense off white head. Nice lacing and great retention.

S- Citrus and pine aromas dominate the nose, but a sweet and grainy bread character linger in the background.

T- Light straw flavor, some bread, and some great pine and citrus.

M- Mild and smooth. Just barely a bitter finish. Less bitter than expected. The finish isn't dry and the bitterness doesn't hang around.

O- This is really good. Taste is great, the aroma is juicy and woodsy. Very nice, and once again not overly done. New Glarus can make some damn tasty, yet simple and mild beers.

BWED, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

vermilcj, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

AnalogErik, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Lionhawk, Aug 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

jgunther71, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Scotchboy
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from the mix-a-6 my in-laws drug back with them on their Wisconsin trip. Popped and poured into my small Sockeye tumbler.

A: Clear pale gold with decent head and lacing.

S: Starts to impress me right here; much more hoppy and juicy sweet than I expected...citrus and tropical fruits are apparent, with fainter suggestions of pine and herbal hops. Biscuit malt is more buried than I expected it to be, though it is identifiable. Nice nose.

T: More balanced here but still quite pleasant; pale maltiness is more apparent as it subdues the hop bitterness. Citrus, tropical fruit, suggestions of grapefruit and pine are all still here.

MF: Lighter refreshing body with appropriate carbonation.

O: Good! Surprised by this one, expected the hops to be more subdued. It's no IPA to be sure, but man this is a good balance of malt and hops, and the hops are definitely more about juicy and floral characteristics than pure bitterness. I'm impressed.

Scotchboy, Aug 19, 2013
Moon Man from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,871 ratings.