Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale
New Glarus Brewing Company

Moon Man No Coast Pale AleMoon Man No Coast Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #85
ABV:
5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,688
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
554
Ratings:
2,738
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New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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Moon Man No Coast Pale AleMoon Man No Coast Pale Ale
Notes: 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 PSYCLST
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pure an straightford come to mind with this beer. Neutral smell, appears golden amber, very clean taste and no aftertaste. Overall, a smooth not too hoppy beer from a great outfit.

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PSYCLST from Pennsylvania, May 07, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth finish, no strong after taste, really like the smell, citrus/floral combination. Came in a can so can’t truly talk about head or color and I had to wait a bit for it to warm. Not a fan of cold IPA’s. Like this one, IPA’s improve as they warm.

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spcrain from Kentucky, Feb 26, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:. Pours a golden orange with a small white head and thick lacing around the glass.

S:. Grassy and floral, notes of pine, and Poppy, crackery and malty some caramel.

T:. Grassy and floral, light piney bitterness, crackery and caramel malt.

F:. Smooth carbonation, light body.

O:. Solid pale ale.

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Parmesan from Colorado, Jan 01, 2020
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4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Light, golden color, delicious smell. This was one of the first American Pales I've tried and it still holds up. Not too strong, perfectly balanced, absolutely gorgeous look and taste. No doubt my favorite beer.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great! Somewhat West Coasty and super refreshing. Could put back quite a few of these. Would be my staple if I moved to the Midwest. Looking forward to finishing the can I have in front of me.

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egrandfield from Massachusetts, Sep 04, 2019
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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

poured from a 12oz can into a willi becher glass. pours a clear dark gold with two fingers of fluffy head. smell is very crisp and clean for a pale ale. borderline lager-ish smell but a more pronounced hop aroma. really clean ale yeast is the most appropriate way to describe this beer’s aroma. hops take a backseat but it works. i find it to be very inviting. taste is a similar situation with the clean drinking ale yeast playing the main role. slight malt sweetness and hop bitterness but almost unnoticeable. more a mild pale than your typical APA. i dig it though. feel is medium bodied. certainly not thin but not overly heavy either. has a slightly dry finish. overall, extreme drinkability over new age hops and haze. i’m down.

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Photo of Creevo
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8/26/19: Wausau, WI. 12 Oz bottle. Very impressive at the first crack. Didn’t realize it was a session, because the smell, feel and body instantly told be otherwise. The aftertaste had a session pullback and after reading the side story in the label, truth was revealed. Well done NG, best session yet, much preferred over Founders All Day without a doubt.

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Creevo from Michigan, Aug 27, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had poured from 12-oz. bottle, no date, into pint tumbler.

New Glarus’s copy often makes a claim along the lines of “we make just beer” (note the placement of “just”). This does not displease me, as I am a big fan of beers brewed true to the claimed style.

And here, New Glarus has brewed a traditional APA, light on the malt and over-the-top on the hops, which are aromatic and flavorful but not overly bitter.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Aug 19, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a 20 ounce weizen glass. This beer is a very rich yellow, leaning toward orange, two full fingers of foam that lasts and lasts. There is also a steady stream of bubble floating up in this clear beer.
The aroma is pine tree aromas, with citrus.
The flavor follows the pine and citrus aroma, a little sweet, a touch bitter with a slightly dry finish.
The feel leans toward the creamy side, I'm surprised!
It is hot and muggy here on the 4th of July, Moon Man hits the spot. This is a very good pale ale.

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German-Helles from Wisconsin, Jul 05, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite from new Glarus, goes down light with a nice citrus bite. I wish they would put a few 12 packs next to the Spotted Cow at the airport.

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Ssweeney961 from Maryland, Jun 25, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Joe.

Solid little pale ale from New Glarus. Crackery malts, honey sweetness, floral and peppery hops. Slightly herbal, slightly orangey. Medium- body with medium+ carbonation.

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PatrickCT from Connecticut, May 28, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint.

Look - Pours a fine clear gold with a hearty white head. Mild streams of bubbles flow upwards, making this an inviting looking brew.

Smell - Light citrusy hops and a slight air of sweetness. Fairly mild, nothing too crazy here.

Taste - Much like the smell, a light and pretty citrus bitterness with a backend tinge of sweetness. A tiny bit of peppery bite to round it all out.

Feel - Thin body and mild carbonation. This is an easy drink.

Overall - Everything about this beer screams "perfect session beer," but at 5%, it's a hair too heavy. Light and easy going, I can definitely see the appeal of this beer. Perfect for getting me into the mood for the upcoming spring season.

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cardfan212 from Minnesota, Mar 14, 2019
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4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle gifted to me on Christmas 2018. Tastes pretty fresh, no skunking. I haven't had this beer in over seven years probably. After years of fancy shmancy IPA's, stouts, geuzes, lambics, oud bruins, wild ales, pilsners, lagers, etc. Etc. I was surprised at how simple, unpretentious (just like the label says) , tasty, crisp and clean it was. I drank it pretty fast, I really can't tell you what the appearance or aroma was, but everything else was deserving of high marks. Went well with veal meatloaf.

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4amepiphany from Illinois, Jan 03, 2019
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3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours gold slightly hazy foamy finger head that lingers. Aroma- orange candy, grapefruit, hops. Pretty muted. Taste- little grass, bread, orange. A little sugary. Mouthfeel, very tingly, crisp, and watery. Favorite part of this beer. Refreshing. Overall- easy drinking untainted beer. Little bit more flavor than another light beer.

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NoYouDidnt from Indiana, Dec 29, 2018
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4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perfect balance of hop bitterness, grapefruit flavor with a nice malt finish. My favorite New Glarus all-year round beer and one of the best examples of an American Pale Ale

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bigstar87 from Wisconsin, Dec 08, 2018
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4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass no canned on date.

A: Crystal clear light amber burnished gold body. small white Soapy Head that clings as a film.

S: lots of over ripe fruit light honey and a nice caramel smell.

T: Lots of light soft over ripe cantaloupe and orange then a nice toasted caramel finish.

M: Light crisp clean well carbonated.

O: this beer has nice fruitiness with great malty backbone and a very crisp clean drinkability. This beer is pretty close to perfect.

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Photo of mpipe
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

For a pale ale, this one falls into a crowded field and does not stand out. It pours a clear yellow with a thick white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving no lacing. The aroma is biscuits and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt with a gentle hop bite in the finish, I'm missing the citrus hop or any flavor profile for that matter. I want my pale ale to have actual flavor; not taste like any other run of the mill ale. This one falls into that category. I'll pass.

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mpipe from Minnesota, Oct 20, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (date stamp I108 15:00) served in a nonic glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear dark gold with just a bit of chill haze. Persistent thin white head with some islands, sheets, and strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Really amazing smell with lots going on: citrus, pine, floral, herbal, berries, tropical fruit.

Taste: Citrus and tropical fruit up front, bready malt middle, and then pine and citrus light bitter finish that finishes a bit sharply.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. A little thin. Dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: Probably one of the more aroma-heavy APAs I've had. Easily drinkable, very interesting, and I would not mind another, or at least a full 16oz pint. Went well with vegetable lo mein.

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear honey yellow with a thick white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma is biscuits and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt with a nice hop bite in the finish. Feel is crisp and clean. Overall a very nice session ale.

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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota, Sep 23, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear gold with a large two finger foamy white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit rind and toasted biscuit.

T - The taste is orange, lemon, grapefruit, toasted biscuit, caramel malt and a light hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - This is a really nice APA. The flavors are bright and clean and at 5% ABV very sessionable.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Sep 18, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1248 7:24 can

Clear golden amber bidy with tall slightly off white head. Smooth malty sweetness and bright citrusy hops with pronounced orange zest, sweeter grapefruit pith variety, and lychee. Malts seem to take center stage and contribute a really smooth and thicker mouthfeel. The hops meet just about in the middle with a clearly present brightness and lingering, fresh citrusy finish. This is enjoyable, crushable, low bitterness, and up there with the smoothest pale ales I’ve ever had.

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DavidR_9 from California, Sep 13, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Midwestern IPA’s but I would change the artwork on the bottle to represent an actual astronaut or include a picture of the moon on the bottle. Nonetheless, delicious hops.

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sdubz from Illinois, Sep 03, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, bright medium gold color with very good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt with bright, citrusy hops.

Taste appears as a burst of clean hops with a zing of citrus more like zest or rind rather than the citrus fruit itself. Several flavor sensations going on at once, the most prominent of which appears grapefruit to me. Malt is present like the core of a cable which while not visible is apparently there. Finish is clean with a lingering yet tasty bitterness.

Medium full texture with balancing carbonation.

As good a Pale Ale as I've come across in awhile and that's not for lack of looking.

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Squire from Mississippi, Sep 01, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The lead guitarist in my band drinks so much of this stuff we named him after it. I’m probably not ordering it at a bar, but I’m definitely asking the Moon Man for one at practice. It’s solid, but in my mind Hop Haus outta Verona is the superior Pale Ale brewer.

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Bondeaux from Wisconsin, May 07, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very, very juicy and dank. Another good one from NG. Here goes:

A: Mediocre. Pours a crystal-clear yellow with a moderate white head that readily dissipates. Leaves almost no lacing.

S: Very dank for such a light beer. Orange, grapefruit, and lemon - emphasis on the grapefruit, though. I like it.

T: Follows the nose. Very juicy beer - probably more of an IPA than an APA. Tons of grapefruit, followed by smatterings of lemon and orange. Good.

F: Crisp, like all NG beers. Great.

O: I liked it a lot. Probably not worth the trip up to NG with all the great IPAs and APAs in Chicago, but it's still a fine brew.

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leantom from Indiana, Mar 18, 2018
Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2738 ratings