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:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #82
ABV:
5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,106
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
562
Ratings:
2,766
From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  273
Gots
  705
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.
Reviews: 562 | Ratings: 2,766 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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defunksta from North Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium orange color with a strong off-white head. SRM of 11. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate deep orange and resinous flavors upfront. Theres some orange citrus, stonefruit, and soapy pine.

Flavor: The flavor follows with more orange/tangerine, poach,, caramel, soapy pine and flower. The finish is slightly flowery with a smooth but balance. A little bit of tropical punch Capri Sun flavors come through the end.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation and full on the palate. Finishes smooth, full, and balanced. (4.00)

Compared to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale 4/6/21: Pours a slightly lighter color with a similar head. Very similar. Slightly more tangerine, peach, and juicy aromas. Slightly less herbs and pine.

Compared to Summit EPA 4/6/21: Pours a similar color. Slightly jucier withpeach and less malty and orange aromas. Less earthy and grassy/dank herbs. Similarly smooth finish.

Overall: Quite an impressive west-coast IPA. This one reminded me of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, and actually they taste quite similar. This one drank with slightly more tangerine and stonefruit. Less pine and bitterness though. Hints of a tropical punch Capri Sun The flavors sort of remind me of Bells' Two Hearted Ale, but in pale ale format. Nevertheless, this one is flavorful with resinous west-coast flavors. Impressive for 5.0% and an excellent rating. (Final Rating: 4.00)

Apr 07, 2021
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MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours foamy with a slight haze leaving a persistent two-finger head with thick lace. Piney, hop-dominated aroma. Taste is juicy grapefruit, quite flavorful for an APA. In my world, this is a session beer with 5% ABV, and a great one.

Feb 28, 2021
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TedHead from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy gold with a fluffy white head. It has a slightly mango tropical smell with hints of pine and caramel biscuity malt. The taste has a golden caramel malty taste upfront followed by a piney citrus taste with a very slightly bitter finish to keep it from being sweet. It's more balanced hops to maltswise than other pale ales. It's smoothly carbonated and goes down very easily. Overall a great pale ale.

Nov 24, 2020
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new_glarus_stan_acct from Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer really stands head and shoulders above most every other (far more expensive) midwest pale ales. It tastes like it knows what it's doing, great pour and color. A little light in feel compared to stronger APAs but that more than often is in its favor. Easily my favorite daily drinker.

Nov 23, 2020
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Wolvmar from Michigan

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

12oz can from Ty. Poured into KBS tulip glass.

Pour: Golden color with a thick 2 finger head. Leaves lots of lacing and clouds. 4.4

Smell: floral hops with a hint of pine. 4.0

Taste: piney, floral hops. Nice malty backbone as advertised. 4.0

Feel: highly carbonated. Smooth, some cloying sweetness but enjoyable. 3.5

Overall: a great session, or anytime, pale ale. The malty backbone makes it more than just a session ale. 4.0

Jul 11, 2020
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tzbel013 from Tennessee

4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sierra Nevada might ales but I must Moon Man has surpassed the master. The smooth, clean taste of the hops along with the malt backbone make this a 'session' beer like no other. Awesome!

Jun 13, 2020
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HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A fantastic APA. A slightly dark caramel in color ale that smells a little citrusy along with bitter. Crisp tasting with no residual aftertaste. Very smooth, refreshing and just the right amount of bitterness. very light carbonation and great for a camping trip up north. Great lacing.

Jun 07, 2020
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PSYCLST from Pennsylvania

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.

May 07, 2020
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spcrain from Kentucky

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.

Feb 26, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

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.

Jan 01, 2020
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Wisco_beer from Wisconsin

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.

Nov 23, 2019
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 04, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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.

Aug 30, 2019
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Creevo from Michigan

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.

Aug 27, 2019
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BigGold from Mississippi

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.

Aug 19, 2019
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German-Helles from Wisconsin

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.

Jul 05, 2019
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Ssweeney961 from Maryland

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.

Jun 25, 2019
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

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.

May 28, 2019
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

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.

Mar 14, 2019
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4amepiphany from Illinois

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.

Jan 03, 2019
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NoYouDidnt from Indiana

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.

Dec 29, 2018
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bigstar87 from Wisconsin

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

Dec 08, 2018
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SomethingClever from Ohio

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.

Nov 10, 2018
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mpipe from Minnesota

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.

Oct 20, 2018
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damndirtyape from Ohio

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.

Oct 07, 2018
Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2766 ratings