Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Moon Man No Coast Pale AleMoon Man No Coast Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Skidz on 03-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,549
Reviews:
517
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
611
For Trade:
21
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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great pale, from Riley's in Madison. Generous retained head of three-eighths of an inch on golden yellow, and leaving spider lacing. Mild hop aroma. Incredible drinkability, I finished in three gulps. Pleasant citrus taste. Very sessionable. Very silky smooth. Highly recommended.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a great great session beer, drinkable in every way. pours a relaxed pale color with a little more than an inch of white foamy head. the nose is balanced between american pale malt and bittering hops, nothing to distinct about the hops here. ale yeast is obvious, providing some toasted biscuit notes. the flavor too is quite yeasty for an american pale ale, and i like it in this case. bittering hops on the back end, fresh wholegrain toast on the front end. dry mouthfeel, average carbonation, and just a little thin in terms of body. there is nothing too unique about this beer, maybe the stronger yeast presence, but this is an all day every day kind of session beer, perfect in all seasons, at any time. a delightful beer to drink in high quantities.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moon Man is a decidedly hoppy Pale Ale and without the attempted balance with crystal malts. Nearly as assertive as an IPA but at Pale Ale strength. A beer after my own heart.

Moon Man starts with a bright copper, deep golden color, foamy white head formation with good retention and lacing. Very clear- makes me wonder how good this beer could be without the filtration.

All citrus up front in the nose. Grapefruit, orange zest, and lighter notes of lemon grass and pine give a crisp and clean depth to the aroma. Light earthy and caramel sweetness lurks behind. Sweet fruity esters give a perfumy alure to the scent.

Flavors are a bit more balanced, giving a light caramel and graham cracker sweetness/breadiness to the malts. But the malt influence is short-lived as the juicy burst of citrus joins the frey. Bitterness dominates the flavors from mid-palate on, while giving light ester-alcohol flavor and light catty notes late. All these give a lot of depth and character to a fairly clean, crisp, and mild-mannered beer.

Mildly creamy and froathy early but quickly fleeting towards a crisp, dry, and hoppy finish. Alcohols and hops insure that the beer leaves nothing left on the palate.

This little beer does a lot. Sessionable, drinkable, and has enough quality, complexity, and zest to keep even the die-hards comming back again and again.

Thanks Cheezdawg!

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3.19/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired courtesy of the gracious crewfan16 in a trade. Thanks again, buddy! Served into a Bell's pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in low altitude Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I've really enjoyed everything I've had from this brewery so far.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger disappointingly thin head of no real cream and bad retention (<30 seconds). Colour is a pale copper-gold. Transparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, soap, bubblegum. Hrm. Too long in primary? A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pale clean malts and floral hops. Hints of soap. Tasty but simple. Fairly balanced. A bit lacking in complexity and subtlety. Clean wheat/grains on the finish lend it a pleasant crispness.

Mf: Clean, smooth, wet, a bit too coarse on the finish. A touch too thick. Carbonation is a touch high.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but a bit underwhelming considering the brewery. I wouldn't have this again; there are far better beers to be had from this brewery at the same price point. The soapy character brings it down.

C+

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with a slight amber tinge; the frothy head provides a lunar landscape of rocky bubbles and leaves shards of lacing on the pint glass

Smell: Tropical fruit and white grapefruit with a slight lemony/grassy edge

Taste: The malt bill is clean and well-attenuated, providing a relatively blank canvas for the hops; from the outset, a citrusy bitterness adds white grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit and an herbal character that arrives, after the swallow, and adds an interesting dimension

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: One of the most refreshing pale ales I have encountered; love the attenuated malt character and the citrusy hops; not over the top, not a challenge - just great to drink

Thanks, knapers03, for the chance to revisit

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Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden/light amber with a finger of fluffy white head. There is a very little bit of lacing with a nice fluffy layer of head that remains on top of the pour.

Smell: This beer has a strong smell considering the low abv. A nice malt sweetness with a citrus peel/pine hop presence. There is some citrus fruit in the smell too, perhaps tangerine.

Taste: The malt is just enough to make this a very well balanced beer. The hops are crisp and full of pine notes. The finish is bitter like citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: Just on the thin side of medium body with smooth carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a really solid pale ale. Well balanced and quite easy to drink. I'd be happy to have another.

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Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second bottle from the six, time for a review.

Into a Duvel tulip, there's a generous amount of foam that gently deflates over time, leaving a spotty lace on the side that is sipped from. On the other side there's a sticky crown of attractive lacework. Good clarity, yellow orange, with the slightest haze of micro particles.

Grassy, floral aroma, wildflowers and weeds. A vague notion of citrus, but melded with the other aromas. The pale malt actually peeks through, giving a hint on the balance to come.

Flavors of sweet pale malt, orange rind, floral hops. Very well integrated. Only mildly bitter, a good gateway into hoppier beers. Those expecting an IPA may be disappointed, but it's a solid pale ale. Somewhat grassy in the aftertaste, with balanced traces of pale malt lingering too.

Feels a bit thin, though the flavors carry it a long way. Easy to session without thinking about it much. Recommended.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden-copper appearance, solid lasting head. Great citrusy hop nose, dominantly grapefruit. Malt is upfront with the hops, lending a note of crusty, rustic bread. Great palate, a really nice balance between citrusy/grapefruit hop flavors and bready malt. Has a slight floral/herbal quality toward the finish, something that reminds me of rosemary. Mouthfeel is medium-light, fairly dry. Has a more substantial texture than many pale ales, but it's still supremely refreshing. A great beer, one of my new favorite pale ales.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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