Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,573 Ratings
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:
2,573
Reviews:
519
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
266
Gots:
623
For Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,573 |  Reviews: 519
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of schwemjw
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Yellow, flirting on gold, with tons of carbonation bubbles and a huge, soapy mouse like head.

S: Bright citrus hops in front. slightly floral with some definite grapefruit undertones. the more you get into the more the malt shines through. sweet crystal and caramel malts. strong flakey bread notes. a touch astringent on the end.

T: Immediately at the front of the tongue grapefruit teases you. You're pulled in by the citrus that borderlines sweet nectar and bitter rind. the middle of the mouth is where the bread and malt comes into play. Slightly sweet caramel and lingering taste of dried bread. The finish is more orange and citrus hops playing tug o war with your tongue between sweet and bitter.

M: this mouthfeel is awesome! it comes alive on your tongue, carbonation bouncing back and forth. The finish is medium with a hanging presence of tangy bitter grapefruit.

O: A great session pale ale for sure. an interesting balance of flavors that is more complex than i expected. /87

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Photo of firedwarftj
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of yellowed, golden honey into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It produces a big soapy mess of a three and a half finger tall head, composed of haphazard, milky, softly tanned bubbles. This shows great retention, dissipating into honeycomb lacing along the sides of our glasses. No appreciated haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light but active. The aroma gives bright and beautiful hops of citric, floral, nectary, and gently fruity varietals, tinny metallics, ale yeastiness, and chalky pales. Additional notes of fruit come in the form of pineapple, mango, papaya, pear juiciness, and red apple, along with lemon rind bitters, tannic iced tea, distant black pepper boozy spice, and packing plastics. Our first impression is that the flavoring is surprisingly bold and fresh for such a lightly sipping beer. As we sip, the taste opens up with bright citric and floral hops and grapefruity rind zest, pale malt and wet barley, aluminum, lemon and lime fleshiness, mango skins, and sweeter balancing notes of grape jam, and white sugar. Peeking through the center is a mash of kiwi, tangy blueberry, and cherry flesh fruitiness, sesame seed, sea salt, marshmallow sugars, soured white grape skins, and a watered biscuity maltiness. The end showcased a more bittered, soapy hop atop the baseline citrics, mineral water, deepened malts of corn, caramel, and toasted pales, finely sweet yeastiness, sharp cheddar cheese mustiness, lightly fusel spiced booziness, tannic dryness, and more of that fleeting grapey tang. The aftertaste breathes of chalk, oatmeal, gritty pale graininess, cracked pepper, water crackers, Styrofoam, lemon zest, soft mineral metallics, earthen and citric hops, pencil woodiness, and dust. The body is light, and the carbonation is light. Each sip gives wet cream and froth, with decent slurp, smack, pop, and pull. It glugs nicely. The mouth is left watered and satiated, but with a pleasant pucker, and eventual singed astringency across the far back of the hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks well.

Overall, the best thing about Moon Man is his nose. This aspect of it really showcases the five varieties of hops used here, each taking a bit of their own turn in the spotlight, while appreciating the collaboration of the event as well. The flavoring followed well, but lacked a certain punch and zing so favorable to the aroma. This was likely helped along by the lightness of the thing. The feel is exquisitely clean and airy, bordering on thin and watered at times, but saved by the fullness in flavoring. To reiterate what is advertised on the bottle, drink this one fresh. You will get such a different experience. Perhaps that is one detriment, that its longevity is quite low. Either way, we are so happy to have finally sipped back on some New Glarus swill, and we are glad that this tasty offering was our initiation.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of NODAK
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma here is very juicy, fruity, and heavy on the grapefruit. Really, it's about as pungeant as you'd expect an IPA to be, so I am expecting this to be quite a flavorful APA.

Taste doesn't disappoint, although is more restrained in a way I suppose. The grapefruit notes are certainly present without question. There's a bready grain backing it up as well. What's remarkable to me is how there's basically no finish. It's just....clean. Nothing lingers. It's just cut off. Whether or not a person wants a crisp finish will determine if that's favorable or not. I found it incredibly easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of wiseguywood
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Cloudy with a nice amber hue.

Smell: Sweet smelling and floral.

Taste: Very crisp and hoppy, without being overpowering. Simply delightful.

Mouthfeel: Not highly carbonated, feels good on my tongue.

Overall: An extremely excellent pale ale, that I'd recommend to anyone who is looking for an APA and has access to Wisconsin. One of the best ones I've ever tried.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,573 ratings.
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