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
Ranking:
#1,985
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
2,650
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 2,650 |  Reviews: 531
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled date of

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and brilliant gold in color with a white near finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds sitting atop. No lacing.

Smell - Mellow, tropical hop aroma. Peach, passionfruit and hints of citrus.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mild hoppy flavor that hints at peach, passionfruit, citrus and hints of spice. Faint white bread malt. Flavors fade quickly, leaving a slightly watery impression.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low, tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker turns a bit watery in the finish.

Overall - Session beers, sigh. Such a tease. What could have been an amazing pale instead is just a reminder of what it could have been.

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Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: slightly hazy light amber color with good 1-2 finger head with some lacing
Smell: nice fruity hops aroma. They say no coast but seems pretty west coast style to me.
Taste: excellent, just enough alcohol to enjoy. So many of the session IPA’s are so bitter. This one isn’t .
Feel: when I’m in Wisconsin I look for this beer. Drink it if you can!

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samputnam14
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brent_B
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jchanley
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basaywhat
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head and thin lacing. Aromas of mild citrus hops, bread, and malt. Not very bitter, slightly sweet.

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Photo of sholbert
3.11/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Kegger37
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LT630
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Superb drinker, with bright but subtle fruit, primarily citrus, a hint of pine, and a solid but non-intrusive malt base of cracker. A bit of spice and just enough heft, but it is the controlled nose and flavor that set this APA apart.

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Photo of thenameisjohn
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Traderjohn1968
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth citrus flavors. Respectable effort. Wisconsin's best answer to Zombie Dust.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No specs or ingredients per the website or bottle. Brewed with 5 different hops. Pours out to a brilliantly clear medium golden, forming a tall white poofy head with amazing retention and lacing owing in parts to its brisk carbonation, ~3.0-3.25 or so. The nose is of tropical juicy hops. No pine, no resin, no cat, no MJ, think American C variety. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied, clean, refreshing, easy drinking. Taste is good, an interesting note of wintergreen in the aftertaste, clean and simple pale malt character without much complexity. A distant kiwi fruit in aftertaste. No off flavors, no off aromas. Well fermented. Bitterness is medium.

A nice solid easy to drink run of the mill American pale ale. Worth trying. It's not really complex or a hop bomb, but I'd argue pale ales shouldn't be.

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Photo of porters4life
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Moderately strong citrus-dominated aroma. Clear pale gold, 1/2 inch thick only slightly off-white head, leaving plenty of lacing. Moderate amount of visible bubbles. Thick and smooth mouth feel for the style. Very slight initial bittering that quickly fades away. The flavor is mostly from the hops, and is a very nice orange juice citrus; not bitter acid citrus like many have. Very mild and smooth contribution from the malts. The aftertaste is juicy orange fading nicely inviting another drink. Absolutely wonderful. This one might cause me to drive to Hudson more often!

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Photo of tpeters
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased 8/17/17 in Wisconsin (and nowhere else). Poured into Teku glass.

L: Clear amber. 2F head with decent retention, some lacing, and a cap and ring.

S: Nice grapefruit and lemon notes and light cracker malts.

T: Generally follows nose. Hops are more reserved and rounded rather than in your face. Malts there. Finish very slightly bitter.

F: Light to medium body, a little heavier maybe than it should be. Moderately carbonated. Fairly crisp and refreshing.

O: Good session ale.

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Photo of Toynk
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperfectclark
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pleasant surprise... I appreciate there are still "American Pale Ales" out there, not just "Session IPA's" (silly, no?)

Nice look, lacing, and body on this. Hops are modest, but perhap I've just had my taste buds obliterated by the heavy-handed IPAs that modern microbreweries feel obligated to make (...and give scary, threatening names).

Best pale ale I've had in the central time zone. New Glarus takes care to do their beers right, seeming to have the magic touch. Any brewery that can make great spontaneously-/open-fermented fruit sours AND a good IPA*??? That's Bo Jackson shit.

*Mikkeller doesn't count. If I have to explain, you're on the wrong site. Google "rate beer"

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Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,650 ratings