Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,538 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:
2,538
Reviews:
513
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
266
Gots:
605
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,538 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of mooseisloose
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love to see this no coast let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a fresh citrus waft. Pours to a bright orange with a bright white head. On the taste this brew is a moon shot indeed. Super fresh citrus with a mild hop bite. The middle has nice malt backbone. This has to be the most refreshing pale ale I have ever dranken. Great job.

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Photo of ajreds11
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tharper178
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hertz99
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sunilmallya
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDGreenB
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very clean from nose to aftertaste. Crisp orange peel and light hops at the nose, this APA has a lovely malty warmth that I personally haven't encountered in many pale ales. The mouth feel is crisp, and the aftertaste is clean, not bitter at all.

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

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

Photo of Lorihall1
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-08-26 in Columbia, PA from a fresh 12oz bottle.

A - Clear golden-orange with a 2-finger pillowy-white head and good lace.

S - Orange, mild pineapple, very mild dank, touch of malt. Pleasant but not real strong.

T - Much like the aroma with a focus on orange flesh, mint, biscuit with a touch of caramel and herbal tea. Very moderate bitterness. Extremely well balanced even in the aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Pretty smooth with just a hint of prickle.

O - An easy-drinkin' pale ale. Good flavors. Won't knock your socks off but sometimes, beautiful balance is all you need.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you bstyle for this
12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, some light fruits, slightly piney/floral, biscuty malt backbone.

T- Citrus, hints of tropical fruits, light fruits, slightly sweet biscuty malt backbone, some floral hops.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A very easy drinking pale ale, great balance of malts and hops.

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Junior
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one I would have again.

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Photo of MurphDog14
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My local, in-person trader, tone77, brought one of these back for me from a recent work trip. Yeah, it may be another bottle, but there are times when I will make allowances and this is one of them.

From the bottle: "Moon Man is a seriously cool cat. Always comfortable in his own skin, he never tries too hard. So cool we named our 'no coast' pale ale after him. 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, just be. [undersigned] Daniel & Deborah Carey".

I Pop!ped the cap & as soon as I did so, I began to get some mild foaming through the neck. I decided to begin pouring it, albeit more softly than usual. The head still came foaming up like a puppy, eager to greet its master. I watched as it settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, tawny head before it finally gave up the ghost. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like someone swept the base of a pine forest into my glass! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was completely unexpected. It mixed tropical fruit flavors of mango, papaya and passion fruit with a bready maltiness to create a fruity, biscuity beer that was really pleasant. I ripped through it so quickly that it brought a tear to my eye. I do not expect to be in the Midwest until late-winter/early-spring 2017 & I have no prospects for getting more. Finish landed in that nether-realm between semi-sweet & semi-dry. The interplay between the hops & the malt was just too tough to lay my finger upon one or the other. Thanks to my local, in-person trader for dropping this off for me.

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Photo of j-rod18
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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