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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Pale Moon is a drinkable pale ale that has a distinctive hop aroma without the lingering aftertaste. This Belgian-Style Pale Ale is brewed with European malts, Cascade hops, and a touch of hibiscus and orange peel. These ingredients create a rich copper colored ale with a flavor complexity that one would expect from the Blue Moon Brewing Company.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Kind of mellow for the style but not really all that bad. A lighty fruity flavor with some citric hops. A little dry in the finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"pretty good floral hoppy aroma on this otherwise average pale ale. light and refreshing, but not too complex, decent malt balance. maybe just a little light on the palate, but nice and fresh on tap."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-14-2012 at Cap n’ Cork Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN, beer tasting. This bottled beer forms a small tan head that is mostly lasting, golden hazy body, very little carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, citrus hops and fruity. The flavor is malt, fruity and spicy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a different take on this beer’s style and not one that has me raving about it. It is not a "bad" beer. It does not appeal enough to me to want it again. The flavor was somewhat odd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Freebie from my friend Sarah! Thanx Babe! This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a slim foamy to bubbly white head that quickly died to nothing, lacing - uh...what lacing, it wasn’t exactly there. The smell was definitely better as it had a light touch of hibiscus and slight sweet to spicy orange peel. The taste was semi-sweet rolling along the hibiscus and slightly sweet/spicy orange peel. On the palate, this one sat about/at a fairly decent light to medium on the body. Sessionable - definitely, if I wanted to I’d pound these away until the cows came home. Overall, Belgian pale ale? Uh...okay, well, uh...slightly. To me its good, but would I seek it out? Hmmm...probably not, nice to try. Thanks Coors for the tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle: Poured a copper clear color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is sweet bubble gum. Taste is light hops, sweet malts, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a deep golden color with very good clarity. On top the head builds up a light fluffy layer of soapy foam before quickly fading down to a small ring on the top. It is just off white in color and its lacing is very slick and slides down the glass. The aroma has a light sweetness of malt with a hint of citrus and a very slight spicy accent. The main body has an almost honey like sweetness with a slight hint of citrus, mild spices and a fruity melon like thing going on. There are some light hop notes as well that work nicely with the subtle spices. It finishes on the sweet side with a smooth, wet and mellow texture. Its carbonation is soft and its medium gives it an easy drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (2273) - - MAY 20, 2014
From BA review on 2-21-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance –Pours a deeper amber-golden color with a nice billowy off white head. The head fades relatively fast leaving a little bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The nose is quite light. Light caramel and toffee notes are the most prevalent. These are mixed with a little bit of citrus and some spiciness. Taste – Carmel malt with a little bit of roastiness is the first detected. A little bit of sweeter orange citrus comes and mixes with the sweeter malt, although the citrus is quite light. A little bit of citrus bitterness moves in toward the end and takes the taste to its finish. Mouthfeel – The body is light to moderate with a little bit of sharpness. The higher carbonation matches the sharpness well, but neither really complement the taste, and somewhat contend with one another. Overall – This is a rather average brew. Of the Blue Moon varieties this one is likely on the lower end of the scale. It’s OK, but I would take other Blue Moon varieties over this one if given the chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
volantek (20) - - APR 21, 2014
This class and assignment has taught me that I do not like pale ale beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
homebrewgeek (35) - Frederick, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pretty weak of a pale ale..maybe it was an old bottle.was not impressed at all.will not have this one again unless it’s free and nothing else

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. light malt with some citrus hops. a hint of some belgian yeast. eh.

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