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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2008
not much to go with, lighty malted with a touch of spice, hops are presence but hardly dominate. a touch of astrigent at the end

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
The aroma is inviting with pine hops, yeast, bread, citrus and maybe a touch of spice. The elements are good but somehow they fail to completely impress. The appearance is deep gold with an orange hue. The head is average. The taste is not as complex as the aroma. It’s got some soapy and astringent bitter elements but mostly it’s got a macro twang to the malt and a touch of citrus. Like the aroma the taste doesn’t work 100%. The palate is thin. Overall it’s better than most macro’s but suffers some of the same problems.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Maple syrup in color and light on carbonation. Very smooth but not all tha hoppy. A nice drinkable simple beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2008
An amber color with a soapy white head. The aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is somewhat sweet with some citrus, caramel, and a biscuit flavor going on. Biggest complaint here is the thin palate but overall not bad for Blue Moon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Clear amber color with a thin quickly disappearing whitish head. Metallic pale malt some citrus and a bit of floral (must be the hibiscus?) and that is about it. Taste is lightly caramel, amber malt, more breadiness and steely aftertaste. Nice cascade hop finish that seems to build after each sip.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Thanks lithy for saving me from having to by a brewpack. But this actually wasn’t that bad. Clear dark golden amber with thin offwhite head. Sweet light malt aroma. Sweet vanilla flavor. Impressive for having the bluemoon name.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
A fantastic new bber from the makers of Blue Moon. Caramel flavors with the usual citris flavor of Blue Moon. Darker amber color with a white to copper head. Smooth start and finish; not as bitter as a lot of pale ales!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Dark amber to copper colored body. The head was slightly off white. The aroma was light orange peels and hazelnuts. A taste of light orange peel was mixed with a little bit of salty leather. There were also some light hints of mango in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Copper color with a large head. Spot on Cascade hop aroma. Slightly grainy flavor. A bit of bitterness. Kind of looses the Cascade. Some caramel and floralness. Much better than I was anticipating.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle. High carbonation and a fairly impressive pour with a one and a half finger white head that lingers and laces surprising well. This could be my favorite of the Blue Moon varieties but that is not saying too much. Most of the seasonal brews are horrible and overpriced. This actually has a good amount of floral hops and a neutral, dry aftertaste. Orange peel is definitely there but the hibiscus?


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