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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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4578) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9265) - 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?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2008
this beer did nothing for me. At least the conversation was good. It is drinkable but I will skip this next time I have a choice. Just kinds boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Had this on tap. Darker red color with an off white head. Lots of carbonation. The aroma is nice and hoppy. Hoppy flavor with some biscuit malt and bit of a twang from the yeast. Medium body, sprite, with a dry finish. I thought this was a fairly good beer. I’d certainly drink it again.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3946) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3192) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2008

8/22/2008: Pale Moon has a pale amber-golden color with a tight beige head that actually sticks around for quite some time. This beer is clean and clear with a moderate to generous amount of carbonation and some lacing on the inside of the glass. The aroma actually has some fresh floral hoppiness bundled with an underlying lightly toffee maltiness. The flavor has some biscuit malt and light toffee quality along with a dry finish that presents some floral and lightly citrusy Cascade hop flavors. The bitterness is mild to moderate, but that’s fine for a pale ale. As far as the palate goes, this beer has a medium-light body and an average mouthfeel. Not great, but better than expected for a macro-ish beer. I was not really satisfied with the first beer I had from the 6-pack. I have given two away, drank one from the bottle (decent), and then poured the final two into the special Samuel Adams Boston Lager pint glass which really seems to influence this beer nicely. I actually enjoy the Blue Moon Belgian White quite a bit during the Summer and on tap, but have been unimpressed by the other recent Blue Moon offerings. However, I think that Pale Moon is a good step in the right direction. This is a beer that I may actually drink if they bring the price down from $8.49+tax/6-pack to something more reasonable since I can get MUCH better beer for that price!

12 fl. oz. bottle (5.4% Alc. by Vol.; OCT1208 12321NA) from the Pour House Bottle Shop in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #22 for this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
(Draught, labeled as Ebb Tide) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, florals, grass, and toasted grain. Flavor of floral, grassy hops, caramel malt, and orange peel with a mild bitterness in the finish.

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