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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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. Donít 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden orange color. A one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell was awesome. Pure light spicy infused sweet citrus blend to bitter pine tones, full and graceful under my nose. The taste was superb as it had the spice combine awesome with the sweet subtly to lead to a semi-wet citrus/dry piney aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still good for its style and for me. This one was definitely sessionable and would be exceptional with its respected food. Overall, I say this was an exceptional APA that Iím so glad to have tried.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle pours gold with a thick, persistent head. Baked lemon bread on the nose, soft hops on the palate and marshmallow mouthfeel. Overall, a soft, lemony, flavorful non-bitter PA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosskyle (22) - - MAR 14, 2015
Smell and taste very hoppy. Meets expectations of a good pale ale. Appearance is golden and clear. Very clean taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (339) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours hazy golden-orange in color. Impressive white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, biscuit, floral hops. Taste is mildly sweet upfront with a subtle butter finish. Very clean. Medium body, medium texture, average carbonation, crisp finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
In fairness, it might have been old. MI is not their usual distribution. Bland pale ale. Many MI APAs are better.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured two bottles gently into 24oz mug. Nice sweet smell to this one. Hazy gold pour, translucent with steady carbonation though very minimal head. Taste is hops and grapefruit, mild bitter finish. Good APA with a smooth and sudsy mouth feel. I could imagine this one being a staple of theirs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit, resin and grass. Taste is malts, caramel and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (706) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 12 oz bottle accidentally aged 4 months, poured into a pint glass. The aromas are a pleasant and bright combination of floral, lemon, bread crust, coriander, and pine with a mellow touch of caramel. Itís a slightly hazy, effervescent pale yellow-orange with a rocky, sudsy, and frothy white head that retains quite a bit of creamy head and leaves abundant tight-webbed lace. Itís taste is a medium bitter (flirting with medium high) and a medium sweetness as a secondary note. Itís oily with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body is full of bittersweet citrus notes starting juicy sweet and caramel notes, and finishing crisp, citrus bitter and pine-like. Itís clean and slightly astringent with slightly dry, bitter citrus aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Fruity sweet aroma. Light fruity flavor. Easy to drink and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 21, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled september 16, 2014.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is biscuit, honey, grapefruit and pine. Taste is medium sweet biscuit with a smooth light to medium bitterness, finish is soft bitter with grass and pine notes. Smooth, medium bodied, soft carbonation.


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