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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@PilsnerPeters Thanks jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and yellow/pale yellow color. Aroma is crisp lemon/pine, some light malt. Taste is dry/crisp lemon/pine hops bite, some light malt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 [Bottle] Pours clear orange with a very small white head. Aroma is citrus--especially grapefruit, slight lemon, along with a soft herbal quality that I canít quite pinpoint (bay leaves and something else?). Taste is just a slight letdown from the aroma, with the maltiness more prominent and the citrus character definitely taking a back seat. Still solid, just didnít amaze by any means. Good mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, a very sessionable and enjoyable beer.

Re-rate: Bumping it up a couple of points. Old Rating: 8/3/8/4/16=3.9

Re-rate: After having a number of bottles of this, it is rapidly becoming one of my go-to session beers. The citrus really shines in the taste, and it just is a joy to drink. Great job, New Glarus!

This is definitely one of those beers that never lets me down, and is just as good, if not better, each time I have it. Iím bumping it up a couple of points.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, courtesy pantanap. Pours a medium golden color with hundreds of bubbles racing to the top just like champagne to form a small off white head of foam. The head dissipates slowly leaving tiny rings of lace behind. The aroma is very fresh showing notes of fresh grapefruit hops, lemon zest, crisp grains, citrus fruit, and a caramel malt base to add balance. The flavor follows with the fresh grapefruit and grassy hops up front adding nice bitterness and spices to go with some citrus fruit sweetness. The caramel and grain malt add perfect balance between the sweet and the bitterness from the hops. Very clean and refreshing flavor. Light to medium bodied on the mouthfeel with lively carbonation and very easy to drink with a crisp, clean and slightly dry finish. This is a really nice hoppy, pale ale and one I could drink plenty of to help beat this summer heat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pours an almost pale yellow with a thin white head. Citrusy aroma with a little caramel malt. Flavor is a bit of hop bite balanced pretty spot on by the malts. Very clean and crisp feel to it. Almost like a well done summer ale, but a little hoppier. Quite surprised by this one. Rather enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Sampled on draught at both the Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River, and Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear golden pale yellow colored brew with a creamy and fast dissolving white head. Aroma of fruity golden grain malt, some vanilla, floral hops and a touch of citrus. Taste is mildly grapefruity bitter, some golden grain malt and a touch of dark pitted fruit. Finish is semi-dry, citrus aftertaste with a short lived and sharp bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (229) - Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy goldenrod color. Aroma is a strong, grapefruity hops. Flavor is a lot of grapefruit and hops up front, with a smooth, malty finish. Palate is a bit on the thin side. Overall, a great pale ale. I enjoy this one quite a bit!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
12oz. bottle. Seemingly hundreds of streams, each carrying hundreds of bubbles, streak upwards through the medium golden body, pooling into a thin but lasting cap of off-white foam. Tissue-thin sheets of lacing flare outward at their upper edge, coating a good portion of my pint glass. The first whiff gives notes of bright, crisp grapefruit and lemon hops, hinting also at tart white berries and perhaps some fresh green grass. Not to be outdone, lightly sweet, semi-dry grain and caramel malt are there for supreme balance. Flavors are just as well constructed, perhaps even a little more acutely balanced as some of the peppery edge of the grapefruit-grass hops is soothed by more caramelized grain malt. Clean as can be, there are no off notes anywhere in this brew. Those aforementioned micro-bubbles glide effortlessly over the tongue, pushing their way through the moderately statured, smooth, lightly drying body with ease. I could, and would, happily drink mass quantities of this stuff. This is a great hoppy session pale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Aroma of minor citrus, and heavy hops. Flavor is initially light, citrusy and refreshing, but the hops sink in after a second. A tad hoppy for a pale ale, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeterís RBSG. Awesome aroma of citrus, flowers. The appearance is clear, light gold. The flavor is a nice grapefruit, some caramel. The body is thin to medium. Grapefruit hoppy finish. Very nice, very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
12oz bottle, no date from badbeer. Clear medium gold with a well-retained one and a half finger off-white head. Fruity berries and citrus rind hops in the nose with some light biscuity hops behind. Flavor is much the same with the addition of some earthy hop notes. Bitterness peaked at a 5 in the dry finish. Less berries noted until the end. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good.


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