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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. Don’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle pours a clear light orange yellow with a small white head and persistent wispy lacing. Up front soapy hop aroma and very pale malts. Flavor is mostly a hop vehicle but the light malts are a tad sweet and they balance well. Moderate carbonation and a little grassy on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1892) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Grabbed a single 12 oz bottle, but wish I’d gotten a six-pack. Big time malt backbone. Balanced almost perfectly by the hops in the flavor. Medium-bodied and full-flavored. Excellent pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
12 oz bottle, by the case. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. Nose of citrus and gumball hops - sweet and interesting. Citrus gumball candy flavors with some pine and herbal hops. Slight bitterness. Overall so easily drinkable. I could drink this all day. 8/4/8/3/16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
rating from memory. multiple samples via bottle as well as full pours off the tap at the hilltop brewery.... pours a sem-hazy golden yellow brown with a fluffy white head.... aroma of grass, citrus, and bready malt... flavors are a continuation of the same. extremely quaffable although not too complicated. just a well done american pale with a nice hop profile backed up by some bready malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
12 oz bottle from the brewery (New Glarus, WI) enjoyed while catching up on some GTMW ratings and a blogpost. Pours a glowing golden straw, a bit dulled, but decent haze, lively carbonation. A large offwhite head dies to a decent layer, laces well. Aromas are a nice melange of gumball, lemon rind, grapefruit, grass, with pale and bready malts beneath, crisp cereal grains. Amarillo hops, sweeter gumball with orange and lemon, crisp grains. Fresh though. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a nice bite of bitterness, pine and florals, moves into flavorful citrus and grass, lemon rind and orange, gumball, pale and bready malts, crackers, cereal grains, cheerios. Soapiness, a touch of metal. The bitterness gives a bit, but recedes into flavorful citrus, grass, and gumball. Amarillo, touch of soap, dry and sweet mesh finish. A nice APA, flavorful, moving into a bit of sweetness, but stilll well balanced and flavorful hops provide some depth with grapefruit making it’s appearance down the line. Nice. Bitterness is quite striking for a smaller beer. Cheers to Dan & Co.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle… Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is quite nice – biscuit accompanied by a musky blend of hops. Medium-bodied and watery with middle-of-the-road carbonation. Well-balanced flavor. Thin and grassy. Short, crisp, neat finish. Bottle courtesy of otakuden!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (336) - USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a clear orange with about a finger of stark white, slowly dissipating head. Lots of great floral hops in the nose. A lighter hop taste than I would expect, but surprisingly deep. Some light citrus starts out, as it builds into a nice sweetness that fades into hop bitterness. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (498) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Golden pour. If you drink it with food it will taste different than by itself, which, in my opinion that’s the best way to have it. On its own there’s a mild hoppiness with a fresh grassiness. Very, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2162) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Super APA. Heavy citrus, some pine in nose, not a lot of malt qualities in nose. But plenty in the palate, dough, biscuits, + citrus + pine, really nice balance, tasty. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Pours a nice clear yellow. Medium white head. Very light roasted aroma. Tangy and bitter taste. Very dry finish

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