nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade.
Pours a bright clear golden-copper color with a two-finger frothy white head.
Aroma is great and hoppy - mainly citrusy - with some bready malts in the background.
Flavor is also nice and hoppy, although not quite enough so to push this into IPA territory. Grapefruit, pine, and herbal notes along with bready malt and slight graininess.
Palate is pretty much what you want for this style. Medium-bodied and somewhat clean and crisp.
Overall, this is a nicely done American Pale Ale. About up to what Iíd expect from New Glarus. Drinkable.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of crackers, earthiness and grapefruit rind. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, earthiness and citrus with a smooth lingering citrus finish.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Badbeer. Good beer. Pours hazy, pale orange with a thin fizzy white head and specks of lace. Smells bright and crisp, clean citrus hoppy. Slight must. Tastes bright and citrusy hoppy, pretty clean with just a hint of must. Light body, good carbonation.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden yellow, loose white foam. Aroma is hoppy, pine, spicy, herbal hops, light sweetness to hold it up. Taste is more caramel, spicy hops, citrus, and light bitter finish.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
trade via jojodndma
After sampling the 3F Alpha King, I was rather curious to see if another APA could raise the bar any higher. Moon Man goes right along with all the great beers that come out of NG.
pours golden, white head.
aroma, citrus, lemongrass, spruce and pine hops.
flavors, grainy, bready malts, light bitter hops, touch of citrus and grapefruit with a lingering cereal finish. Light toasted malts.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep blonde color with a good head and good lace. The aroma is nice sticky pine sap and some citrus, basically a bunch of fresh fruity hops. The flavor follows with that tropical fruit hoppiness featuring the mango and the citrus and the like. The bitterness is well controlled but certainly noticeable (thankfully). This is a very simple but masterfully well done APA.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a vibrant copper color with a nice two-finger tall white head and average to above average lacing. The aroma was loaded with fresh oranges and sticky pine. The flavor was very well balanced, with pine and citrus hops on top of a nice bit of malt. Medium bodied, well carbonated. A really good example.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, in a big way. All the nice nuances and flavors of a good IPA with just a little less bite. Very pleasant flavor with mild hops..a little softer than FFF Alpha King for example.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from phaleslu. Consumed while watching the movie moon. Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of bright, fresh, citrusy hops. grapefruits, tropical fruits, tight. wow. nice, fresh, pine and grapefruit in the aroma. A very hop forward pale ale. very clean. very refreshing and good. awesome beer. Surprised me. big winner. The kinda light hoppy, fresh beer i want to see more of. I MOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooN
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #346. Tasted 5/3/10. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. Brainy off white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit and candy citrus. Wonderfully inviting nose! Medium bodied with a bright palate and highly sessionable. Crisp with a fresh green hop character. Straight forward palate but with a very nice underplayed complexity. Lighter malts and brighter hops make this a wonderful summer sipper. Fresh and bitter hops with flavors of pine and grapefruit. Easy!