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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2010
12oz bottle from New Glarus brewery. Poured clear and golden with nice floral and piney hop notes. Aroma was more present than the taste citrus, grass, and other tropical flavors. Minimal bitterness that lingered a bit. I wish I would have had this on a hot summer afternoon. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at their oktoberfest celebration at the brewery. ..Aroma is very hoppy and notes of pineapple. The appearance is clear, light color, and a dash of amber app. There is no malt, but heavy hop presnsence. Aftertaste is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Touch of pineapple on the palate. Resembles an IPA in all respects. Great name for the brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by resiny hops. Flat dry malt flavor with a hint of bitter. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Just not what I hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. Translucent straw-orange body, medium tight off-white head. Soapy, grassy hops nose with citrus notes. Nice spicy hops body, floral and piny, with biscuity malts and a biting, bitter finish. Clean and assertive, a tasty session pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 On draught at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. This brew is a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates to a film steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Mild hops and sweet malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Decent APA overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is fresh citrus rinds with some zesty grass, resins, tropical fruits, and florals that all blend nicely with a sweeter pale malt backing and a touch of caramel and honey. Flavor doesn’t give off that same feel, but is still fresh and zesty. Hoppy with a mix of grass and florals. Some citrus, more distinct grapefruit, a bit of lemon, and a hint of tropical fruit. Malts are nice with a light, pale sweetness and a touch of caramel. Finishes mostly dry with some juicy citrus, light resins, grass, and a light floral malt sweetness that gives of a medium-light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nicely done pale ale. Well balanced with a good amount of hops and a pleasant, light malt sweetness. Really quaffable, fresh, and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlyRaes (11) - Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Smells of piney floral hops, with a note of peach in the back. It’s very light colored and a good take on an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Notes from June 06, 2010 12 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison, 6-pack for $6.99. Ar: I couldn’t ask for more in an APA. Huge fruity floral nose with tropical fruit (guava) notes. Ap: Pours a pale copper/straw with a modest 3/4" head that recedes rather quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lace. T: Nice fruity nose on this with a little bit of piney/floral hops on the finish. P: A bit thin, but not necessarily a bad thing in an APA like this. This is a wonderful session beer, and a great change of pace from West Coast pales. Rerate. Yeah, it’s still freakin’ delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a golden amber color with a slight haze to it. Dense white head and good looking lacing. A solid hoppy nose includes lots of citrus and some other fresh fruits. Moderate hop bitterness throughout in the taste. Also some biscuit and juniper. Great mouthfeel and palate. A well made and very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Tasted from bottle purchased at Discount Liquors. Pours clear light orange with a thick white head that displays excellent retention. The nose is a great blend of caramelized bread malt, orange peel hops bitterness, and just a hint of yeastiness as well. The flavor is dominated by orange. Everything from orange peel to fresh orange juice comes through beautifully. There is also the addition of caramelized malt and some good bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is light with lively carbonation and a light but long bitter orange finish.

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