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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours clear gold with a 2 finger creamy whited head that has decent retention. Aroma is bright citrus, underripe berries, sweet caramel a little biscuit, toast and a hint of grass. Flavor is caramel, sweet malt, a little biscuit, grain, mineral water, enough citrus and floral hops to balance it out (and a little pine), tart underripe berry like notes near the finish with lightly bitter citrus and a biscuit, grain and mineral fade. Palate is light bodied, super crisp and clean with a pillowy moderate srength carbonation. An interesting beer, to me the mineral notes seem as much the "backbone" as the malt, coupled with the playful hop character and light, crisp, slightly dry feel make it a great little quencher. One hell of a great lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of CanIHave4Beers. Pours clear deep golden with bubbly white head. Nose shows grapefruit rind, spicy hops, and resin. Some sweetness, which comes out more in the taste with some sweet biscuit malt. Balanced and tasty, though a bit thin. Refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johngiolas (18) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Very fresh & citrusy, with some herbs and grapefruit. Hop finish refreshing and crisp rather than overtly bitter like, say, 90 minute. Great American Pale Ale--perhaps my overall favorite of this variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Really nice herbal hoppy aroma here. Grapefruit, orange peel, little pine, smells somewhat west coast like. Golden color, tight white head, thin lacing. Refreshing hop bite up front; herbs, flowers, grass, light pine, then finishes a bit empty. Mild bitterness and overall a little thin. Thought it was going to be a bit more hoppy based on the aroma but this is still a solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
5 ounce sample from the bottle at the Davis Community Beerfest. Aroma is sweet, sticky, with some moderately hempy hops and some orange citrus hop notes. Some floral undertones are also in there. Transparent golden body with a frothy white head that leaves really good lacing. Some spicy, piney hop flavors to start before a little biscuit malts come through. Floral light better hop finish. Thin and lacks body. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head and a banana aroma. There is a hearty and sweet caramel malt flavor with a bitter anise finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle at the Sudwerks beerfest. Pours light gold with a large creamy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Med minus body; light carbonation. Flavor is lightly citrus/fruity over smooth mild caramel. Mild bitter finish. Refresing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JUN 3, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Jason
Appearance: Clear straw/yellow with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus and flower hops smell great
Taste: Citrus, flowery, pale malts with some hop bitterness in the finish
Very nice APA. Crisp, clean and refreshing, easy drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vir4030 (530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Pours up a nice golden ale with a frothy head. Smells like a kinda fruity hop. Tastes kinda bitter, not really a flavor I like, but pretty mild. Not really my kind of beer. Revisited on 4/24/11 and added a few points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2010 (bottle) Pours out a hazy light gold with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit zest, grass clippings, lychee fruit (at least in the first bottle), lime zest, unripe kiwi, honeydew, and is herbal and earthy which creates an aroma that I can only describe as being musty fruitiness. Very unique scent here. Actually, not so unique, as it smells like Diet Lipton Citrus Green Tea (if you have some on hand, compare) Taste is full of similar flavors with honeydew melon, light caramel sweetness, and orange zest that rounds out to a nice bitter finish of leafy, tea-like hops. My only quip with this beer is that it tones down the bready character I normally pick up and enjoy in pale ales, but since this one is so unique I’ll give it a pass. On further inspection the yeast pour accentuates the bread character. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained which makes it supremely sessionable. Decent beer.

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