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RATINGS: 588   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Clear amber, with a loose white head. Very malty aroma for a pale ale. Some hop notes in the aroma. Medium body and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Very nice pale. Pours a dark gold, creamy white head that lingers. Fresh hop, grassy aroma. Rich, creamy body, good malt backbone and a good dose of floral hop and pine flavors. Good summer ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2010
draft at the brewery and several bottles later...this one pours a clear very light golden with white head. a really nice hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, grapefruit, and piney goodness. flavors achieve that great hoppy balance and simple clean malt profile, very drinkable with good citrus, grapefruit, and melon hop notes. at times I wish it was a little smaller, like 4 or 4.5 which would probably cut down the sweet finish that comes out sometimes with this. this is a really nice beer and proves that a brewery doesn’t have to do anything too shocking to make a great beer seemingly like they’ve been brewing it all along. Well done, New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2010
12oz bottle pours a crystal clear yellow with one ring of white head. Nose has lemons, must, pollen, a little resinous too. Flavor is sweet, honey, resinous hops, lemon zest, herbs. Finish is medium bodied and lightly bitter. Great marriage of hops and lager techniques. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
From the bottle, pours a hazy pale yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is sweetly citrusy and grassy hops. Taste is a bit more watery than I expected, but a sound flavor like it smells. Very light, very drinkable. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Poured golden but not as deep in amber as other APA’s I’ve had with a nose of light grapefruit,floral,and spruce in the hop profile and a pale malted grain taste reminds me of a lighter version of alpha king or dales ale but I do like it I think it would make a great session beer, clean crisp and refreshing, not at all extrem true to the brewers colors for his seasonal line-ups

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
This one poured a dark amber color as expected with short lived head and a residual lacing. The malt was VERY biscuity with almost a roast thing going on. The hops were resinous as I would expect from an APA. Nothing real special. Just a well made session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a pillowy spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh grapefruity hoppy nose with some soft pale malty undertones. Starts with good fullness for the style and a mild light malty sweetness with a touch of toasty crystal malt well-balanced with a juicy resiny citrus hop flavor before a clean and refreshing finish. An enjoyable and refreshing session pale ale that goes great with the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
A light hazy gold color with a smallish white head. A mild floral citrus aroma. Taste is mild citrus and is very crisp. A nice session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz bottle
I wish I had picked up more than one bottle of this when I had the chance. Now that I have run out I find myself wishing for a beer like this on a humid summer afternoon. This is perfect is almost every way and probably one of the best pale ales that I have ever tried. Once again the Careys have hit it out of the park. Beg or borrow some of this if you are not within driving distance of Wisconsin. Otherwise hop in your car for a road trip.

Aroma / Appearance - Transparent and carbonated the amber body glows with a heavenly tint. Pillowy thick white tiers of foam bob like icing before settling down after a few minutes. Lemongrass, grapefruit, and pears along with the laid back hops give this presence but not so much it fatigues the senses after you finish the bottle.

Flavor / Palate - Carbonated with a mixture of lemons, pears, grapefruit, and shavings from recently dropped pine cones create a smooth and creamy texture across the tongue. Bubbly and sweet like a lemon sorbet the mouthfeel is consistent throughout the entire pour. The bitter finish is like chewing on a pine cone without the gritty aftertaste. Despite my higher expectations this one still blew me away.

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