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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to MilkmanDan. Light yellow pour, a little carbonation and a light hop aroma. Flavor was light vegetal herbs, hops and finished light and effervescent. Can see this being an awesome summer beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours a very hazy yellow gold with thick frothy white head. Aroma is a mix of citrus and earthy hay. Flavor is crisp and bready with citrus undertones. Body is creamy yet light with a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
Pours a light golden color with thin white head. Aroma is of a big citrus nose, grapefruit, and light citrus hops. Taste is of citrus hops, light caramel malt, light tea flavor subtle fruit notes. The aroma lends you to think you’re going to be imbibing on a juicy IPA, but everything mellows out upon first sip. I’ve never had a pale ale trick me like this one does. Highly carbonated and very sessionable. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2010
It’s here! Pours a pale golden color with a medium soft white head which fades rather quickly and leaves just a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is honey, light peat earthiness, unsweetened tea, and light citrus hops. Nice and carbonated up front and then smooths out. Tastes of light honey, peat or tea characteristics, and some light citrus and piney hops. Drinkable as all hell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a bright, clear, effervescent golden-yellow color; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with good retention and lacing; very attractive pour. Very pleasant hop aroma, focusing on a mix of earthiness and floral and citrus; the core maltiness is very quiet, while the hopping is very clearly presented, non-astringent, and lovely. Medium body: medium-high carbonation; again, just a lovely, earthy and citrusy hop character plays the major role here; beautifully dry core, just a touch of honeyed maltiness and really slight red apple ester character, if any at all; this is all well-presented hops without any of the lackluster, cloying maltiness that tends to generally be the undoing of a well-hopped, lovely beer. Really solid presentation here, and it certainly does call back images of awesome Midwest pale ales like Two-Hearted and things coming out of Founders. Medium finish of lingering hoppy bitterness (earthy, and minerals actually) and just a touch of cereal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours an interesting light golden amber with some sediment underneath a small bubbly white head that recedes very quickly and leaves no lacing. The aroma is nice and hoppy for a pale ale with lemons initially and a bit of pine resin and flowers as well. There is a bit of frady malts but the hops are dominant. The taste is more earthy and heavier on the floral hops than the aroma. There is a hint of citrus, but it’s definitely secondary to the almost perfume-like floral hops. Again, there are some pale malts but not much. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation, very crisp and clean overall. This is an excellent pale ale and seriously drinkable. I could (and probably would if I had access) drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Crystal clear golden amber with a good sized medium head. Aroma is a load of fresh flowery and citrus hops with some sweet malt. Flavor is juicy citrus and pine resin slightly marred by a heavy earthy overtone. Finish is flowery and malty sweetness with a last kick of spicy pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6504) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a mostly clear gold color with a finger-thick white head. The aroma is awesome; fresh hops, citrus, pine, sweet and pale malts, honey, and not much else. The flavor drops off, hoppy, sweet, malty, and metallic. Some earthy, grassy notes continue throughout. When we were at the NG brewery, they told us this would be replacing the Hop Hearty. Honestly, I like this one more than the Hop Hearty- nicer aroma, slightly better flavor, and just a better balanced beer. I would like them to keep both on, but this would be the winner of the two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Thanks Dan Poured gold with a medium head. Aroma was vegetative herbal hop. Flavour is bright somewhat spicy and leafy hop. some lively fruit and melon tones. Very low malt presence. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3371) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Golden pour with thick white head atop. Aroma of leafy hops, some grass, some musky plants. Flavor is hoppy. Mint hops, grassy hops, leafy hops. Really deep hop profile. And unique. Some pineapple, some melon. A bit of spiciness to the malt. Nice body, good carbonation, and finishes on a spicy hop note. Really impressed with the interesting hops in this one.

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