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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 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 (3485) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2010
can be bought anywhere in great state of WI....another winner from New Glarus. Not as bitter (which is okay) as NG’s other IPA...Hoppy hop...but still a good one. will definitely buy more....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (2075) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pours golden, slight amber hue, small head. Smells of fresh fruits, peach, lemon, oranges, melon and honey. Crisp honey and lemon taste, isn’t as tasty as aroma would let on. Very refreshing and drinkable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@PilsnerPeters Thanks jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and yellow/pale yellow color. Aroma is crisp lemon/pine, some light malt. Taste is dry/crisp lemon/pine hops bite, some light malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 [Bottle] Pours clear orange with a very small white head. Aroma is citrus--especially grapefruit, slight lemon, along with a soft herbal quality that I can’t quite pinpoint (bay leaves and something else?). Taste is just a slight letdown from the aroma, with the maltiness more prominent and the citrus character definitely taking a back seat. Still solid, just didn’t amaze by any means. Good mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, a very sessionable and enjoyable beer.

Re-rate: Bumping it up a couple of points. Old Rating: 8/3/8/4/16=3.9

Re-rate: After having a number of bottles of this, it is rapidly becoming one of my go-to session beers. The citrus really shines in the taste, and it just is a joy to drink. Great job, New Glarus!

This is definitely one of those beers that never lets me down, and is just as good, if not better, each time I have it. I’m bumping it up a couple of points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, courtesy pantanap. Pours a medium golden color with hundreds of bubbles racing to the top just like champagne to form a small off white head of foam. The head dissipates slowly leaving tiny rings of lace behind. The aroma is very fresh showing notes of fresh grapefruit hops, lemon zest, crisp grains, citrus fruit, and a caramel malt base to add balance. The flavor follows with the fresh grapefruit and grassy hops up front adding nice bitterness and spices to go with some citrus fruit sweetness. The caramel and grain malt add perfect balance between the sweet and the bitterness from the hops. Very clean and refreshing flavor. Light to medium bodied on the mouthfeel with lively carbonation and very easy to drink with a crisp, clean and slightly dry finish. This is a really nice hoppy, pale ale and one I could drink plenty of to help beat this summer heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pours an almost pale yellow with a thin white head. Citrusy aroma with a little caramel malt. Flavor is a bit of hop bite balanced pretty spot on by the malts. Very clean and crisp feel to it. Almost like a well done summer ale, but a little hoppier. Quite surprised by this one. Rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Sampled on draught at both the Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River, and Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear golden pale yellow colored brew with a creamy and fast dissolving white head. Aroma of fruity golden grain malt, some vanilla, floral hops and a touch of citrus. Taste is mildly grapefruity bitter, some golden grain malt and a touch of dark pitted fruit. Finish is semi-dry, citrus aftertaste with a short lived and sharp bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy goldenrod color. Aroma is a strong, grapefruity hops. Flavor is a lot of grapefruit and hops up front, with a smooth, malty finish. Palate is a bit on the thin side. Overall, a great pale ale. I enjoy this one quite a bit!

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