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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (527) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
From a bottle. Aroma is grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit and a little bit of bright bitterness. Not much depth. Quite acidic. Not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1827) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
bottle brought back from the brewery from my pal magen, thanks! pale yellow oiur with white head, nioce pine hoppy aroma, taste is light hopps, pibe, joy, awesone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (463) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Thanks Frank. Pours a cloudy golden color with a lasting head throughout. A mild, faint malty aroma with a bit of pine. This beer was a tad off putting for me at first but it grew a ton as I went through it. Really dense pale ale with a creamy, hop filled finish. Will definitely try this one again. Overall, good beer here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
I’ve been drinking Spotted Cow for years but only recently have I tried other New Glarus varieties. Moon Man is amongst my new favorities. For an IPA it has just the right amount of bitterness. If you find your way to Wisconsin then give this a try, you won’t be disappointed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle shared by Eric. Aroma is zesty citrus and ripe flowers. Pours light blonde with nice fizz and a small fizzy head. Taste is lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and a light thanksgiving biscuit. Mouthfeel is zesty, zippy and clean. Nice pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (107) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle gift from a neighbors visit back home in Wisconsin. The aroma consists of light orange, peach, lemon, and a touch of grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus with just a hint of peach, the finish has light grapefruit with a touch of lemon/lemon peel. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this pale ale is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Got this in a recent BIF package. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint.

A - Pours pale yellow with a nice fluffy half finger white head, dissipating to a light film, leaving light, spotty, lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of citric hops up front, bordering on fruit like. Some lemon zest and a bit of grapefruit come thru as it begins to warm. A touch of caramel sweetness helps keep things balanced. A very floral, clean, APA.

T - Flavors are much more balanced compared to the nose. Still plenty of citrus hops up front with more caramel malt and breadiness coming thru toward the middle. A touch too dry in the finish for my liking. I really liked this one but it was nothing earth shattering.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry finish with a lingering mix of hop bitterness and some breadiness.

D - Pretty high. Being only 5% I could have quite a few too many of these if it weren’t for the dryness as I think it would get to me over time. Still a very nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (483) - - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at New Glarus. Pours a clear hazy golden yellow with white head that fades to moderate lacing and edge head. Aroma is mild - floral hop presence with not much in way of bitterness. Also a slight fruity presence, tropical fruit including banana and pineapple. Flavor is simple and pleasant - hop presence, a bready yeast note, slight fruit sweetness, and a certain light spiciness due to bright carbonation. Overall delicious and quenching with alcohol well-masked. I wouldn’t normally seek out such a subdued beer, but I have to say that this is very well done. Medium bodied, active carbonation and sweet ale yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1769) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
A wonderful pale ale. A citrus bomb. Great orange and tangerine aromas and flavors. hints of tropical fruit too. Just enough of a malt backbone to balance the flavors. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Mike. Clear, bright gold pour with a small foamy head that fades to a messy film. Aroma is pretty complex for an APA. Flowers, peaches, pineapple, oranges, and biscuits. Taste is very well balanced. Light bitterness, light sweetness. Pineapple, peaches and flowers show up the most. Touch of pine and sweet malt in the finish. Medium to full body. Nice mouthfeel. Really good APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (801) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and malt aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation with a floral hop finish.

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