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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (396) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with 1 finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Very light nose with toasted malt and pine and a little grapefruit hops. Mildly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Medium finish that is clean at the end with primarily mild bitter predominance. Very drinkable, not very hoppy, but that was what they were going for. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1882) - 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 (101) - 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 (853) - 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 (467) - - 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 (1758) - 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 (1955) - 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 (786) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Starts with a nice citrus hop aroma, pours a clear golden with a full white head. Tropical fruit hop notes dominate the flavor, with a touch of biscuit malts. Lingering tropical fruit finish, with a little less bitterness then I was expecting. Light bodied and easy drinking, a nice go to beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Mostly clear golden orange color. Nice thin bit of white head, especially for a taster. Great retention. Medium body. Smooth, kind of creamy, light crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick in the finish. Great texture. Smooth and soft. Nice citrus hop, light pepper, some grapefruit, clean bready malt, lightly toasty. Moderate bitter taste, more dry finish, light sweet. Pretty impressive, tasty, balanced and full-bodied session IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbnguy (5) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Wonderful citrus aroma. Taste some pine and grapefruit. Very well balanced and my favorite from New Glarus.

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