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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Re-rating. It deserves an upgrade from my already positive review. Pours a medium, slightly cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine. The citrus really comes through in the taste. Definite grapefruit character. A fresh bright taste, fruity but not too sweet. Goes down with a pleasant hoppy kick. As with other good pale ales, I really enjoy the hoppy nasal linger. Great beer! My personal favorite from New Glarus.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmoen (288) - - JUL 22, 2016
A-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Very tasty, crisp and low bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4460) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, sampled a few minutes out of the fridge in a New Glarus pils glass. Clear golden-amber, largish billowy lasting off-white head, a bit of foamy residue left behind...big grapefruit-orange aroma, juicy and a bit spicy with a hint of coriander, of pepper, of lavender...expert crafting is apparent in the moderately sweet, lightly dry body, light-to-medium-bodied and faintly syrupy, very juicy with a hint of woody and burnt/smoky character towards the finish...light, tingly hop notes throughout remind you that this is very much a pale ale, nowhere close to an IPA - nor is it trying to be. Eminently quaffable, and likely my favorite reasonably-priced session beer that I can get anywhere since I’ve been back in Wisconsin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2016
12 oz. Bottle from Brewery. Good dose of citrus on the nose. Good white head and dark golden body. Good citrus flavor that turns little sticky citrus flavors lingers on the palate. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2246) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Really tasty crisp pale ale. Bright, some citrus. Mild bitterness on the finish. Easy drinking. Great six pack beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2016
A nice low gravity pale ale. This isn't a IPA. It's a perfect balance of hop and light grain. Crisp fresh enjoyable. Nice head that fades to a lingering thin. Passion fruit and some honey dew. Subtle melon flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (274) - - FEB 21, 2016
Bottled. Has a clear orangy color. Light body. Has a light citrus taste. Very light but flavorable. Citrus (orangy and gratefruit). Excellent pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale gold with white head and minimal lacing. Citrus and pine aroma. Caramel and bready sweetness and with citrus and pine bitterness. Fine carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Purchased a six pack of this at a local gas station. Poured into a pint glass. This pours a golden hue with a moderate head and a bit of lacing. The scent of this beer reminds me of citrus and pine. Taste wise this beer is phenomenal. Hints of grapefruit and pine are noticeable with just a bit of hop bitterness. This beer goes down extremely well too. Yet another winner from New Glarus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Wisconsin Dells. Reference level gold appearance. Balanced pepper and caramel aroma. Sweet, a bit watery, then a long peppery finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4468) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/22/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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