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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. Donít 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (512) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pale orange in color with white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Medium bitterness with some light sweetness. Malt has a bready aroma. Finishes bitter with a light body. An interesting and solid simple pale ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1628) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
In fairness, it might have been old. MI is not their usual distribution. Bland pale ale. Many MI APAs are better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VeinAle (63) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured two bottles gently into 24oz mug. Nice sweet smell to this one. Hazy gold pour, translucent with steady carbonation though very minimal head. Taste is hops and grapefruit, mild bitter finish. Good APA with a smooth and sudsy mouth feel. I could imagine this one being a staple of theirs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1950) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Fruity sweet aroma. Light fruity flavor. Easy to drink and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 12 oz bottle accidentally aged 4 months, poured into a pint glass. The aromas are a pleasant and bright combination of floral, lemon, bread crust, coriander, and pine with a mellow touch of caramel. Itís a slightly hazy, effervescent pale yellow-orange with a rocky, sudsy, and frothy white head that retains quite a bit of creamy head and leaves abundant tight-webbed lace. Itís taste is a medium bitter (flirting with medium high) and a medium sweetness as a secondary note. Itís oily with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body is full of bittersweet citrus notes starting juicy sweet and caramel notes, and finishing crisp, citrus bitter and pine-like. Itís clean and slightly astringent with slightly dry, bitter citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 16, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Golden body with a tall white head that leaves streaky lacing and hangs on stubbornly. Aroma is cracker malt, some grain, grapefruit zest, citrus juice, and grass. Taste is hop-forward bitterness featuring citrus zest, herbal bite, and grassy. A brief visit of grain on the swallow. Medium-light body, creamy texture, just less than average carbonation, dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is wheat grass and pine. Thin mouthfeel, light pine, grass, whear, light dryness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 21, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled september 16, 2014.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is biscuit, honey, grapefruit and pine. Taste is medium sweet biscuit with a smooth light to medium bitterness, finish is soft bitter with grass and pine notes. Smooth, medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (314) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours hazy golden-orange in color. Impressive white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, biscuit, floral hops. Taste is mildly sweet upfront with a subtle butter finish. Very clean. Medium body, medium texture, average carbonation, crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (938) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
bottle. Poured straw coloured with a frothy white head. Big hop aroma, grapefruit and pine. Soft mouthfeel, light body with just a touch tart finish. Light grainy malts, flavour of wheat and the hops are bitter citrusy grapefruit. A nice easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit, resin and grass. Taste is malts, caramel and citrus.

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