akoeninger (477) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sitzds (318) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
delnoche (453) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a shaker. Gold with a small off white head. Aroma is floral hops. Flavor is grapefruit and hops. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel. Moderate hoppy finish. Great session ale.
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david60176 (2) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fruity aroma, smooth hops - not over powering. This is a good session beer.
Chad9976 (1226) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
You see so many so-called Session IPAs these days, but it seems like the American pale ale is becoming a lost art. When you can find one that not only exemplifies the style, but is also a great beer Ė itís a winning combination and New Glarus Moon Man is a perfect example of that. This is a tasty, highly drinkable pale ale the way a pale ale should be.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 7/16/14 and was given to me by a friend (thanks, Jordan!).
Appearance: Golden/peach hue with a clear body. Pours to a two-finger, white, frothy head which retains and laces very well.
Smell: Hop-forward aroma with notes of stone fruit, citrus and pine. Clean and bright.
Taste: Stone fruit right away with notes of peach, melon and citrus. Though itís not especially bitter nor, is it cereal-like sweetness. Plenty of pale malt creates for a relatively strong base that gives the beer a light, but genuine, malt character. Continued, but restrained, bitterness through the apex of the swig which becomes quite dry, but then is immediately followed by a juicy taste sensation. This is a pale ale done right, by which the hops create for the right amount of bitterness and flavor, without being crass. Not to mention the fact the combination of flavors is downright delicious.
Drinkability: New Glarus seems to market this beer as a session beer, according to the hyperbole on their website. At 5% ABV itís a tad big for a classic session beer, though I could definitely see it working as such, especially during warmer months. The mouthfeel is light and thin and crisp with a clean aftertaste. Itís also remarkably refreshing while on the palate. I definitely drank mine a little too quickly.
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A floral and herbal aroma with a hint of peach, sweet unroasted cereal malt stands out inthe background, mellow but nice. Appears clear yellow. Mellow overall, but nice.
firstsip (490) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bubbly straw yellow. Minimal head. Nose of yeast, slightly floral. Really bright floral dry hopping at front followed by honeyish citrus and some herbs. Really nice.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Bottle. It pours solid gold with a small white head. Great nose full of herbal hops and tropical fruit. Light malt flavor to pair with the great hop notes and no overly aggressive bitterness. Wow. Well made.
Nsanders (548) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium yellow with fine carbonation. Orange peel, grassy floral hop, and bread. Mild vegetal bitterness. Medium body with a foamy feel.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"nice pale! bright floral aroma with some pitted fruit in there too. light in body but full in flavor. well balanced, aromatic, with a smooth bittersweet finish. well done. thanks John. up there in the upper tier of pale ales."