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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Dont 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. Translucent straw-orange body, medium tight off-white head. Soapy, grassy hops nose with citrus notes. Nice spicy hops body, floral and piny, with biscuity malts and a biting, bitter finish. Clean and assertive, a tasty session pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2010 On draught at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. This brew is a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates to a film steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Mild hops and sweet malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Decent APA overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is fresh citrus rinds with some zesty grass, resins, tropical fruits, and florals that all blend nicely with a sweeter pale malt backing and a touch of caramel and honey. Flavor doesnt give off that same feel, but is still fresh and zesty. Hoppy with a mix of grass and florals. Some citrus, more distinct grapefruit, a bit of lemon, and a hint of tropical fruit. Malts are nice with a light, pale sweetness and a touch of caramel. Finishes mostly dry with some juicy citrus, light resins, grass, and a light floral malt sweetness that gives of a medium-light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a nicely done pale ale. Well balanced with a good amount of hops and a pleasant, light malt sweetness. Really quaffable, fresh, and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlyRaes (11) - Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Smells of piney floral hops, with a note of peach in the back. Its very light colored and a good take on an IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Notes from June 06, 2010 12 oz. bottle from Woodmans Madison, 6-pack for $6.99. Ar: I couldnt ask for more in an APA. Huge fruity floral nose with tropical fruit (guava) notes. Ap: Pours a pale copper/straw with a modest 3/4" head that recedes rather quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lace. T: Nice fruity nose on this with a little bit of piney/floral hops on the finish. P: A bit thin, but not necessarily a bad thing in an APA like this. This is a wonderful session beer, and a great change of pace from West Coast pales. Rerate. Yeah, its still freakin delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a golden amber color with a slight haze to it. Dense white head and good looking lacing. A solid hoppy nose includes lots of citrus and some other fresh fruits. Moderate hop bitterness throughout in the taste. Also some biscuit and juniper. Great mouthfeel and palate. A well made and very drinkable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2652) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Tasted from bottle purchased at Discount Liquors. Pours clear light orange with a thick white head that displays excellent retention. The nose is a great blend of caramelized bread malt, orange peel hops bitterness, and just a hint of yeastiness as well. The flavor is dominated by orange. Everything from orange peel to fresh orange juice comes through beautifully. There is also the addition of caramelized malt and some good bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is light with lively carbonation and a light but long bitter orange finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright gold with a decent head. Aroma is insane amounts of marigold flowers, earthy, spicy, floral, cardamon, fruity hops, with citrus and grapefruit zest- weedy dandelion and oily resin in a light crackery malt backbone. Flavor is more marigold flowers, spices, phenolic, floral hops, tea, citrus, orange, weedy, waxy and lotus flower. Clean finish and pretty decent overall- just very strange and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear glowing golden orange with a fine fizzy white head. Gorgeous strong piney citrus aroma, big orange and pine needle, super clean smelling, light sweetness. Flavor follows, very clean, big orange and pine needles, very clean, light malt backbone, well attenuated but a slight candy aftertaste is left, little malt profile, diet-soda ish in the sense that it seems like something is missing, just a lovely orange hop flavor, medium bitterness in the aftertaste, quick finish. Amarillo and cascade? Great body, well attenuated, fizzy carbonation, clean, now stickiness, easy drinking for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3931) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2010
12 oz bottle given to me by my sister as part of a New Glarus mixed 12 pack. Pour is slight hazed golden yellow with a nice one inch white head. Head falls slow, with pretty lacing. Aroma is citrus rind, a bit of cattiness, and a nice malty resin. Fresh and balanced nose. Taste has more bitterness than the nose, starting right away with resin citrus peel, along with some grapefruit and a dry malt finish. There is a nice transition between the flavors. Nicely put together. The palate is medium to thin, nice bright carbonation and the dry finish which just begs for another sip. I really liked this one, thanks sis!


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