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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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. 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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4.1
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Clear golden body with an average white head. Wow, I really love the fruity citrus flavor and the hops clearly stand out here. I can’t for the life of me remember the last Pale Ale that has wowed me. This is another gem in the New Glarus lineup. Very impressive session like ale that I could drink over and over.

3.5
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Appearance- Bright orange. Minimal head. Aroma- Citrus grapefruit apricot. Taste- A little malty sweetness up front that dries out quickly. Apricot is strong. Grapefruit. Palate- Medium light body with a dry bitter finish. A little pucker at the end. Overall- A nice pale ale that stands out.

3.9
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
12 oz. bottle. I thought this pale ale was great. Hops and freshness, everything I ask for in a pale ale this bottle had. I will definitelty seek out again.

3.5
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2010
12 oz bottle from the jimack invitational ’10. Poured a clear thinner looking burnt orange/amber with a smaller ot average sized bright white frothy head. Aroma is loads of citrus hops, apricott, grains, and a touch of something off that I can’t place my finger on perhaps wet pine needles. The body is on the lighter side with average carbonation, a watery mouthfeel and not much of an aftertaste. Flavors are weak compared to the aroma with notes of grains, crusty breads, a touch of lemon, and stale old hops. Really good APA bordering on the edge of an IPA.

3.6
nomadtoes (3) - USA - AUG 26, 2010 does not count
Spicy for a pale ale (in a good way!). Flavor packed a hoppy punch. Would definitely buy again.

3.4
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle: Pours a light golden, very modest white head, decent lacing. Once again, another unfiltered brew from New Glarus, its hard to notice but the floaties are present here. So, the no coast ale - it feels fairly muted. Light floral hop aroma, light bitterness on the taste, with a light sweetness with the malt backbone. Flavors are simple floral hop,malt, light citrus, huge drinkability but I’m not sure if I would.

3.5
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
8/13/10. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Big hoppy aroma that displays citrus, orange, and a bit of cat pee. The flavor is nice and light with plenty of hop flavor as well, but with a hint of tinny metal as well.

3.4
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle: Ultra clear gold color with a small white bubbly from the active carbonation rising like champagne bubbles. Citrusy hop aroma followed by mild juniper shrubs. Crisp flavor of peppery hops with an orangy finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not too bad. Thanks Indiana_Red!

3.2
IndianaRed (4619) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle pours a clear light orange yellow with a small white head and persistent wispy lacing. Up front soapy hop aroma and very pale malts. Flavor is mostly a hop vehicle but the light malts are a tad sweet and they balance well. Moderate carbonation and a little grassy on the finish.

3.6
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Grabbed a single 12 oz bottle, but wish I’d gotten a six-pack. Big time malt backbone. Balanced almost perfectly by the hops in the flavor. Medium-bodied and full-flavored. Excellent pale ale.


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