Review: New Glarus Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale

New Glarus Brewing's Moon Man Pale Ale

From the can: 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.

Appearance: Moon Man pours a somewhat cloudy Pale Ale, tad bit of sediment in the body while there's a moderate amount of carbonation in the body. The head has a nice 1.5 fingers worth of beige foam on top that gradually diminishes to leave behind a lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Sweet with a caramel malt-forward presence to it, mild bitter hops to give it a bit of pine and a sweet/slightly bitter presence of something that reminds me of Earl Grey tea.. a tad earthy presence. 

Taste: Sweet Pale ale with a good amount of caramel maltiness to it, an earthy Earl Grey tea-like vibe, light amount of bitter hops to it (pine, wood), slightly soapy and a slight hint of bubblegum at the end. Easy to drink, slight tea-like aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Sweet, malt-forward Pale Ale with a bit of an earthiness and Earl Grey Tea-like vibe to it, easy to drink. As I'm writing this, my parents cat Whisky is meowing like crazy wanting attention, cats gotta cat!

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