Blue Moon Pine In The Neck - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by kojevergas:
2.84/5 rDev -18.6%
Every beer gets a chance. This cost me $6.00 at the local Von's grocery store in Los Feliz. 7.5% ABV confirmed. 650ml brown glass bottle with branded twist-off pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average on account of the brewery. "Ale Brewed with Juniper Berries"/"Dobule IPA Brewed with Juniper Berries." Best before September 2nd, 2013.
A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and pretty good (~4-5 minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a clear transparent translucent amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Uneven inconsistent lacing as the head recedes. Pretty typical of the style; I expected it to look worse. there's nothing unique or special here, but there are no overt flaws.
Sm: Piney hop character, floral hops, caramel, and biscuity malts. Not too much sweetness, but little hop character for the style. It's not particularly evocative, but it's generally appealing. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Light citrus. I guess there's light berry when I really look for it, but I wouldn't have gotten that blind. A mild strength aroma. Pleasant and inoffensive.
T: Hm. Some light piney hop notes joined by a strange berry character with some artificial sweetness. Pale, caramel, and biscuit malts comprise the simple body. Some floral hop character. Light citrus. It's painfully simple, but it's more balanced than many Imperial IPAs I've tried. The berry isn't doing much for it; I think that's mainly a gimmick. Still, it's not a bad brew. Bland and boring - yes - but not bad. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.
Mf: Pretty generic. Smooth, wet, sticky. Overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Not soft enough. Adequate body. Average presence on the palate. There's nothing unique or special about the execution. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense.
Dr: This one will take a lot of flack from reviewers mainly because of the brewery, but it's really not any worse or better than your run of the mill micro IPA. The price point is horrid for the low quality, but I knew that going in - and I'm willing to bet this is more consistent than most craft IPAs. I wouldn't get it again unless it was the best option at a dive bar or something, but it'll satisfy fans of the style. I foresee a lot of fun could be had with beeradvocates throwing this into a blind imperial IPA tasting. As average as they come.
04-09-2013 03:31:38 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev -6%
BBD of 03-31-14
Pours an effervescent copper with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention with alright lacing
S: Pears & faint medicinal notes, some brown sugar as well.
T: Pineyness & leafy, plus peppery hops up front. Some medicinal notes & pears as this warms, leafy hops as well. Finishes fruity with muted leafy hops
MF: Medium bodied with slight carbonation, okay balance
Drinks okay, but not in love with the hops being used. One & done. Not sure I buy any more of this series, not very interesting
12-21-2013 04:58:03 | More by russpowell
3.49/5 rDev 0%
From the 650 ml. bottle stamped on the neck with MAR3114-C210011342. Sampled on November 20, 2013.
It begins with a deep mahogany brown pour with a modest off-white head that erupts at the very end but eventually settles down.
The nose is vibrant with pine trees in a forest and juniper berries. Bready malts too.
The body is medium and quite smooth.
The flavor has a juicy juniper start with a mildly bitter pine and floral finish. Although it is only 7.5% ABV any alcohol is well hidden. Don't write this one off entirely.
11-20-2013 22:58:15 | More by puboflyons
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance- copper color, thin head
Smell- piney hops
Taste- piney hops, some malt
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. It was one of the better beers Blue Moon has done. Usually I can't stand their beers. This one was tolerable though.
12-27-2013 01:36:19 | More by jeffjeff1
3.76/5 rDev +7.7%
A- Rich amber color and clear. A creamy two finger head leaves moderate lacing.
S- Pine and citrus. Mild malt backbone behind
T- Sweet malts mingle with bitter piney floral hops. In the middle the sweetness diminishes to leave a more powerful hop presence that lingers around.
M- Medium bodied, not overbearing. Good feel without any problems.
O- Not bad. Worth a try but many other better choices in this style. Try it if you haven't but don't go out of the way to get it.
02-26-2014 01:12:45 | More by Emnmarko
4.36/5 rDev +24.9%
Blue Moon (Graffiti Collection) Pine in the Neck has a very thick, somewhat soapy, off-white head, a deep, golden-orange appearance, bubble streams, lots of sediment roiling about, and heavy lacing left behind. Aroma is of sweet, white bread and piney hop oil. Taste is of all that, with a hefty bitterness that charges forward during the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Pine in the Neck finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and exceptionally drinkable. This beer proves, once again, that the major brewers can produce craft beers that can go toe to toe with just about anything on the market. Drinking this, one can understand the insecurity and outright fear that one notices in the rhetoric of the craft breweries. I love it!
12-29-2013 15:26:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.