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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck - Coors Brewing Company

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: keeganfrank on 02-07-2013)
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1.2/5  rDev -65.2%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

cletusdog, Jul 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42%

Mike_Gentry, Sep 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42%

beernads, Jul 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

fishguyac, Dec 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

maltlikker, Oct 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Pours a very nice dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, with a very nice thick one-finger plus creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. This is where the DIPA stops. The nose is malty sweet, but no hints of hops, pine, or citrus. The taste basically follows the nose, but drinkable. Medium body, with some bitterness in the finish. Overall a very bad brew following the style. This does not even give the masses what a DIPA could even be like.

Wasatch, Aug 17, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -23.2%

DenverHopHead, Aug 11, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a solid looking clear copper color with a dense and foamy cream colored head. Good retention.

S: A bit of a spiced aroma with some pine, citrus rind and something soap like in the back. I get a lot of sweet yeast hanging around here that reminds me a lot of actual Blue Moon.

T: A touch of pine at first that fades into a slightly floral hop bitterness. Finish brings an overpowering malt sweetness that really kills this thing. It shows up with some pine resin, but absolutely mauls the pine resin. Mouthfeel is thin while somehow also feeling sticky and sweet. Coats the mouth after each sip way more than something with this weak of a mouthfeel should. Makes me wonder what's actually in here... Overall, not a horrible brew, but definitely gets killed by the sweetness.

notchucknorris, Oct 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

logicerror, May 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Zuidman, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Tafyob41, Mar 24, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazed orange color with a white soapy head and lace. Aroma is brightly hoppy, piney, citrusy and herbal. In the taste, pine and herb upfront. Mild bitterness, minimal alcohol. There's a bit of an herbal, gin like finish from the juniper. The beer is front heavy, and a bit thin. Overall, a step in the right direction.

Stinkypuss, Jan 22, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Low C

kojevergas, Apr 09, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -16.5%

richkrull, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

Partycake, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma- pine needles. Slight head.

Color- amber.

Taste- a decent IPA from an otherwise pedestrian brewery. Blue Moon calls this a double IPA but it doesn't reach the level of a double IPA. Starts with a medium to mild pine needle hop start then quickly finishes with a gin-like dryness from the juniper berries. Drinkable but in the crowded market of craft brew, I would not buy this again. 75 IBUs

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 1/25/14

utfiero, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Azpittil57, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

ejimhof, Mar 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

TrojanWheels, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

bluHatter, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

Sarmartay, May 08, 2013
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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.