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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: keeganfrank on 02-07-2013)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-03-2013 03:29:52 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-15-2013 01:40:30 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-20-2013 02:24:27 | More by GRG1313
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-26-2013 21:21:49 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 04:58:03 | More by russpowell
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mactrail

Washington

3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm curious what MillerCoors is up to with their craft-like brews, and Blue Moon seems to be their vehicle. Cover all the styles, maybe lighter and sweeter, and you have the bigger market. This is surprisingly bitter, so I guess it's not all softness in Golden, Colorado.

I don't taste the juniper berries, but there is some resiny flavor along with the hoppy bitterness. It just seems there is more bitterness rather than hoppy flavors. Maybe that's were the juniper comes in. And of course they won't reveal the hop ingredients. Some biscuity malt, but quite a thin body. I just don't get much aroma out of this, either. Still, it's quite drinkable.

Considering this is the equivalent of $18 a six pack, it's pretty pricey. Think of the profit margin, even if they sell this 22 oz for $6, as I found at the supermarket. Nor would I call this a double IPA. It's interesting that if you look at the top 100 DIPAs on BeerAdvocate (by number of reviews) there are only two that have alcohol content this low.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 05:19:35 | More by mactrail
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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -42.7%

07-04-2014 19:20:00 | More by beernads
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kojevergas

Texas

2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 03:31:38 | More by kojevergas
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-26-2013 04:21:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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Zorro

California

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber colored beer it is decidedly red. Small tan colored head that doesn't last.

Smell is clearly very strong hops. Big grapefruit aroma with some wood and strong tea. Eucalyptus tree and faint caramel with a faint cinnamon scent.

Starts out malty and stoutly bitter. Good citrus fruit flavor mostly bitter orange.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall not bad for the price. Not a favorite but it is affordable.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:43:41 | More by Zorro
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

03-05-2014 14:45:10 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 02:36:12 | More by Stinkypuss
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-25-2014 22:17:05 | More by tdm168
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14%

06-14-2014 19:17:25 | More by wrightst
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-07-2013 02:10:21 | More by Haybeerman
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 22:58:15 | More by puboflyons
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-19-2013 17:04:15 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-26-2013 00:10:27 | More by Chugs13
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notchucknorris

California

2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:11:36 | More by notchucknorris
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 15:26:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
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barczar

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep copper with garnet highlights and a half inch frothy cream head that dissipates somewhat quickly, lacing modest lacing.

Grapefruit, pine, orange peel, and resin form the initial aroma. There's a slight hint of onion and significant amber malt character. Tea-like hops emerge late.

Flavor reveals a powerful grapefruit note underlying a bready, heavily toasted malt backbone, which yields to resiny bitterness at the finish. Nutty notes emerge mid palate. Tropical fruit flavors of mango lime and add a little complexity. Pine surfaces in the aftertaste, along with herbal hops.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with moderate carbonation and slight astringency at the finish. Slightly warming alcohol is present.

Good amount of hop flavoring, albeit not the most complex in character. Enough malt to hold the hop character together, without being sweet, like some examples. Resiny, fairly bitter finish. Malt is a bit overly toasted, and base malt could be bigger.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2013 22:29:50 | More by barczar
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Amber hue. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head, which quickly disintegrates. Very slight lacing.

S: Pine resin, pine bark, pine cones, and pine straw. A little grapefruit and honey.

T: Very piney with some woody malt tones, and a hint of butterscotch.

M: Crisp, hoppy, and bitter. Full body. Smooth, yet bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Not much of a head, and very little lacing. Nose has a very strong piney character with some wood, citrus, and honey accentuates. Woody, pine hops prevalent, and very slight touch of something sweet. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:47:14 | More by bmwats
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-27-2013 18:38:35 | More by AndrewMichael
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-17-2014 18:27:51 | More by Chucker17
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-03-2013 17:08:02 | More by tbryan5
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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.