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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck - Coors Brewing Company

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: keeganfrank on 02-07-2013)
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2/5  rDev -42%

Mike_Gentry, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

tbryan5, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -13%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

bmwats, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

HiWire, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kustard
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

kustard, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Mavigo
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tulip. Got this from a friend who works for Millercoors.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a short off white head with small amounts of lacing.

S: Hops perdominate, pine needles, hints of mint, wheat, barley

T: Slightly mellow flavor with a massive hop kick in the face at the end. Masks the other flavors, but its pretty sweet at the start.

M: Medium bodied beer with medium carbonation. Crazy hop finish though.

O: This was pretty good, I don't like IPAs so it might be the last time I have this one, but it's not horrible, it's pretty good despite the hop overload. I'd recommend though I wouldn't have it again probably.

Mavigo, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -13%

TrojanWheels, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of incubuscience
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

incubuscience, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Catphish
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Catphish, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of cletusdog
1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

cletusdog, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of jbaakko
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Chugs13, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Vons in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 with Vons card
Purchased: June 22, 2013
Consumed: June 22, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark caramel amber color with 1-2 fingers of khaki white head. Average amount of circular and uneven lacing on the sides. Above average retention on the top on the way down.

Smelled pine, citrus hops (lime, grapefruit) and floral hops to start, ending with mild skunky resin hops. A little bit of caramel, berries and orange peel.

Tasted not quite what I thought it was going to. Got pine, lime and citrus hops to start. Light floral notes, ending with juniper berries and a lingering bitter finish. A bit off-putting, at least that last part. Reminded me a bit of the mouthwash I am using right now.

Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Just an OK beer overall. I was disappointed and thought it would be better.

BucannonXC5, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

mactrail, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

markhobbs1, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

WizzardOfHops, May 23, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

GRG1313, May 20, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Whiskeydeez, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

dertyd, May 19, 2013
Photo of Sarmartay
3/5  rDev -13%

Sarmartay, May 08, 2013
Photo of logicerror
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

logicerror, May 05, 2013
Photo of lsummers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

lsummers, May 02, 2013
Photo of Braz
4.31/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Tacoma Boys.
Appearance: Beautiful clear orange amber color. Off white head that leaves a thin yet prominent cap, and nice lacing.
Smell: Outstanding. Slightly sweet smelling earthy pine.
Taste. Nice balance. Getting the juniper berries more in the aftertaste, not as heavy as I thought it may be. Fresh woodiness.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and fairly creamy.
Overall: Am always on the lookout for beer with juniper. Best I've found so far but still not quite what I am after as far as the juniper goes. Very surprised by this. Wasn't sure what I'd get with Blue Moon but this is solid in my opinion.

Braz, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

halo913, Apr 20, 2013
Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.