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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%

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
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

HoistinBrews, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of tednkelly
4/5  rDev +14.9%

tednkelly, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of peteh2112
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

peteh2112, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ChiefHopHead, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of berlinabb
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

berlinabb, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.36/5  rDev +25.3%

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

RonaldTheriot, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

InfernoBoss, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

jeffjeff1, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Resuin
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours medium amber with a finger of white head. There are a ton of floaties in this, so I'm not sure if it's a bit old. There's some light floral juniper in the aroma along with light malts and hops. The flavor matches the the smell well - decently refreshing. Flavors work well together, pleasant flavor profile. Medium carbonation with a medium body. This is decent, but given the price is not worth another buy. Interesting name and artwork on the bottle.

Resuin, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%

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

russpowell, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

fishguyac, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of kpowledge
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

kpowledge, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

skaboom420, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jaydoc, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of acbe
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

acbe, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

b1515152004, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

puboflyons, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Liana
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Liana, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

BigJYoungblood, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Zuidman, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

The beer has a pure deep coppery amber color. A foamy vanilla head recedes to a decent film, and thick splotches of lacing remain on the glass. The aroma is initially all pine and grapefruit, but the subtle note of juniper berry comes out, and it's somewhat like a blueberry note. The taste is more hoppy than anything. Loads of spruce, pine, and citrus rinds. Juniper berry is very subtle. Just subtle enough to be noticed when you think about it. The mouthfeel is a tad sticky.

Overall, I actually dig this brew. I'm a little bit surprised at how much I like it.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Azpittil57, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with a two finger foamy, white head that dissipates slowly into a cap and leaves good lacing. The juniper berries are so much stronger than anything else, but it is very reminiscent of blueberry pie. Taste has a lot of sweetness from the berries, and it is a bit dry, but a little bit of bitterness is detected on the end. It is a medium bodied beer, and the juniper berries leave behind a long, dry, bold aftertaste.

Overall: Juniper berries dominate, but that's not a bad thing. It is a very interesting beer, but it shouldn't have the IPA label on it. To me, it doesn't matter what else is in this beer, it's a juniper berry beer.

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Oct 28, 2013
Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.