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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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Photo of davegray
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

davegray, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

TheBigBoy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of utfiero
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
Photo of Stinkypuss
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
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

HoistinBrews, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of tednkelly
4/5  rDev +15.9%

tednkelly, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of peteh2112
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

peteh2112, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ChiefHopHead, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of berlinabb
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

berlinabb, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
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!


RonaldTheriot, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

InfernoBoss, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 +9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 -4.9%
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

russpowell, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of fishguyac
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

fishguyac, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of kpowledge
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

kpowledge, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

skaboom420, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jaydoc, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of acbe
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

acbe, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

b1515152004, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

puboflyons, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Liana
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Liana, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

BigJYoungblood, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Zuidman, Nov 03, 2013
Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.