Blue Moon Pine In The Neck
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.62%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
138
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
  21
SCORE
82
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 24, 2014
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Zorro from California

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Mar 28, 2013
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

Mar 05, 2014
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russpowell from Arkansas

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

Dec 21, 2013
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Wasatch from Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

Aug 17, 2014
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted caramel. Very piney tasting with sweet caramel maltiness.

Oct 26, 2013
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bmwats from Louisiana

3.56/5  rDev +2%
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.

Sep 01, 2013
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davegray from California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Jan 31, 2014
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Sep 27, 2013
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halo913 from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Apr 20, 2013
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vwbus7 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Jun 24, 2014
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Jan 22, 2014
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Sep 26, 2013
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Haybeerman from Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Mar 07, 2013
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puboflyons from 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.

Nov 20, 2013
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
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

Dec 29, 2013
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Dec 03, 2013
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

May 20, 2013
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cletusdog from California

1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

Jul 09, 2013
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keeganfrank from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AKA Beerfest Ale, the official beer of Cincinnati Beerfest 2013. Tea-colored ale with a tan foamy head. Aromas of biscuit and citrus. Has a sweet citrus and citrus rind flavor with notes of yeasty biscuit and something like raisins. Has a medium-weight, smooth body and very little bite from the hops.

Feb 07, 2013
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mactrail from Washington

3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Jun 14, 2013
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wrightst from Maryland

3/5  rDev -14%

Jun 14, 2014
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valkyre65 from Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

Sep 02, 2013
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jeffjeff1 from California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Dec 27, 2013
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Nov 03, 2013
Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 138 ratings