Blue Moon Pine In The Neck | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by keeganfrank on 02-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
16.76%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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3.56/5  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.

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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.

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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.

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3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Blue Moon Pine In The Neck from Coors Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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