Blue Moon White IPA
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Blue Moon White IPABlue Moon White IPA
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Blue Moon Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,958
Ranked #28,511
3.38 | pDev: 13.91%
Oct 18, 2021
Mar 05, 2015
Blue Moon White IPABlue Moon White IPA
Notes: A crisp, refreshing White IPA crafted with four varieties of hops, wheat, coriander, and a hint of orange peel.

For our unfiltered White IPA, we complimented the citrus hop character with wheat and a hint of orange peel. Then we dry-hopped it with Cascade, Citra, and Huell Melon hops for a bright hop aroma that creates a balanced IPA.
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3.6 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2021
2.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 29, 2020
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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Review is from February 2, 2017.

Pours a familiar golden yellow color, but with a significant amount of haze, looks like they not only used oats and wheat, but also kept it unfiltered. Perhaps more taste will come of this turbid looking beer with 1/2" white head. The aroma didn't exactly pop hard for the Citra (or Huell Melon) hop. It was more citrus rind, more evocative of the Cascade hop moreso than Citra.

Anyways, the taste definitely was more bitter than regular blue moon, so it seems like the Simcoe is doing its thing beyond the Cascade bitterness. Even with the wheat and oat contribution to the body, it just seemed like it was an amped up bitterness kind of blue moon wit without doing much to push the flavor from the hops along. Like they went 97% bittering hops and sprinkled some Huell Melon and Citra along to simply mention they used those hops as a marketing angle. Didn't have any off flavors or reason to hate the beer, but its just like a triple bitterness Blue Moon OG beer at the end of the day.

Jun 30, 2020
3.5 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
2.25 by chiefz1 from New York on Oct 23, 2018
3.73 by AmitC from New York on Aug 05, 2018
2.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 22, 2018
3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Jun 24, 2018
3.75 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 22, 2018
3.5 by mrcraft from California on Feb 11, 2018
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3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by CreedeSon from Illinois


Feb 05, 2018
3.17 by coachp73 from Rhode Island on Jan 13, 2018
3.24 by Johnkeg from Florida on Jan 06, 2018
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 29, 2017
3.75 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on Sep 27, 2017
3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Sep 25, 2017
3.89 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia on Sep 25, 2017
3.37 by DanielEgusquiza from Texas on Sep 19, 2017
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3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Stockatron from Australia

I drank it at a bbq and just grabbed a bottle from the cooler, not sure if it was old. At first I thought it was a regular blue moon until i looked more closely at the bottle. Not terrible but pretty bland.

Sep 09, 2017
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3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by andrewh995 from Arizona

Pours a pale cloudy gold with a white head. Smells of hops, some wheat, and citrus. Tastes of orange zest, mildly bitter hops, and wheat. Medium in body and carbonatiob. Overall it's a slightly below average IPA.

Sep 02, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a thick white head and no lace.

Aroma: Fruity citrus, with lots of orange. Nice.

Taste: More orange and some slight bitter but fairly juicy hops. Nod of bitter at finish. Not a bad IPA, but really very much an average and pretty forgettable one.

Aug 26, 2017
3.25 by DaveCash from New York on Aug 14, 2017
3.07 by LT630 from Wisconsin on Aug 13, 2017
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3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

A: Hazy orangish yellow, large white head, good lacing

S: Not much of anything, maybe a little hop

T: Nice hoppy bitterness right up front, a little malty sweetness

M: Light to medium

O: Not much going on. It drinks well and has a little flavor to it which for me gives it a place among the lawnmower beers but not gonna win any awards.

Aug 03, 2017
3.25 by jmmochowski from Texas on Aug 01, 2017
2.82 by KnappStout from Wisconsin on Jul 23, 2017
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3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ob512316 from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle poured into a glass.
Look: Hazy golden yellow with thick whie head.
Smell: Grapefruit, orange with coriander.
Taste: malty with floral and citrus notes on the back end.
Feel: average at best. An Ipa designed for people, who are new to IPAs. Good beer none the less

Jul 12, 2017
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3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

In the Law of Unintended Consequences, The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody is enabling me to conduct a buncha brewery horizontals (same brewery, different beers) & today are Blue Moon offerings! This beer marks my last of this horizontal.

From the bottle: "Brewed With Four Varieties of Hops".

At last, vindication! I despise bottles & I deeply loathe screwed-up screw-top bottles. With each previous offering, I have had to hold my seething anger in check, but since this one is an "unfiltered White IPA", it was fair game for an aggro pour. This raised two fingers of dense, creamy, rocky, off-white head with great retention. Hallelujah! Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a nice hoppy bitterness, primarily of grapefruit citrus, but I also caught a whiff of cool, minty pine in there. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very much of grapefruit, but that was about it. Four varieties of hops?!? What happened to anything but Citra? Cascade for aroma? Okay, but I wasn't getting the entire picture, no matter how hard I tried. Finish was dry and bitter and while it was an okay AIPA, it seemed kind of one-dimensional. YMMV.

I have become fortunate (?) enough to live long enough for a dream to come true. CANned beers are now MUCH more CANveted than their bottled CANterparts! Now, nearly everything is CANned, while bottles are scarce. OMFG. I beCAN the CANQuest (tm) in CANger, in response to a pooh-poohing of craft beer in CANs & now, I am overwhelmed! Today is Su, 09 Aug 2020 & it is time for a CAN re-review.

From the CAN: "Blue Moon Brewing Company * Est. 1995"; "Brewed With Four Varieties of Hops[.] For our unfiltered White IPA, we complimented the citrus hop character with wheat and a hint of orange peel. Then we dry-hopped it with Cascade, Citra, and Huell Melon hops for a bright hop aroma. Hoppy. Unfiltered. Balanced."

All good to know, especially the latter two. The former meant that I CAN CANduct an inverted aggro Glug without impunity & the latter might explain why I felt it was kind of bland on my original, initial review. Once I CANpleted my initial Glug, I was faced with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled strongly of pine with just a hint of CANtaloupe and lemon. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was nice - pine, grapefruit, lemon & a bit of CANtaloupe, but all rather muted, as though they were afraid that too many IBUs might be off-putting for the typical Blue Moon CANsumer. 8=( These are enlightened IPA times, fellas! Most beer drinkers know what to expect in the style. Don't hold back! Finish was semi-dry, but I was left feeling unfulfilled. This had real potential & I think that with some tweaking, it could be a really good beer. As it stands, in its current iteration, it is kind of mediocre. YMMV.

Jul 03, 2017
3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Jun 30, 2017
2.64 by Jakeman52 from Georgia on Jun 18, 2017
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1.71/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
by monkbrewed from Michigan

Over-attenuated and dry beer. Suffering from absolutely no malt profile and nothing but long-boil bitterness of a virtually flavorless hop. Avoid this beer.

Jun 11, 2017
3.5 by SpdKilz from Illinois on May 30, 2017
3.44 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 25, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by bg19 from Tennessee

For what Blue Moon was going foran IPA with a wheat background, this is a great beer. It tastes like a cross between a Hefeweizen and an IPA. The hops definitely show through right up front. Well done Blue Moon.

May 21, 2017
4.25 by ChuckTom from Arizona on May 16, 2017
4.01 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on May 09, 2017
3.96 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina on May 08, 2017
3.86 by evergreen_machine from Washington on May 01, 2017
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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by D1noB from Oklahoma

citrus middle with a hoppy earthy finish. Nothing special, garnish might add to the beer.

Taste Rating in Words: It's like eating green beans for your main course.

Apr 25, 2017
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3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
by mattlerjor from Michigan

It is kinda just a rather bitter version of the always enjoyable Blue Moon original. It has a lot more bite to it and something that you have to sip on for a while. It has similar feel, but with a nasty after taste.

Apr 20, 2017
Blue Moon White IPA from Blue Moon Brewing Company
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