Blue Moon White IPA
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Blue Moon White IPABlue Moon White IPA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Blue Moon Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,855
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,090
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 13.91%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
458
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 18, 2021
Added:
Mar 05, 2015
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  361
SCORE
77
Okay
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 3.6 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 2.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 29, 2020
Photo of rodbeermunch
Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by chiefz1 from New York

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by AmitC from New York

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by mrcraft from California

Feb 11, 2018
Photo of CreedeSon
Rated by CreedeSon from Illinois

3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bland
Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.17 by coachp73 from Rhode Island

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by Johnkeg from Florida

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by DanielEgusquiza from Texas

Sep 19, 2017
Photo of Stockatron
Reviewed by Stockatron from Australia

3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
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
Photo of andrewh995
Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Photo of secondtooth
Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by DaveCash from New York

Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.07 by LT630 from Wisconsin

Aug 13, 2017
Photo of ArchimedesSox
Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.25 by jmmochowski from Texas

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 2.82 by KnappStout from Wisconsin

Jul 23, 2017
Photo of Ob512316
Reviewed by Ob512316 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Photo of woodychandler
Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 2.64 by Jakeman52 from Georgia

Jun 18, 2017
Photo of monkbrewed
Reviewed by monkbrewed from Michigan

1.71/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by SpdKilz from Illinois

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Gkruszewski from New York

May 25, 2017
Photo of bg19
Reviewed by bg19 from Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by ChuckTom from Arizona

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

May 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by OriginalWayOut from North Carolina

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by evergreen_machine from Washington

May 01, 2017
Photo of D1noB
Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
Photo of mattlerjor
Reviewed by mattlerjor from Michigan

3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 575 ratings