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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed with juniper berries. Part of the graffiti series. AKA Cincinnati Beer Week Beerfest Ale 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle marked MAR3114-C210011342. It is a deep mahogany amber pour with reddish hues and great clarity. A modest off-white head. Aroma of pine needs and juniper berries mainly as promised. Medium body and smooth. The taste tends to highlight the juniper berries over the hop bitterness although there is still plenty of that there. I kind of liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Clear caramel with a quickly fading tan topper. Aroma is very dank with resinous piney hops, malt and mild juniper berries. Taste is full bodied with the juniper evident. Sweet and malty with fruity notes, some pine and finishes rather bitter. Low expectations exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spruce aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a much better DIPA than I was expecting from Blue Moon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bomber pours a amber color with a thick off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, caramel and juniper. Tastes of all the same. things in the smell with The juniper berries pretty noticeable with a decent hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Iím pretty impressed Coors actually made a pretty solid imperial ipa. Nice balace and good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Deep amber colored body, medium to thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Caramel malts, pine, resin, juniper berry. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, mild bitterness, nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The around is pine, bready malts, fruity. The flavor is fruity, pine, bready malts. This has a dry finish. Not very interesting, but a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Piney citrus hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22oz (picked up at the Pacific Beach single Vons location (used to be a double Vons here)) custom blue moon bomber with twist off cap (oh, thatís classy) that pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a weak tan head. The mild aroma offers up berry fruitiness, vague sugary sweetness and a faint note of cherry nuanced molasses mixed with faint pine like hops. The taste begins with sweet malts, sweet and a bit tart berry juice and some pine hops that slide into a hop astringent sort of bitter tartness or this also could be a fruit skin sort of tart astringency. It stays pretty much that way into the disappointing finish. Wow, not redeeming in any way I can see and this fruity berry sort of note is not working. Letís see, endless deep pockets (compared to 99.9% of the other breweries), decade upon decade of experience and they want to make a hoppy brew and this is what results? This is a shameful combination of sad pathetic and wasteful. Hereís an idea, how about just make a kick ass clean straight forward IPA or IIPA that will leave customers begging for more. Nah, make this garbage instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4116) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
22oz twist-off bottle. Nice heavy pour, dark orange, light brown color. Thick foamy head. Aroma of pine, hops, spruce tips, juniper berries. Wow. Hearty texture, creamy mouthfeel. Toasted grains, caramel malts, malt backbone. Nice hops flavor. Nice pine notes. More malt forward than I expected, still well balanced. (3857)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
22 oz bomber for 5.99. First time I have seen it in stores so I had to give it a shot. Pours a clear, deep amber with a fluffy white head. Smells kinda piney but mostly hops and citrus. A little caramel malt underneath as well. Taste is slightly fruity with malt, a little pine and a bitter finish. The flavors are mostly mild; nothing really stands out. Texture is thicker and creamier than other Blue Moon beers. Overall this is a pretty good imperial IPA. It hasnít blown me away, but I didnít expect it to.

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