Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of juniper, caramel and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, juniper and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering juniper finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at Backcountry Pizza poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine, light grapefruit zest and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering pine finish.
mintzmeet (367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very piney, some breadiness. very drinkable. a lil gin like. pretty heavy hoppiness. fizzy mouth feel.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, small white head.
Malty, spruce/juniper aroma.
Pretty mild to be billed a s double...caramel and evergreens...
Not bad, especially for Blue Moon, but a little rough in the balance.
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light piney caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a moderate ivory head. Pine/juniper and orange caramel malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some pine and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is full of pine, biscuit and some light orange. Light bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet pine, grapefruit and perfume. The flavor was tangy and sour pine, lemon, perfume, citrus zest and an off and odd presence I could not quite place. Long tangy sour, pine and lemon finish with a lingering odd presence. Moderately full bodied. Meh.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange malt and light pine aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter juniper/tin flavor. Okay but a bit harsh.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white fizzy head that left some nice lacing. The nose is pretty nice, lots of citrusy and piney hops over a hefty slightly sweet caramel malt base. Can’t say that I get much in the way of juniper on the nose, but there’s a pretty heavy hoppiness so I’m not all that surprised and I don’t consider that a negative. The flavor is a little less bitter than I was expecting given the intensity of the hops on the nose. Still pretty nice though, and the sweetness is kept in check pretty well also, so that helps with the overall balance. The juniper is pretty noticeable on the finish though, after the hops fade a bit. I kinda like the interplay between the piney hops up front, and the transition to the juniper towards the finish. I also like that the sweetness is rather low. Medium bodied and just a bit clingy with nice fizzy carbonation that enhances the hops and juniper. Pretty decent beer. Extra cred for being in the $5 range for a bomber too.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and smells excellent. Big piney hop aroma. The flavor is that of a good IPA. Some floral but mostly piney hops, a bit chalky in the finish being the only real downside to this beer. Quite nice overall.