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Blue Heron Pale Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Blue Heron Pale AleBlue Heron Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

473 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000)
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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

BPMeyer27, Tuesday at 11:35 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not a bad pale ale. freshness may be a slight issue with my bottle. the appearance is odd for the style, with copious yeast sediment in this thing taking the form of tiny specks suspended in a bronze hazy brew with one hell of a lacy leave behind as it drinks. without the particulate it would look nearly flawless. an aroma of slightly stale malt, rich though, and the hops come though, a nice illustration of the american pale, although the yeast character in here is more than is usually called for, almost spicy on the back end. the flavor is hoppy all the way, resinous as they go, big for just a pale, pushing the india realm. it tastes dry, or like it should be dry, but it isnt, its moist and long, which kind of works with the flavor profile, which is sweet pine and honey malt. good beer, id love to try it on tap at the source, i imagine it being a real beauty when its fresh.

StonedTrippin, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

IRONRakkasan, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

superfriend, Oct 12, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -27.1%

Rabid_Llama, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

wrightst, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

beerhast, Sep 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

guzzleacoldone, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jaredtp, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

bongobeer, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of priwen
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden straw. Slightly hazy. Good Carbonation. Rocky, off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malt with some esters. Also, a little citrus.

Taste: A little sour with some bitterness on the finish. Muted. No flavor really stands out.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than what I would expect from a Pale Ale. Dry finish.

Overall: I'm a little disappointed in this one. I love a good Pale Ale, but his one really doesn't do anything for me. It's possible this one has been on the shelf a little too long. With no date on the bottle I can't be sure if this is what was intended by the brewer, or if time has had its way with this beer.

12 oz bottle
NO DATE ON THE BOTTLE
Served in a Mug

priwen, Aug 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Sam263, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

oriolesfan4, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BlueMoon10, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

i4ourgot, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

MtOrion, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

alotofcoffee, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Jtrigonis, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

drummerguy, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

KevMo84, Jun 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

trickynicky, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Mphis, May 24, 2014
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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.