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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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482 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000

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Ratings: 482 | Reviews: 291
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: deep gold

S: faint floral scented hops

T: strong floral taste from the hops- tastes like soap!

M: fine but its too soapy to enjoy

O: Two of my all time favorites come from this company so it is a shocker that this ale is so unforgiving. I will never again be making the mistake of taking this off the shelf.

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3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.48/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of priwen
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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 this 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
Served in a Mug

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.