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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

456 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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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JWFokker

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, it's a golden straw color, with plenty of head which sticks around pretty well. The nose is hops, not overpowering, and some citrus. The taste is good hoppy bitterness, though no where near the potency of a 60 or 90 minute IPA. I think a lot of reviewers have lost sight of what a normal pale ale is. This isn't an IPA and it doesn't try to be one - it just has the right amount of hoppiness for an American pale ale. Mouthfeel is good, with a certain amount of astringency and the plenty of hoppy aftertaste. This would be great with extra sharp cheddar. If you like pale ales, this is a very good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 05:15:45 | More by JWFokker
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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.