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Blue Heron Pale Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

Blue Heron Pale AleBlue Heron Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

445 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%


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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da_beers

Florida

3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Friend brought this over. Decided to give it a shot before we drank something real...

A - Light golden straw, with slight haze. Only one finger of white, bubbly head that dissipated almost instantly.

S - Wow, almost no smell to speak of! Extremely faint citrus and yeast. Let down here.

T - Mendocino... Really? The label says "award winning", maybe for the most non-descript, uninspiring pale ale out there. Faint citrus, no hops, metallic bitterness.

M - Only redeeming quality is its slight stickyness. Low carbonation.

O - Average if that. Just disappointing. Would not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 14:36:10 | More by da_beers
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Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.