Blue Heron Pale Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
12oz bottle into a tulip. No bottling date apparent
Pours a copper color with a half inch thick white head. Mild malts on the nose, typical of the style. Taste is also quite typical with a mild malt tone followed by a tad of hops on the finish. It's nothing to write home about. Easy drinking, medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall a very average pale ale that is what you expect it to be. It's quite average but also, having said that, isn't bad. If you're in the mood for a typical tasting APA then this will do the trick.
06-10-2013 21:12:38 | More by Axnjxn
3.11/5 rDev -8.5%
Mendocino Brewing Company - Blue Heron Pale Ale
Snagged one of these and another Mendocino brew from a buddy, not what I would call quality brews, reminds me of some of the low-end breweries we have up in a few of the corners in Vermont. Decent beer, but not good by any stretch of the imagination.
Look - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a small soapy head that leaves some nice sticky lacing. Minimal carbonation.
Smell - Faint citrus with sour yeast tang prevalent. Very light, almost non-existent aroma.
Taste - Huh?? Bland carbonated yeast with a hint of citrus hops rolls in but is then overridden by a bitter metallic taste.
Mouthfeel - Rests quite bitter but isn't all that awful. Some stickiness, no booziness, pretty drinkable, light bodied.
Overall - I was not impressed with this brew, very simplistic and plain, I did not get the sense that a brewer's love was put into this beer, it just seemed shallow to me.
05-27-2013 19:50:07 | More by JMScowcroft
3.06/5 rDev -10%
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.
05-26-2013 14:36:10 | More by da_beers
Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.