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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

465 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-13-2013 00:05:38 | More by buzzy
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-28-2013 16:38:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Garrett092112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +25%

08-27-2013 00:39:37 | More by Garrett092112
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remops

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-19-2013 00:03:30 | More by remops
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TrojanWheels

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-05-2013 03:52:23 | More by TrojanWheels
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-03-2013 20:51:20 | More by nygannon
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-28-2013 23:07:51 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-28-2013 00:41:47 | More by OgreSanchez
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alexanf

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-27-2013 16:44:52 | More by alexanf
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-15-2013 00:19:17 | More by Mebuzzard
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gabe1k

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-14-2013 03:06:01 | More by gabe1k
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GeorgeH

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-13-2013 22:55:57 | More by GeorgeH
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-08-2013 04:16:55 | More by WOLFGANG
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-07-2013 02:00:01 | More by mc4z
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-03-2013 22:58:22 | More by Segelstrom
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-26-2013 23:14:52 | More by JamLand
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-19-2013 16:11:24 | More by mrfrancis
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

06-14-2013 17:07:23 | More by Mbpike
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-12-2013 07:04:18 | More by JSchock7
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

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
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swaghawk

Kansas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-01-2013 21:14:52 | More by swaghawk
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-31-2013 23:18:58 | More by Giggy
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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
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da_beers

Florida

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
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-26-2013 01:35:17 | More by WDJersey
Blue Heron Pale Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.