Mendocino 30th Anniversary Pale Ale (Cascade) - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into SN imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a clear bright golden with a surprising number of tiny flakes suspended in the liquid. The head is greasy and off white, very thick, and rose up four fingers before slowly collapsing into a dense thick film that left a complex network of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Crisp grain bill overshadowed by fresh scents of cascade hops. Citrus rind, grapefruit, and a touch of lemon zest easily come through.
T: Follows the nose with a crackery pale malts mixed with citrus hops, slight pine, and a kiss of floral perfume. The finish is lightly bitter, slightly toasted, with a grapefruit pith aftertaste and faint sweet caramel.
M: Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, smooth, easy and quaffable. Carbonation is soft and wet, bitterness lingers and is refreshing.
O: A solid pale ale. Pretty much tastes as one would expect given the ingredients and description. An interesting choice for an anniversary beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 21:01:10 | More by scottfrie
3.36/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with strong citrus zest flavors on the finish. I am also getting an odd dirt flavor as the beer warms up. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the flavor is quite earthy and dirty in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 03:44:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
Mendocino 30th Anniversary Pale Ale (Cascade) from Mendocino Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.