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Mendocino 30th Anniversary Pale Ale (Cascade) - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 09-27-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a vintage date.

Bright amber color, beautiful lacing that sticks to the glass. Big orangey hop in the nose, earthy, rind, zest, & pith with some bready notes on the back. Smooth with some body, subtle crispness. Load of Cascade hop flavor; earthy, pith, mild zest, leafy, & rind. Solid malt backbone, slightly fruity, and more than enough bitterness to balance and stick on the palate. Ends juicy, pithy, bitter & semi-dry.

Love single hopped brews, the classic Cascade obviously used here and I get the full range of it while the base beer brings it as well. A real treat.

Jason, Oct 17, 2013
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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice grapefruit aroma. One sided, makes sense for a single hop ale though.
The taste has a moderate, but soft, pine and grapefruit bitterness. There's some honey lingering in the background too.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
No fireworks here, just a solid single hop pale ale.

Fatehunter, Oct 21, 2013
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A: pale-to-medium amber and clear, three fingers of ivory foam left smatterings of lace down the glass

S: lots of citric, maybe grapefruit, and floral aromas

T: slightly sweet and slightly chewy toasty malts underscore the generous Cascade hop character of this ale. Spicy and citric, with lots of flowers and grasses.

M: crisp, light, mild bitterness (55 IBU), ample carbonation, brisk and clean

O: an excellent APA, well-suited to the Cascade hop, and complemented nicely by the malts. Simple, but recommended. Depending on your feelings about the hops, your opinion may sway either way.

Greywulfken, Oct 26, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IBUs 55, ABV 7%

Hops: Cascade

Clear amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly sweet and herbal with a spicy citrus aroma. Toasted grain and Eucalyptus scents. There is a floral scent here like ladies perfume.


Starts off malty and medium bitterness with some caramel to it. Toasted grain and Bittersweet candy. Tastes a little spicy with a hops on a soda cracker after taste. Not super complex this is a single hop beer but it does hit all the required notes to be a American Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall something like the Red tail Ale turned up to 11. Worth a try but its nothing worth doing back flips over. Found at the San Luis Obispo Bevmo.

Zorro, Sep 27, 2013
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Mendocino 30th Anniversary Pale Ale (Cascade) from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.