Great Blue Heron Pale Ale | Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

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86
very good
34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Pennsylvania, United States
elkcreekcafe.net

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Much like the local icon it is named for, our version of American Pale Ale has a bold character. We add a healthy dose of hops in both the kettle and the finishing tank.

Added by Deuane on 01-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
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3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty standard profile for a pale ale, but it is balanced with its flavors & concise with the execution. Lots of golden malt in the body, a little sweet, with a crisp snap of hops that doesn't overwhelm. Some black pepper / all-spice mixed in there as well. Again, nothing revolutionary, but with so many microbreweries popping up all over the place it is still commendable when a small place like this can pull-off a standard with very few flaws.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy golden copper with a fingers worth of white head.

Citrus right off the bat with some metallic grassiness..fresh and juicy, some grain and malt in there.

Taste follows nose with more citrus, herbal tea like hop qualities, well balanced.

Decent body to this APA, refreshing..good.

One of my favorites from Elk Creek.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Great Blue Heron Pale Ale from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
3.91 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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