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Bridgeport Blue Heron Ale

Bridgeport Blue Heron Ale

Rated 3.584 by BeerPals

Brewed by BridgePort Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 251 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank2101
Overall Percentile96.1
Style Rank37 of 2215
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.778
Weighted Score3.584
Standard Deviation0.349

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WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
rated 4.2 18 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

This is one of my favorite beers yet I can't pin down what I love about it. In fact, it was this beer and Sinebrychoff Porter that got me interested in ratebeer.com this last summer. I've been holding off until recently on rating beers because I haven't been able to figure this one out. Nothing outstanding about Blue Heron, nothing to scoff at either. First tried it on the recommendation of a barkeep in Bozeman in '99 and it has been my favorite session beer ever since. Pours a fantastic translucent tangerine and gold with a fluffly, brainy head. Mild hop and citrus nose that refreshes and clears my senses. Each hop and malt balanced sip is greeted with this aromatic tease. Always better in the middle of the beer, but fine and proud character from start to finish. I find it to be less thin and watery than most APAs, with a more agreeable bitterness front to back. When living in MT, always kept at least six of these on hand. I am heavily biased, for whatever reason, but I love this beer.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Comes out of the tap a clear dark amber that is almost coppery. The pint I got did not have much of a head, but this may have been an artifact of the pour. Crisp, malty aroma has an undertone of apple cider and a teeny hint of cloves. Crisp, lively, malty flavor has an apple overtone and hints of cloves and caramel. Lively, tingly, ragged texture leaves a nice fruity fizz.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pale copper color with a small anount of lacing. A lit bit of grassy hop with a decent malt backbone. A dry finish that Was hardly exciting. So Far I'm not impressed with this brewpub.

  • STEELMAN127 85 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Surprisingly hoppy and malty smell to it. Pours a copper golden color. Thick white head. full and flavorful in the mouth. This is easily my favorite brideport offering.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a vibrant copper colour with a medium sized white head. it has a round mouthfeel and soft smooth creamy texture on the palate. refreshing, fruity, crip finish with well integrated hops.

  • CMONSLAGS 7 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Again Bridgeport puts out a solid beer. Smells great and very balanced in flavor. Nothing amazingly special but just special enough to drink often and in large quantities...

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 4.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    This is one of my favorite beers yet I can't pin down what I love about it. In fact, it was this beer and Sinebrychoff Porter that got me interested in ratebeer.com this last summer. I've been holding off until recently on rating beers because I haven't been able to figure this one out. Nothing outstanding about Blue Heron, nothing to scoff at either. First tried it on the recommendation of a barkeep in Bozeman in '99 and it has been my favorite session beer ever since. Pours a fantastic translucent tangerine and gold with a fluffly, brainy head. Mild hop and citrus nose that refreshes and clears my senses. Each hop and malt balanced sip is greeted with this aromatic tease. Always better in the middle of the beer, but fine and proud character from start to finish. I find it to be less thin and watery than most APAs, with a more agreeable bitterness front to back. When living in MT, always kept at least six of these on hand. I am heavily biased, for whatever reason, but I love this beer.

  • TJHAEFNER 84 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Good, fresh aroma with nice coppery, warm tone. Moderately laced. Nice, warm, full mouthfeel; Clear, clean, and full taste. Nice marriage of hops and malt. Nice beer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Dark gold color, medium head. Nicely hoppy and malty. Full flavor, mild taste. Excellent malt/hop balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. This is an excellent beer. Clean, simple and flavorful.

  • REIDROVER 725 reviews
    rated 3.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is quite an attractive beer to look at//nice amber almosty reddish ale with a small off white head that dissapates to a good sized lacing. Smell is very attractive and well done good peppy hoppy aroma mixed with nice sweet malts very enjoyable. Nicelly balanced taste with the sweetness of the malts being neutralized by the good hopiness. Feekls pretty good and smooth on the palate..my one quibble is it is a touch too thin. Very drinkable session type brew.

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