Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale

Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale

Rated 3.142 by BeerPals

Brewed by Mendocino Brewing Company

Ukiah, CA, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

6.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Blue Heron Pale Ale is a delightful, medium bodied smooth ale, with a distinctive crisp mouth-feel and a fresh hoppy finish. It is brewed using premium two-row Pale malted barley, generous amounts of both Cluster bittering hops and Cascade finishing hops and our own special proprietary yeast strain. Blue Heron Pale Ale is "Bottle Conditioned."

ID: 410 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank29145
Overall Percentile45.5
Style Rank1185 of 2214
Style Percentile46.5
Lowest Score1.8
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.153
Weighted Score3.142
Standard Deviation0.481

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 2.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Aroma is crisp and malty, typical of a pale ale. It pours a clear straw yellow with a thick but quickly dissipating white head. Flavor is - well, it tastes a little bit like beer, malty with just a hint of fruit, but rather wan and uninspiring. Texture is smooth and just a little bit fizzy. OK, but I won't be looking for this one again.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A cloudy pale orange colored beer. A small Creamy textured white head rises above. Not much hang time. The lacing is impressive, some film, some cappping, a thin ringlet. The nose is lighter than the tasting. Some hops in the nose. More hops in the tasting, but less hops than there is sweet, no nonsense sweet malt. Would make this a pretty good session beer. The body is light and crisp.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

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

    It pours a light golden with thick and dimpled white head and copious lace. An aroma of sweet malts, light hops, citrus, and some mild spice. The mouthfeel is smooth, although a bit thin. Flavors of rich malts, light hops, tart, citrus, and mild spices. Not bad!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

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

    I can't count how many times I've stopped by the store in some place in NorCal and wound up buying a sixer of this because it's tasty and it's pretty inexpensive. The beer pours out a solid gold color, clear with a large 2" thick head which disipates to a thin, wispy head. A doughy aroma with the off-setting fruity hops (getting orange rinds). Flavor is very well balanced with the fruity sweet malts and the tame perfumey hops. Easy to drink and still pretty tasty all these years.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

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

    used to be one of the best pales around, but has lost a step, so i have to rate it as it presently is. still a well blaanced pale, earthy hop aroma, and enough malts to balance the flavor. pretty clean if unspectacular.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

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

    Not much in the aroma department, a few hops. Appearance was a slightly cloudy yellow body, with a frothy head that left nice thick lace. Flavor was like the aroma a slight hop bite, with a clean finish. Overall it was a decent pale ale.

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

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

    nice white head and nice orange-yellow color. fruity nose with a hint pine. this beer was smooth and had a solid hop flavor with notes of fruit and pine....for once a beer that tastes like it smells. decent pale. ale

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 2.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Golden colored with a thin head. Very weak aroma; it's fresh, clean and kind of wheaty but there's just not much there. The flavor starts with a relatively strong malt profile then turns to bitter hops and finishes dry. Interesting. There's quite a bit of flavor for a Pale Ale (which I never guessed from the aroma) but it does seem a tad unbalanced. Not bad but not sure if this one makes the cut for another try. Too many good ones out there.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours with a decent American Pale head, lacing is average ... Not as full as most APA's ... lacks any craft beer characteristics, feels like a mass market APA ... "stiff upper lip ole girl" ... needs work for sure! ..

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

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

    Poured a nice golden color with a weak head. Had aromas of hops and malt. Not too much in mouthfeel, but had a nice balance between malt and hops. Went down real smooth.

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