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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."


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1103) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale has a thick, soapy, off-white head, a semi-clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of thick lacing left behind, and an enormous amount of gray-brown specks floating about the beer. The aroma is of citrus, cracker, sweet malt, and maybe a slight sting of hops. Taste is of the same, with grass and a pleasant and sharp hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Mendocino Blue Heron Pale Ale finishes semi-dry, mellow, and highly drinkable. Overall, this was a wonderful sample, and I recommend this, in the strongest way. RJT


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. iíve never had anything good from this brewery, and this is no exception. nearly flavorless pale ale with very dull hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (468) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle - light yellow with a medium head and lacing. Malty up front, lightly sweet, hoppy body and a dry finish. Not all that great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (876) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Stale hay bale. Sweet grain and slight lemon. Clear, dark straw with a full white head that leaves its marks down the glass. Taste is grass and straw, with moderate low malt. Chewy yeast and slight fruity hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #31. 12 ounce bottle from Bottle & Wedge, Huntington, WV. Pours a nearly murky orange color with a thin foamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus hops and doughy malts. The taste is doughy malts, caramel, bitter citrus hops. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Grapey, grassy, herbal thin body) semi fizzy and watery, not a great economy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Really nice apa at Steveís Super Bowl party. A go to every day drinker. Iíll try this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1732) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a golden color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of bready malts, and sweet citrus fruit. Taste is medicinal, grainy, earthy, with light citrus notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle, from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is pale malts, bready, crackers and grainy, earthy and herbal hop profile with mild sweetness. Not great, but certainly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden with a medium sized off-white head. Mild aroma of light malt and some citric fruit. Flavor is light malty, light citric fruit and low rather low bitterness. Medium body and a bit weak in aftertaste. A bit boring thirst quencher.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, some minty notes and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, pine, some floral notes and mint. Medium body, average carbonation.


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