radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2017 ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
12oz bottle. Poured a a copper-orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma was light citrus, mostly sweet malt notes. Flavor was slightly earthy, light hop notes. Kind of middle of the road. Not bad, but nothing crazy. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep brassy gold color topped by a huge bubbly white head. Rich aromatic malt nose. Crisp bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a robust full character. Nice bitter hop finish balances this ale nicely. BlackHaddock (7356) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip on 4th June 2016 while on holiday in California. Pleasant golden amber body, weak, thinning white head. Unassuming blend with not a lot going on to be honest, lightly hopped and light malts gave subtle or poor aromas and flavours:depending on your leanings. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Caramel, biscuit, floral, pine and fruit aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and biscuit finish. geologyguy (1604) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
slightly sweet malty smell, light cloudy appearance, taste a mix of malt and hops, about 50/50, a bit too much hops for me, hops and malt only in taste...nothing distinctive beyond
AAEA (266) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
12 Fl OZ ($7.99 6pack) this was an okay beer. better than a 2.5 but not by much. had a decent flavor going in but finished weird like a pale ale that thought it was an IPA. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
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."
MarineOBeer (45) - - OCT 12, 2014
Not a good beer for a pale ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ClutchMasterson (64) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a crisp clear golden with a tall 2.5 finger white head and plenty of carbonation fizzing around. Has a grainy bready aroma with a metallic hint and some light spruce. Has a resin and toast flavor with light floral on the back and hoppy bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing however. Not a bad beer but I expected a little more from a Pale Ale. Theydon_Bois (19559) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle in our appartment, Maui from the wine corner, Paia 25/04/14.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head.
Nose is floral hop, perfume, light citric peel, straw, hint of toasty malts.
Taste comprises light caramel, straw, floral tones, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close.
Low end APA - just doesn’t deliver anything, there are all manner of beers half the ABV banging out 3 or 4 times the flavour !