Blue Heron Pale Ale

Blue Heron Pale Ale

Brewed by: Mendocino Brewing Company

Beer Classification and Specs

  • Style: Pale Ale
  • Variation: American
  • Seasonal: No
  • ABV: 6.1%
  • IBU: N/A

Notes: Somebody accidentally deleted the pic of beer poured in a glass next to the bottle.

Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients

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.

Hops: Cluster bittering hops, Cascade finishing hops.

Malts: Pale malted barley.

First Impressions

Artwork: Mendocino Brewing Co names most of their beer after birds. So… this bottle has a painting of a Blue Heron on the label.

Color: Amber, and a little cloudy.

Aroma: Not much aroma.

The Tasting

Arrived in: Bottle

Served in: Pint glass

Blue Heron Pale Ale is a member of Mendocino Brewing Co’s “The Legend Collection”, along with their flagship Red Tail Ale, and Peregrine Pilsner.

This beer was not a legend, but somewhat disappointing. Knowing this company brews a quality product had me expecting more, but Blue Heron did not deliver.

It fell short with a lower level of hops than what I was expecting. I won’t say non-existent, but the brewer’s notes paint a much hoppier picture than what you taste.

This was a pale ale in the literal sense.

Final Score: 2.5/5


Average at best. But in fairness, I enjoyed Blue Heron more the second and third time I had a bottle out of the 6 pack.

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