Blind tasting review
Mendocino Red Tail Ale
Mendocino Red Tail Ale

Family Pale Ale Style American Pale Ale
Country USA (CA) ABV 6.0%
Producer UB Group
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Hoppy

Overview Mendocino Brewing, under its original name (Hopland), was the country’s second post-Prohibition brewpub. Their flagship Red Tail Ale has been a brewery staple since they opened, though early bottlings were limited to 1.5L bottles. Nowadays, Mendocino Brewing is holding up its image as the champion for alternative lifestyles: we once saw the brewer pouring draught beer at Burning Man.

Flavors and aromas Our tasters were split between those who liked the piney hops and mild bitterness of this light-bodied ale, and those who found it to lack substance and heft. It’s worth a try just for a taste of craft beer history, though.
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