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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,088 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,088
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 129
Gots: 357 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at place not sure of rotation:
Beer pours an medium orange, clear with visible carbonation feeding small bubbles head. The head lasts and becomes foamy, lacing the glass well. Initial nose on a cold beer is mostly void, a light grain is about all. As the beer warms, a little citrus and pine come through.

Definitely need to get the beer away from ice-chest temps for the flavors to come out. Opening is sort of crisp, clean. A little fruit comes in, apricot, apple, little ruby grapefruit - but these meld with the opening more than taking over. The pine of the Cascade comes through in the middle, again melding more than overpowering. Feel is not quite medium, noticeable carbonation.

A nice balanced beer. I expected a bit more, and perhaps the beer was just old enough to be muted, because it didn't taste stale at all.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.14/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,088 ratings.