Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 22oz brown bomber, with nice label and clearly-stamped best by date; right on! Great to finally have Deschutes in Missouri!
Appearance: Poured into my Schlafly APA glass, this pours a bright orange-copper brew with low, steady carbonation and a nice, chunky ivory cap with good retention and nice lace.
Smell: Nice, bright citrus and pine aromas. A very mild malt backbone. This is fresh, bright, and quite nice...the aromas aren't anything new or particularly ground-breaking, but they're dead solid and quite pleasant.
Taste: Nice orangey citrus hop notes, with a strong, lightly toasty malt background. Medium, firm bitterness and a bit of minerality on the finish. Lots more malt than suggest by the aromas...nice balance of malt/hops/bitterness/hint of minerality. Drinkable? Oh yeah.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium
Overall: SOLID American Pale Ale. $2.99 for a bomber? Heck yes. This is a solid B+, something that for the price would be an easy call to pick up whenever you're in the mood for an APA. This makes a nice counterpoint to Schlafly's more earthy, dank Dry-Hopped APA.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2012 03:32:44 | More by BedetheVenerable
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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
12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2014, purchased and consumed near Bend, Oregon.
Poured with a semi-durable, frothy head over a deep amber body; excellent clarity; OK retention; Very good lacing.
Aroma: fruity with hints of spicy hops.
Flavor: Fruity/juicy hops with balancing caramel and medium malts. Herbal/grapefruit aftertaste is mildly bitter.
Feel: medium body and carbonation.
O: a fruity an slightly mild APA.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 14:21:21 | More by chinchill
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.