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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,589 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,589
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 107
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
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:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001)
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Libationguy

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

Copper color accented with red and gold highlights. The head on the beer is dense and stable with a moderate retention.

Really wonderful balance on the nose with bright citrus and soft pine needles, balanced by a wonderful earthy quality. Rich, slightly sweet malt, bread dough and a gentle herbaceous note come together wonderfully.

The hops hold their own against the malt without over powering things. Warm brown bread and light spice play on the tongue. The flavor lingers with the pine and light resin notes coming in on the finish.

Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. The hops help to push the finish nicely.

Really well balanced and a wonderful example for the American style. The hops are used with great care, both showing just a little bit of flash while maintaining a wonderful balance in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 02:53:48 | More by Libationguy
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,589 ratings.