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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

2,577 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,577
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 106
Gots: 180 | 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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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the yard house in san diego

A - Deep golden amber with thin head with nice sheets of lacing left behind.

S - Nice citrus tropical notes with some floral piney hops. Nice bold notes.

T - Has some nice tropical noted with some grapefruit flavors. There is some nice malts to add body in the middle and some nice floral aromatic hops. Had nice bitterness at the end.

M - Medium body, nice carbonation, well balanced with a nice bitterness and resin feeling left behind.

D - Thought this was a good beer, nothing over powering but was a good beer that I will search out again. Another good one from Deschutes,

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 01:08:31 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,577 ratings.