Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.49/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The is a beautiful beer, a rich copper/amber color. It porurs with a nice amount of foam that compacts to a nice 2-finger head that leaves behind some generous lacing.
The smell hits me faintly at first but grows as I drink the beer. I get a very nice fruitiness, pineapple and mango and maybe even a hint of peach or apricot. Perhaps the slightest hint of a yeasty bread as well.
The taste is just excellent. First off is the hops, all nice and juicy and fruity. Pineapple mainly, maybe a hint of orange and peach. Then come the sweetness of the malts. There's some toffee, maybe a bit of honey as well. It finishes with a pleasant, lingering bitter note.
The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, lightly bubbly and very pleasant. I don not detect the alcohol at all.
Overall, this may be my favorite pale ale and one of my favorite beers. Just a great balance and so easy to drink. Superb.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 21:39:27 | More by SD-Alefan
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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