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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,289 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2289
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%


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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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mirror Pond pours a pretty golden-amber with a one-finger, snow-white head into a pint glass. The body is see-through and looks to contain medium carbonation within. Lacing left on the glass is frothy and clingy.

First smell reveals light citrus notes of orange and lemon, with a nice caramel and biscuit malt influence. The aroma is very fresh and speaks of a well-struck balance between hop and malt. There are some faint smells of melon also mixed in.

Mirror Pond tastes very much how it smells, with delightfully light hoppy notes of orange, lemon, and melon, with just a slight pine flavor, as well. The malt flavors of caramel and biscuit blend very nicely with the hop flavors and produce a well-blended, tasty pale ale. The finish is just dry enough, certainly not bitter, though.

The mouthfeel is wonderful. About medium bodied for a pale ale, the carbonation is nicely effervescent and harmonizes perfectly with the subtly bitter hop bite. A dry finish caps it all off.

This is a really well crafted pale ale. Extremely sessionable and tasty, without being over the top at all. Another Deschutes brew that has impressed me greatly.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:13:01 | More by TCHopCraver
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A- Clear dark orange/light red. The head is thin and only leaves a slight lacing.

S- Caramel notes along with pine and grass. I'm almost positive there are Nugget hops in this beer.

T- Very similar to Hopback Amber, maybe a little less sweet. Mild caramel upfront followed by a piney bitterness. The finish is slightly grainy.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- A solid pale ale, reminds me of a cleaner Hopback Amber.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,289 ratings.