Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ThePortlander:
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a brown bottle with a very nice logo into a pint glass.
A: A dark gold with red-orange hues and a white head.
S: Very much a northwest APA: cascade hops shone through the mix with floral and citrus aromas.
T: A crisp taste opens as the beer slides in over the tongue, with a medium body. The hops are certainly present, and they carry with them a great citrus note that works well with the bitter finish. After the initial crispness, Mirror Pond smooths out, leaving a sweet and grainy taste on the tongue. A wonderful beer.
M: A medium body, with just the right carbonation.
D: A strong example of an APA. Some wonderfully brilliant cascade hops thouroghly dominate, producing a crisp beer. Well done. Recommended to any Pale Ale fan.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2009 02:55:17 | More by ThePortlander
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
on tap at Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Portland
Dark amber with white film.
Dark toast, orange rind, and pine on the nose.
Caramel and peach sweetness with lots of candy, then resin and tangelo hops end.
Mango finish and dry linger.
Medium, chewy, round.
Candy sweet - very entry level. No IBU bite, and cloys a bit. Slight sandpaper bitterness as it warms, but just not what I’m looking for in an APA.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:35:20 | More by StJamesGate
2.91/5 rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I was looking at reviews of this earlier today and decided to go for it. Not sure why earlier posts mention great hops in this one. Just not feeling that. Maybe my six pack is bad but this is similar to budweiser. Very disappointed! Yep, AAL taste all the way.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 05:38:49 | More by Tebonator39
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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