Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by alexrichman:
4.11/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served from a 12oz bottle (best by 1/9/13) into a glass.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale is a classic brew from Deschutes Brewery, one of the staple breweries in Oregon. This beer is everywhere in Oregon. It's one that I've enjoyed many times throughout the years, but I've never taken the time to review it.
A> A good looking pale ale. A little darker than most, taking on a rusty brown appearance. This brew pours with a 1 finger head that reduced mostly down but had a small bit of retention, leaving a little lacing down the glass.
S> Not a huge aroma, but I get a lot of caramel from the malt and a bit of pine in the background. It's got a good aroma, but nothing special.
T> This is a great tasting beer. Personally, I think it's pretty bold for a pale ale. It's got a great malt backbone that greets your taste buds. Slightly sweet, a nice complex/roasted caramel. The hops are assertive without being overly aggressive. The hops are very piney with a hint of citrus/grapefruit. There's a nice toasty/sweet finish that comes back into the palate after the hops subside.
M> Great feel, great carbonation, great drinkability. Not too watery, not too thick. This beer is in a unique category that is quite complex but also smooth enough to be a session beer. Kudos to Deschutes on the feel of this brew.
O> An awesome beer and a great example of what Oregon beers are all about. Deschutes shows why it sets the standard once again. Deschutes makes beer that is mass produced, but still has the attention to detail that microbreweries command. I am proud to have Deschutes represent the Pacific NW. If you are visiting Oregon or the Pacific NW, make sure to try this one!
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2012 22:23:04 | More by alexrichman
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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