Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.84/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. Nice clear, bright, orange-amber color with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Good retention. Nice lacing. The nose is hop-forward with citrusy notes of lemon and grapefruit, along with fresh linen (?!).
Light-medium body with a nice, round flavor. Very clean-tasting. Almost lager-like. Pleasant, buiscuity maltness up front balanced with a fruity, hoppy character. Not bitter at all (I expected more hoppiness). I get flavors of toast, honey, tea, and lemon. Really refreshing and easy to drink. Light flavor doesn't linger too long.
If this beer came out today (instead of years ago), I wonder just how well it would be accepted. I definitely like it, but I think the crowds who gravitate towards, big, bruising, citrusy beers would shun this one and consider it a bit dated. I would recommend this one to those new to craft beers. If you've been drinking craft for a while and are just getting around to this one, you may be a little disappointed. It's a good beer, but there are many Pale Ales out there today that surpass this one. I wouldn't seek it out, but I'd grab it if you happen to come across it and haven't tried it yet.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 18:09:15 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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