Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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3.84/5 rDev -1.8%
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
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