Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz bottle into my arrogant bastard pint glass, brimmed the glass nicely with 2 solid fingers of creamy off white pale yellow head. Nice lacing as it dissipates uneven like a puffy cloud. The color is a maple orange, chill haze is prominent and it has a consistent amount of carbonation rising.
The smell is nice, a refreshing orange and sweeter apricot are prominent, but a backbone of fresh garden herb and dry spice round it out.
The flavor strikes me as more tangerine in the citrus fruit category, lots of residual unfermented sugars give it a sweeter flavor and the hops are all aromatic with very little bittering qualities employed.
Good initial mouthfeel, the great flavor aids in this, finishes a tiny bit dry which isn't a bad thing with this brew, keeps the smooth refreshing quality that I initially pick up.
Quite drinkable, session pale for sure. I guess this one in my opinion basically compares to sn pale ale but with less of the roasted malt and bittering hop flavor profile. Possible more of a mellow wheat beer presence in the hops here which make it more preferable to girls?? Ill experiment on that and get back to you.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2010 06:45:04 | More by dwilson01
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