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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,537 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,537
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 104
Gots: 174 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001)
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jdense

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12 ounce bottle.

One of the Northwest's premier session beers. While it may not capture the attention that Deschutes big beer offerings like the Abyss, this may be one of the best entry points for the macro-beer head to delve into craft beers. Two finger head, nice lacing from pale orange body. Not overly hoppy, but damn you could certainly quaff a few of these on a hot summer day. Pairs with most any food. Not an overly bold statement from one of the country's biggest and best craft brewers, but certainly one of their best. Worth seeking out if you can find on cask.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 19:12:55 | More by jdense
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

About cellar temperature, in a pint glass.

It pours a moderately hazy, glowing, golden orange with about two fingers of a poofy white head. A pretty beer.

No overwhelming aroma here, but what's there is pretty nice. Hints of lemon or orange zest, honey, and a bit of bready malt.

Delightful flavors of citrus, honey, and lightly piney hops are initially in control, with a crisp, dry, malty aftertaste of biscuits and bread taking over in the finish. Some dank hops loiter around as well. Very well done.

The feel is kind of medium-bodied. More substantial than one would expect from a "light" style.

Few standard 5% strength beers pack this much flavor. Well-balanced, too.

Serving type: bottle

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,537 ratings.