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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

2,607 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,607
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 183 | 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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jdhowe

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated best by 09/05/13

A: Pours a clear deep golden color with one finger of fizzy straw-colored head that dissipates to a spotty film with moderate lacing.

S: Sweet malt and earthy hops predominate. Moderately wheaty/oaty aroma, but overall a crisp and clean smell.

T: A little bite from the hops, but very little persisting bitterness. Lots of bready malt, almost tastes like oats/wheat. Tons of it. Some earthy hop character, but the primary flavor here is the malt. A very clean beer -- it's nothing that it doesn't advertise. A little bit of persisting flavor from the strong malt character.

M: Reasonable level of carbonation and a medium malt body gives this beer a lot of drinkability. Very little in this brew beyond the strong malt flavors (which aren't really my thing, but which are fine) to keep one from tearing right through these things.

O: A good pale ale. I feel like the bready malt is a little strong in flavor and impedes drinkability, but imparts flavor beyond the hops and slows the drinker down a bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 06:27:57 | More by jdhowe
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,607 ratings.