Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap at the Galway Arms in Chicago in a shaker pint.
Pours a nice copper color, slight chill haze, hues of orange and brown, medium amber with a 1 finger white head that has moderate retention and leaves behind wonderful rings of soapy lace throughout the session. Aroma is of rich and smooth caramel malt, fairly sweet, light piney hops with a faint bit of citrus comes out as well, nothing special here. The flavors are similar, lots of sweet caramel malt, light hops, citrus, a bit of earthy pine and grassy flavors come out as well. The body is fairly thin, a bit watery, finishes light dry but definitely lacking any punch.
Verdict: At best, this is a decent pale ale. It's fairly refreshing at times, but compared to many other pale ales out there, this just doesn't stack up.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2013 06:42:44 | More by kevanb
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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