Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.65/5 rDev -6.4%
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:
3.64/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2014, purchased and consumed near Bend, Oregon.
Poured with a semi-durable, frothy head over a deep amber body; excellent clarity; OK retention; Very good lacing.
Aroma: fruity with hints of spicy hops.
Flavor: Fruity/juicy hops with balancing caramel and medium malts. Herbal/grapefruit aftertaste is mildly bitter.
Feel: medium body and carbonation.
O: a fruity an slightly mild APA.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 14:21:21 | More by chinchill
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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