Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
4.78/5 rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bought a growler full from the craft beer outlet, and I,m forever glad that I did.
A nice looking beer with a beautiful contrast between the beer and it's foamy head.
The beer pours a rich burnt amber color and is very clear. Well carbonated. The foamy cap is a tanish white thats dense and mouse like. Good lacing in the foamy head's wake.
Very aromatic. Hops have a slight upper hand here with plenty of citrus hop pop followed by another dose of floral. Malts are decidedly sweet with a good caramel backbone. It mingles nicely in the bouquet of hops.
Now the taste. A well balanced beer with a malt bill that's sweet and complex. The hops are not overbearing here and are inline perfectly.
There is a rich hop flavors of citrus and grapefruit and a lesser flavor more atuned to floral. Maltty biscuit finishes up the tasting.
Mouthfeel is medium with a clean finish.
A super tasting, very drinkable beer here with plenty of things going on.
This particular beer I had today was also very fresh.
The people up in Portland have a good thing here, I hope they realize that.
On the other hand the aroma and flavor dropped off quite a bit by the bottom of the growler.
Serving type: growler
08-13-2011 13:14:27 | More by micromaniac129
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