Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by mrfrancis:
4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a brilliant, clear golden amber with a bubbly, lingering white head.
S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, biscuits, crackers, herbs, grass, plums, apricot, nectarine, white peach and mild citrus are present on the nose.
T: Notes of biscuits, crackers, caramel, minerals, toffee, nougat, sweet cream, plums, apricots, honey, white peach, nectarine, lemon zest, lime, orange, grass, and herbs wash across the palate. The finish is balanced with biscuit and cracker notes underscored by flavors of honey, apricot, nectarine, and lemon zest.
M: On the lighter side of medium, milky, smooth, and silky. Carbonation is delicately prickly.
O: An amazing APA, this is most likely one of the best examples of the style I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This ale displays a gorgeous texture and flavor profile. The fact that I could drink this all day reminds me of why this beer is considered a classic. For fans of the style, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 16:46:59 | More by mrfrancis
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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