Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.06/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
New to our area and I found a reasonable sale at a local grocer. I'm pretty sure I've had this on a couple visits to the Pac Northwest and N. California some years past, but I don't recall my impressions.
Best by 4/24/13 right on the label -- nice.
A -- Clear, deep orange in color -- not what I expect in an APA, but not at all distracting. Good eggshell white head that holds up very well, leaving nice lacing.
S -- Pretty light nose of mild caramel, citrus and piny hops, and fruit esters.
T -- Citrus hops and fruit esters balanced well up front, sweet, caramel malts make a great balanced backbone, spicy and citrus hop blend with a nice bitterness in the finish. A lightly tart fruitiness and the bitterness linger in the aftertaste.
M -- Body is medium and the mouthfeel tends toward some syrupiness -- again, not expected in an APA, but very enjoyable.
O -- A very well-balanced APA with a great blend of malt and hops. Not in-your-face, but definitely embracing the hoppiness of the style. Well worth a try for studying the style.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2013 22:18:11 | More by steveh
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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