Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by zdk9:
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A- Pours a rich cloudy orange with a finger of solid foam. Some pretty strong rings of lacing as I drain the glass.
S- My nose is a bit clogged today but I do get honey, white wheat bread, pine sap, clementines.
T- Taste is hoppier than the aroma, though it almost seems faded from the first bottle of the sixer I had. Could that be after only a few weeks? Some honey and bread, piny. My burps give a berry flavor- strawberries especially.
M- Really nice bitter/ sweet balance. Goes down pretty easy. This aspect of the beer is really nice.
O- I remember the hops being fresher, brighter, and most of all stronger in this beer, so maybe this isn't the most fair review, but then again maybe since I didn't stop to think enough to write a review before it was all in my head. But even faded it's still a tasty beer, and an easy drinker.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2011 04:14:16 | More by zdk9
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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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