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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,675 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,675
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 214 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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portia99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Received as an extra in a trade with SMason. Thanks!

Poured from a 12oz bottle with best by 5/12/09 date on the bottle (just in time on this one) into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Poured a slightly hazy gold orange with very thin, almost non-existent head despite pouring hard into the center of the glass. No lacing.

S - Slight phenolic, medicinal and alcoholic aroma hits me first. Light on hops. Don't get any of the cascade citrusy character I expected. Bottle at end of date range - maybe suffering the effects.

T - Taste pretty much follows the aroma. Slightly phenolic and add a metallic flavor into the mix. Not much hop flavor, just a firm bitterness on the back of the tongue. Not bad, but nothing special here.

M - Appropriate level of carbonation. Medium body. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

D - At 5.0% alcohol, nothing overpowering, but the flavor leaves a little to be desired. I'd kinda like to give this one another try with a fresher bottle - but for now I think I would move on to something else after one.

Overall, I'm kinda disappointed in the Mirror Pond. I have really fond memories of this beer from when my sister lived in Oregon and she would send some back to me. I'm gonna say that the bottle isn't as fresh as it could be and probably has something to do with my lower score here.

05-13-2009 00:11:43 | More by portia99
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,675 ratings.