Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.78/5 rDev +22.6%
Thanks to MNbeerhunter for sending me A bomber of Mirror Pond in the N00b 5 BIF. This beer is a bright amber with a nice tuft of foam that leaves a little lacing. The beer smells like candied oranges and graham crackers. The beer tastes wonderful, with great citrus zip. The malts are chewy and a little dough like a good pizza crust. There are nice herbal and citrus hops percolating through this beer. Wonderful. I think this is one of the best examples of an APA I've ever had.
08-28-2011 00:23:56 | More by Soonami
4.78/5 rDev +22.6%
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.
08-13-2011 13:14:27 | More by micromaniac129
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,702 ratings.