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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

3,128 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,128
Reviews: 886
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 130
Gots: 396 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color- medium straw. Thick medium head.

Aroma- sweet and mellow with citrus hints of sweet malt.

Taste- Like a hoppy lager. Light, good for after mowing the lawn. Starts with a tinge of lager then gets mildly hoppy and finishes with a pleasant mild hoppiness. Maybe my bottle was not fresh?

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 7/7/2013.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Elmer's in northeast Portland, 3 June 2014.

Pours clear medium orange. Bright and vibrant. One finger of off-white head, excellent retention, leaves gorgeous terraces of lacing on the glass as I drink it.

Smell is clean and brightly hopped. In the new world of mega-dry-hopped pale ales, this stands out for its balance - it's just really well put together. Light piney hops, just a tingle. Excellent.

Taste is clean and crisp. Spicy hop bite, tingly but not overly bitter, though it leans that way in the finish, sort of citrus rind-y.

Feel is outstanding. Medium-light body, tingly prickly carbonation, lasting medium-long to allow the hops to come out and play for a bit.

An excellent, really well-balanced APA. There's a reason this one's a classic. Clean, refreshing, and delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,128 ratings.