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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

2,776 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,776
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 116
Gots: 238 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

EmptyPockets, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DPCJR, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper with a 3-finger foamy head. Fades to 1 finger. Slight chill haze. Excellent lacing & retention. Visible carbonation.

Aroma: Piney/resiny. Touch of fruit. Something tart & tropical; kiwi?

Taste: Malty arrival. Sweet, but not cloying. Astringent toward the end of mid-palate, with candy-like fruity quality, then solid hop bitterness and astringency, but not a powerful hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Rich, malty arrival then very astringent.

Overall: This is totally unlike Burning River, much sweeter, and then this astringency. Really balanced; definitely would buy again, but I could see this being too sweet after a couple.

SaltofOH, Sep 02, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jscal10, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Shafaegalo, Aug 31, 2014
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Jaywalsh20, Aug 31, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

dexterk1, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

SD0430, Aug 31, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

wakkojoe, Aug 30, 2014
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Comiha, Aug 30, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -59%

picker22, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

I agree with the Bros, this is a world-class beer. Fresh, crisp and hoppy and one of my new summer favs. First had it on tap and was pleased to have as equally good experience with bottled.

BrewQuest, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Carl_R, Aug 28, 2014
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Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,776 ratings.