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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,724 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,724
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 112
Gots: 225 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11%

12oz brown with a best by freshness date.

LOOK: Bubbly white lace, tarnished golden colour

SMELL: Cascade hops, fruity, citric rind, mint, nutty grain, mild malt sweetness.

TASTE: Smooth, medium body, semi crisp malt, bready, mild fruit, faint esters, hop bitterness, citric peel, oranges, kiss of pine, finish semi-dry

A great pale ale to be had here, any hop head would be pleased and if you love cascade hops this is your ale! A great snapshot of what an PNW Pale Ale.

03-30-2012 01:06:04 | More by Jason
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SaltofOH

Ohio

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.

09-02-2014 02:28:36 | More by SaltofOH
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2014 01:47:24 | More by KerryCummins1977
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jscal10

Italy

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2014 01:09:25 | More by jscal10
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dmartin118

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2014 18:21:04 | More by dmartin118
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beerhast

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-01-2014 18:14:28 | More by beerhast
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midocr

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

09-01-2014 17:29:01 | More by midocr
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pdmoore714

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

09-01-2014 04:36:57 | More by pdmoore714
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-01-2014 03:55:04 | More by Beerasaurus
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Shafaegalo

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-31-2014 22:54:23 | More by Shafaegalo
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Jaywalsh20

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-31-2014 13:42:46 | More by Jaywalsh20
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

08-31-2014 11:45:23 | More by dexterk1
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SD0430


3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-31-2014 00:39:14 | More by SD0430
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wakkojoe

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

08-30-2014 17:01:20 | More by wakkojoe
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Comiha

Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

08-30-2014 02:04:56 | More by Comiha
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guajolote

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2014 00:14:53 | More by guajolote
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picker22

Missouri

1.6/5  rDev -59%

08-29-2014 22:41:26 | More by picker22
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BrewQuest

North Dakota

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.

08-29-2014 22:31:02 | More by BrewQuest
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Flight317

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2014 04:06:11 | More by Flight317
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 22:50:05 | More by Carl_R
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 20:01:13 | More by Axnjxn
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Shanemagee


3.64/5  rDev -6.7%

08-28-2014 17:24:44 | More by Shanemagee
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-28-2014 03:33:49 | More by SuperHop18
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codyb1991

Washington

3.9/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2014 02:32:55 | More by codyb1991
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2014 02:20:18 | More by BobsledTM
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,724 ratings.