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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

2,680 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,680
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 216 | 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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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-14-2012 04:09:15 | More by ssjkyle
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-04-2013 01:15:00 | More by Rihup
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-14-2013 01:04:27 | More by BYOFB
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 05:09:56 | More by BUNZILLA
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-14-2013 18:29:42 | More by Schlafly33
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-11-2013 01:29:58 | More by ToddHolder
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-17-2012 04:33:02 | More by WritersBlock
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2014 03:55:58 | More by fthegiants
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.9/5  rDev 0%

Appearance has a golden brown hue to it with minimal head. Smell is a slightly sweet malt and light bread. Taste has a nice balance of malt and hops with light grapefruit. Mouthfeel is a slick medium with a light carbonation spike that goes down easy. Nothing fancy just a good easy drinking ale.

09-06-2008 01:09:16 | More by Bookseeb
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2011 17:41:35 | More by Unchi
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2013 03:36:02 | More by Docrock
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2011 07:10:12 | More by Diomede
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videofrog

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-29-2012 19:38:43 | More by videofrog
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-27-2014 14:01:26 | More by Fargrow
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-17-2014 11:55:31 | More by MattSharpless
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-11-2013 05:02:36 | More by 510a
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2014 20:44:30 | More by Knoxrb12
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-26-2012 17:15:17 | More by Bnoise11
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2014 20:17:16 | More by Hendrick24
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Picked up a 6-pack to drink over the weekend while on vacation in Vail. Drinking the last of pack now and ready to review.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a nice copper color with a slight haze and bright white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - A nice floral nose with hints of fruit and almost a floral tint.

T/M - The flavor is very balanced with a nice reprentation of hop bitterness with a nice caramel sweetness which contributes to a medium body with adequate carbonation. Pretty smooth and crisp.

D - Very easy to put down.

Overall, this is a good Pale Ale. Perhaps not the best as it doesn't really stand out but it's solid. I'd happily buy again.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 03:11:37

01-27-2012 21:40:18 | More by hopfacebrew
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 16:42:38 | More by BRYeleJR
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MiScusi

California

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Pint served up on tap at the Yardhouse in Pasadena.

Appearance was a translucent light burnt orange-blonde, with just the slightest bit of red wanting to come through. Thin white one finger head capped the top and remained for a little bit. Swirling was able to regenerate a temporary replacement. Very nice lacing was left towards the top, but not so much down the last 3/4 of the glass.

Initial aroma was of strong citrusy hops, which, interestingly went away very much as I started working through the pint. Towards the very end as it warmed up caramel creeped through.

The taste was a nice blend of biscuity malt and citrus hops. Not too complex, at least not on my palate. Bitterness wasn't overpowering, maybe middle of the road for a pale ale, and hop flavor was also medium as well. Carbonation was moderately high and added a zing to the tongue.

The drinkability of this is quite good. It's a pretty good pale ale, so you will be satisfied, although you may get bored of this one later on, and want something a little more interesting.

08-22-2006 05:12:05 | More by MiScusi
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2014 02:39:30 | More by jsurfs82
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-28-2011 18:06:17 | More by fuzzcherry
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-01-2014 17:47:49 | More by leitmotif
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.