Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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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
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
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
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.