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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,808 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,808
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 116
Gots: 244 | 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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Photo of Jason
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jason, Mar 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

beb86, Yesterday at 05:41 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

Saxboy10, Sunday at 10:06 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kotzbauerm, Sunday at 12:01 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%

6string, Saturday at 02:42 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Mirror Pond put Deschutes on the map, and it's still their biggest hit. As with a lot of APAs, I find them a wee bit too hoppy for my liking, but that doesn't mean I won't enjoy it. I buy this from time to time, so I'm still a fan, but I don't think it's quite as unbelievable as everyone else does.

dcscientist, Friday at 10:10 PM
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

andyhurley, Friday at 09:22 PM
Photo of kkleu357
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light golden color with a minimal head. Hoppy lemon aroma with some earthy tones. Taste is an earthy lemon citrus taste. Pretty easy to drink. Not too complex.

kkleu357, Friday at 06:53 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ronin926, Friday at 02:05 AM
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mojo, Thursday at 04:28 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

qcghost, Thursday at 02:29 AM
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

tedho21, Wednesday at 09:37 PM
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Wsherry1, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Hops: Cascade.
Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils.

40 IBU.

Best by date: 02.18.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.24.14.

A: Red/orange. 1/2 finger head.

S: Pine, citrus. Not as strong smelling as new school APAs.

T: Pine, biscuit, caramel.

M: Crisp.

O: This is easy to drink and perfectly balanced. It's a classic APA.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

4nimal, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bushwacker393, Sep 23, 2014
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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,808 ratings.