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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

2,529 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,529
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 103
Gots: 171 | 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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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-17-2014 01:19:28 | More by gutbuster
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2014 22:03:46 | More by DuckDodgers
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aeiverson

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-16-2014 04:58:00 | More by aeiverson
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-15-2014 22:44:13 | More by Kyrojack
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reefa

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-15-2014 19:06:56 | More by reefa
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-15-2014 19:01:04 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- dull orange color that is mostly clear and see through. not much head and no lacing.

S- sweet caramel malts and pine dominate the nose. I get some faint hints of citrus on the back end.

F- ooh this is tasty. the hops come through with pine and citrus that have a nice complement to each other. the alcohol itself comes through on the back end as well.

M- light bodied, crisp and smooth all the way around. the hops linger in the mouth just long enough and the malts finish it off.

O- a great pale ale. A top 15 beer and a top 7 pale ale. worth a case.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 18:35:17 | More by Dodo2step
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-12-2014 23:49:22 | More by yeaprolly
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informaticsDoc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-12-2014 21:08:55 | More by informaticsDoc
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-12-2014 03:11:32 | More by BlueMoon10
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-12-2014 02:39:30 | More by jsurfs82
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-11-2014 01:20:03 | More by mattboyer182
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bouncepass

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2014 07:58:42 | More by bouncepass
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-10-2014 04:46:57 | More by OleDixie
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2014 02:49:13 | More by Can_has_beer
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CincySpectre

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-10-2014 01:58:56 | More by CincySpectre
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-10-2014 01:54:33 | More by pathead
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Golden amber color, 2F fluffy off-white head. Clear, lightly carbonated. Nice rings of lacing.

S-Light bready malts. The "hop nose" is hard to find.

T-Mild caramel malts, not sweet. Some hops.

M- Silky smooth medium body. Hop tang that goes to the end.

O- It improved as it warmed, the flavors and aromas were hidden by the chill, perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 00:59:48 | More by NiceTaps
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2014 02:57:56 | More by mmmaaattt
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 01:03:48 | More by MaximumYuks
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FitnessForBeer

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-08-2014 20:57:16 | More by FitnessForBeer
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pixarnick

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2014 17:53:34 | More by pixarnick
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mtc23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 05:43:59 | More by mtc23
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zimm421

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a deep amber color with hints of orange throughout. The head is off-white, very fluffy and sticks around for a while, leaving lacing as it dissipates.

The nose is caramel, bread, pine and citrus. There is a good balance here, but the malts are slightly forward for me. This is also a little subdued on the aroma. The taste is very balanced, with lots of good maltiness in the middle (again the caramel and breadiness). The front and back-end are balanced out nicely with the citrus and pine. The pine is more present in the finish than the citrus, but all around, fairly decent.

The mouthfeel is just where it should be: medium bodied, average levels of carbonation. Overall, this is a very good pale ale. It is drinkable, refreshing, very well balanced and keeps you coming back for more.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:13:07 | More by zimm421
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woogie359

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-07-2014 12:50:32 | More by woogie359
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,529 ratings.