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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

2,873 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,873
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 121
Gots: 266 | 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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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle (best by July 11, 2013) into a tulip.

A-This is a good-looking beer. The brew is nearly clear and copper/orange hued with a decent display of visible carbonation. The head is fantastic, dense, long-lasting, light-khaki colored foam that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass.

S-The smell is a pleasantly strong mixture of sharp, lemony-citrus hops and fruity, pale malt flavors that pair well with the toast and light caramel notes. I'm impressed by the strength of the aroma for a 5% ABV brew.

T-The taste is more mild and the hops fade a little bit on the tongue, leaving the fruity, sweet, pale malt flavors more in the spotlight. Flavors are still citrus-forward, and there is a still a little bit of dank oily hops, but the taste is simpler and less impressive than the smell.

M-The feel is soft, with fine carbonation. The brew is medium to light in body and drinkable. Pretty average.

O-I remember disliking this beer the last time I had it (maybe four years ago), so I was pleasantly surprised by how good-looking it is and how nice it smells. The taste, while something of a let-down compared to looks and smell, is not bad, but it loses some of the hoppy sharpness that makes the smell so appealing. All-in-all, this is a good but not great example of an APA.

spoony, May 15, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into nonic.

A - Clear amber with a large creamy white head.

S - Sweet bready malt, light citrus, hint of floral grassy hops.

T - Toasted malt, orange zest, grapefruit, and caramel. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and a pleasant juicy citrus flavor. Earthy pine and grainy malts linger.

M - Smooth, crisp, medium bodied. High carbonation, somewhat dry finish.

O - A well balanced, but hoppy pale ale. This would make a great session beer in the spring or summer. Very flavorful.

mooseo, May 14, 2013
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,873 ratings.