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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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very good

3,037 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,037
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 324 | 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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Bottle with a BB date of 6/25/13 poured into a pint glass. A couple fingers of off-white large bubbled head tops a burnt orange, hazy brew. Nice lacing-beautiful beer. Aromas of cascade hops (grapefruit, flowery and spicy) with a nice grainly, bready barley aroma in the background. Taste is balanced between an upfront Cascade taste with plenty of bready, clean malt with a crisp slightly bitter finish. A very smooth mouthfeel, a well balanced APA, hoppy but restrained with plenty of malt goodness. Medium bodied and carbonated. Overall, a flavorful easy to drink APA, balance is more towards the malt than the hops compared to many APAs I come across now. Well crafted brew.

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12 oz bottle poured slowly into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deeper orange color with opaque 1/2 inch tan head. Head remains throughout the drinking experience, leaving strong lacing as it diminishes.

S: Citrus and an array of tropical fruit is evident, with a light dusting of hops.

T: The first noticeable flavor is sweet citrus, followed up by well balanced hoppiness. Also notes of spice are evident, although not overwhelming in the least.

M: Carbonation dances over the tongue, with a light body. The beer washes away smooth, leaving very little coating on the tongue.

O: A very solid, well balanced pale ale. Definitely something recommended during warm weather, as it is quite refreshing.

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,037 ratings.