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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

2,875 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,875
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 122
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Tiernan, May 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

vicsju1991, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

falconxman, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ccar033, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SaisonRichBiere, May 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

vfgccp, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

fdig23, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jik18, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kopfschuss, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Number3red, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of khensley
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a rich amber color, tan head which dissipated rapidly. Smell reminded me of lightly toasted bagels, very earthy. Taste was much the same, earthy, whole-grain oats, cracker-like. Sweetness is present, yet faint, but well balanced with the mild bitterness. Finishes dry and very pleasing. Did I mention it is very earthy. I had another, and another, and...Deschutes flagship beer sets the standard for Northwest Pale Ale.

khensley, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mrjbrown27, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jmdr, Apr 26, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For a pale ale, this beer ventures into a realm of comfort and warmth most don't explore. I'm relatively new to the style, but I find this particular pale ale to be rather interesting due to it's complex profile. The hops are noticeable, but they seem to take on an equal playing field with the malts and caramel flavors this beer offers, which is a delightful spin on the pale ale. In one word: rustic. This beer should not be overlooked.

Either_Aether, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

MikeCactusGordon, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Docrock, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, bottle dated best by 5/3/2013

Appearance: Pale golden, light brown, light bronze, slight haze (I am assuming their is some dry-hopping here), Large, two finger head with excellent retention. Sticks along the side of the glass throughout the entire time.

Smell: Interesting up front spice smell, orange zest, apricot, a hint of biscuit/bread

Taste: Very smooth, medium carbonation, slight bitterness, complex malt/roast taste, mixed with just the right amount of hops. Also taste a bit of spice of sorts.

Overall: Excellent American Pale Ale, very refreshing. The smell may throw you off into thinking this is a hop monster, but it's really not. Whereas there is some bitterness in the mouthfeel, it seems to be more on the smell. Highly recommended!

jmccullough108, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

takelondon, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dwagner003, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

tstigz, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,875 ratings.