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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

2,773 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,773
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 116
Gots: 238 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

NeutroMan, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ryanpj, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

scottbrew4u, Jan 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

OMsweetOM, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Larrydoherty, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Star80
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 5/04/2013.

A - Pours out an orange copper color with a sticky head. Decent lacing on my glass.

S- Smells like apricot, lemon zest and some pine resins.

T - Taste is a lot of citrus, some more sweet juicy fruits, and some twangyness. Also picking up a faint toasty sweetness.

M- mouthfeel is good, a bit creamy.

O-Overall a nice, sessionable pale ale from Deschutes.

Star80, Jan 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

TimMack, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Beefytits4, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

DooshBagalow, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

johunnic, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Cirus, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jadeal, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Lionhawk, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

beerhawk41, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a transparent, light amber/brown color…some whitish head formed, but didn’t last long...now it’s just a thin layer barely covering the entire surface…looks watey…(3.25/5)

Smell: Amber malts, sweet candy caramel, pale malts, cascade hops…not overly aromatic, but smells more like an amber/red to me than a traditional pale ale…I do like the sweet caramel smell, it’s somewhat unique and helping rate this a bit higher than I would otherwise…(3.5/5)

Taste: Cascade hops for sure, a very distinct earthy quality that makes me think of Sierra Nevada…definitely a NW APA though, has that genre defining amber/red taste that malts from that area have…it’s good, but not outstanding…there is a touch of light lemon in the way after taste…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, light on the carbonation…watery…earthy hops bitterness in the after taste…(3.5/5)

Overall: As of this review, this is brand new to Chicago and all over the Binny’s Beverage stores in the area…I’ve tried this and the porter (haven’t “reviewed” it yet) and I have to say the hype is a bit more than the beer can stand up to…it’s good, and maybe it’s just me, but I’m not feeling this new style of NW APA’s…ambers and reds are flavors of beer that I typically avoid and this one is not a far cry from that…it’s good and has good flavor, is drinkable and with only 5.0% ABV it’s a sessionable brew…Deschutes rates really high so like I said, maybe it’s just me, so even though I put this one in the average range, it’s probably worth the gamble on your end…(3.5.5)

SerialHiker, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

josephwa, Jan 17, 2013
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Kelp, Jan 17, 2013
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sansho, Jan 17, 2013
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JimGlonke, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

baxter94, Jan 16, 2013
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,773 ratings.