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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,031 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,031
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 126
Gots: 319 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale has a very thick, fluffy, egg shell-colored head, some good lacing left behind, lots of bubble streams, and a mostly clear, orange appearance. The aroma is of a bold, sweet, bready, barley malt and strong citrus. Taste is of those things and is similarly bold. The bitterness is robust, but not at all harsh. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit soft, and Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale finishes dry, refreshing, sweet, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. Check it out!

RJT

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Off white, egg shell colored head. each sip could be seen by the lacing on the edge of the glass. A mild, hazy, carot orange color in the standard pint glass.

S: Bready, doughy malt vibe with a subtle piney hop nose.

T: Toasty, bread crust, malt flavor when sipped at sub 40F temperatures, mild pine and earth bitterness adding to a nice balance of hop and malt flavors. As it warms up the hop presence is more apparent and the flavors realy emerge. A subtle dankness comes out and adds complexity but overall no less drinkable.

M: Moderate carbonation and body, crisp and refreshing.

O: A very balanced and flavorful APA. There are alot of overly hoppy APAs that make kill your pallet after one pint, but this isn't one of them. Great for an afternoon BBQ!

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Had straight out of the bottle.

Appearance: Pale golden amber slight haze

Smell: Slightly spicy with some fruit and slight wheat.


Taste: Hops are there but not overbearing. Slight citrus and even a touch of maltiness. Carbonated but not too bubbly. Very smooth refreshing with nice mouthfeel.

Overall: Good refreshing pale ale for a sunny day.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,031 ratings.