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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,610 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,610
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 185 | 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  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-03-2012 04:42:06 | More by misterchief
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange-y-copper, almost no head to speak of. hoppy, citrus-y, like the other guy said: orange, lemon and grapefruit aromas. taste is definitely on target with the smell and the feel is standard/average/unsurprising with expected medium carbonation.
overall, a decent brew, but i expected more malt flavor than what i'm experiencing here. i hear a lot of good comments regarding this from others and although i'm not into hoppy beers, i can do a few of these . . . .

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 01:37:49 | More by pkalix
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abeerwiseguy

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been giving Deschutes' Mirror Pond a try for a few six packs now and today thought the time was right for a review.

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner at 46 degrees. Listed as 5% ABV on Deschutes website.

Deep orange tinged color with three fingers of a rich white head that dissipated slowly leaving heavy strings down the glass as the beer quickly disappeared down my gullet.

Aromas of malt, hops and floral notes provide a hopeful expectation that the flavors will be balanced.

The taste is very well rounded, with just the right amount of malt and hops with light floral and citrus overtones. It has a very slight bitterness on the finish.

The beer has a medium body with low carbonation that well supports the flavor profile.

This is in my opinion one of the better examples of the American Pale Ale style and one which I recommend to some of my friends who shy away from some of the hopped up IPA’s out there. (Deschutes Inversion, Stone Ruination, and Dogfish Head 90 Minute to name a few)

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 17:35:17 | More by abeerwiseguy
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Minnesota

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2012 22:44:46 | More by yokken
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,610 ratings.