Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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very good

3,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,042
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 328 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange with a rocky white head and superb lacing. Gorgeous beer.

S: Citrusy grapefruit hops, classic cascade, nice toasty, cracker malt and moderate fruity esters.

T/M: Nice citrusy bitterness upfront, moves into a robust toasted bread malt flavor and a medium bodied mouthfeel. The finish is semi-dry and fairly slick, with lingering malt and grassy, grapefruit hops.

Overall, a classic Northwest Pale Ale. Everything about it screams Cascadia, the hop and malt balance, the fruity yeast, and the full mouthfeel. As an added bonus, it is a touchstone that homebrewers and brewers alike can use for tasting the intricacies of the Cascade hop. I overlook this one to much.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great pale ale - nice all around. Pours a bit darker than your average pale ale - brown to orange in color with a nice foamy head. Head is retained well and nice spotted lacing on the glass. Based on aroma alone you would think this is a darker beer - earthy malt. Flavor is nicely balanced with a bit of body yet still light and refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a hazy amber color, produced a creamy white head, featured excellent retention and excellent lacing. The aroma contained malted grain, citric lemons and herbal hops. Medium bodied, there was a nice foundation of malted grain, apples, yeasty esters orange and lemon citrus and piney hops. This is a very nicely hopped APA, If you enjoy micro brewed APA's...this is one of the best!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This might not be as carefully crafted and have as many ingredients as other, higher rated beers, but I have not yet found a better drinking beer. It's smooth, full of taste but not too strong with a nice balance of hops and malt that really respects the Pale Ale moniker. Also goes for a great price in the Northwest, which really rubs in the fact that I now live on the east coast because this stuff also destroys anything from the Boston or Brooklyn breweries.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,042 ratings.