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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

2,588 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 107
Gots: 181 | 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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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-07-2012 03:13:20 | More by McBastard
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Bigbandito

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2012 20:07:31 | More by Bigbandito
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DeezGunz14

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-06-2012 18:26:53 | More by DeezGunz14
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JFrankParnell

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

01-06-2012 14:50:24 | More by JFrankParnell
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elwoodjblues

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2012 04:57:40 | More by elwoodjblues
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a... clear plastic cup.

This beer pours nice and orange with a big foamy head that sticks around the whole time. It smells and drinks with a proper balance of hops and malts. Personally I prefer my pales to be hop heavy but this one is 50/50 to me. The hop character was only ok on this beer, It sort of seemed like the one I tried was old but it was served at a bar from a refrigerator. This beer has an excellent malty sweetness to it, a good simple malt flavor is a good thing. It drinks easy and wont leave you disappointed but I have tried it and am moving on.

Enjoyed in Utah, wish Deschutes made its way in to my place in Kentucky.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:25:23 | More by TwelveOunces
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awalk1227

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-05-2012 22:44:32 | More by awalk1227
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josssmith

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2012 22:09:20 | More by josssmith
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CornedBeef

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very nice color, excellent lacing and decent retention.

Smell - Standard aroma for an APA, well balanced.

Taste - Starts hoppy and citrusy, quickly followed by a nice biscuity maltiness. Not too much hop bitterness. Beautifully balanced.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I love this beer. My favorite APA to date. This will definitely become a regular for me and I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 16:44:03 | More by CornedBeef
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a slightly hazed apricot color with a small white head that receded to a ringlet. Good dose of citrus and pine hops in the nose, with a hint of bready yeast. As good beers in the style should be, a good balance of sweet and bready malts with citrus and piney hops, mild fruit tones. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 07:12:51 | More by Rifugium
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Faina

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-05-2012 03:54:17 | More by Faina
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper hue with a thick steady and foamy cream-colored head with decent lacing

S: Pleasant citrus hop bitterness up front; some grassy, herbal grains underneath but all in all this is pretty subdued

T: Pretty balanced pale ale with citrus hop bitterness up front quickly meshing with a grainy--slightly bready malt base; pleasant but simple and fairly subdued

F: A touch thin--though a decent creaminess comes in at the end

O: A decent, simple, drinkable pale ale

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 05:50:53 | More by dbossman
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 02:08:17 | More by stealth
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MikeH210

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 01:49:34 | More by MikeH210
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aliving1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-03-2012 06:03:20 | More by aliving1
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2012 23:17:50 | More by dragomni
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2012 20:28:44 | More by Stoffel
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Huffaroma

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2012 05:28:23 | More by Huffaroma
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MikeDre

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2012 05:18:12 | More by MikeDre
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2012 01:06:42 | More by KimenTshom
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joshlindquist

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-31-2011 05:49:55 | More by joshlindquist
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datphoo

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-28-2011 05:17:01 | More by datphoo
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valkyre65

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-28-2011 00:54:06 | More by valkyre65
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-27-2011 17:44:19 | More by TXhomebrewer
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Deschutes in Portland, OR. Poured a nice clear orange/yellow color with a moderate white head that receded slowly leaving some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma was hoppy (earthy, citrusy, grassy), malty and I smelled a touch of wheat. Taste followed the nose...I really liked the light hop profile of this one. I was surprised at how smooth it was given the amount of hops I tasted, but I think it was just an excellent balance of malts and hops, making it very drinkable/sessionable.

Light-medium in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall, well-balanced and a good representation of the style. Would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 16:47:41 | More by MsRif
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.