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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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very good

3,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 137
Gots: 418 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving
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Best by 12/12/12. Whoa.

A: Pours a clear, light copper with a little bit of foamy head.

S: A pretty nice balance of bready malt and hops.

T: Same as nose. Very balanced. You get a little hop bite at first, then there's this malt backbone that lingers. Well done.

M: Really good levels of carbonation. Light-medium bodied. This makes for a great session pale ale.

O: Just an excellent pale ale. I could, and sometimes do, drink this all night.

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Best by 9/18/12...nice. Purchased 9/29/2012. Oh well, I'm sure it's fine. Just happy to get some!
Tall, rocky ivory head tops an amber colored ale. Great retention and just stellar lacing all.the.way.down.the.glass! Aromas and tastes are very similar with notes of bready malt, caramel, toffee, earthy citrus tones, somewhat fruity. Mouth-feel is creamy, smooth, medium, excellently balanced. Overall, one of the best APA's I've ever had, regardless of the best by date....it was fine.

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Best before December 5, 2012

A: Thick, creamy head with excellent retention and thick, chunky lacing.

S: Floral hops, not much else.

T: Floral and fruity hops, sweet, thin malt base, some light hop bitterness kicking in at the end. Lacks the toasty, bready malt you get from good East Coast pale ales.

M: Quite nice, and not too carbonated.

O: This is a nicely hopped beer, although, as is common in West Coast pale ales, the malt is weak and too sweet. Nevertheless, it's a solid pale ale for the style, and quite drinkable.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
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