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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

2,873 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,873
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 120
Gots: 266 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

GJonesy, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DWarcher, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dseiters, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Bowlus803, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mtparty37
4/5  rDev +2.6%

mtparty37, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at about fridge temp poured into a wine glass. best by 5/5/12.

pours out a bright golden orange color with some slight haze and slight sediment visible. a nice retentive white head with both big and tight bubbles, very nice lace as well.

biscuity, slightly buttery malt is mostly noticable. a light leafy, citric, herbal hop under the malt. smells pretty clean and simple.

a nice balance. buttery, biscuity malts are cut with a leafy citric, slightly herbal hop. some hop bitterness in the finish, but not really on par with some of my more favorite pale ales.

medium to light in body. very easy drinking, almost a bit refreshing.

i maybe expected a bit more from this great brewery, one of my favorites. but a good session beer non the less, i can definatly see the mass appeal. this is not something i would buy again, but id definatly put one back with ease if offered.

dogfishandi, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of cisteve
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

keenanite21, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jamiesmithnc, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Falcone
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of dac0152
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, light golden amber with a big, frothy white 3 finger head, great retention, leaving decent, sticky lace.

Smell - Aromas are quite faint. Nearly undetectable. Some citrus hops.

Taste - Excellent balance. Starts with a mildly bitter citrus hop which hangs in through to the finish, and is accompanied by some tartness. Hints of bready or caramel malt. Fruity esters. Crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Great carbonation lends to a nice, crisp bite with a semi-dry finish. Goes down smooth.

Overall - This is a beer I've grown to appreciate over time. As pale ales go, it's one of my faves.

TheSixthRing, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

muskiesman, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jhawkjedi, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of harrymel
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 13JUN12

copper on amber with a finger of light tan foam. Spotty lace. Smells sweet with malts of the english engagement - simple malt with tones of toffee and wood. There smells some fruity, herbal hops which are understated and approachable. Flavor is slightly sweet and has low acidity and a nice flowery finish. Medium bodied and lower carb with a semi slick finish. Nice beer, really, really drinkable and although it's not my favorite PA, it's among the most frequently visited for me, surprised I took this long to sit down and just type this out.

harrymel, Mar 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Davekim_md, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of joecalderoni
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A very nice copper color! Very nice head

S: a very subtle hop aroma with an amazing balance of malt!

T: a very nice and complex flavor varying between a malt and flavor hops

M: medium body

O: A very honest pale Ale! Certainly one of my favorites

joecalderoni, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

cbcrunch, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

SeeKpzl8, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

LaPlaya, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GuidedByVoices, Mar 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

jrenn, Mar 24, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,873 ratings.