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

3,050 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,050
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 333 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While I had previously mentioned that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is not an everytime beer, I think Mirror Pond is. Deschutes has done a great job with this one. It's reddish body isn't typical for an APA and it's got a heavy dose of malts and a little fruitiness that work in tandem with that initial hop push to find a great balance. Even my friends that don't typically go for hops or pale ales can get into this one.

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A: Hazy orange amber liquid with good clarity with a 1/4" cream coloured head.

S: Lemon, orange rind and grassy hops.

T: Lemon, orange and grassy hop flavours up front with biscuit malt in the middle and a clean yeast finish. Very delicate, well balanced and beautiful.

M: Medium to thin viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Excellent drinkability and a very nice hop presence make this one of the all time best pale ales in my opinion.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,050 ratings.