Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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very good

3,052 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,052
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 334 | 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 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle on 1-15-12

A - Pours a clear-golden orange with a one finger light tan head. Ok retention.

S - Malty and slightly grassy hops.

T - Same as the smell. More orange and pine are present, and that is a good thing.

D - Slight bitterness. Good carbonation and a nice medium body.

O - A top notch pale. Hoppy and good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange/amber color with a 1" head. Good lacing.

S - Slightly yeasty with some good malts and pine notes. nothing very overpowering but a nice blend.

T - Good hops and pine on the tongue and very crisp throughout. A good mix.

M - Crisp with medium carbonation.

O - A solid pale ale. Would love to get more of these.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-tan and just a bit hazy but mostly clear. Head isn't that great, lacing is ok. It's still nice to look at though.

Smell is nicely malty with a good hops bite and a little bit of floral notes.

Taste is well balanced and quite good. There's a good underlying malt flavor, balanced by nice crisp hops (adding just a bit of twang), and a little fruitiness.

Body is pretty light and carbonation is actually about spot on, despite the less than stellar head.

Overall it's very tasty stuff. A good basic pale ale that luckily I can now get on a regular basis.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Haven't had this one in a LONG time so decided it was time to give it another go. Poured a nice dark golden with a thumb and a half widths creamy head. Sweet, bready, citric, piney. A very smooth and balanced flavor. A nice malt base providing a nice sweet bread that gets paired with some hops. . A very crisp, medium body with some carbonation to this. Another homerun by Deschutes and so much better than I remembered it. Balanced, smooth, and tasty. A great choice as a session beer but just as good a choice if you just want to take one in for the night and enjoy it (but good luck only drinking one!).

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,052 ratings.