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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

3,128 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,128
Reviews: 886
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 130
Gots: 396 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for 1.99$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, floral notes, malts, and caramel. There is also a touch of grapefruit juice and zest. It ends with a malty lightly hopped aftertaste.

Overall - Nothing groundbreaking, just a very solid and drinkable APA. I can see how this beer will appeal to just about any beer drinker. It might be a little too sweet to have more than a few of them though.

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Smells very mellow. Maybe it's because the only beers I've had from Deschutes have been of the Big n' Bad variety, but I was unconsciously expecting this one's aroma to have a bit more oomph. As is, you got a nice, medium-hopped APA, with light nodes of grapefruit and pine against a surprisingly heavy, thick malt.

Tastewise, the malt is still heavy and thick, but not a bad or syrupy way. Things start off bready, then get piney, then there's a very nice finish of doughy yeast, citrus, and caramel. The yeast *really* brings everything together, and the chewy backend keeps things plenty interesting throughout the duration of the bomber.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,128 ratings.