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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

3,088 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,088
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 129
Gots: 357 | 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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Photo of dac0152
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jhawkjedi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

Photo of Davekim_md
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown with a best by freshness date.

LOOK: Bubbly white lace, tarnished golden colour

SMELL: Cascade hops, fruity, citric rind, mint, nutty grain, mild malt sweetness.

TASTE: Smooth, medium body, semi crisp malt, bready, mild fruit, faint esters, hop bitterness, citric peel, oranges, kiss of pine, finish semi-dry

A great pale ale to be had here, any hop head would be pleased and if you love cascade hops this is your ale! A great snapshot of what an PNW Pale Ale.

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

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SeeKpzl8
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of LaPlaya
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GuidedByVoices
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of jrenn
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Sailracer
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of substanceD
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of creez
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dlepeau
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of taylorplaysmusic
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of drslap
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of justinbrown
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,088 ratings.