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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

3,031 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,031
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 126
Gots: 319 | 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: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear pumpkin orange with one finger white head and minimal lacing.

S - Bright citrus grapefruit smell from heavy Cascade hops

T - Follows the smell with Cascade's grapefruit citrus and toasted malts making up the backbone. Nothing extremely standout on the palate, pretty well balanced. The flavor is just a tad underwhelming and leaves a little more to be desired. Not very bitter.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

O - I wanted a little more hops in the Pale Ale, but overall a pretty good beer.

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

Rich golden honey color; good head formation though it does settle out

Lovely aroma of floral and citrus hops

Medium-light body and good carbonation

Taste is solid for style. Good hop character, but nothing over the top (40 IBUs). Malts are coming through with clean cracker and biscuit flavor. Homebrew recipe on website calls for all Cascade hops, so that explains the aroma I got. The finish has a good bitterness that’s a bit leafy in flavor.

Really easy drinking and enjoyable. Much less assertive than their IPA, clearly distinguishing itself. A beer that could go well with a lot of dishes and be enjoyed in multiples in a sitting. Nice job, Deschutes!

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Had on tap at the yard house in san diego

A - Deep golden amber with thin head with nice sheets of lacing left behind.

S - Nice citrus tropical notes with some floral piney hops. Nice bold notes.

T - Has some nice tropical noted with some grapefruit flavors. There is some nice malts to add body in the middle and some nice floral aromatic hops. Had nice bitterness at the end.

M - Medium body, nice carbonation, well balanced with a nice bitterness and resin feeling left behind.

D - Thought this was a good beer, nothing over powering but was a good beer that I will search out again. Another good one from Deschutes,

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Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Picked up a 6-pack to drink over the weekend while on vacation in Vail. Drinking the last of pack now and ready to review.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a nice copper color with a slight haze and bright white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - A nice floral nose with hints of fruit and almost a floral tint.

T/M - The flavor is very balanced with a nice reprentation of hop bitterness with a nice caramel sweetness which contributes to a medium body with adequate carbonation. Pretty smooth and crisp.

D - Very easy to put down.

Overall, this is a good Pale Ale. Perhaps not the best as it doesn't really stand out but it's solid. I'd happily buy again.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 03:11:37

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,031 ratings.