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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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very good

3,093 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,093
Reviews: 877
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 131
Gots: 358 | 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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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%

Photo of Billykop
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of SPE1443
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ldawg87801
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kemullen1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of denver10
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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!).

Photo of ChristopherBaker
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mfavoino
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep orange color with one finger of head and a little lacing.

Smell: Citrus aroma and a background of pine/earthy notes as well. Not a strong scent.

Taste: Well-balanced mixture of piney hop flavor and bready, caramel malt sweetness. Finishes with very mild hop bitterness. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and appropriately carbonated. Easy to drink.

Overall: A good go-to pale ale with a mild hop profile. Nothing stands out, but an enjoyable drinking experience nonetheless.

Photo of Bondaddyjr
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A--Golden orange, looks like cloudy apple juice. Huge creamy vanilla-colored head on an aggressive pour, it is thick and retains nicely.
S--Grapefruit, green apple, yeast, and hops. Scent is very mild but smells slightly stronger as it warms.
T--Starts off with bready malts, green apple, and a tiny touch of molasses, then comes grapefruit and clean cascade hops. Only slightly bitter, very well balanced. Cleanses the palate with a soft hop bite that is not overpowering.
M--Perfectly carbonated. Nice medium body.
D--Great session beer for a warm sunny day.

Overall, this is clean, crisp, and refreshing pale ale. I very much enjoyed it, although I am not as fond of American pales as much as English pale or pub ales. :-)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,093 ratings.