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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

3,164 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,164
Reviews: 890
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 137
Gots: 418 | FT: 5
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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Sitting here on a Friday night, watching old Ben Harper, Pearl Jam and others from Austin, as well as old Beastie Boys videos (we lost a good one today) thinking that it's pretty good night for a beer.

Hazy golden-orange with lots of small particles of suspended sediment below and a small amount of white head above.

Though both seem fairly muted to the nose, with the floral hops in balance with sweet malts.

Exceptionally well balanced - can clearly profile both the malts and hops, with them each taking precedence from one drink to the next. The hops are of light citrus and an oddly faint hint of banana. The malts, bready.

Crisp and clean on the tongue, with lingering bitterness.

Outstandingly good interpretation of a pale ale. After drinking lots of IPAs, stouts and other heavy beers, this is compartively light, refreshing and easy.

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The nose is pleasant malt with pine and citrus hop notes. A decent nose.

The flavor matches the nose very well. The maltiness is very strong and has a commanding presence without being a fruity beer. The hops do a great job of matching the richness of the malt with a very pleasant pine, caramel, that is quickly dominated by the hops leaving a nice pleasant finish without the bad lingering aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is rich and satisfying. The beer is a little heavy for a pale ale but is more than acceptable and very enjoyable.

I drank this with home cooked boiled live crawfish that were burn you twice spicy and this one goes excellent with spicy. I really like it and will definitely be buying this one again.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,164 ratings.