Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

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3,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,044
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 330 | 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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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a... clear plastic cup.

This beer pours nice and orange with a big foamy head that sticks around the whole time. It smells and drinks with a proper balance of hops and malts. Personally I prefer my pales to be hop heavy but this one is 50/50 to me. The hop character was only ok on this beer, It sort of seemed like the one I tried was old but it was served at a bar from a refrigerator. This beer has an excellent malty sweetness to it, a good simple malt flavor is a good thing. It drinks easy and wont leave you disappointed but I have tried it and am moving on.

Enjoyed in Utah, wish Deschutes made its way in to my place in Kentucky.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very nice color, excellent lacing and decent retention.

Smell - Standard aroma for an APA, well balanced.

Taste - Starts hoppy and citrusy, quickly followed by a nice biscuity maltiness. Not too much hop bitterness. Beautifully balanced.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I love this beer. My favorite APA to date. This will definitely become a regular for me and I highly recommend it.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a slightly hazed apricot color with a small white head that receded to a ringlet. Good dose of citrus and pine hops in the nose, with a hint of bready yeast. As good beers in the style should be, a good balance of sweet and bready malts with citrus and piney hops, mild fruit tones. Light-medium body, and easily drinkable.

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A: Light copper hue with a thick steady and foamy cream-colored head with decent lacing

S: Pleasant citrus hop bitterness up front; some grassy, herbal grains underneath but all in all this is pretty subdued

T: Pretty balanced pale ale with citrus hop bitterness up front quickly meshing with a grainy--slightly bready malt base; pleasant but simple and fairly subdued

F: A touch thin--though a decent creaminess comes in at the end

O: A decent, simple, drinkable pale ale

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,044 ratings.