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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

2,875 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,875
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 121
Gots: 266 | 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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Photo of barczar
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Fresh cut grass, resin, grapefruit, tangerine, and light bready malt form the aroma. Pine and herbal hops dominate, but citrus sharpness accents well.

Flavor reveals more muted citrus underpinnings, with sweet, toasted bread at the backbone, carrying into a slightly bitter, modestly resinous finish. Grapefruit, orange, and fruit cocktail add complexity. Hops and malt are both well represented, but hops take the win. The flavor does seem a little flat.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Very well balanced pale ale, with good flavoring and bittering variety. The hop flavor lacks a bit in comparison to the aroma.

barczar, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- - Dark copper with a slightly tan head.

S: Pineapple and a bit of citrus in the nose.

T: Strong malt taste up front followed by a nice lingering sweet citrus and pineapple. Much more fruit forward after the first sip.

M: Medium bodied and fairly smooth.

O: A delicious pale ale. One of the best out there, with a nice orangey/slightly tropical taste.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev +2.6%

craftbrew502, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of jeremy3311
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jeremy3311, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Nolen12
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Nolen12, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of dbc5
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

dbc5, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of sclitch
4/5  rDev +2.6%

sclitch, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +2.6%

MacStinson, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Mark88
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mark88, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Phil_Cousins
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Phil_Cousins, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lane_in_ID, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Zanico
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Zanico, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of meanmutt
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

meanmutt, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev +2.6%

trevordglenn, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of rxthree
4.25/5  rDev +9%

rxthree, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of ManEdward1979
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ManEdward1979, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jaxray8, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

crbnfbr, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jkrich, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a brilliant, clear golden amber with a bubbly, lingering white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, biscuits, crackers, herbs, grass, plums, apricot, nectarine, white peach and mild citrus are present on the nose.

T: Notes of biscuits, crackers, caramel, minerals, toffee, nougat, sweet cream, plums, apricots, honey, white peach, nectarine, lemon zest, lime, orange, grass, and herbs wash across the palate. The finish is balanced with biscuit and cracker notes underscored by flavors of honey, apricot, nectarine, and lemon zest.

M: On the lighter side of medium, milky, smooth, and silky. Carbonation is delicately prickly.

O: An amazing APA, this is most likely one of the best examples of the style I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This ale displays a gorgeous texture and flavor profile. The fact that I could drink this all day reminds me of why this beer is considered a classic. For fans of the style, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

mrfrancis, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mpenske, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jgunther71, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

acslatersbtb, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

wawarner, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Sir_Goatman, Jan 31, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,875 ratings.