Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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4.61/5 rDev +18.2%
I picked up a 12 pack of this beer at the Riteaid on sale. Great deal - went back for more and they were out.
This was poured from a 12oz brown bottle marked with a best by freshness date on it. The beer poured a clear gold/dk gold color and a 1/2 bubbly white head and good lacing. The aroma was unmistakable cascade hops right up front, followed by a fruity and citrus smell. There was also a nice PA nutty grain aroma with a mild sweet malt.
Oh did this taste delicious. It was very smooth, with a medium body. There was nice crisp malt, a bready flavor, followed by mild fruit, some faint esters, and a nice balanced hop bitterness. There was a touch of citrus and pine, with a nice semi-dry finish.
I think this was a wonderful example of a west coast style pale ale. Some would even mistake it as an IPA I think. I thought it was one of the best APAs I've had in a long time. The last time I had it was on tap at Triple Crown in SD on Adams Street. I don't remember it being this good. :-)
10-25-2013 23:43:00 | More by FlyingBull
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
12 oz. bottle, with best by date 11/07/2013 printed on the label. Deschutes makes some tasty beers so I'm looking forward to this one.
Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.
A - Pours a bright honeyed orange colored body with about a finger of cream colored head. Lots of fine light sediment twirling in the glass and nice streaks of lacing.
S - Smell isn't very powerful but it is aromatic. Flowers, fresh lemongrass, strawberries, bready caramel malt, some dish soapiness.
T - Taste follows the nose: bready caramel malt, lemongrass, and the usual Deschutes tropical fruits & florals.
M - Feel is sticky, fruity, & mildly bitter. A clean finish.
Overall, a nice flavorful pale ale, one that fits in well with the rest of Deschutes' beers. Easy drinking and sessionable at 5.00% abv. A slighty above average offering, if anything.
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale ---3.5/5
10-14-2013 22:11:08 | More by mfnmbvp
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
On draft at a Tacoma Raineirs game. Deep copper pour with a creamy head. Citrus and malt aroma. Flavor follows with citrus hops and a strong malt backbone. A nice bit of grapefruit or mango here to go along with the caramelly malts. Finish is not as clean as I had hoped. Not bad and easy drinking brew that went well with baseball.
10-12-2013 19:16:35 | More by BMMillsy
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,706 ratings.