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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

2,781 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,781
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 116
Gots: 239 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

SIEVS, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

RedWeizen83, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

I agree with the Bros, this is a world-class beer. Fresh, crisp and hoppy and one of my new summer favs. First had it on tap and was pleased to have as equally good experience with bottled.

BrewQuest, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

DennisHanley, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

rudy0908, Feb 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

joshlindquist, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

IvanJ126, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

coldriver, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

tasteisking, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

army01, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Durandal_777, May 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

pwoody11, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

lakersfan16, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

brewtaltap, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

philaduffia, Jun 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

KC9LDB, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

randalem, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

trisweb, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of MrNuggets
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mirror Pond:

Prime example
this use of fine hop.
Splendid sample
with white foam on top.

Delighting the snout
seducing my taste;
piney throughout
divoid of haste.

Golden reflection
on this hillside pool.
Brilliant complexion
soothing: not cruel.

Leave me for dead;
that feeling prevades.
Please place my head
atop the Cascades.

MrNuggets, May 31, 2005
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale has a very thick, fluffy, egg shell-colored head, some good lacing left behind, lots of bubble streams, and a mostly clear, orange appearance. The aroma is of a bold, sweet, bready, barley malt and strong citrus. Taste is of those things and is similarly bold. The bitterness is robust, but not at all harsh. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit soft, and Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale finishes dry, refreshing, sweet, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. Check it out!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 28, 2013
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4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This might not be as carefully crafted and have as many ingredients as other, higher rated beers, but I have not yet found a better drinking beer. It's smooth, full of taste but not too strong with a nice balance of hops and malt that really respects the Pale Ale moniker. Also goes for a great price in the Northwest, which really rubs in the fact that I now live on the east coast because this stuff also destroys anything from the Boston or Brooklyn breweries.

millsn1, Apr 02, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of the best American Pale Ales on the market. If you see this in your local liquor store, pick it up. If you are a fan of American Pale Ales, you need to get your hands on this. Unfortunately Deschuttes is so small that they do not distribute much beyond Oregon, California, and Washington.

Lenny2884, Nov 01, 2006
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4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a hazy amber color, produced a creamy white head, featured excellent retention and excellent lacing. The aroma contained malted grain, citric lemons and herbal hops. Medium bodied, there was a nice foundation of malted grain, apples, yeasty esters orange and lemon citrus and piney hops. This is a very nicely hopped APA, If you enjoy micro brewed APA's...this is one of the best!

GossageBrewery, Apr 10, 2013
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,781 ratings.