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

3,050 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,050
Reviews: 874
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 333 | 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 Suds
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold in color. Slim head. Respectable clarity. The aroma is clean..some fresh hops, balanced with lightly toasted malt. Semi-sweet. Drinkable.

Photo of AaronBurr1804
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 1-21-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a mostly clear light amber color, there are fine particles suspended, two-finger head that dissipated slowly until a thin mostly unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, a good amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: the nose is subtle and understated, sweet, flowery, citrus, bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet and bready, then a mild citrus hop profile, this is a nicely balanced beer.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is my first beer from this Deschutes Brewery and it is one of the better pale ales I've had, it was really well balance with a sweet malt and the hops were very much to my liking, the 5% ABV means you can enjoy more than one, the hops are pleasant but not overpowering, I would definitely buy this again, looking forward to more from this brewer.

Photo of Slack
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeubTube
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the caramel malts flavors seem a bit stronger. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of defaultuser
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of svenness
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmlewisjr
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrrdodson
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acahill7
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfdracing
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catracho5
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kark
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are moderate. Has a citrus, maybe apple, aroma with slight piney hoppiness. Bready malt with a mild bitter hop. Nice bitter aftertaste. Very good beer. Very drinkable session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,050 ratings.