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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

2,573 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,573
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 106
Gots: 181 | 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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core42

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 15:23:46 | More by core42
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 03:48:29 | More by BeerRunner
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slayernation

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

07-15-2014 00:35:12 | More by slayernation
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mirth23

Texas

4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty golden amber color. Good head retention.

S: One of the best smelling beers there is. Zesty citrus kick with malty undertones. I could spend a while just sniffing this beer.

T: Deep flavor that demands repeated sips. Starts with hints of tangerine and spruce and wanders into orange cordials and ends with some lingering vaguely dark hoppy notes. Nice fizz. There's a bit more hops and malt than most pale ales, but the balance is so perfect that neither feels overwhelming.

M: Really quite pleasant, a touch of crispness. A tiny bit sticky on the back end.

This might fall slightly outside of typical pale ales because of the big flavor, but it's a fantastic beer. Definitely a worthwhile go-to.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 20:58:11 | More by mirth23
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Oakhtar

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-14-2014 19:50:09 | More by Oakhtar
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2014 19:00:09 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

About cellar temperature, in a pint glass.

It pours a moderately hazy, glowing, golden orange with about two fingers of a poofy white head. A pretty beer.

No overwhelming aroma here, but what's there is pretty nice. Hints of lemon or orange zest, honey, and a bit of bready malt.

Delightful flavors of citrus, honey, and lightly piney hops are initially in control, with a crisp, dry, malty aftertaste of biscuits and bread taking over in the finish. Some dank hops loiter around as well. Very well done.

The feel is kind of medium-bodied. More substantial than one would expect from a "light" style.

Few standard 5% strength beers pack this much flavor. Well-balanced, too.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 05:09:27 | More by Kuaff
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Jburnsm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-14-2014 02:29:42 | More by Jburnsm
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countrybat

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2014 16:48:23 | More by countrybat
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TimErickson


4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-13-2014 15:03:08 | More by TimErickson
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2014 02:04:33 | More by SJbigtuna
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Kfred35


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 20:41:42 | More by Kfred35
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johng90

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-12-2014 20:20:39 | More by johng90
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-12-2014 16:57:08 | More by redfox405
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psychita

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-12-2014 07:21:38 | More by psychita
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Nat1975

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-11-2014 21:10:31 | More by Nat1975
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KTMinnesota

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 17:31:34 | More by KTMinnesota
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 17:28:37 | More by bpfrush
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dmgallag

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 16:48:47 | More by dmgallag
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prossi44

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-11-2014 02:49:51 | More by prossi44
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j0hnc2468

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-10-2014 20:16:27 | More by j0hnc2468
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joemetric

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2014 17:27:27 | More by joemetric
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-10-2014 06:56:48 | More by bobv
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-10-2014 05:33:00 | More by chefbigjon
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WarBuckeyes17

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2014 03:50:00 | More by WarBuckeyes17
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,573 ratings.