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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

3,129 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,129
Reviews: 887
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 131
Gots: 396 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Clear, bubbly amber. Beautiful lacing down the length of the glass.

Aroma: Sweet, toasty malts with a subtle, clean, citrus hop aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: On the tongue this beer presents a very subtle, slightly sweet, crisp, citrus hop flavor with no characters of strong bitterness, piney, or resin flavors. Mouthfeel is quite tingly and lively. It finishes clean, with a blossoming flavor of nutty/biscuity malts slowly becoming fully present on the back of the tongue. While the finish has a strong malt character, it isn’t necessarily “malty” in that it is still balanced by the clean, sweet hop flavor. The strength of this beer is in its balance, and let me say that it’s one of the best balanced beers I’ve ever had! The hops are present enough throughout the beer to keep the rich, full malt flavors from ever being overwhelming, but they NEVER reach the point of overwhelming the beer with bitterness or strong citrus. The hops here help keep the palate clean without trying to muscle their way to the front of the flavor profile.

Final Word: Highly recommended beer for practically any purpose! This is just as enjoyable at a great beer pub as it is as a take home six pack. Phenomenally well balanced and well rounded! Full flavor with a gentle ABV.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.