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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

2,773 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,773
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 116
Gots: 238 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

crewfan1952, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

moochmonster, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

brianjs711, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rcjennings, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Johnroby, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

juicebox, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

RollTide7, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

riemster, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

baconman91, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Kevin72, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

WesM63, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

sabitu, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. Nice clear, bright, orange-amber color with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Good retention. Nice lacing. The nose is hop-forward with citrusy notes of lemon and grapefruit, along with fresh linen (?!).

Light-medium body with a nice, round flavor. Very clean-tasting. Almost lager-like. Pleasant, buiscuity maltness up front balanced with a fruity, hoppy character. Not bitter at all (I expected more hoppiness). I get flavors of toast, honey, tea, and lemon. Really refreshing and easy to drink. Light flavor doesn't linger too long.

If this beer came out today (instead of years ago), I wonder just how well it would be accepted. I definitely like it, but I think the crowds who gravitate towards, big, bruising, citrusy beers would shun this one and consider it a bit dated. I would recommend this one to those new to craft beers. If you've been drinking craft for a while and are just getting around to this one, you may be a little disappointed. It's a good beer, but there are many Pale Ales out there today that surpass this one. I wouldn't seek it out, but I'd grab it if you happen to come across it and haven't tried it yet.

deadonhisfeet, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

gueuzegossage, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kurmaraja, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

fellowrs, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Skillz, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ricecracker420, Jan 26, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is Deschutes number three for me. All three have been quality brews although none of them were extraordinary, just well made.

This one looks like a pale should - slightly dark, clear. It has little head or lace. The aroma is faint but OK. The taste is crisp and clean. Nice and dry - not a hint of yeast or malt - all light hops taste. The finish is clean as well.

Overall, this is a very competent, well made pale.

schoolboy, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Artjsantos, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

appetiteforparis, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

target88, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Stinger80OH, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,773 ratings.