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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

2,706 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,706
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 112
Gots: 222 | 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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drewfull

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2013 18:16:33 | More by drewfull
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csmalley

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2013 23:31:22 | More by csmalley
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2013 21:50:18 | More by TaborTime
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frothy_80

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-14-2013 12:43:44 | More by frothy_80
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Tristan_E

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-14-2013 01:49:17 | More by Tristan_E
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-13-2013 23:29:25 | More by mikehillman
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erjbeer

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2013 14:37:25 | More by erjbeer
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bcgill

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-13-2013 04:22:04 | More by bcgill
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beaverapproved

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2013 01:48:18 | More by beaverapproved
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2013 00:14:29 | More by berlinabb
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-11-2013 16:15:30 | More by WVUbrew
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2013 07:28:47 | More by artemh
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dylntbrown

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2013 01:49:27 | More by dylntbrown
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Redneckwine

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from cold 12oz bottle into chalice.

Appearance - 1.5 finger offwhite head hangs around for a minute, then recedes into thin, streaky foam cap. Brew is medium amber and a bit hazy

Smell - Smell is very balanced between biscuity caramel sweet malts and a hit of floral, citrus hops. Though in general, the aroma is fairly subdued.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Much like the nose, there is a deft malt/hop balance. First comes orangy, grapefruit , herbal hops, then come bready, biscuity malts, and trails off with mild orange-peel hop bitterneast. Medium body, carbonation is tingly and lively but not at all harsh. Smooth, very easy to drink.

Overall - Still being somewhat of a hop newbie, I was impressed by the balance of this APA. It is hop forward but the malts balance perfectly, and the bitterness only mildly lingers and dries the tongue, kind of like biting on a little chunk of orange peel. Very drinkable. As a BA just getting into the craft beer scene, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys hop character but can't quite take the high IBUs yet.

12-08-2013 03:57:04 | More by Redneckwine
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-07-2013 01:59:31 | More by trytoketchup
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-07-2013 00:51:02 | More by majorbase2
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Azpittil57

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

12-07-2013 00:36:34 | More by Azpittil57
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Mycatfinneas

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-06-2013 06:25:22 | More by Mycatfinneas
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2013 19:02:43 | More by Eighty
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-05-2013 02:54:55 | More by PhotoMattT
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JSuperman

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

I managed to find a tap with Deschutes beer at the airport on my way out and gave their popular Mirror Pond Ale my first ever try. This was a fantastic easy-drinking pale ale. I don't gravitate to hops but this beer had the perfect blend of hops and malt. This reminds me of some good honey-blondes with a pleasant hop add-in. I really liked this one a lot and it went down rather quickly.

If this beer was a Christmas gift, it is the gift you never knew you wanted but now you can't imagine being without.

12-05-2013 02:01:18 | More by JSuperman
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Light bronze to brown in color. I get a good inch of foam resting on top with good lacing and great clarity. I smell light malt and Pacific Northwest piney hops. The hops and malt are well balanced. I get piney hop aftertaste followed by delicate malt backbone. This is a very smooth, session beer packed with flavor.

12-03-2013 22:49:51 | More by Franziskaner
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AZYescas

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-01-2013 01:16:12 | More by AZYescas
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Elprico

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2013 00:13:34 | More by Elprico
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-29-2013 01:55:08 | More by dgherm
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,706 ratings.