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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

2,768 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,768
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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Photo of a0lbudman
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Slightly hazy with a light amber color with an off white head that held on and leave a light lacing
S-has a malt and hop balance with a citrus background
T-hops am\nd hop balance in the beginning that quickly goes to a pine hops aftertaste with a grapefruit taste that leaves with a dry crisp finish
M-medium body with good carbonation
O-this was a beer with a twist. The smell makes you believe it is a pale ale at the first sip, but the after that I would have thought this was an IPA

a0lbudman, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ColForbinBC, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

pmorris71, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

pod, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

EdFed, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

spartanlaker, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

aelinnar, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

pirmannt1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Thads324
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is beautiful slight orange hue. Small white head, very solid lacing.
Low aroma. Toasted malts and a hint of caramel and bread. Earthy and piney hops.

Taste begins watery, transitioning into a mellow malty mash up. Sweet caramel, toasted wheat bread, a hint of dark dried berry. Hops come in the second half, slightly citrusy, mostly earthy. The hops are mellow and the beer finishes earthy and dragging with the smallest hop bitterness.

Incredibly drinkable, light in body with a lingering hop bitterness.

A very good pale ale. Great balance, not overly aggressive or assertive. Excellent

Thads324, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

gigoat, Jan 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

ddanforth12, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

fox227, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Iowacraft, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

pajeff, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

BridgieT, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Beermazter310, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DaveRinn, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

srw, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle into pint glass. This is my favorite pale ale. Every other ale pales in comparison. Ha! This beer has a wonderfully balanced flavor and mouthfeel, and the low ABV allows one to drown the stomach in a short period of time if one is not careful.

Johnny_Muir, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jscheuf, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Boone757, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Braseltonage, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ChuckHardslab, Jan 04, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,768 ratings.