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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,875 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,875
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 121
Gots: 266 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of 6string
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Beyond all other styles of beer, ambers are my preferred favorite. For some reason, the Mirror Pond really hits the mark right on the head for me. There's notes of hop bite, caramel, oak, and flavors of red meat and sausages. I can't explain why, but after drinking German weizens, Belgian doubles and triples, or roasty porters, this beer knocks it out of the park. No harsh after bite or lingering tastes. Crisp, but even on the tongue. I'll be stocking my fridge with this one for quite awhile.

6string, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jacobus79, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Mirror Pond put Deschutes on the map, and it's still their biggest hit. As with a lot of APAs, I find them a wee bit too hoppy for my liking, but that doesn't mean I won't enjoy it. I buy this from time to time, so I'm still a fan, but I don't think it's quite as unbelievable as everyone else does.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

andyhurley, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light golden color with a minimal head. Hoppy lemon aroma with some earthy tones. Taste is an earthy lemon citrus taste. Pretty easy to drink. Not too complex.

kkleu357, Sep 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ronin926, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Port_Seat, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mojo, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

tedho21, Sep 24, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Wsherry1, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Hops: Cascade.
Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils.

40 IBU.

Best by date: 02.18.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.24.14.

A: Red/orange. 1/2 finger head.

S: Pine, citrus. Not as strong smelling as new school APAs.

T: Pine, biscuit, caramel.

M: Crisp.

O: This is easy to drink and perfectly balanced. It's a classic APA.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

4nimal, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bushwacker393, Sep 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

WallstreetB, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dshansen1184, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

BuzzFee, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

DeanCHS1980, Sep 22, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

wallacecp514, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Dinobambam, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

kayrex, Sep 21, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,875 ratings.