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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

2,975 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,975
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 120
Gots: 297 | 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 mwilbur
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass. Best by 10/24/14.
A: Pours a clear orange-yellow hue with moderate carbonation producing a 1/4 off white head that fairly quickly settles down to a thin skim. Nice for style. (4.25)
S: Light caramel malt and a faint hint of hops. (3.5)
T: Light caramel malt, honey, spicy grain, and a faint hint of hops. (3.75)
M: Smooth and slightly oily feel. Mildly sweet. (3.5)
D: A decent brew...perhaps better when younger (I drank this about a week past the best by date). (3.5)

mwilbur, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of curlybird
4.25/5  rDev +9%

curlybird, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of hopnado
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

hopnado, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of andrewjraab
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a cloudy brownish orange color with a red tint. Nice foamy and bubbly off white head with nice cling during each drink.

S - citrus hops, malts, lemon grass, piney.

T - Bitter up front - orange peel, piney and balances out nicely with a malt presence. Finishes semi dry and bitter. Smooth and lightly creamy mouth feel.

O - Solid APA that is definitely worth a shot. This a full flavored brew that is session worth and won't knock you one your ass.

andrewjraab, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Filler83
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Filler83, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of krl2112
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

krl2112, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

CaptainQ, Nov 01, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +21%

timlyon, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Steinberger
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Steinberger, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jtnord, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Jbuckley
3.08/5  rDev -21%

Jbuckley, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Niedzws
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Niedzws, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sparty55, Oct 29, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Lookin4apg, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kplooki, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Mm17, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ViragS, Oct 28, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

klub24, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Casey3236, Oct 27, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

LoganMc, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

wiescins, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

pisano, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love this brewer. But in this category prefer Dales Pale Ale.

a: 3.5 flattish, white head, a bit of lace, tarnished gold body.

s: 3.75 Cascade hopes, with fruit, nutty grain, malt sweetness.

t: follows smell, very smooth, nice bready, semi dry class APA. 3.75

f: as good as any, smooth, long finish, great with food, in this case, brats. 3.75

o: OK - as good as NW pale ale gets. 3.75

Act25, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Vogt52
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Vogt52, Oct 26, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,975 ratings.