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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,861 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,861
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 120
Gots: 259 | 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 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
Photo of fedt
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a nice golden-amber color, with light head, nice carbonation

S: Smells of citrus aromatics, caramel, hops, warm malts

T: Crisp taste, light pine, grass. Not too bitter. Hints of citrus. Very well-balanced.

M: Nice body, refreshing, not very creamy or thick. Not too much alcohol.

O: A terrific pale ale. I could drink this any time, any place.

fedt, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JustinSparks, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

NickThePyro, Sep 20, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

efsulliv, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

killcore, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

CED, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Muggins25, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jakea, Sep 19, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%

AJD-L, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
4/5  rDev +2.6%

A: poured into a nonic, it has a great two finger white head with great lacing and retention. Crystal clear deep golden color with medium carbonation and activity.

S: floral mild hops with very light malt, probably carapils and very very light malt to stay out of the delicate hops' way. Pleasant.

T: faint lemon and grassiness with floral highlights, lavender hand soap, udder cream, bitter papaya.

M: Silky, velvety smooth on initial then smooth, impossibly clean and dry finish.

O: I see why this gets high marks. It embodies many things that are good about gentle APA styles. Unobtrusive malt and yeast, delicate hop bill and much skill in the application of the hopping schedule has produced a very fine APA.

Scrapss, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brams17, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bonsall_Phil, Sep 18, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -15.9%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AMCPhD, Sep 17, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.