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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,866 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,866
Reviews: 861
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 120
Gots: 261 | 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%

QuakeAttack, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MtOrion, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

TBarJr, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Called a Pale Ale for a reason this has a clean pale amber color and a bright white head of frothy foam.

Cracker, nuts and biscuity malt hit the nose with light floral hops and even some lemongrass.

Malty, crackery, biscuity and nutty this reflects a Pale Ale very well.

The feel is slick and easy with a tang of astringency but this is light enough to be a multiple beer drinker.

This may be my favorite from Deschutes thus far as it reflects the style well but has its own original take.

KYGunner, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

prototypic, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jonaspb, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Mirror Pond Pale Ale pours a hazy dark copper color with a small lacing head. There is a nice mellow floral aroma. The taste has a noticeable hoppy flavor; mild, but finishes with a rich biscuit flavor. Good feel, good flavors, and very drinkable. Overall its a nice pale ale, strong biscuit flavors make sit rather unique.

vette2006c5r, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Al_Garrison, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Cory_Brown
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this one. Reviewing out of the bottle but it was better on tap.
A- dark bronze color, kind of murky. Creamy white head
S- rather light, pleasant, but not overwhelming. Malty with light fruit notes and light hoppiness.
T- malt forward with a little hop bitterness to balance things. Very well balanced and great drinkability. Good APA and very true to the style.
M- A creamy layer coats the mouth. This is really smooth. So easy to drink. Carbonation is medium and nice.
O- Another solid offering from Deschutes. I'm bout to have my 3rd bottle of the night. Definitely a session beer.

Cory_Brown, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

rapayn01, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

HollyHops, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Fresh cut grass, resin, grapefruit, tangerine, and light bready malt form the aroma. Pine and herbal hops dominate, but citrus sharpness accents well.

Flavor reveals more muted citrus underpinnings, with sweet, toasted bread at the backbone, carrying into a slightly bitter, modestly resinous finish. Grapefruit, orange, and fruit cocktail add complexity. Hops and malt are both well represented, but hops take the win. The flavor does seem a little flat.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Very well balanced pale ale, with good flavoring and bittering variety. The hop flavor lacks a bit in comparison to the aroma.

barczar, Feb 05, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- - Dark copper with a slightly tan head.

S: Pineapple and a bit of citrus in the nose.

T: Strong malt taste up front followed by a nice lingering sweet citrus and pineapple. Much more fruit forward after the first sip.

M: Medium bodied and fairly smooth.

O: A delicious pale ale. One of the best out there, with a nice orangey/slightly tropical taste.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

craftbrew502, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jeremy3311, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Nolen12, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

dbc5, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sclitch, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MacStinson, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mark88, Feb 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Phil_Cousins, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lane_in_ID, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Zanico, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

meanmutt, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

trevordglenn, Feb 02, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,866 ratings.