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Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,808 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,808
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 117
Gots: 244 | 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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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
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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
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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

SicemWT, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Green Flash Imperial Pint glass. Lovely light copper color. Nice inch head or so. Smell is floral, fresh, piney hops. Pine really stands out to me. Taste is refreshing and mildly hoppy. Wonderful American Pale Ale. Had the pleasure to go to the brewery in Bend and it's even better there. Cheers!

kwc017, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Goweropolis, Jan 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

RedWeizen83, Jan 01, 2014
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,808 ratings.