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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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very good

2,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,973
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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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

AbbeyNORML, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Longhorn22
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Once again I will say, I am not a pale ale fan. I don't know what I don't like about them, but for some reason I don't like the flavors of them.

A - It is a nice amber color, has an average size head that lasts a medium amount of time. The color is very pretty

S - It has a slightly sweet smell, nothing special, but pretty good.

T - It is sort of sweet, but has a strong bite at the end. The bite is strong enough that my girlfriend told me that I was making faces. I am a bit of a wimp for alcohol flavor, and I felt like I could taste some of the alcohol.

M/D - This beer is a little bit watery. The beer made me flinch a bit, so I'd say not very good. I give all Deschutes beers some credits because the beers taste so natural and pure.

Bottom Line: I am a HUGE fan of Deschutes. I give them the benefit of the doubt whenever I am selecting beers, but this one just seems to have missed the mark. I prefer the Red Chair NWPA to Mirror Pond.

Longhorn22, Feb 07, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Dapuma, Jan 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

DrNo, Jan 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Roland45s, Oct 19, 2012
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2.64/5  rDev -32.3%

jpolet, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
2.68/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer in to a pint tumbler. It has a hazy appearance and light amber color. The head was thin, white and did not and lace the glass much at all.

The beer smells hoppy. It is not particularly fragrant in the glass.

The taste is a little bitter, with a decided hop flavor and bitter citrus like grapefruit. The after taste lingers and is also bitter.

It has a nice mouth feel, and tasting is when you have the best opportunity to smell the beer.

I liked this beer, but I think it’s a little bitter for my taste. I wouldn’t want to drink much of it, but it’s a nice occasional change of pace.

RJLarse, Jan 02, 2006
Photo of HochFliegen
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice slightly hazy copper color with a thin white head. Little to no lacing.
The smell was grape or raisn like. Nothing to strong kinda bland and that was after about 15 tries to detect some charcter to it.
The taste as I was affraid was much like the smell. Seemed rather bland. There was a slight sweetness to it but not much else. A bit dissapointed since Im a big fan of many of their other beers.

HochFliegen, Nov 15, 2004
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2.73/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice white head that lasted throughout the session. I really dig the golden hue on this beer. The aromoa of the beer is very earthy and floral with suggestion of citrus. However the taste is so different that it betrays the aroma. The flavor is very bland with an overpowering cascade hop flavor--however this beer is has a less sour aftertaste than most cascade hop beers.The body is fuller than I expected and made up a little for the mild flavor.

Due to the mildness I consider this is more of a ladies beer--my girlfriend really likes it. However it is not so bland that I couldn't knock down a few of these and enjoy it.

zacharius, Jan 12, 2003
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Cooper, Jun 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

yinkanut, Sep 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Dcunicelli, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

bilhelm, Mar 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Azpittil57, Dec 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

DustinSWB, Mar 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

justinbrown, Mar 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Fossilhunter, Feb 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

meckhardt, Feb 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

ChrisKayler, Jun 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,973 ratings.