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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

2,680 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,680
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 216 | 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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TxZemer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 05:52:32 | More by TxZemer
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-24-2013 23:55:26 | More by XmnwildX12
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Kpitevl

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-24-2013 01:28:04 | More by Kpitevl
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sriq

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-24-2013 00:16:15 | More by sriq
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a murky orange amber hue with considerable off-white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is classic APA, citrus, gooseberries/black currants, tangy caramel malts and a little toasted grain. Palate follows the nose, with some brown bread, gummy candy sweetness and toasted grain propping up orange marmalade, green grass, mint, and chamomile floral notes along with a little pine resin. A bit chewy but skewed towards crisp and dry. Finish is like a high-quality semisweet citrus soda, clean, crisp and smooth. A little pine and fresh earth accumulate on the palate along with another bitter flavor that I am having some trouble placing ... Its a bit seltzer-like or chalky/medicinal in character. Well-balanced between tangy rich malts and classic American west coast aroma hops. Very true to style, not tropical and dank like many American IPAs but certainly has citrus twang and ample 4-MMP character (the chemical compound that gives American hops a "black currant" character). Find this brew as fresh as possible to get more of the bright top note flavors. Great session beer and something I will bring to a gathering of the beer proletariat to introduce them to the world beyond shitty macro-lagers.

11-23-2013 19:38:44 | More by CalgaryFMC
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MichaelBigbone

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-23-2013 06:19:20 | More by MichaelBigbone
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Jongeo

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-20-2013 22:52:55 | More by Jongeo
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 20:29:48 | More by Brushkanna
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 17:57:00 | More by dhbiker0889
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-20-2013 16:04:39 | More by Beerme5
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-19-2013 23:21:25 | More by brewskis4drewski
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andrew8626

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2013 03:06:53 | More by andrew8626
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MDM

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2013 22:22:05 | More by MDM
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Booner818

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2013 20:17:26 | More by Booner818
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teleforce

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-17-2013 15:56:44 | More by teleforce
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 12:00:12 | More by socalbrewlvr
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-17-2013 05:09:56 | More by BUNZILLA
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-17-2013 04:22:27 | More by Djsaturn1
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the freshness date 2/18/14 clearly printed on the label into a pint glass and I get 2 finger of white head.

A: Pours a clear golden color with 2 fingers of head that dissipate at a moderately slow rate. There is more than just a covering on the top of my glass that last to the end. A fair amount of lacing covers most of my glass.

S: I smell pine, lemon grass, and some malts.

T: Citrus, pine resin and a hop bitterness is balanced with slightly sweet malts.

M: More than medium bodied and medium carbonated. This goes down good.

O: I think this is a very nice pale ale. I like it and would have it more often if the code dates were fresher. Sometimes I find this beer on the shelf past the freshness date. This is an extremely drinkable beer that I can enjoy without affecting me too much because of a high alcohol content. I recommend it and I am going to have another.

11-17-2013 03:39:31 | More by JohnnyJam
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-17-2013 02:22:25 | More by DeutschesBier
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Gerred

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

11-16-2013 04:29:34 | More by Gerred
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-15-2013 03:19:47 | More by Flathead_Monster
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MilkManX

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-13-2013 17:15:19 | More by MilkManX
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gspeer711

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-13-2013 05:42:54 | More by gspeer711
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hayesjw

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-13-2013 00:10:54 | More by hayesjw
Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.