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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond - Deschutes Brewery

Fresh Hop Mirror PondFresh Hop Mirror Pond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 10-24-2008)
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright bronze with a hefty eggshell white head. Retention is good.
S: Hops on the lighter side, floral and citrus characters along with a good dose of sweet caramel malt.
T: Opens with delicate floral hop flavors and a very brief and thin bitterness. The bready, cracker malt base of this beer really stands out with just a slight touch of caramel showing. Both hop flavors and bitterness are very subdued – not really what you look for in a fresh hop ale.
M: Lighter body with low carbonation. Dry and despite the limited carbonation, it maintains fairly crisp feel.

As a longtime Deschutes fan, this wasn’t quite what I was hoping for. The heirloom hops supposed to be the feature of the beer seemed under-done . A quality beer, but I’ll take a Mirror Pond over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 03:19:41 | More by GeezLynn
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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.