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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond - Deschutes Brewery

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Fresh Hop Mirror PondFresh Hop Mirror Pond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 26
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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 OlieIPA:
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OlieIPA

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful copper hued body that supports a frothy white head.

S: Decent hop aroma punch that displays a few varieties of pine-like aromas.

T: The malt body is similar to what you would find a solid amber ale (biscuity and sweet at times, but overall...mellow) with a slight hop bitter punch.

M: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry, but nothing that is noticeable unless finely investigated.

O: Wasn't entirely impressed, but a well put together and balanced APA. Would definitely have again!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 23:48:15 | More by OlieIPA
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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.