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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

287 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 287
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 Overlord:
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Overlord

California

3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange with a large off-white/light tan head.

Smell is pine-sol with pine resin, a splash of bitter grapefruit (not much citrus here), and surprisingly forward floral notes.

I'm not getting the hop profile of this beer at all. The pine and floral were overbearing the nose with no balancing notes. The taste is muted, with a surprisingly strong pine resin burn, a lot of bitterness with no real complexity behind it, and a light biscuity aftertaste.

Good bubbly mouthfeel, but not a particularly good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 22:11:35 | More by Overlord
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Aroma and taste were quite nice. A bit on the pungent side, fruity and a little piney, with a solid maltiness and a tinge of floral and fruity notes.

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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.