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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

(view ratings)
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 ocelot2500:
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden orange with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and grassy hops.

Tastes of a big wave of hops with not much malt. Hops have citrus, grass, and some pine. Malts try to make their way through, but I really have to search for them. What is there has biscuit notes and a bit of caramel sweetness. Ends in a kind of bland, hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a beer I would not recommend. It really is lacking in malt character and gives an incomplete flavor profile. It looks good, smells pretty good, and feels good, but it does not taste good.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 02:34:20 | More by ocelot2500
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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.