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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 288
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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4/5  rDev +2%

07-31-2013 18:30:40 | More by Eric908
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2013 02:58:03 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-28-2013 18:33:16 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2013 17:03:42 | More by csfcmitchell
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4/5  rDev +2%

05-16-2013 07:26:36 | More by Pelican5
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-16-2013 06:17:18 | More by BSore
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Absolut

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-14-2013 18:02:00 | More by Absolut
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-15-2013 06:05:40 | More by Kelp
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-11-2013 02:53:15 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2013 09:22:45 | More by nzerbe
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

02-26-2013 23:43:49 | More by williamjbauer
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-20-2013 19:27:14 | More by chugamugofsud
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-24-2013 05:33:50 | More by OMsweetOM
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-22-2013 20:16:38 | More by J10Jordan
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2013 18:37:28 | More by leedorham
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Efay

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +14.5%

Deschutes took Chicago by storm this past month, and I was lucky to go to numerous tasting sessions that had all their brews out. I feel that I was trying too many brews at once to give it a full review, so now I got a sixer and see how this pale ale is on my palate.

A- Bright, transparent, sort of a blood orange type of hue. Lots of head retention that is nice and frothy. Lots of lacing is left behind.

S- Such a wonderful tangerine smell, with copious amount of honey that make this smell so sweet. Lastly you smell a light malt smell that goes great with the honey. You can barely smell any hops here, as some pine barely makes it through.

T- Initial light bitter, piney hops, that turns right into a sweet malt flavor that dominates my palate. I love malty beers so I may be biased. Tastes of honey biscuit, tangerine, and light grapefruit just come together to make a very solid beer.

S- Light body and light carbonation makes this beer go down fast.

O- I know hops are the craze nowadays, but this is my go to APA. This beer goes back to the basics with light amounts of hops and a nice sweet taste that goes down great.

01-17-2013 03:46:30 | More by Efay
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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pukahi91

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-06-2013 01:34:25 | More by pukahi91
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dfillius

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +13%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle says best by 12/11/11, I drank on 1/5/11.
A: Moderate to gentle pour yields 1/2 finger of off-white head with good retention. Hazy orange-gold liquid is pretty. I would like tighter and more copious head.
S: Caramel, lemon-lime, maris otter malt? Slight apple from yeast esters.
T: Not too old, no off flavors here. Bright and toasty. Flavors of good whole wheat bread, some herbal hop. Nice subdued and perfectly balanced bitterness is in the ESB territory. Not true to style maybe, but I enjoy it.
M: Lightly bitter. Very well balanced. Full yet not heavy.
D: Highly drinkable. ideal for an every day beer. Full flavored, easy drinking. Interesting and not overwhelming.

12-04-2012 00:38:41 | More by dfillius
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Texas

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-17-2012 21:58:32 | More by ste5venla
Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.