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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

298 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 29
Gots: 16 | 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%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

chippo33, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well it's orange-tan, pretty cloudy, with a so-so head and lace. Looks aren't this one's strong point, but it does get better.

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.

Tastes like a bigger beer than it is, almost like one of those kinda malt-bomb IPAs, but still drinking like a pale ale, and not heavy on the alcohol as far as how you feel after drinking it. This one is a bit strange in that it actually seems like it has more alcohol than it does. Not a detractor, just interesting.

Overall it's a tasty one. I expect nothing less from Deschutes.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.