Fresh Hop Mirror Pond - Deschutes Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +13%
I can get a lot of fresh hop tones on this. I get some oil and a lot of leafy green character as well. Tastes like it is right off the vine. It's a nice fresh hopped ale, though it seems to fall off a bit quicker than I would hope for. A pretty good fresh-hopped ale, though I think my having other more distinct versions of the "style" have spoiled me.
08-05-2012 19:30:49 | More by RblWthACoz
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
Appearance: pours an orange yellowish color with a one finger head that lasts.
Smell: earthy hops are most dominate here.
Taste: caramel, golden apples, earthy hop bitterness, and a mild fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout.
Overall: this was a mild flavored beer but had a nice hop presence.
06-04-2012 02:24:36 | More by Gavage
3.38/5 rDev -13.8%
From a bomber with a best by date of 12/11/2011. Pretty old for a fresh hop beer. Pours clear caramel color with one finger of light tan head. Head has become a ring by the half way mark. Very dense fine bubble lacing. Very light fruity hop and slight pine aroma. Taste is mildly hop fruity with a light sweetness to the malts. Well balanced. Mouthfeel was average lacking the carbonation I expected. Medium dry finish, slightly bitter. I was quite let down by this version of Mirror Pond but I should have realized it was old when I bought it. For a six month old fresh hop P.A. it was more like an English Pale Ale. I will try to buy one next fall when it is first released and revise my review accordingly.
03-21-2012 07:40:26 | More by Spikester
4/5 rDev +2%
I had this beer at the SLO Xtreme Beerfest. It pours a clear golden with an off-white foamy head. Good head retention. It has a faint citrus bouquet. This is how I think an APA is supposed to be. It is smooth, lightly crisp, citrusy, mild, and balanced grain/hop combination.
03-11-2012 16:40:17 | More by DocJitsu
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
A - slightly hazy bronze, solid off white head left a lot of sticky lacing
S - hoppy aromas of sweet citrus, light pine and perfume, light biscuity malt, light spicy, but generally sweet juicy smells
T - a complex hop flavour mix, i get sweet mellow citrus, spicy, earthy, and some light florals along with a biscuity malt compliment, very very tasty
M - light to medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and juicy with a light spicy and bitter finish
O - i could drink this all day, plain and simple
03-11-2012 02:07:36 | More by joemcgrath27
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
A - Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a copper hue, two fingers of soapy head with solid retention and sticky lacing. A visually appealing pale ale.
S - Sweet citrus hops, soapy, resiny, oily hops and a touch of toffee on the finish.
T - The citrus hops dominate, hint of pepper, soapy lemon and lime, and the toffee notes linger on the finish. Flavourful pale ale with a solid dose of hops.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.
O - A tasty pale ale, loads of hops for the style, and a pleasant surprise. A fresh pint of this would be tough to beat. Highly recommended, especially if its in its prime.
03-04-2012 02:15:16 | More by andrenaline
Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.