Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 40

170 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,534
Reviews:
1,038
Ratings:
3,895
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can best by 1-10-19
3/4" off-white head on an orange-amber pale ale. Very good retention at a fluffy 1/4". Thick lace.
Sweet oranges - orange blossoms = Cascade. Some caramel. Honey.
Oranges, some pine. Floral / orange blossom late in the finish. Malt driven pale ale, sweet honeyed, caramel flavors.
Full bodied, medium to higher carbonation giving the mouthfeel a creamy effect due to a thick, creamy head. Can conditioning adds to the overall full "FEEL" of this beer as well. Short finish.
Great pale ale, true old school PA flavors.

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Photo of gardner254
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lrend13
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Johnwchapman
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub. Can’t believe I haven’t had this before. Looks and smells like an old school pale ale. Tasty and the finish is extraordinary. Finishes clean and malty and dry and crisp.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mpcronin
3.01/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tb77
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkloubec
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer - had forgotten how good.

Pours a beautiful deep golden yellow color with a great head and lacing. Bready somwhat citrusy smell and taste. A bit of lemon with a slightly piney bitter finish. Very satisfying!

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Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a light copper with two fingers of off-white head.

Smell - bready malts, caramel, earthy and leafy hops, and earthy yeast.

Taste - Bready malts and caramel followed by a punch from the earthy and leafy hops. The earthy yeast finishes the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes a tad sticky with the malts and hops lingering.

Overall - A sessionable and APA from Deschutes. The malts and hops are spot on and are nicely balanced.

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Photo of Unclevince
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zenboy99
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The malt tasted off to me. Had it on tap in Colorado

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Photo of Salmonboyo
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely the kind of beer you could sit back and sip all day and night, it's not bad, although I don't know it's super my style, the first sip I had I absolutely hated, although as I drank more it definitely became more palatable. To me it has a very light floral flavor, I don't totally know what I would pair it with, I think it's more of a standalone beer as it it very floral with a lingering bitterness. Worth trying although I don't know that I personally would buy it again. TLDR - not bad but not necessarily for me, light, floral, and bitter.

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3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skalten
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,895 ratings