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
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#12,970
Reviews:
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Ratings:
3,886
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
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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

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

Photo of jripley97
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

Photo of viking77
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riptosrage
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber with one finger white head. Aroma is caramel with a a bit of spicy floral notes. Taste is spicy citrus, hoppy caramel malt, and pine. The mouthfeel makes the beer - full and lingering hoppy bitterness but with a level of creaminess - very drinkable. Great easy drinking hoppy pale.

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Photo of Westerner
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nvrmind16
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very smooth ale, with a lot of IBU. Its distinctive but hard to put a finger on what its heaviest flavor note is. Easy to drink.

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Photo of matodowd
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice color on this one, but just sort of thin and bubbly looking. Smells slightly metallic and like dry leaves, lending great complexity but not necessarily a pleasant experience. At first taste I get funk, rotting leaves, a bit more of that metallic taste from before, and a tiny hint of malt. Not much wheat flavor to this beer. The aftertaste rocks though.

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Photo of Burrocreek
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you like cascade hops (Centennial is my personal fave), this is for you. Lower ABV and nice, resinous flavors you might find in a Bell’s Two Hearted or similar. My new low-impact go-to, now in cans!

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,886 ratings