Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale
BA SCORE
74.9%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 3,792 ratings
Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale
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:
#6,488
Reviews:
1,015
Ratings:
3,792
Liked:
2,839
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
11.28%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
837
Trade:
3
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had two bottles shipped to CT for me by a friend.
BA says that "All "5's" should be rare (ie. cannot improve anymore). Just keep that in mind." Well, I kept that in mind...and I can't think of a better beer for me right now.

Served at 35-40 degrees F into a shaker glass. Pours a beautiful rust brown color with a fluffy, light, off-white head that lasts the whole glass.

Nose - bready malt with a hint of almond extract and a layer of citrus and pine.

Taste - Biscuit and caramel with a perfect pine hop backbone. The finish is citrus and a sweet malty hit that lingers for a few seconds and makes me want another sip. Neither side, the malts or the hops, overpowers the other.

Maybe I love it because I can't get it around here. Maybe it's just where my pallette is right now. Either way, I can't think of how it could be any better.
If anyone knows of something that's available in CT that comes close to Mirror Pond, let me know!

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Hops: Cascade.
Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils.

40 IBU.

Best by date: 02.18.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.24.14.

A: Red/orange. 1/2 finger head.

S: Pine, citrus. Not as strong smelling as new school APAs.

T: Pine, biscuit, caramel.

M: Crisp.

O: This is easy to drink and perfectly balanced. It's a classic APA.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite pale ale.

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Beyond all other styles of beer, ambers are my preferred favorite. For some reason, the Mirror Pond really hits the mark right on the head for me. There's notes of hop bite, caramel, oak, and flavors of red meat and sausages. I can't explain why, but after drinking German weizens, Belgian doubles and triples, or roasty porters, this beer knocks it out of the park. No harsh after bite or lingering tastes. Crisp, but even on the tongue. I'll be stocking my fridge with this one for quite awhile.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 74.9% out of 100 with 3,792 ratings
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