Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.9/5
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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:
#8,283
Reviews:
1,033
Ratings:
3,870
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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1.34/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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1.47/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

There was this one time that my room was a bit smelly. It was the middle of summer. I grab the air freshener and start spraying the room. This aerosol freshner is an off brand that was spoused to be lilac scented. As I'm spraying the room the fan rotates and blows this stuff in my face. It clicked because it tasted almost exactly the same is this beer. If you like an over powering floral taste this is the beer for you. I'll pass.

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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

There was a lot of hype when this came to Wisconsin. Not sure if we got a bad batch, but the beer was terrible. Almost zero hop presence and a very thin mouth feel.

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1.6/5  rDev -59%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

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1.88/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It's a fine pale ale, just not my taste. I prefer a lighter pale ale and this didn't align with my palate.

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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2.04/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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2.39/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On-tap somewhere in Fashion Island at Newport Beach. First tango with Deschutes. Served in a pint glass on November 4th, 2011.

A - Deep golden/amber coloring with a light cream-colored head. Fluffy, though average, lacing and retention.

S - Eh, a bit muted. Light citrus notes and pine.

T - Better but not by much. Initial hop bite shifts into grapefruit tartness. Middle notes include slight malt presence and fruit sweetness. Bitter finish with (oddly) some alcohol warming in the back of the throat.

M - Medium body, not too smooth, quite carbonated, almost excessively so.

D - Finding more eloquent descriptions for a relatively bland pale ale is pretty difficult. A disappointment. Oh well.

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2.44/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.48/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 9/20/11
*From notes

-- Bottle purchased on 9/20 at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquor --

A: Decent amber in color. A generous pour yields a one finger head that fades quickly. Zero lacing.

S: Stale. Really stale. The hops here smell like they've been covered in moth balls and tossed in the attic to be forgotten. Egh.

T: Diacytal all over this thing. Buttery weirdness, weak malt and decrepit hops make for an unpleasant drinking experience.

M: Though it may not taste and smell like a winner, it sure feels like one. Nice carbonation and texture here.

O: This bottle of Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale is most certainly past it's prime. At least that's what I'm telling myself, as a brewery like Deschutes wouldn't knowingly produce something this dissapointing.

Or would they?

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,870 ratings