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:
#7,335
Reviews:
1,022
Ratings:
3,834
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle notched with a "best before end of month" marked August.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful copper with a substantial off-white head.

Aroma: Good hop citrus balanced with sweet malt. Slight hint of wheat?

Taste: Good rich maltiness help balance a good dose of hops.

Mouthfeel: Coating, but with a dry finish. Lingering bitterness is quite pleasant.

Drinkability: My first real love of west coast beers. Thanks to Dave for making me try this one. Well done, but wish I had a fresher bottle.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on Friday 13th May, 2005 and the bottle sampled was a little past its "best by" date. Nonetheless, appearence was typical pale ale colour with slight haze. Not great head retention, probably the result of being a little past its date.
Smell was a nice, slightly floral and hoppy bouquet with some caramel.
Taste was good even pale ale with a nice syrupy mouthfeel, and a nice tang to the aftertaste.
Another nice offering from Deschute's.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 5/24/2011. Poured into my Sierra Nevada bulb glass.

Appearance: Very nice deep golden orange with a one finger off white head forming that seems to like to stick around. Recedes to a nice lacing.

Smell: Biscuity malts and a sweet hop flavor. Doesnt jump out at me but it is pleasant.

Taste: Very balanced and pleasant. Some floral and citrusy hops lead the way followed by a nice yet mellow malt backbone. Balance is the key here and it makes it very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Slick and a little full for the style with slightly lower than expected carbonation but really none of it detracts from the beer.

Overall: Exceeds my expectations and I am a big fan, now if only I could get my hands on this on a regular basis I would be one happy camper!

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,834 ratings