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Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
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3,813 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:
#6,847
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
3,813
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
843
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,813 |  Reviews: 1,019
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Photo of maedhros09
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy amber-gold with yeast sediment and lots of fluffy white head and lacing
Smell: Light citrus and floral
Taste: Light overall with very mildly sweet maltiness dominated by graprefuit-lemon type bitter citrusy hops.
Feel: Light body and average smooth mouthfeel

Overall: Very light, refreshing, and sessionable, good for warm weather. Personally I prefer the Deschutes Red Chair, which has a fuller flavor but is admittedly closer to an IPA. Conceptually the Mirror Pond is similar to the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a clear honey amber with half a finger of beige head that leaves dripping snow melt lace as it recedes.

Smells of bright muddled citrus peel, sappy pine, baking biscuits and freshly cut flowers.

Tastes of lightly honeyed biscuit, orange and grapefruit flesh, pine resin and more floral leafy hops.

Feels gentle and frothy. Medium-light bodied with softly fizzy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Highly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark golden amber with a small white head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light floral hops as well as some sugar cookie. Not terribly complex, but enjoyable. Taste is very similar to the nose. Some sugar cookies as well as some floral hops. Clean finish with a light bitterness. Light body. Medium carbonation.

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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light amber color with a copper and apricot hue, minimal white head and some action.

Slight caramel nalt aroma with florals maybe a hint of pine.

Barley grain pale malt taste, slighty caramel, with a hint of butter, and is well blended with pine, grapefruit, and other floral flavored hops.

Light/medium bodied, resinous and slightly buttery, with lively soft carbonation.

A good well balanced hoppy pale with a slight bitterness/astringency with the finish, a definite session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to flexabull for this brew won in a bet in the BA Fantasy Football League. Cheers.

Pours amber with a thin head. Slight pine hops scent. Taste is of light piney hops also. Mouthfeel is smooth & this is very drinkable. A nice example of the style & a solid brew.

Cheers.

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is a medium yellow. The aroma is stronger than you might expect of a pale ale; malt and some citrus in there, too. Taste is a nice blend of malt, citrus, and hints of some spices that are hard to put my finger on. An intriguing pale ale, one of the better ones out there, and one I could drink one after another.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,813 ratings
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