Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,761 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
Ratings:
3,761
Reviews:
1,007
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
826
For Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
Best By 4/15/14

A - Deep golden in color, the hazed beer almost has an amber hue to it. The tall head of off white foam slowly descends to a clumpy pile below the thick lace it leaves on the beer clean pint.

S - Gentle waves of citrus hops lap the shores of the nostrils with a breeze of grainy malt and hints of caramel close behind but even though it's within the date range, it smells somewhat old.

T - Fresher flavor explores the depths of the hops, wading from shallow citrus and slightly fruity notes to deeper earthy complexities, which works well with the subdued caramel sweetness and toasted bread crust finish.

M - More crisp and refreshing than the aroma lets on, Mirror Pond is as smooth as glass with a very nice level of hop bitterness along the finish.

O - The bottle might be encroaching on the final days of it's "best by" date but it's still got a little life in it. Deschutes' Mirror Pond is a smooth and easy drinking pale ale with hoppy notes but at the lower end of the spectrum, making it a nice-to-pair belly up to the bar beer.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,761 ratings.
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