Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,745 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:
3,745
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
812
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,745 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of BierJager89
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- - Dark copper with a slightly tan head.

S: Pineapple and a bit of citrus in the nose.

T: Strong malt taste up front followed by a nice lingering sweet citrus and pineapple. Much more fruit forward after the first sip.

M: Medium bodied and fairly smooth.

O: A delicious pale ale. One of the best out there, with a nice orangey/slightly tropical taste.

 357 characters

Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jeremy3311
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Nolen12
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dbc5
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sclitch
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mark88
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Phil_Cousins
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Look: Nice amber color, has a lot of particulates floating in it. Thick finger of off white head that left nice lacing on my glass.
Smell: Toasted Grains with some nice earthy dank hop aroma.
Taste: Follows the nose, nice dry bitter finish, has an oily lasting aftertaste that I actually really like.
Feel: Solid medium mouthfeel, good level of carbonation.
Overall: Nice APA, one I buy whenever I find it in my area.

 455 characters

Photo of Zanico
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of meanmutt
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rxthree
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ManEdward1979
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jaxray8
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a brilliant, clear golden amber with a bubbly, lingering white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, biscuits, crackers, herbs, grass, plums, apricot, nectarine, white peach and mild citrus are present on the nose.

T: Notes of biscuits, crackers, caramel, minerals, toffee, nougat, sweet cream, plums, apricots, honey, white peach, nectarine, lemon zest, lime, orange, grass, and herbs wash across the palate. The finish is balanced with biscuit and cracker notes underscored by flavors of honey, apricot, nectarine, and lemon zest.

M: On the lighter side of medium, milky, smooth, and silky. Carbonation is delicately prickly.

O: An amazing APA, this is most likely one of the best examples of the style I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. This ale displays a gorgeous texture and flavor profile. The fact that I could drink this all day reminds me of why this beer is considered a classic. For fans of the style, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

 968 characters

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acslatersbtb
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of wawarner
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,745 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe