Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
3,821 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:
#6,943
Reviews:
1,020
Ratings:
3,821
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
195
Gots:
847
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,821 |  Reviews: 1,020
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Kpitevl
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of sriq
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange amber hue with considerable off-white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is classic APA, citrus, gooseberries/black currants, tangy caramel malts and a little toasted grain. Palate follows the nose, with some brown bread, gummy candy sweetness and toasted grain propping up orange marmalade, green grass, mint, and chamomile floral notes along with a little pine resin. A bit chewy but skewed towards crisp and dry. Finish is like a high-quality semisweet citrus soda, clean, crisp and smooth. A little pine and fresh earth accumulate on the palate along with another bitter flavor that I am having some trouble placing ... Its a bit seltzer-like or chalky/medicinal in character. Well-balanced between tangy rich malts and classic American west coast aroma hops. Very true to style, not tropical and dank like many American IPAs but certainly has citrus twang and ample 4-MMP character (the chemical compound that gives American hops a "black currant" character). Find this brew as fresh as possible to get more of the bright top note flavors. Great session beer and something I will bring to a gathering of the beer proletariat to introduce them to the world beyond shitty macro-lagers.

 1,225 characters

Photo of MichaelBigbone
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Jongeo
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beerme5
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of brewskis4drewski
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of andrew8626
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MDM
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Booner818
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of teleforce
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of socalbrewlvr
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Djsaturn1
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JohnnyJam
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the freshness date 2/18/14 clearly printed on the label into a pint glass and I get 2 finger of white head.

A: Pours a clear golden color with 2 fingers of head that dissipate at a moderately slow rate. There is more than just a covering on the top of my glass that last to the end. A fair amount of lacing covers most of my glass.

S: I smell pine, lemon grass, and some malts.

T: Citrus, pine resin and a hop bitterness is balanced with slightly sweet malts.

M: More than medium bodied and medium carbonated. This goes down good.

O: I think this is a very nice pale ale. I like it and would have it more often if the code dates were fresher. Sometimes I find this beer on the shelf past the freshness date. This is an extremely drinkable beer that I can enjoy without affecting me too much because of a high alcohol content. I recommend it and I am going to have another.

 916 characters

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Gerred
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Flathead_Monster
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MilkManX
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gspeer711
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,821 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

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