Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.9/5
3,798 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:
#6,595
Reviews:
1,016
Ratings:
3,798
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
194
Gots:
839
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 3,798 |  Reviews: 1,016
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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale has a very thick, fluffy, egg shell-colored head, some good lacing left behind, lots of bubble streams, and a mostly clear, orange appearance. The aroma is of a bold, sweet, bready, barley malt and strong citrus. Taste is of those things and is similarly bold. The bitterness is robust, but not at all harsh. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit soft, and Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale finishes dry, refreshing, sweet, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. Check it out!

RJT

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Photo of guityler83
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Off white, egg shell colored head. each sip could be seen by the lacing on the edge of the glass. A mild, hazy, carot orange color in the standard pint glass.

S: Bready, doughy malt vibe with a subtle piney hop nose.

T: Toasty, bread crust, malt flavor when sipped at sub 40F temperatures, mild pine and earth bitterness adding to a nice balance of hop and malt flavors. As it warms up the hop presence is more apparent and the flavors realy emerge. A subtle dankness comes out and adds complexity but overall no less drinkable.

M: Moderate carbonation and body, crisp and refreshing.

O: A very balanced and flavorful APA. There are alot of overly hoppy APAs that make kill your pallet after one pint, but this isn't one of them. Great for an afternoon BBQ!

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

L- Amber in color with little to no haze from sediment. Good carbonation. Thick white head. Good looking beer

S- malty aroma with notes of toasted bread and biscuit. A bit of floral hops in there as well. More complex nose than your average pale ale

T- perfect blend of bready malts and floral hops with a bit of citrus near the end. Very little bitterness. Very well balanced for an APA

F- smooth mouthfeel

O- one of the best American pale ales that is easily attainable. Tied with Sierra Nevada as the standard of the style. Recommended

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had straight out of the bottle.

Appearance: Pale golden amber slight haze

Smell: Slightly spicy with some fruit and slight wheat.


Taste: Hops are there but not overbearing. Slight citrus and even a touch of maltiness. Carbonated but not too bubbly. Very smooth refreshing with nice mouthfeel.

Overall: Good refreshing pale ale for a sunny day.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,798 ratings
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