Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,775 Ratings
Mirror Pond Pale AleMirror Pond Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Attractive, tanned orange colour. Just a little cloudy. One finger white head which sticks around and laces nicely.

S - Bright floral, citrusy hops

T - Mild, very drinkable. Quite crisp, predominantly malty taste - sweet and a little toasty, with a nice small but sharp hit of citrus hops. Aftertaste is dry, a little cardboardy and lager like, with a little pleasant bitterness.

M - Refreshing and light bodied, feels a little lacking in carbonation.

O - A solid, drinkable and refreshing maltier pale ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle (best by July 11, 2013) into a tulip.

A-This is a good-looking beer. The brew is nearly clear and copper/orange hued with a decent display of visible carbonation. The head is fantastic, dense, long-lasting, light-khaki colored foam that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass.

S-The smell is a pleasantly strong mixture of sharp, lemony-citrus hops and fruity, pale malt flavors that pair well with the toast and light caramel notes. I'm impressed by the strength of the aroma for a 5% ABV brew.

T-The taste is more mild and the hops fade a little bit on the tongue, leaving the fruity, sweet, pale malt flavors more in the spotlight. Flavors are still citrus-forward, and there is a still a little bit of dank oily hops, but the taste is simpler and less impressive than the smell.

M-The feel is soft, with fine carbonation. The brew is medium to light in body and drinkable. Pretty average.

O-I remember disliking this beer the last time I had it (maybe four years ago), so I was pleasantly surprised by how good-looking it is and how nice it smells. The taste, while something of a let-down compared to looks and smell, is not bad, but it loses some of the hoppy sharpness that makes the smell so appealing. All-in-all, this is a good but not great example of an APA.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,775 ratings.
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