Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,762 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass.

A: Hazy Golden Yellow with 1 finger white head.

S: Bready, malty, some citrus at the end

T: Biscuity from the malts, citrusy at the end

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation, smooth drinking beer.

O: I've heard about this beer for a while now from a fellow BA. The girlfriend was able to score some for me on a recent trip to Chicago. Can't say that I'm disappointed at all! Smooth easy drinking APA, my first from Deschutes and hopefully not my last! Would seek some out again for sure, but probably wouldn't go bonkers if I didn't have it.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a pint glass.

Pours a orange coloured body, one finger white head, nice effervescence, good retention, nice lacing. Smells of citrus rind, pine, sweet pale malt, a bit of caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, pine, floral flavours, mild graininess, caramel, mild bitter pine finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, smooth and very easy to drink; mildly bitter pine. Overall, a very nice west coast style pale ale that isn't too bitter. Very good brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber-gold color, a little hazy. Lots of small bubble rising up. Thick rocky head.

Citrusy, grapefruity, sweet caramal, fruity.

Hop forward, mainly citrus-grapefruity, some floral. Malt background, bready, sweet caramel. Tropical fruit notes, prehaps mango. Bitter, crisp finish. Body is medium, tangy, dry, smooth, refreshing.

Well made American Pale Ale. It's tasty and highly drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deeper amber hue; pretty much a rust color. About a 2 finger, frothy head that retains and laces very well. High clarity.

S- Moderate hop profile hits first, followed by some malts. Mostly lighter hops with some floral tones. Slight hint of metallic flavors mixed in with the medium flavor malts.

T- Starts with a moderate hops bitterness and bite, just like the scent. Light to medium malts move in. Slight hints of light grains and malts, but balanced with a little bit of caramel malt flavor. Ends with a lingering hop bitterness.

M- Moderate to high carbonation. Slick across the tongue and smooth. Not too heavy, not too light. Very sessionable.

Overall, this is a solid APA. Between this and SNPA, they represent the style very well. Depending on the price, I might get this over SNPA. All in all, if you're in Deschutes distro, this should be a staple.

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,762 ratings.
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