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
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Ratings: 3,745 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whattheshelley
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Upland Brewing pint glass.

A: Moderately hazy deep gold, with average visible carbonation and a finger of white head with poor retention.

S: Biscuit malts with a mild grainy character. Light grapefruit and grassy hops. Not particularly exciting.

T: Follows the nose. Citrus and grapefruit rind, grassy, plus a touch of resin. The biscuit malts are more prominent than expected in an APA. Lightly bitter in the hang.

M: Medium body, with average carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: I'm pretty disappointed – at best, this is an average, and quite possibly below average, modern American Pale Ale. Nothing offensive, but I won't be actively seeking it out again. It seems to be one of those beers that, while not terrible, I'd almost guarantee that you've got several better options sitting on the shelf around you...wherever you live.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DreDay
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an almost copper body with minimal head and lace ring down glass. The aroma had some caramel malt in there but mostly a dirty, piney hop aroma. Smooth, dry hop taste that has balance to eat thanks to malty goodness and is real easy to drink.

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Photo of jimbrinkruff
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chladun
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've been drinking this since I moved to Oregon in '04. This is one of the best pale ales out there. Even though I'm a huge hop head, especially DIPA's, this is still a refreshing beer. This is one of those beers you always have stocked in the fridge along with your specialty ales. Smell is nothing special, but the taste is all around great in a pale. As with all Deschutes beers, another outstanding offering.

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

Photo of hophugger
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Feldpausch
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Billowy head over orangey body. Lotta lacing.

Flavor is light bright hops and buttermilk biscuits over a medium carbonated body.

Good and recomended.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DallasK
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very clear, orange to amber beer. The foamy off white head leaves spotty lacing behind and a thin film of head stays for a long time as it is fed by the nucleation point of the glass. The aroma is malt forward and bready with faint citrus and pine in the background. The taste is malty and bready with some grapefruit and pine bitterness.

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Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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