Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.9/5
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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:
#7,747
Reviews:
1,025
Ratings:
3,847
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to nonic pint glass
BB 11/21/12

A: Pours a dark and hazed caramel amber color with a bit of golden-orange hue to it. Some nice bubble action is visible and produces a thin cap of off-white creamy whip. Retains for just a few, leaving some lazy splashes of lace down the glass.

S: Smells of sour orange peel with a firm pine aroma. Hops give way to some warm yeasty bread with a touch of caramel and spice. Pleasing aroma overall but nothing really stunning here.

T: Tastes is prominent with dry bitter pine cone and some spiced orange flesh. I get a bit of fresh orchard apricot that transitions into the caramelized bread and graham malt characters. There is a moderate amount of bitterness producing just a hit of sharp pucker. Otherwise very smooth with no real alcohol presence. Nice flavors and well balanced.

M: Very smooth and creamy in texture with a moderate to low feeling body. Has a nice dry crisp finish with some lingering hop oils.

D: Another nice "standard" from Deschutes. American “C” hops showcased through a nice bready pale ale. Smooth, tasty, and well balanced. Very drinkable.

Nothing revolutionary by today’s standards but Deschutes has such great quality in their brews.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into pint glass 10/9/12 thanks Matt for the bottle

A light copper body with decent carbonation, two finger light tan head falls too a peak leaving a few partial rings of lace followed by lots of polka dots

S floral hops and butterscotch comes out right away, quite fruity with almost a fruit loops thing going for it and it works well, some nutty caramel as it warms

T hops have faded a little and there's some earthy notes I didn't smell, still very nice but nearing its BB date I can imagine it had more kick a few months ago but now there's a nice balance

m enters silky and fluffs up quickly, slightly sweet and just a little sticky, earthy finish

O pretty solid pale ale even the week before its BB date, easy too drink for sure

I'd drink this again, and I might get the chance as I've seen it in kegs in Alberta and 6er's in BC already but they weren't cheap if I remember correctly

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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,847 ratings