Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.9/5
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3,876 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:
#8,528
Reviews:
1,034
Ratings:
3,876
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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199
Gots:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,876 |  Reviews: 1,034
Photo of dctarga
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pjloury
4.88/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all time. Has a fresh somewhat fruity taste. Similar to Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale but with better balance and flavor. Maintains a crisp floral flavor from top to bottom.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arseel
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eagleyes
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had higher expectations for this beer. It seemed to lack complexity for my palate. True, it is a single-hop variety, but I did not find it to be an inviting beer. It was a bit dry and grassy. Reminds me of a conventional, mass produced beer somewhere between a lager and a pilsner style, lacking any real distinction. Sorry.

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

Photo of MKrauss
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingtusk
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shreead
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mkrobinson
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer but too hoppy for me. A good summer ale

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Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange body; thick, sculpted head. Light scents of light malt grains and subtle esters. The taste follows along with the aroma, a bit fruitier, plus some fine hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; relatively slick on the tongue.

An old standby from Deschute's brewery. I haven't tried one in a long, long time, but this one is still a decent little brew. The hop presence isn't as intense as some other representations of this style, but the beer is well-balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the left side of the front label: "BEST BY: 12/27/17 1349 11"

Appearance: The beer has a golden brown body that is slightly hazy. It has a short off-white creamy textured head with moderate retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light herbal and flowery aroma.

Taste: There is a light touch of caramel flavor with a bread-like taste that follows. It has a light herbal hop flavor that has a bit of tea and mint character.

Mouthfeel: It is a very clean tasting beer that is refreshing. It has a medium-light body with a crisp wet finish touched by just a bit of hop bitterness.

Overall: It is a nice and enjoyable American Pale Ale that would fit in nicely at a cookout. I wish it were available in cans because it would be perfect for the beach or camping. I would drink it again and I would recommend grabbing a six-pack of it.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edjody
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,876 ratings