Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,754 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:
3,754
Reviews:
1,005
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
819
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,754 |  Reviews: 1,005
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

Photo of MGibbons
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent enough of aroma of hops, citrus, pine, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a bit of pine, a decent amount of citrus elements (grapefruit, lemon), light malt notes, a decent amount of hops, a light metallic quality, and a light bready quality. A decent enough flavor that isn't quite as complex as it should be. However, it's light and easy to like.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, somewhat bitter finish. Light-bodied.

O: This beer is solid enough, but doesn't really stand out. That being said, it's worth a shot.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alan_Bats
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- a little bit light but nice and clear
S- not that fragrant but nice hop and malt notes
T- starts with a nice citrus-heavy hop presence. Hops last a while then turns to sweetness from the crystal malt. The malty finish is great with very slight roasted character.
O- what I look for in a pale ale. Deschutes has hit the balance that is so hard to hit between hop and malt. Awesome beer.

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Photo of jkurhajec
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of andrewh995
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very smooth crisp and malty. A great APA by deschutes. Definitely one of the best APAs I've had and that's saying something since I'm not usually a huge fan of APAs.

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Photo of morrowd3
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quesophresco
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a clear honey amber with half a finger of beige head that leaves dripping snow melt lace as it recedes.

Smells of bright muddled citrus peel, sappy pine, baking biscuits and freshly cut flowers.

Tastes of lightly honeyed biscuit, orange and grapefruit flesh, pine resin and more floral leafy hops.

Feels gentle and frothy. Medium-light bodied with softly fizzy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of DrinkAZBeer
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall: Very nice APA. Deschutes is currently 2 for 2. :)

L: A golden amber. Almost honey like. Hazy and bubbly. Thin creamy head with lots of lacing.
S: Fresh smell. Grapefruit and pine. Floral and citrusy. Honey and grains.
T: Fruity, citrusy, and piney up front, then a total switch to a bready malt finish.
M: Medium body, somewhat smooth, not to carbonated. Clean finish.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,754 ratings.
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