Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,761 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:
3,761
Reviews:
1,007
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
826
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,761 |  Reviews: 1,007
Photo of Slack
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeubTube
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the caramel malts flavors seem a bit stronger. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of defaultuser
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of svenness
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmlewisjr
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrrdodson
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Utter classic of a pale ale, both for its longevity and contribution to craft brewing, as well as for its very classic take on the style. This is a pale ale unafraid of malt. And its malt has character, aromatic, bready, satisfying. The hops are there, a touch floral, a touch tea-like and earthy, but they're secondary to the malt for me and all the better for it. Cheers to Deschutes for an enduring contribution to American brewing.

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Photo of acahill7
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronricorossi
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfdracing
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are moderate. Has a citrus, maybe apple, aroma with slight piney hoppiness. Bready malt with a mild bitter hop. Nice bitter aftertaste. Very good beer. Very drinkable session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Paddyotool
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Chris00710
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rockernino
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,761 ratings.
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