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 Cotton_27
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skillet
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of horshamguy
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A--Clear amber/orange. Mild head that dissipated to nothing quickly and left no lacing.

S--Hoppy smell with traces of fruitiness.

T--Hops are dominant, but well balanced by some bready maltiness. Sweetness and tartness are nicely balanced.

F--Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Feels like something that would be a good summer night drink out on the back deck.

O--Very good stuff. Deschutes is a quality brewer and this falls in line with their work. I wish I had picked up more than one in my mixed 12 pack.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdcleff
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brittian
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Determined_021
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd1978
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice Amber color with little white head. Nose very fruity with apples, pear, hints of lemon, sweet malt. Taste very balanced with the fruity notes, little citrus and toffee, with a little floral on back end. Clean finish. Deschutes once again does not disappoint with this one. Nice strong beer can drink all day. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of wedge
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BEST BY: 12/21/16

Orange amber under a lovely creamy layer that leaves spotty rings of lacing behind. Flowery-citrus-like Cascade hops, toast, and mild caramel malt combine in a classic old-school APA aroma. Delightfully balanced flavor...floral hops, tea leaves, citrus peel, biscuits, toasty malt sweetness. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant, easy-drinking.

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucular
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber to medium Amber.
Crystal malts and bready and sweetness riding on berry notes, pine and grass dominate, bittering finish. Medium sweetness lingering on.

A balanced pale existing on its malts and a bit less of the hops helping it out.

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Photo of tshanahan
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SilvertinSlurp
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

wow i am amazed it was very challanging to write my first review on beer advocate and very complicated. i dont really want to even review the beer anymore, but i will do a quick one since its my first review. Over all i would give it a 82/100

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good pale ale with excellent hop aroma and taste. Smooth, medium body, semi crisp malt, bready, mild fruit, faint esters, hop bitterness, citric peel, oranges, kiss of pine, finish semi-dry. Also a very refreshing beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of btk217
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Label says Best By: 11/11/16.

A- Pours a slightly reddish medium amber color with a 1/4 inch head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and some faint wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves tiny clots behind.

S- Bready malt aroma with some faint hop character. Also some pear and apple notes.

T- Fairly typical pale ale without a whole lot of hop flavor or bitterness. On the dryer side with the malt coming through only as much as needed to keep balance.

M- Usual pale ale feel with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Not sure why this has a score as high as it does when it's not all that impressive even for an old-school pale ale. Sure it's not the freshest but, even after a few months, a pale ale where the hops aren't the primary showcase shouldn't be this limp. Quite average.

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

Photo of MaddoJay
1.34/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a cold six pack while on Oahu. Best by 10/17 but sure tastes muted. Golden brown, amber pour with a puffy head. Aroma of floral hops and crystal malt. Taste is slightly floral, touch of citrus - orange and melon - and a bit of pine with a slightly sweet caramel malt base. Very balanced. Solid beer that's easy to drink.

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