Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.9/5
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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:
#7,313
Reviews:
1,022
Ratings:
3,833
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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196
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Ratings: 3,833 |  Reviews: 1,022
Photo of HipCzech
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at the Portland Public House, served in a 4 oz sample glass. Clear, amber gold with bright white foam. Bready malt and lightly fruity esters shore up a solid ale base with citrus, pine and earthy hops adding just enough bitter punch. Medium body and good carbonation. Far from a modern hop bomb, the balance and restraint shine in this classic Northwest pale ale.

Follow up (19-Aug-17): Tried again from a bottle ("best by: 10/04/17"), poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass. Clear amber gold with a frothy, soap sud head of near white foam and patchy lace. Ester aromas, pine needles and lemon zest on the nose. Nicely balanced grains, slight caramel, lemon peel, pine and earthy, floral, bitter hop finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavorful but smooth, easy to drink a few.

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

Photo of GaPeach
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce bottle copped from Pub 365 in Las Vegas. Pours a ruddy copper hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of hops and citrus. Sweet taste.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Patriciag90
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Btip1969
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a golden orange colored body with a one and a half finger white foamy head, ringy foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass, spider webs a bit. The smell is floral yet bready, some caramel comes through. The taste is pretty the same as the smell, bready yet somewhat floral aftertaste, and has no finish. The palate is about light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth for the style and is pretty good to me. Overall, it is a nice flavorful and satisfying APA that has a good drinkability worthy to consume with its respected food. I’d have this one again.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20 oz pub glass.
Hazy - Orange. Smells fruity, floral, and fresh. Tastes fruity, a bit grainy and of caramel. Very, very smooth, with little bitterness from the hop(s). A top-notch beer throughout, and one of my favorites in this style. The PA beers I've had are so far apart in the hop spectrum, it's a delight tasting them all.

I wish this was sold in Delaware, I'd be a regular buyer.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Caveworm
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is two fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a deep golden body.

Smells like slightly sweet full-bodied grains with milder citrus hops.

I taste clean, bright, and grassy malts with the hops adding a big juicy kiss of flavor.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery a 4.

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

Photo of Eddyfunt
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of caburdette51
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bones10
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 3,833 ratings