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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4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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4/5  rDev +2%
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3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet biscuity caramel malt with a little apple.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malt with a little earthy fruit and a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK malty pale.

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

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some citrus. The taste is very nice hoppy, citrusy. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a very tasty brew. Classic.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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4/5  rDev +2%
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3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
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3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
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Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Upland Brewing pint glass.

A: Moderately hazy deep gold, with average visible carbonation and a finger of white head with poor retention.

S: Biscuit malts with a mild grainy character. Light grapefruit and grassy hops. Not particularly exciting.

T: Follows the nose. Citrus and grapefruit rind, grassy, plus a touch of resin. The biscuit malts are more prominent than expected in an APA. Lightly bitter in the hang.

M: Medium body, with average carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: I'm pretty disappointed – at best, this is an average, and quite possibly below average, modern American Pale Ale. Nothing offensive, but I won't be actively seeking it out again. It seems to be one of those beers that, while not terrible, I'd almost guarantee that you've got several better options sitting on the shelf around you...wherever you live.

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