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:
189
Gots:
826
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,761 |  Reviews: 1,007
Photo of jimbrinkruff
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chladun
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've been drinking this since I moved to Oregon in '04. This is one of the best pale ales out there. Even though I'm a huge hop head, especially DIPA's, this is still a refreshing beer. This is one of those beers you always have stocked in the fridge along with your specialty ales. Smell is nothing special, but the taste is all around great in a pale. As with all Deschutes beers, another outstanding offering.

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

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

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