Mirror Pond Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,778 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:
3,778
Reviews:
1,009
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
834
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,778 |  Reviews: 1,009
Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Patriciag90
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Btip1969
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +6.6%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eddyfunt
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of caburdette51
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bones10
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beaver13
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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Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,778 ratings.
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