Fresh Hop Mirror Pond | Deschutes Brewery

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311 Ratings
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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: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ccrida on 10-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
311
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Krusader
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Akeah
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber and orange color, full inch of white head, average lacing and retention. Aroma reminded me of the old school mirror pond from back in the 90s, when the hops jumped, vegetal. They're solid again here.

Good old school wave of Cascade hops, this really brings me back when mirror pond was the shit. The heavier soggy wood malt bill is gone, the hops are shining. Plenty of pine and bitterness layered on a 5% body. Wouldn't hesitate to buy this again, good price, really hope they drop it in a 6 pack someday.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Deschutes Brewery Pub in Portland.

L : in contrast to regular mirror pond, this is a bit darker, providing iced tea hues, 90% opacity, and a huge lacey head.

S : lots of sweet aromas, with cotton candy and jellybean? Some doughy yeast and toffee malts as well.

T : a bit like mirror pond but with more hard toffee and fresh pine needle. Ends piney.

F : creamy, dense, delicate. Polite carbonation.

O : a nice take on mirror pond but doesn't supersede the original.

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Photo of Fillllll
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mjfroman
3.12/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Could be the batch I had but hardly any taste of hops.m

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of cfrobrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of dodsonm13
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Doesn't seem as good as years past

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Desimoaj
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Fresh Hop Mirror Pond from Deschutes Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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