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Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 1449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is base camp, where any craft brew exploration begins. A distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor make Mirror Pond the quintessential Pale Ale. It is aromatically complex, multi-layered, and unmistakably “right.”


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMCtime (47) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Smooth and mild. Light on the citrus and tanginess that usually come with IPAs. Still very flavorful and well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (478) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle at home, Amber pour, good head retention. Slightly hoppy, fruity aroma balanced with heavy caramel malts. Taste is light spice, grains, light fruity hops. Average body, mouthfeel. OK pale ale, just really didn’t do much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1387) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Peach, earth, caramel, somewhat sweeter and maltier IPA. Lots of fruit too. Pretty nice,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1166) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Nice beer. Slight hoppy aroma. Pretty caramel color with a light palate. Some spicy hops throughout but subtle with a sweet and caramel undertone. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (209) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Hazy orange color with big beige head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is caramel sweet. Body is thick and carbonation is low.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Light golden color. Yeast and fruity malt. Smells light yeast and fruits. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Surprisingly, one of the best beers and I’ve had in some time. I wasn’t expecting it. In fact, I bought a mixed 6 pack of 6 different beers I hadn’t tried before. I had 3 New Belgium Brewery beers and 2 Deschutes Brewery beers picked and was looking for a 6th beer. The only reason I grabbed the Mirror Pond was because it balanced the selection with 3 from each brewery. As odd as that probably sounds, that was the informed thought process that led me to this beer. It worked out great. Next time I think I’ll wear a blindfold when I choose beers. Everything about this beer was exceptional, from the appearance, the smell, the taste, mouth feel... However, it was slightly, (VERY slightly) a little dry and grainy in the finish for my tastes, and the after taste was a 9 or a 9.5 out of 10 for me. Other than that, a very well balanced, enjoyable session ale. Definitely on my top 10 list of all-time favorites now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjmoen (119) - - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold color with off white head. Citrus and floral hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (441) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Draught @ The Beacon, Whistler B.C. Yellow golden yellow, little head. Fruity; peach, black berry, some pepper, nutty. Malty finish. Complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Amber color, off-white head. Caramel nose, fruit, hint of citrus and earthy hops. Caramel taste, sweet fruity, earthy, malty, brown sugar, dry finish. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.


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