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RATINGS: 1522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Poured a light amber. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. Flavor is milder than I expected. More malty and fruity than hoppy. Still a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at Port Carlsbad. Hazy amber with a nice creamy, white head that lingers. Hoppy aroma, a bit sweet, with hints of fruits. Lighter, hoppy taste. Light lingering bitterness. Very refreshing and tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
This golden amber ale poured wiith a nice beige head. There is a nice malt base with gentle hopping Tastes something like an English bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
On tap. Pours an amber color with a creamy white head that quickly dissappears. Nose is fruity and hoppy and floral. Taste is refreshing, smootha and a somewhat malty. A very drinkable pale ale that goes down easy and mild. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2008
sampled on Maui, from bottle. Cascade hop scent and flavor. This is a nice session brew with medium sweetness and a mildly bitter hop finish, similar to Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale. Could have used a little bolder flavor in the finish, but would have again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5194) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
draught at ft. worth flying saucer. nice amber pour with a creamy white froth top. smooth malts and slight hops on the nose. awesome mouthfeel that’s well balanced between the malts and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
draught at Ft Worth Flying Saucer. Really please with this beer. Nice balance of malt and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Special thanks to Gerald at the Fort Worth Central Market for hooking me up with a sample bottle of this! Pours an orange-amber color with a fluffy white head, slowly dissipating. Aroma is a little faint at first, but comes up a bit as it warms. Definitely floral and toasty, with a bit of orange juice. Big toasty flavor, a good amount of caramel, biscuits, just a wee bit of citrus and it finishes with a bitter toast nutty taste. Bitter aftertaste lingers a while and for once I don’t mind it. Pretty full bodied though ultimately still easily drinkable. Creamy texture. I enjoy this a lot, I love it when pale ales lean to the earthy side of things. Hope the Deschutes distribution to Texas follows through!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2008
Pours an abundant beige head, with a deep yet clear yellow/amber color, fantastic aroma very floral, and different hops there for sure,the flavor is quite good reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is great. This one have a somewhat apple presence to me, very light bodied, yet with good ABV content, easy drinkability very nice with some red Enchiladas for dinner. Cheers!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2008
Pours bright hazy amber with a very thin bubbly head that dissipated almost immediately leaving absolutely no head or lacing. Smell of light, sweet malts with some citrus and floral hops. Tastes of subtle citrus hops, orange and some pine resin, with a sweet caramel malt flavor. Fairly crisp, sweet finish with little bitterness present at all. Mouthfeel is fairly light but smooth. This one certainly isn’t the most complex or daring APA, but I have to admit that I wouldn’t mind throwing a few of these back on this warm spring night. Very sessionable.


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