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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.”


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottled, consumed on 12/13/07. Crystal clear medium golden pour with very fine off-white head that lasted quite some time. Rich citrus and pine aroma with subtle notes of sweet... peppermint?? Can’t put my finger on it, but pleasing nonetheless. Smooth mouthfeel with a touch of that Bass Ale apple flavor. Fleeting sourness gives way to lightly bitter, smooth finish with no astringency. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
On draft at the Corbett Fish House, 12/5. For a pale ale, it was quite good. Got me two 20 oz. pints of it. Slightly fruity aspect; I need to put this up against SNPA and see how hey compare.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Dark for a pale ale, a brown shade of gold and hazy. Lots of apricot flavor, not so bitter. More like an English Pale Ale. [Tasted next to a Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale] The Poleeko is much lighter in color, and citrusy sweet in flavor. The Mirror Pond has more malt backbone and a full bodied fruity flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16394) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Blond color. The aroma is a bit fruity and resiny. Dry but pleasant toffee and malt flavor; strong bitterness, with some good hop quality. Good.

2010-03-26, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy amber color. Nice hop-fruity aroma, apricots. Reasonable toffee flavor, drier in the finish; good bitterness, quite aromatic, more fruity than resiny. Pleasant and well drinkable.

2007-09-22, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Cloudy amber color. Nice sweet hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity. There is some sweet toffeish flavor, but a bit dry mouthfeel. At least there is a good hopping, strong and a bit resiny and fruity (apricots). Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Cloudy reddish amber color. medium sized white head. ~Aroma is very subtle, sweet honey aroma, bit of floral. Taste sweet, honey flavor.~ Not a very exciting beer, but worth buying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2007
Very nice little ale. Not usuallu a big cascade fan but this one does not seem to have tha hard citrus edge of other beers which promi9nanlty use cascade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2007
I’ve had this one so often I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet. Pours a cloudy copper color with a nice white head. Strong aroma of flowers and hops. Flavor is, complete, bitter and hoppy. Finish is full and hearty with a very nice hoppy aftertaste. Pound for pound one of the best IPAs out there. Deschutes has yet to let me down.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4761) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at a Sushi restaurant on Pioneer Square called Tig Asian Tapas Bar in Seattle on October 17, 2007. Pours a foamy white head with a cloudy orange body. Nose of oranged and vegetables. Flavour is mild and subdued with a lemon finish. Uneventful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
A reliable pale ale with good hopping, and body. Nice fruity notes. This beer is always on tap around portland and cases of it found everywhere. A solid pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours amber with a decent sized head. Nice citrus hops aroma. Good flavor, nice maltiness with a solid hop bite. Very nice pale ale.


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