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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 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
This beer poured a nice reddish-amber color with good head formation of tiny bubbles that hung around for awhile, and then gradually dissipated to a scummy coating. Aroma is definitely discernible, but is fairly mild with some hop fruitiness. Flavor is balanced, with some nice maltiness accompanied by some very pleasant hop fruitiness. Mouthfeel is a quite light and pleasant. This beer is highly drinkable...it’ll scratch your hop itch, but light enough to have a few. Definitely recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Beautiful copper color, with a moderate head from the bottle. Great hop taste for a pale ale, with no off aftertaste. No overpowering hoppy aroma, but very sweet taste intially, followed by a slight bitterness. No lingering flavor. A personal favorite, especially after a long day at work or in the fall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 From tap in bar glass. A fine smoothness for a pale ale. Dense hop presence throughout but not overwhelming. The bite plays nicely with the malt. Satisfying finish without the offensive macho aggressiveness often found in other PAs. Clearly an above average pale ale here. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Context may have help this one - first tried it after a long hike in Glacier Np. Regardless, a great well-balanced pale with enough complexity to keep me interested.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
This was a pretty good pale ale but not that extraordinary. I would try this again though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
WBF. Didn’t take really good notes for this one. I remember it being decent, nothing special. Standard american pale ale, moderate hop presence and a decent malt balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
I really liked this beer. Good hop aroma, good hop taste, not to malty, bitter. Cascades really come through. I would love to drink this again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Subtle aroma of citrus, malt, and hops. Starts smooth ends slightly bitter, good balance. Tastes closer to an IPA to me. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle. I remember this beer being much better on tap. Not as dynamic in the bottle. Pours a nice roasted orange with thin white head. Tame malt and hops. On tap, I believe there is more hop and citrus flavor. The Inversion is more interesting.


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