RateBeer
overall
90
91
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours amber, thick creamy head. Nice lacing. Nice caramel malt backbone with grapefruitty bitterness. Bitterness is relatively light. Not spectacular, but I really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle from Ken (kenb) Thanks! Pours out an amber color without much of a head. Smell is sweet, pine, hint of grapefruit, some grass, and malts. Taste is similar, with a nice citrus flavor that makes it very easy to drink. This would be my session beer if I lived in Oregon. Thanks!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Amber beer with a thin off-white head. Citrus and slight caramel aroma. Orange citrus flavor with decent pale ale bitterness. Very drinkable - refreshing. Flavors fade fairly quickly. Nothing real bad, but nothing to make it stand out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
On tap, good American pale ale with that distinctive aroma and flavor of citrus and mint. Slightly hoppier than most but a good combination of malt and hop flavors. Nice golden hazy color. I could drink several of these.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2006
i am not a fan of the pale ales, however, this is a great beer. definitely citrus aroma, with hops and citrus in the taste. a bit of aftertaste that is almost sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 12 OZ BOTTLE FROM local grocer. Very fresh citus aroma. Hazy deep copper color. Very large head. Lots of lace. Very nice fruity hoppy taste. Very smooth. Full bodied yet I feel i could drink several of these. Citrusy aftertaste that lingers just the right amount of time. This is a very well hopped and balanced pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (176) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Had it on tap while visiting family in Oregon and was sold on the spot. Tastes pretty good in bottle as well. Nice fruity aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
On tap pours hazy golden with a nice white head. Aromas of carmel and floral hop. Taste of mostly carmel malts and a nice hop finish. A nice easy drinking pale ale to get started with.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JUL 20, 2006
A decent pale ale. Not too sweet and floral and slightly bitter. Long lasting hop taste with alot of malty notes. Aroma is fruity, malty, and slightly astringent. The taste is of sweet corn, berries, and malts. Well done, but a little bit on the bitter side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Draft in Billings, MT. Hazy copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 103 104 105  106  107 108 109 » 137


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50