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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.”

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Had this beer on 8/11/2004. Aroma is a fresh hop scent. Color is a deep brought gold with good carbonation and a thick head. Taste is metallic, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth. Finish starts out with a mildly sharp malt flavor that is somewhat sweet, this is followed by a nice hop flavor and an even bitterness. This is just a nice well balanced Pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2007
It’s not often you find something so indifferent to what it’s supposed to be. This pale ale says I can be pale, copper and amber all in the same day. Just drink a whole bunch of me and you’ll see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Light caramel notes mixed with citrus hops. Smooth on the palate with light sweet notes throughout. Hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3521) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 12oz bottle-Aroma of hops on a light amber body. Taste of hops and citrus with a citrusy finish. Not bad but I don’t consider this a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Had both in a bottle and on tap. The tap serving was far better. Light amber color with a thin white head. Fresh Cascade hop aroma with some fruity backgrounds. The bottle sample was actually quite bland compared to the tap serving. The tap serving had a nice balanced robust hop character that was most evident in the finish. Very drinkable when fresh. The bottle I had would’ve rated out at a 3.1.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
hazy orange-brown body with nice and quiet, lacy, off-white head; smooth drink with enough flavor--peanut, citrus, sweet then bitter, but always refreshing; tingly, bittersweet, refreshing... good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2007
poured into tall pilsner. pours a clear orange copper with white frothy head. smooth fresh citrus hops on aroma. smooth and mild to citrus finish. sweet front, fresh hoppy middle. full bodied and refreshing. good mild finish. very subtle complexity. very good quality pale, and fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a clear gold/orange with some head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Nose is hoppy and sweet. Taste is heavy with hops with a firm citric/sweet edge to it. Almost like a cross between a lemon and an orange. Feel is what you’d expect - has a little carbonation to it, and it feels good on the tongue. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2007
bottled. Not much going on here. Slightly bitter but otherwise lacking in taste. Seemed "soapy" to me.

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