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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Had on Tap at Yard House in Desert Ridge Mall in Phoenix. Very refreshing, drinkable. Nice copper colored, little head, and very slight aroma..Not as "pale" as others, but very refreshing nonetheless...would try again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. It was delicious, subtle citrus undertones. I drank it in Hawaii, so it must not skunk fast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 This one is one of my favorite session beers. From the bottle, pours a nice copper/orange shade with a bit of a citrus nose. Great balance of malt and hops, finishing hoppy and clean. Easily found at even some larger grocery chains like Safeway. Will buy again, and again, and again......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft at Ray’s Cafe in Seattle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Nice cascade hop and malty aroma. Nicely balanced between caramel maltiness and moderate juicy hops. Nice clean and bitter finish. I wish I took notes, because I would love to analyze this one a little more. Not aggressive, but in a good way. Sometimes you need a pale ale that is not going to sandblast your palate, and this fits the bill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2007
12 oz Bottle - room service Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle on 8/13/07. Pour is clear golden orange with a normal white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some malt and a slight metallic odor. Taste is a blend between hop and malt. Again, the metallic appeared, this time as an aftertaste. This one was just so so, I was hoping for a bit more. Best by 10/27/07.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
On tap. Fruity aroma, floral/citrus hop, light to medium bitterness and decent malt flavor. A good pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft - Poured a darkish amber in color with a foamy whitish head. Aroma was of floral hops and some sweet malt. Flavor was also medium hoppy with a decent malt balance. Not strongly flavored, but good. Mildly bitter on the finish. A decent beer, but not a great one... worth repeating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5142) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was floral and malty. The crisp semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of floral malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Excellent beer, good balance of malts and hops. Nice appearance, another quality beer from Deschutes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle. Medium hoppy nose with sweet grain and metallic aroma. Fresh hops aroma. Amber-orange clear with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery with medium-light carbonation. Starts with rounded maltiness, sweet biscuit. Balanced with fresh hops taste, not overly bitter. Nice dry end with rounded nutty dry after. Decent pale ale.

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