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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.”


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at the Island Sports & Spirits, Coronado CA. Butterscotch amber in color with almost no head. Thin and white if I had to call it. Malty and berry-like flavors dominate. Fairly high level of gypsum. Rather mild body. Decent amount of hops. OK, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2006
As pales go, this is a very good beer. Malty with some hops and a nice citrus back. Better than a Sierra, but about the same in every category as a Firehouse with less hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of sweet malt, carmel and orange. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of light carmel and a hint of orange with a smooth bittersweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle courtesy of IndianaRed. Dark copper/amberish with huge off white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma and flavor just standard apa, but very well balanced. Caramel/toffee offset by pine hop presence. Very clean mouthfeel, from the almost unibroue like carbonation, doesn’t really detract though. Very sessionable overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a light head. Light carbonation. Nice citrus hop aroma. Has some nice hop flavoring with some malt sweetness to back it it up. Smooth medium body beer. A good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 A decent pale ale, although nothing special. hopy citrus flavor with notes of caramel. I almost thought it was a little weak compared to other APA’s out there.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Another winner from Deschutes Brewery! Great malt and hop flavors come thru in this pale ale. Nice deep amber color with medium head. Good full bodied taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours burnt orange, small and diminishing off white head. Very minimal lacing. Aromas of ctirus hops and some caramel. Small grapefruit hop taste and a slight bit of banana as it warms. Medium body, finishes bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Outside of a huge head and some great lacing, this beer wasn’t all that memorable. A definite hops presence in the aroma and flavor, this one mixes in with the rest of your pale ale / IPA selections out there. Try it if you can, but if you can’t….

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyleMac5 (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Is a pretty nice pale ale. Has a rich amber color and leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste in your mouth.


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