drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Dark for a pale ale, a brown shade of gold and hazy. Lots of apricot flavor, not so bitter. More like an English Pale Ale.
[Tasted next to a Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale]
The Poleeko is much lighter in color, and citrusy sweet in flavor. The Mirror Pond has more malt backbone and a full bodied fruity flavor.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Blond color. The aroma is a bit fruity and resiny. Dry but pleasant toffee and malt flavor; strong bitterness, with some good hop quality. Good.
2010-03-26, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy amber color. Nice hop-fruity aroma, apricots. Reasonable toffee flavor, drier in the finish; good bitterness, quite aromatic, more fruity than resiny. Pleasant and well drinkable.
2007-09-22, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Cloudy amber color. Nice sweet hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity. There is some sweet toffeish flavor, but a bit dry mouthfeel. At least there is a good hopping, strong and a bit resiny and fruity (apricots). Pleasant.
Oscbert (1230) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Cloudy reddish amber color. medium sized white head. ~Aroma is very subtle, sweet honey aroma, bit of floral.
Taste sweet, honey flavor.~ Not a very exciting beer, but worth buying again.
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice little ale.
Not usuallu a big cascade fan but this one does not seem to have tha hard citrus edge of other beers which promi9nanlty use cascade.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this one so often I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet. Pours a cloudy copper color with a nice white head. Strong aroma of flowers and hops. Flavor is, complete, bitter and hoppy. Finish is full and hearty with a very nice hoppy aftertaste. Pound for pound one of the best IPAs out there. Deschutes has yet to let me down.
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Sampled at a Sushi restaurant on Pioneer Square called Tig Asian Tapas Bar in Seattle on October 17, 2007. Pours a foamy white head with a cloudy orange body. Nose of oranged and vegetables. Flavour is mild and subdued with a lemon finish. Uneventful.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reliable pale ale with good hopping, and body. Nice fruity notes. This beer is always on tap around portland and cases of it found everywhere. A solid pale ale.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a decent sized head. Nice citrus hops aroma. Good flavor, nice maltiness with a solid hop bite. Very nice pale ale.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.