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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.”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
nice light orange body with a white head that did leave lacing.aroma was earthy type hops.lemon and earthy hops in the flavor.medium mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZaRue (11) - Laguna Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
Bottle. This pale copper colored ale has a surprizing flavor that seems to be a blend of malted fruit and hops. Quite pleasing. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Bottle conditioned. Pours clear light copper with small off-white head. Dissipates quickly leaving a layer of foam that leaves some lacing. Aroma isn’t too strong, and is of cascady, grapefruity hops. Bitter with a light, thin, carbonated mouthfeel. Balanced way towards hops, without a ton of character. This is a drinkable, summer-type pale ale. Nothing bad, but nothing real great either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours a orange/gold with a slight fog. Litle to no head appears on a straight pour. Minimal lacing, but I’m not worried yet. The smell is all tart fruity hops with a little hint of yeast. The taste is lighter than I expected, but I’m a hop addict so I am slightly biased. It finishes refreshing and extremely drinkable. could be the easiest session pale ale I have ever had. Not strong on the hops, but delightfully balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 21, 2006
nice light orange body with a white head that did leave lacing.aroma was earthy type hops.lemon and earthy hops in the flavor.medium mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
Clear and orangy with a thick head. Nice hoppy aroma, flavour is ok but a bit boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2006
12 oz bottle, BBD 05/24/06, obtained in trade with Larry Pitonka...thanks! Imbibed at cellar temperature from an Allagash stem glass. Thick lacing is left in the glass as the white large-bubbled head slowly wastes away atop the hazy copper body....nose of unripe grapefruit and very light cedar, surprisingly weak....flavor is a well-balanced construction between deep caramel and pale malts and sharp citrus, with an odd hint of maple...slightly oaky throughout as well....body a bit too watery, but nicely carbonated, clean and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Draft: Orange and copper pour with lots of white head and nice lacing. Nose of citrus hops and sweetness. Taste is a citrus and floral hop medley with some sweet malt and fruitiness. Nice dry finish. Steadily turning into one of my favorite locally (region) brewed ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
Doughy nose, amber color, fluffy head. Malty base with hints of apple. Light fresh hop bite that builds on itself through the glass. Gritty feel. Odd balance. Not so exciting, but not so bad either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2006
A solid daily drinker. Great pale ale. This might be just as hoppy as Deschutes’s IPA.


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