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RATINGS: 1513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Draft: Pours an orange copper color with a perfect 1 finger white head. Aroma of carmel and citrusy and floral hops. Flavor is malty and chewy carmel malts, mild hop bitterness with a floral and pithy orange rind like flavor. Nicely balanced and easy to drink but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle. Amber color, subtle aroma of hops and malt. Flavor was more of the same, malty, hops, slight citrus notes. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tatinek (51) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle: Pours a thin amber color with a chill haze. Sparse head. Sweet citrus flavor with adequate malt flavor but a bit thin. Rather ordinary pale ale but quite drinkable.

   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 (3705) - 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 (194) - Orinda, 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.

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