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RATINGS: 1530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.”


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2006
A decent pale ale. Not too sweet and floral and slightly bitter. Long lasting hop taste with alot of malty notes. Aroma is fruity, malty, and slightly astringent. The taste is of sweet corn, berries, and malts. Well done, but a little bit on the bitter side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Draft in Billings, MT. Hazy copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2006
caramel, floral, golden, clear, rocky head, frothy, white foam, light body, thinner feel, lighter beer than I am used to, but very good and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Sampled from bottle. Pours cloudy orange-amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma is mild with floral notes. Bready malts and spicy/piney hops make up the flavor. Some citrus fruit present. Quite balanced. A bit thin bodied for what I was expecting (medium-light). Completely average.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle: best by 04/26/2006. That and the small development of sediment floating about isn’t good signs that this beer will be good. Aroma is hoppy and has light trace of citric juice. Flavor is hoppy with a dirty mouthfeel of organic ingredients such as dirt and flour with a metallic aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Hazy orange color with a very slight head that leaves a nice lacing. There are hardly any hops on the nose (save for a little grapefruity cascade goodness) and very little bitterness as far as APA’s go. Maltier than the style usually lends itself to. Not bad but not memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Light orange, with head of foam that evaporates slowly. Significant lace left in glass. C-hop grapefuit aroma and malt. Soft on the palate, but an aftertaste of tongue tingle from carbonation. Medium grapefruit and orange flavours, with bitter and a tad metallic finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
01-Jul-06 (12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Man, I must have been in some kind of bad mood that day two years ago when I last drank this beer. This is a fruity, mildly sweet, and gently bitter and hoppy pale ale with a light malt base and a lingering hop bitterness. Hardly any hops in the nose, it’s mostly just fruity, lightly sweet and a bit grainy. Light to medium body with pretty easy carbonation too. Light golden in color with a fair amount of haze. The half-inch or so of creamy, off-white head shows solid retention, and man oh man, the dense blanket of lace on the glass is simply magnificent. All in all, this beer’s nothing extraordinary, but it’s quite pleasant and easy to drink.

03-Jul-04 (12 oz bottle: Safeway in Petaluma, CA) The nose isn’t terribly inviting, smelling of cheap, floral, slightly sweet aromas; The cheap tasting flavor is only marginally better, being mildly malty and fairly sugary, with a slight corn flavor and a floral, moderately bitter hops, but again not being all that enjoyable; The finish is almost entirely just kind of sweet; Copper in color, slightly hazy; Sizeable, light tan head on the pour gradually settles to a thin layer and leaves a decent amount of crocheted lacing; Below average for a pale ale in everything except its appearance. (4, 4, 5, 3, 10 = 2.6)

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.


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