joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 Slightly sweet and fruity aroma, with rounded, balanced flavor and finish. The cask version I had at Toronado was superior: the lower effervescence rounded it out and allowed for more detail in the hop aroma and better melding of the front to back.
mellowmoose (5) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I drink Mirror Pond every night. It’s the cleanest, freshest tasting beer I’ve ever had. It never gives me a hangover. Perfect flavor, so you can drink them all night long. Clean drinking, good times....
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly smooth with plenty of grains present in the taste. While the hops are fairly mild they’re still a bit much for me. If you’re a fan of APA this is a must try.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an excellent Pale Ale. I was very impressed.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy to be sure, but also nicely full-bodied. Aroma could be better balanced, as could the taste, but a finely made APA.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, roasted malt and hop flavors accompanied by a hops, roasted oats, grass nose. Moderate hop bite, medium bodied, and well-balanced...quite enjoyable.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden/amber color, with a hint of bitterness and tons of citrusy hop flavor, alway delicious, great aroma, love to drink it!
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid, solid, solid. You can drink this for days. At least I can. Pale is the way to describe the color, and the smell is really average, but the flavor (a hint of bitterness) will win you over. Have one on me.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried it myself, Derrick, and I agree it’s great. Beautiful color, and the yeast floaties let you know you’re drinking something nice. Deschutes Brewery scores again!
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely hoppy although a bit mild for my tastes. A damn good ale nonetheless. A slightly weak finish leaves it a bit lacking in final impression but don’t take my word for it try one yourself.