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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.”


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Clear amber in color with a nice off-white head that leaves behind nice lacing. Light citrusy, grapefruit aromas (Cascades all the way). Balanced flavors nothing really stands out. Very dry with a toolight body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
pretty good pale ale but nothing special. The cascade hops have a nice flavor. Give me a sierra nevada over this any day.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chazmcpheeney (4) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2003 does not count
In general, pale ales aren't may favorite, but I like this beer quite a bit. It goes down very easy and has a tangy taste (as tangy as beers get, anyway). It's hoppy and refreshing... Good on a picnic, or golfing in some hot weather.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Ruby red/ Sweet malty aroma backed by hoppy goodness. Smooth apple and pear sweetness, and it’s very nicely balanced. Flavor of white grapes, with a smooth feeling on the tongue. It’s really hard to beat this pale ale... one of the best western US version. There isn’t any mood that I can’t enjoy this beer in. Old rating from draft. Recent bottles are dirty, bit soapy/grimy, etc.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Very diassapointed from such a brewery. Maybe I was hoping for more of a hoppy ale. But decent nonetheless

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5937) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Re-rate from bottle. Light resiny west coast hop nose. Hazy dark amber, some residue, low golden lace. Great broad cascade flavors, covers the palate without getting too resinny. Medium bisquit and honey malt bottom. Sparkly mouthfeel. Pleasant leafy aftertaste. Moreish. I agree with old me in the rating :-) Old rating: 6 3 8 4 15 Amber, no head. Grassy and flowery hops in the taste. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Decent ale, not much bitterness to speak of. A little light of appearance. Decent, but less than I expected.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Excellent tasting beer with some hoppiness but not too much if you don't like too much. Very crisp with a great balance of hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
whatusay (20) - San Francisco, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Bottle: Dark orange color. Mostly fruity aroma with a little hops present. Pretty smooth taste... not as hoppy as expected. just an ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1908) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Draught: This one pours a cloudy amber color. Fairly decent aroma of hops to the nose. Flavor is well balanced, with a fairly decent hop bite at the end. Not spectacular, but a decent Pale Ale.


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