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RATINGS: 1428   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.”


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 (1898) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Good amber color with a cream colored head. Nice little fruity aroma. Good balanced flavor with a nice little hop finish to it. Good solid pale ale from Bend, OR.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2003
creamy head, nice red/orange color.semi-cloudy, nice aroma with a slighty fruity hint. crisp flavor with a good hop finish. the nice finish overshadows the somewhat mild flavor

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Darker orange then most. Head was medium to thin. Nose had lots of citrus with a bit of pine. Good 1st impression. Slightly sharp with the citrus held back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
Orange and a thin, tan head. Earthy and dry, and a serious hop profile throughout. Clean dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
Thanks to Gregory for this bottle. Nice solid west coast pale ale. Nice hop bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
Soft, comforting floral hop bouquet. Body is mellow, sweet, and bitter with a light, sticky dry finish. This exhibits good balance and a fresh hop flavor, a good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2003
Amber in color. Nose not as floral or hoppy as i would have imagined, given the label says "copious quantities of Cascades" are added. Pears and fruit in the finish, also bitterness. THis beer got a lot better as it warmed, with more N'western hop notes shining through. I think this beer needs, and I almost hate to say this, more hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
Clear reddish-orange colour with small, off-white head. Aroma of floral & citric hops with a hint of malt lurking in the background. Flavour starts with sweet malt, leading to a nice bite of spicy and citric hops. Finish is crisp and dry, very refreshing.


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