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RATINGS: 1518   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.”


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Pours a reddish orange haze with a golden hue to it. Small white head. Aroma is hoppy, with pine and sweet citrus present. Flavor is full with lots of carbonation. I pick up Hops, lemons and oranges. Overall a nice APA. Thanks to Indiana Red for this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Golden orange with a smill, slightly dirty white head. Aroma is a nice ballance of a sour malt and bitter hops. The tast is largely bitter, mostly from a citrus hop presense, and also slightly sour. It is somewhat dry and has a nice medium bodied finish. Thanks to HeRftYDrF for this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Great cascade aroma. Amber in color with a small white head. Not quite as much hop flavor or bitterness as the aroma suggests, but what is there is nice. Nicely balanced. Solid APA, thats very easy to find in the northwest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Tap. Hazy amber, crisp minty aroma. Nicely balanced and very drinkable; a good APA, especially for one predominately using cascade hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a brilliant light orange, with a light, off-white head. Fresh floral and spruce aroma. Has a smooth citrusy hop bite with some back end Christmas spices. Mellow, caramelly maltiness balances it out rather nicely. Pleasant sticky mouthfeel. Very good APA. Excellent thirst quencher after conquering Flatttop Mountain overlooking Anchorage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
A nice, decent microbrew that’s usually on tap in most places in Oregon. Has a nice hoppy flavor, but not over the top like an IPA would have. Has a good balanced flavor, perfect amount of carbonation. A solid pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2004
nice coppery amber color with minimal head.Does have a soft hop and citrus scent.The flavor is not quite what I expected as it was a little bland but still not a bad beer by any means.Thanks for this Indiana_Red.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Nice medium amber color with a small fizzy head and slight hoppy aroma. Very good hoppy flavor but I wish it was a bit stronger..very good though!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
This was a very solid session pale ale. The beer’s deep amber/gold colour was very promising as was the strong hop nose. This not the hoppiest of pale ales, but it is good. The mouthfeel improved greatly as the carbonation which seemed excessive at first died down. Nice resiny taste of hops leaning towards the citrus side with sweet malty notes as well. I wish I had more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Amber body with an off white head. Lots of hops in the nose at first fades a bit. Citrusy resiny hops. Flavour is nice, but lacks the hop intensity implied by the aroma but still has enough to be quite pleasant. Thin but passable body. Nice beer overall, could use a dose of hops for the hopheads but it is a very well balanced, very drinkable pale ale. Thanks for sharing Mustang3.


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