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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Compliments of Gromit...Bottled poured deep dark orange with a billowy head...Lots of citrus in the nose...NIcely hopped Pale Ale...PLenty of bitter grapefruit and other citrus flavors...A very nicely balanced beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Light malt hoppy aroma, light hop dominace, but a pleasant amount of malt mix. Not as hoppy as my favorite pale ales, but the pleasant blend makes it a nice session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Dark Orange. Subtle hop aroma of grapefruits, tang and oranges. Very approachable, juicy, fruity and well balanced hop profile in the mouth with notes of grapefruit, orange and other citrus fruits. The meek malt presence serves its purpose and balances well. Very creamy and quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bpdriver (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2004 does not count
Find it an excellent blend. I’m suprised at all the 11 and 12’s, because this beer just feels right. Of course you can easily point out the strength in hops. Of course I wam from Oregon, so I’ll acept the criticism of being biased.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2004
A rich bronze color with a honeycombed, white head. A nice citrusy, delicate aroma with some bubblegum and yeast fruit. Flavor is fruity and floral in its hops and combined with bubblegummy malt. This is very well-balanced between malt and hop though I do not care for the bubblegummy house character I get from Deschutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkell (8) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004 does not count
Very good tasting.. very refreshing amber ale. Have only had this wonderful ale a couple of times but everytime I go to Oregon I look for it.Seems to go very well with food too. No real negatives... but if I had to find a negative I think I would prefer just a bit more flavor, but don’t get me wrong... this is a a very good tasting, very enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Thanks to Indiana Red for this lovely brew. Pours golden and keeps a nice head for awhile. Very hoppy initially but more subdued toward the finish, like a Houston Oilers game from days of old. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
amber red with a thin beige head. Nice dry hop nose, I would guess cascades. Candied berries on the front with clean finish. As it warms up a bit a nice bitterness appears. Good balance of malt with hops, but they still let the hops be a bit assertive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle. Pour amber/orange, with small off-white creamy diminishing head. Body is hazy/cloudy with very fine particles. Aroma light nut, caramel, resin, sugar coated grapefruit, sweet doughnuts (raised), alcohol light, with some brown sugar and maple syrup overtones, melding all with fresh hops. Flavor, cut a grapefruit in half, pour a thin layer of sugar onto the revealed sections, put the grapefruit under the broiler for about 5 minutes and you have what this beer tastes like. The hoppy bitterness (which I enjoy so much) is just too subdued by the sweetness of this beer. My lips tingled like I was drinking overly sweet lemonade. Palate medium, went down oily, creamy, and sticky, carbonation lively and soft at the same time. Not my favorite type of APA, too sweet, watery finish, Nice Aroma though!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy amber. Fruity, toffee and citrus notes. Clean but a bit boring. Not much bitterness. A little dry.

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