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RATINGS: 1479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Bottle Thin, thin head, clear copper color, very fizzy. Citric PNW hop aroma, sharp. a bit thin and too high on the CO2...its bitter, but still fairly smooth. Not getting much malt through the bitter hops. Good if your other choices are bland lagers...I once enjoyed drinking it from the tap at a dive bar in Portland(the Matador) while most everybody else I was with slugged down PBR. I was glad to have a Mirror Pond at that point!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
There isnt much of a head and has a different aftertaste. Wasnt too impressed by this beer. It has a lingering flavor which is not too desired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
This beer wasn’t the best pale ale I’ve ever had. I don’t see why people rate it so high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Awesome every time I drink it. On tap everytime, and fills me with goodness and I am in heaven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2004
I think this is a bit over rated at 85 %ile. I drank it after some good microbeers at Nimbus brewery in Tucson, and was a bit let down. Nonetheless, still a quality brew worth trying. Not your typical pale ale, and would be enjoyed more maybe outside on a cold night, rather than 85 degrees here in AZ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
Draught: Dark orange bronze with a sticky light tan head. Great fresh, citrus and pine aroma with a nice bit of soggy malt fighting for attention. Flavour has a great balance as it doesn't try to be something it is not. More character than many pales I have - sweet caramel malts and good rounded hop bitterness in the finish, refreshing and tasty during a mid-day ski break.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - APR 3, 2004
balanced flavour that i cant really describe. just tastes like a beer. not horrible at all, just hard to describe. the appearance lacked, looked like a budweiser, fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Wonderful beer for those of us who get tired of Fat Tire all of the time. Everyone in the NW has Fat Tire on tap and this beer is a better beer in my opinion. Has a good flavor. Not real bitter, but has enough fullness to the taste. Would recommend it and list it in my top 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljame99 (24) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Great hoppy quality, good citrus taste. Nice golden color. Overall strong beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Nice and hoppy. citrusy..carbonated look and thin clear golden color. well balanced and solid.

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