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RATINGS: 1470   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.”


3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Mix of C-hops in the aroma, but its a bit muddled, hop flavor confuse-clamorous. Otherwise, well balanced pale ale, good caramel malt.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Bottled. Light in color, with a thin head. I didn't find it to be as hoppy as the other reviews. Just a nice, clean smell and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
One of my original favorite American Pale's. Not as huge as Alpha King or some of those, but just a nice hoppy pale. I don't know what else you can say about this beer-it won't blow you away, but I'd be happy to have this as my house brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Remeber reading comments of those that have this as their everyday beer - lucky bastards. It sure is porevalent - convenience and grocery stores and bars. Had bottle and draft and can say I find it a solid standard pale ale. Very tasty. Were I living in Portland or nearby it would be a stand by for me as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Bottle pours an amber color with a moderately sized foamy head.   The nose says "Cascade Hops are in here!".   Head has quieted down now.   Not much activity going on inside.   First sip reveals a smooth hoppy splendor.   Mouthfeel would be better with a bit more carbonation.   Finish is slightly sweet, not lasting tho.   A decent Pale Ale.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sphinx (11) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Color is a blend between apricot and tan - clear amberesque, not cloudy. the head is white or off-white (Martha Stewart would call it egg-shell white). Not much of an aroma, but what is there smells delicious - like floral nectar. Goes down smooth and is slightly hoppy but not too much - excellent. I paired it with a vegetarian chilli, but this beer would go nicely with just about anything. I love it! I am going to have another... now. ;o)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Great APA! Aroma is pure cascade hops. Pale color, good head retention and lacing. Flavor is a nice balance of malt, light caramel, and a moderate level of hops. Hop bitterness is moderate, appropriate for a pale ale. Medium bodiedeasy drinking. Exactly what an APA should be.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2004
More of an IPA IMO. Light amber in color with orange edges, thin, frothy head. Lots of west coast quality up front with this one, piney, grassy hops. Maltiness came out in the end, notes of corn too....that kept it from being great. Nice tingling on the tongue and throat in the finish, somewhat spicey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Nice amber color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was malty,citrus with a piney aroma as well.Nice malt flavor upfront then a change to mild grapefruit light pine taste and hops with maybe a slight bit of a spice hint.Semi sweet and very easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation.The after taste is fruity and the finish is light .This is could definately be a favorite if a had better access to it.Well worth trying.


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