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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.”


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
Hoppy to be sure, but also nicely full-bodied. Aroma could be better balanced, as could the taste, but a finely made APA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - APR 19, 2002
Rich, roasted malt and hop flavors accompanied by a hops, roasted oats, grass nose. Moderate hop bite, medium bodied, and well-balanced...quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
Beautiful golden/amber color, with a hint of bitterness and tons of citrusy hop flavor, alway delicious, great aroma, love to drink it!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
Solid, solid, solid. You can drink this for days. At least I can. Pale is the way to describe the color, and the smell is really average, but the flavor (a hint of bitterness) will win you over. Have one on me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Tried it myself, Derrick, and I agree it’s great. Beautiful color, and the yeast floaties let you know you’re drinking something nice. Deschutes Brewery scores again!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Nicely hoppy although a bit mild for my tastes. A damn good ale nonetheless. A slightly weak finish leaves it a bit lacking in final impression but don’t take my word for it try one yourself.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2002
This amber colored pale ale has a feintly hopped aroma that is proportionately present in flavor as well. A smooth, drinkable APA with a light mouthfeel and, soft hopping.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craybigkid99 (27) - Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Good beer from my hometown in Bend, OR. The beer from that Brewery is far better than most things that come out of this town.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 Great west coast pale ale-very similar to sierra nevada, but with less bite. many memories drinking this with my buddies at Mt Rainier during the summer 2001 ReRate-still an excellent brew-subtle spice, smooth hops and a medium body. Nice!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beerfreak99 (2) - USA - FEB 23, 2002 does not count
A good rendition of the style. Hoppy, but not overly so. Just enough of a ’bite’


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