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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.”


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep tangerine hue with a nice, 1 finger, frothy head. S- Very grainy, slightly sweet with a nice bouquet of floral hops. T- Very round and wheaty. Tasty and easy to drink but not a lot going on here. M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation. D- Extremely drinkable but not very interesting. I could kick these back all night.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAR 27, 2014
This beer smells of apricots and not much else, smooth to the tongue and refreshing. Because all I taste is... Well apricots. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (40) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Slightly hazy amber with medium white head that leaves a little lace. Not very heavy on the hops for a pale ale. Pretty good, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014
Big head amber pour medium carbonation aromas mild notes hops grassy note the flavours medium bitter citrus grassy biscuit malt toffee good sweetness some resin apricot taste fairly well balanced ale the finish grassy note very prominent crisp malts lasting hop and bitter tastes good ale

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, hops. A- Burnt orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, citrus, grapefruit, piney. P- Medium body, crisp texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A standard pale ale. Balanced well and the bitterness is at the forefront but the citrus, especially the grapefruit mellow it out nicely. Not a huge fan of APA’s but this is a good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (133) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Oh man this is amazing. Very fresh aroma of pine and citrus. I was worried it was going to be overwhelmingly pine flavored like Lagunitas Sucks but was very pleasantly surprised that it?s subtle and very well balanced. Great blend of pine, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, citrus, wood, and hops flavors. This was the first $10+ bottle of 2014 I can think of and not regret the price tag at all.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pretty standard Pale Ale. Heavier on the malt than Sierra Nevada, but less hoppy. Drinkable, but not memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear bourbon color with a 3" head that slowly drops to a thin cover, curtain of lace. Taste is caramel malt with a nutty light toast appearing in the palate. Hops enter early, but not like a hammer blow, and remain through a nicely balanced finish. At 5% abv, this can be anyone’s go-to brew; well-conceived, well-delivered. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Aroma: Light/moderate spruce and orange peel with light cereal malt presence. Appearance: Copper hazy body with an off white head that settles into a creamy crown. Flavor: Spruce up front with cereal malts in tow; orange peel endures through to the finish. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Just a really well done basic pale ale; a good introduction to APAs for the novice.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1078) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Draught@Lucky's, Hollywood. Amber color, lasting white head. Full, malty flavor with spicy hops (ginger). Not bad.


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