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RATINGS: 1485   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1344) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale poured reddish orange into the glass, the pour made a white and off-white cover of one to two fingers which receded a bit, it left nice spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, this drink had aromas of toasted malt with some citrus and grass hops, a little bread, some fruit notes with malt and candy like sweetness, the flavors were light toasted malt with a citrus hop bitterness, very light fruit and there was very little sweetness, the finish had a light to less than medium bitterness that dried the palate, a little malt flavor followed afterwards, the mouth feel was light and easy, it was creamy and had lively carbonation, an easy drinking beer, a nice pale ale, a good beer for quenching your thirst after working in the yard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Draught. Clear gold amber pour, long lasting head. Aroma is lightly fruity. Flavour is mostly malt, light in sweetness, mild bitter finish. Great Pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (327) - - AUG 13, 2015
Red orange colour with a light white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is strong with bitter hops then mellowing to a sweetness and finishing with hints of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1296) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
This pale ale has a good coarse foam which stays very long. Good hoppy aroma with citrus touch penetrate the foam. The taste is first marked by light caramel malt, and then lists the hops slowly in and mingling with citrus, but also slightly sweet exotic fruit such as passion fruit and peach can be tasted. Here, I think that I got a really well-balanced pale ale, which with its aggressive hoppy bitterness still in the final stay on track and not step over the very close border between pale ale and IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1pintatatime (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a medium gold color with a small but lasting off-white head. Solid aroma of fruit and bread with along with some piney hops. The bread and fruit flavor leads with a bit of soft fruitiness coming through before a mildly bitter finish. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (66) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
1 inch slightly tan head. Amber color, slightly hazy, obvious carbonation in the first bottle, light to little carbonation in the second. Odd. Head recedes slowly leaving an uneven surface and sticky lacing. Somewhat weak aroma, with slight fruit or citrus. Malty initial taste, sweet middle, with only a very mild hop bitterness in the middle. The bitterness (such as there is) asserts itself more in the aftertaste, but this beer is not bitter at all, really. The malt backbone is substantial, but well balanced between malt and hops (considering both aroma and bittering), but malt dominates the taste itself (i.e. little bitterness). Mouth feel is moderate, typical for the style. Overall, a well done traditional American Pale Ale, but clearly not in the recent trend of hopped up "APAs" that are more like IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1511) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
Leo’s Hartwell bottle(26-Jul-2014)Light malt herb aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Biggish herbal spice floral flavour.Spice floral finish&broad herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1619) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2015 Hop malt aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt herbal spice flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (282) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a light gold amber with an ample, lasting white head. Aroma is faintly yeast/biscuit and some hops. Flavor brings out more hops on a slightly malt backdrop. Nicely balanced. Palate is oddly light, the center is almost watery, surrounded by some quality ingredients... it?s not a watered down effect... just lighter. Overall, refreshing, balanced, lighter. UPDATE: Temperature makes a big difference. Straight out of the fridge, the cold supresses the good flavors. Warmer, the same flavors take more centerstage and the watery recedes. Suggests some finesse - a choice to subtle, in contrast to the more is better approach. Upgrade.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
aenima (319) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Weak aroma. Old bottle? Almost tasteless. Very dry finish with is good. Good carbonation.

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