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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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (299) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Suprisingly dark appearance, but with appealing foam. Smells like a classic APA with light citrus and pine. Flavor is quite different, much more herbal hop profile. Toffee sweet malts with some honey flavors come in strong. Lingering bread, fruit, and bitterness. Maybe a little thin in the mouth but good carbonation. Good, although I think I would categorize it more as an English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1851) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle: Super cloudy, dense orange-amber color with a soft, ecru foam with a big-bubbled collar that leaves some generous lacing behind. Aroma of some toasted, bready malt, hints of grapefruit zest, perfume, & moderate juicy orange flesh. A touch of leafy hoppiness towards the finish. Taste has a nice orange rind & orange flesh combo up front, giving you both moderate sweetness & a nice, balancing bitter bite. Light perfume, a touch of stale toasted malts, light grapefruit, & some pale malt sweetness. Gets a little watery towards the finish; lingering leafy hop presence. Nothing mind blowing, but a pretty solid pale ale, albeit maybe a little mild within the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3343) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Quite fruity, caramel and some citrus in the aroma. Well balanced flavor, slightly bitter and quite refreshing. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (426) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2014
This was a very good pale ale. Great citrusy hops and nutty/bready malts. Light to medium body. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma: Hints of cereal malts with heavy floral and resin hop aromas. Appearance: Cloudy orange with a rich, tan head. Taste: Light bitterness balance by a medium sweetness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, mild finish. Overall: A nice, quaffable beer. Very well balanced. Went great with my blackened steak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
At a bar in Junaeu. The aroma is caramel, bread, light hops. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is aramel, bread, floral hops, grapefruit. The finish is grapefruit bitter, flowers. Medium in body. Competently made pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma of light citrus and floral hops. Flavor is balanced between the malt and hops. Finish is just slightly bitter. Very drinkable. Complimented my food perfectly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
A great beer! You can NEVER go wrong with Deschutes! Comes on soft and flavorful and ends the same way. What more could you ask for?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Lindeys on 4th in AZ. Aroma is floral pine notes, some citrus, herbal notes. Flavor is similar. Medium bitterness. Nice floral flavors from the hops. Good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2014, purchased and consumed near Bend, Oregon. Poured with a semi-durable, frothy head over a deep amber body; excellent clarity; OK retention; Very good lacing. Aroma: fruity with hints of spicy hops. Flavor: Fruity/juicy hops with balancing caramel and medium malts. Herbal/grapefruit aftertaste is mildly bitter. Feel: medium body and carbonation. O: a fruity an slightly mild APA.

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