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RATINGS: 1479   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1464) - 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 (1579) - 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 (278) - 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 (318) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Weak aroma. Old bottle? Almost tasteless. Very dry finish with is good. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (182) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Bottle from Schnucks. Aroma is mild malt and herbal hops and fairly indistinct. Appearance is beautiful clear orange brown with 1 finger-width head with good retention, minimal lacing but nice sparkle. Taste is more minimally sweet than minimal bitter, but balanced. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with average carbonation and mildly bitter over sweet finish. Overall, a nice beer that you can have more than one of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
(Bottle) Clear amber with slight white head. Aroma is citrus with pine hints. Light body, medium carbonation. Flavour is biscuit malt with citrus notes and gentle bitterness develops. Pleasant and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a dark yellow almost orange in color. Good head and lacing. Has a strong citrus aromas and tastes along with hints of pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeErikS (33) - TAIWAN - JUN 12, 2015
Poured from the bottle at the Riverside Craft Beer Factory Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was kept in cold storage and tastes fresh and hoppy, unlike many other venues in Asia. This is kind of a definitive APA with excellent balance. Much has been written on this one so I'll leave it at "drink it when you see it."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Do not know why 88 puts. This is a classic northwest pale. The litmus test. Great pine hop aroma as expected. Crystal clear light orange pout perfect carbonation to bring out hop aroma. Taste fresh hops of pine and citrus and great clean finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
triplehopped (53) - - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a deeply orange gold with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and an underlying malty sweetness. Taste is quite sweet, medium high, with a very mild bitterness in the background. Light body, clean finish with just a hint of bitterness lingering at the end. Overall, not as hoppy as expected and certainly more sweet than I thought it would be. It was a joy to drink and it goes down easy. The aroma and taste combo was just right.

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