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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 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (513) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1043) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs and grass. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, honey, herbs and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Sharp citrus/hoppy aroma. Pours bronze with an off white head. Strong hoppy flavour with lemon and grapefruit and nicely balanced with malts. Full bodied with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superdaveo (20) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Like old friends you don’t visit often enough, then wonder why you don’t when you’re having a great time with them. Rich caramel with classic cascade in both aroma and taste. Superbly balanced classic apa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABS (644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
Honey colour. White head. Malt, herbal, grapefruit and some metallic flavour. Bitter. Some sweetness. Medium body. Medium to soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3078) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Copper red, clear. Some autumny leafyness here, somewhat deep caramels, like light raisins. Med bodied, quite smooth nice soft mouthfeel. Soft caramels, some citrus, grassy pines in the finish. Sort of ok reddish ale. Flavourful, soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (596) - CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention, good lacing. (4/5) Nose is muted, citrus and pine, caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Quite nice. The aroma, though somewhat less muted than other APA’s, is pleasantly hop forward, but nicely balanced by caramel malt. The taste is again very well-behaved, balanced more towards hop bitterness, but with sufficient malt sweetness to support it. The finish is the only relative weak point in this brew, with just a little bit of an unbalanced astringency in the aftertaste. Other than that, a very mild and drinkable APA. I guess the solution is to not stop drinking them? (14/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
Hops: Cascade. Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils. 40 IBU. Best by date: 02.18.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.24.14. A: Red/orange. 1/2 finger head. S: Pine, citrus. Not as strong smelling as new school APAs. T: Pine, biscuit, caramel. M: Crisp. O: This is easy to drink and perfectly balanced. It’s a classic APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (463) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Aroma is mild, the taste is unique with some sweet fruits, very drinkable may have to look for this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours dark golden clear color with a decent head. Smells of caramel, malts, and hops. A slight hint of oak as well (at least to me). Tastes fairly much the same as the smell. Still feeling a taste of oak in it. Has a slightly bitter and dry finish. Had from a bottle.

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