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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.”


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Clear Amber with no yeast at bottom as label suggests. Run-of-mill Pale Ale surpassed my many MI brews.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brocariums (4) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Purchased this beer from my local super market; this is one of my "go tos". An excellent summer-time, or anytime session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (582) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (March 2014). Cloudy orange/amber, tight white head, citrus/grapefruit, rich caramel malt, piney bitterness, medium body, slick texture, smooth, sweet finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle into tulip, probably a bit older than it ought to be. Cloudy dark, golden brown. Minimal white head. Grapefruit, some floral notes, slightly resinous. Some honey. Lightly bitter, some sweetness in the depth. Longish finish, slightly chewy, quite a bit of acidity. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Coppery a,ber brew with one finger of dense head, great head retention. Aroma of citrus, a little pine, nuts. Taste is mild malts, hop forward with a reasonably complex profile of citrus and floral hops. A thoroughly enjoyable APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Purchased at the Walgreens at the corner of Harrison and Boudinot Avenues - Well, what can I say? This is a middling American pale ale... miles above Bud or the other massmarket lagers, but what isnt? Feh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uncleben113 (14) - - OCT 2, 2014
Poured from bottle bought outside of Chicago. Pours a hazy, bright orange with a thin head that fades slowly, leaving a lace on the top of the beer. Aroma is of mostly citrus, grainy malt, and moderate grassy hops. Some fruitiness is apparent and more caramel sweetness comes out as the beer warms. Flavor is light up front with hint of citrus, moderate bitterness, and faint hops. A little caramel sweetness is present and lingers and then fades out toward the very end. The bitterness that you get right up front lingers throughout the flavor as well and stays around in the aftertaste briefly. The body is medium but not as sweet as you might expect. Carbonation is light and pretty soft. Overall, this is a fine beer. It is not as malty as I have heard it is but still a well-balanced beer and leans a touch toward the hoppy side. Definitely not your big, west coast pale ale but still an easy-drinking and very tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndfreak77 (116) - USA - SEP 20, 2014
Nice piney aroma with slight citrus notes. A refreshing pale ale with a nice mouthful of hops. Finishes with bitter hoppiness. Overall a pretty good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a nice off white head. Aroma of pine and sweet citrus hops. Taste is similar with a hint of grass/ hay. Just the right amount of bitterness for the style. Great pale ale! And one of my stand-bys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
It’s just one of those beers you grew up with as a PacNWer. Jah know????????


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