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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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emperorsled (7) - Aledo, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
Out of a bottle so aroma and appearance are a little hard to judge. Taste is pretty good; more intense flavor than your typical beer but not over doing it on any one aspect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (96) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to tumbler. Two finger white head, medium lacing. Amber-Orange in color. Aroma of grapefruit and pine with malty notes. Taste bitter with some sweetness. Medium body, light carbonation. Finishes herbal, earthy and pleasingly bitter. A great American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of gunnfryd. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread crust, caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some nuts, bread, fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserk (45) - wdm, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Drank this draw at Tonic. Liked it! A lot! Kind of hoppy. But in a good way. Will drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
darker orange, less lacing, small bubbled oily cap. Grassier, juicier than River, light manure. Sweet orange flavor at front, some cereal mid with dusty toast and caramel sugars finish. Juicier with more citrus than River, very similar though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Citrus hop aroma. Mild hop flavor with a good body. Not crazy tasty but very easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rjrags8 (6) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
It's ok. Nothing special about it. Kind of a bad aftertaste. Not much of a pale ale fan anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dopplaganger (1) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Delicious, almost perfect Amber color. Tastes great and leaves a clean palate. But bitter, not heavy. This beer defines the term "ale"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (640) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a cheater pint. Pours light orangish golden with medium thick off-white head. Aroma is light caramel malt with faint sweet, earthy, oaky notes. Just a hint of hops on the back. Taste is clean juicy caramel malt, with light crisp hops to balance. Pine and citrus notes present. Impressively malty and flavorful for a relatively low abv. One of my favorite pale ales, and easily an archetype for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark golden amber. Biscuit malt, citrus nose, and a touch of juiciness. It has craftsmanship, but it’s not for me.

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