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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.”

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emperorsled (11) - Aledo, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1085) - 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 (166) - 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 (27) - 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 (52) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (652) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Tap. Clear dark yellow. Nice Belgian lacing. Odd cheeto, cheesy nose. Watery body. Mild wet hopping accompanied by an interesting finishing flavor -- interesting yeast?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5693) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
355 ml bottle, from Fakta, Denmark. BB date 30.05.2014. ABV is 5%. Amber colour, slightly hazy with some floaties. Moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramelized stale orange marmalade, basement and dust, a whiff of solvent. Soft mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. The flavour is mild with a slight fruitiness, the finish is drier and "dusty" with very moderate hops. Has apparently not had any benefit from cellaring, might rerate if I find a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (269) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a handled mug. A flavorful and drinkable pale ale, if I recall correctly. I only wrote down ratings and didn’t take tasting notes at the time, though, so I’d love to come back and try this one sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (213) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) pretty good stuff, this company is on fire. great beers and really well crafted character to each one. so far everything from these guys has been a smash hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (875) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 25 Sep 2013 -- A very nice pale. Classic West coast example. Just enough malt and more than enough hops.

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