rubbishystuff (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to iNBe. Quite a nice all around APA. Hoppy but not excessively so, with citrusy and piney hops. Decent malt backbone to balance it all out. Serving: Bottle
kevinator (1153) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Slight hoppy aroma. Pretty caramel color with a light palate. Some spicy hops throughout but subtle with a sweet and caramel undertone. Easy to drink.
Reconqvista (169) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with big beige head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is caramel sweet. Body is thick and carbonation is low.
TheSilentSaint (70) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color. Yeast and fruity malt. Smells light yeast and fruits. Good overall.
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sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Surprisingly, one of the best beers and I’ve had in some time. I wasn’t expecting it. In fact, I bought a mixed 6 pack of 6 different beers I hadn’t tried before. I had 3 New Belgium Brewery beers and 2 Deschutes Brewery beers picked and was looking for a 6th beer. The only reason I grabbed the Mirror Pond was because it balanced the selection with 3 from each brewery. As odd as that probably sounds, that was the informed thought process that led me to this beer. It worked out great. Next time I think I’ll wear a blindfold when I choose beers. Everything about this beer was exceptional, from the appearance, the smell, the taste, mouth feel... However, it was slightly, (VERY slightly) a little dry and grainy in the finish for my tastes, and the after taste was a 9 or a 9.5 out of 10 for me. Other than that, a very well balanced, enjoyable session ale. Definitely on my top 10 list of all-time favorites now.
mjmoen (119) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold color with off white head. Citrus and floral hops.
Jur (439) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Beacon, Whistler B.C.
Yellow golden yellow, little head. Fruity; peach, black berry, some pepper, nutty. Malty finish. Complex.
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, off-white head. Caramel nose, fruit, hint of citrus and earthy hops. Caramel taste, sweet fruity, earthy, malty, brown sugar, dry finish. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/16/15] Draught at Cameron’s Inn in Half Moon Bay. Clear amber. Aroma of malt and some hops, a bit stale. Flavor has sweetish malt, a caramel hint, light graininess and some bitter hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.
williamstome (1200) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange gold pour, small white head. Mild citrus hop aroma, flavor of grass, floral, grapefruit and galaxy hops. Short lasting flavor.
MWMBeerguy (174) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank beer about 3 weeks before the best before date. I got a sweet, crystal almost sour note. No hops. Thankfully not an oxidized crystal malt flavor but sweet with no hops. Either old or just not very good.
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