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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.”


Lightrider's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (303) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a honey amber, with a lace head. Aroma is a nice warm earthy malt hop back. Taste is what pale ale should be. Finish a nice bitter.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2014, purchased and consumed near Bend, Oregon. Poured with a semi-durable, frothy head over a deep amber body; excellent clarity; OK retention; Very good lacing. Aroma: fruity with hints of spicy hops. Flavor: Fruity/juicy hops with balancing caramel and medium malts. Herbal/grapefruit aftertaste is mildly bitter. Feel: medium body and carbonation. O: a fruity an slightly mild APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Appearance: Hazyy orange golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fresh floral and citric hoppy and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and a moderate fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild malty, citric hoppy and fine fruit.
Overall impression: Nice tasty and fresh ale.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Flying Barrel in Göteborg, Sweden

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (264) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle consumed during Hopkins Raspberry Days. Color is a deeper hue than expected. Almost copper. Aroma leans heavy on hops...maybe slightly floral. Taste is also hop centric. Slight bitterness. Malt makes its presence known towards the middle and end. Not a bad option as pale ales go.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A mild aroma of hop and fruit, caramel coloured with a shirt lasting white head. A fruity taste with undertones of malt and hops. Watery feel and finish with minimal after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1482) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Copper pour. Nose of cereal grain, herbal pine, and light toasted malt. Flavor light fruity malt, herbal bitter pine, and mild diacetyl. Lingering pine. High carbonation. Fairly bland, straight-forward.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Es riecht dezent hopfig, fruchtig, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, Obst, sehr angenehmer herb fruchtiger Abgang.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (73) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours clear copper with finger of white head, good lacing. Aromas grassy notes, toffee. Taste as nose with some malty character. Great session ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco. Slightly hazy amber golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, citrus, light floral hops, caramel. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, biscuit, floral hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joepa66 (10) - New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pour is a deep golden with a moderate tan head that thins quickly but lasts throughout. A light caramel notes on the aroma. Not a bitter beer at all and it has a lIght dry hippiness. The finish is dry and crisp with a little oak ones sat the finish. Very drinkable and very likable. Quite a nice surprise and a great twist on pale ales.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (249) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Light golden color with a minimal head. Hoppy lemon aroma with some earthy tones. Taste is an earthy lemon citrus taste. Pretty easy to drink. Not too complex.


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