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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
This beer pours a nice dark golden color. It has a white head that leaves a pretty good amount of lacing. It has a nice hoppy, floral, aroma. Slightly citrusy. Taste is of malt and a small amount of citrus. Mild hop bitterness on back of tongue.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1154) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (169) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2015
Hazy orange color with big beige head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is caramel sweet. Body is thick and carbonation is low.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheSilentSaint (71) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Light golden color. Yeast and fruity malt. Smells light yeast and fruits. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjmoen (119) - - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold color with off white head. Citrus and floral hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (439) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Draught @ The Beacon, Whistler B.C. Yellow golden yellow, little head. Fruity; peach, black berry, some pepper, nutty. Malty finish. Complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1200) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Orange gold pour, small white head. Mild citrus hop aroma, flavor of grass, floral, grapefruit and galaxy hops. Short lasting flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MWMBeerguy (174) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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