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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an imperial pint (tulip glass is dirty and I’m feeling lazy). I’ve had this a couple dozen times but never rated it. Pours a nice copper orange color with a small off white head that dissipates reasonable quick. Smells floral, citrus (orange) and light pine with a soft caramel sweetness in the background. Light bread aromas as well. Tastes of sweet malt, soft biscuit and generally balanced malt. Hops are peppery, floral, and piney. Slight citrus in the back but not much. Bitterness is on the outsides of the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth with medium to high carbonation. Great beer, eminently drinkable. I’ve sessioned this one multiple times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monty_pilsner (3) - - OCT 11, 2016 does not count
A classic craft beer. It is lightly hopped compared to many of the newer pales on the market, yet still flavorful. A great beer to bring to a BBQ.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chadski (77) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Haven't had this for awhile and coming back to it has lost a bit of its luster. Still good but may suffer a bit from the hop dominated trend at the moment since it doesn't have a very evident bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured copper, quick dissipating off white head. Aroma was grassy, pine. Taste was bitterness, hoppy, pine, slight sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2016
(Bottle) Lightly hazy copper body with a medium beige-cream head. Aroma of pale malt, grain, hint of sweet citrus fruit. Very smooth mouthfeel, some soft carbonation. Mild hop bitterness, malty caramel flavor, dry but leaves a hint of a sweet aftertaste. Nothing stands out too much in the flavor but it’s smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (190) - - AUG 22, 2016
A great beer for those that are allured by the hop side of the craft spectrum. THe aroma opens a boquet of slightly sweet and fresh floral dominance with a bit of an earthy tone. The color is a prestine reddish-orange. The mouthfeel is medium in body and exceptionally smooth. The floavor lends a clean malt bill that comes off only slightly sweet, moderately bready and finishes with a pleasantly smooth and hop bittering that does not impart too dryly on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
Alla spina. Biondo chiaro con fragile schiuma bianca. Amarognola e dissetante, un pelo erbacea, corpo medio-lieve. Fresca e buona, ma mi ha deluso un po’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Had this several times but finally rating it Light hop aromas of rose and citrus. Body is light caramel, bread, and a mild hop bitterness. Nothing spectacular. Just a solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Draft: Mild wood nose. Crystal clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Orange. Grainy malt finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Not super imaginative, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
12oz bottle from Exxon (5th St., Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of citrusy and floral hops, soft grain. Clear dark gold with a mostly lasting white head. A touch of sweetness accompanied by slightly fruity, citrusy hop flavors. Light bodied, great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Pours a dark gold with off-white head. Citrus and grainy aroma. Medium carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. More malt and citrus for flavour, finishing fairly dry with prolonged light bitterness.

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