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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjwhite41 (53) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frozer (168) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Great malty flavor. Clear straw yellow appreance . Mild hop bitterness balanced by sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Clear bronze with a very quick to disappear head. Aroma is a bit malty. Taste is grass. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured copper with thin, bubbly head. Floral aroma. Taste is grass and orange rind. Good Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (894) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Hazy copper color with a thin, white, lacing head. Big cascade hop nose. Short malty flavor that finishes very bitter. Not my favorite pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs and grass. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, honey, herbs and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (625) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Sharp citrus/hoppy aroma. Pours bronze with an off white head. Strong hoppy flavour with lemon and grapefruit and nicely balanced with malts. Full bodied with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superdaveo (18) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Like old friends you don’t visit often enough, then wonder why you don’t when you’re having a great time with them. Rich caramel with classic cascade in both aroma and taste. Superbly balanced classic apa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
Honey colour. White head. Malt, herbal, grapefruit and some metallic flavour. Bitter. Some sweetness. Medium body. Medium to soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Copper red, clear. Some autumny leafyness here, somewhat deep caramels, like light raisins. Med bodied, quite smooth nice soft mouthfeel. Soft caramels, some citrus, grassy pines in the finish. Sort of ok reddish ale. Flavourful, soft.

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