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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Excellent pale ale. Awesome hop flavor and a somewhat fruity(?) aroma. Very nice indeed. Worth giving a try.

   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 (76) - 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 (183) - - 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 (1640) - 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 (5699) - 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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