TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent pale ale. Very malty and refreshing. Is everything I would expect from a beer brewed by the Deschutes Brewing Company.
MaroonOrange (134) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze color with light head. Buttery, melon, dough. Mild hops with a smooth finish.
nuplastikk (4582) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. A real throwback. Pretty much in a different realm than say, Zombie Dust. Shows the influence of British brewing culture on 80s, 90s breweries. Bland earthy hop and malt combination. It is balanced I suppose, but the end product is pretty bland. I’d like to believe this was a better product in the 90s..but who knows. Caramel malts a little heavy. OK, but very old school.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i’ve found that when Mirror Pond is on sale...it’s because it’s old, which greatly diminishes the flavor. Better than many give it credit for fresh. Hoppier than many pales. Good, but not among the best. Make sure you’re not getting 6 month old leftovers, and you’ll get a good beer. Better yet, get it on tap! 10/11-fresh hop mirror pond in 22’s...really nice aroma, soft feel, and flavor. i’d rate at least a 4 as a separate beer. just goes to show me how good MP can be when fresh. MP 12’s average around 3.5, on tap a high 3 to a 4, fresh hop bomber (very nice) 4+."
loubar (5) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The key descriptive word here is balance. The taste is grapefruit like, hoppy and light. What makes it really enjoyable and refreshing is that the bitterness is moderated so the flavor comes through. Someone there is paying attention!
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: very light flowers, intense grain and cereal malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some floral hops, grass, sweet grain malts coming up, remains bitter throughout, some dryness in the finish. Overall: nice APA, yet struggles to stand out. Pint at Pizza Port, Carlsbad.
Sublirony (18) - SINGAPORE - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a nice full head that very quickly recedes. Colour is clear orange: fine. On the nose not very much at all: caramel and malt. The taste is clean and pleasant, not very distinctive but enjoyable enough. In the mouth it’s full but with a rather weird caramel finish. Overall: pleasant, not sorry I am trying it, but probably a once-only beer.
EyeAmBaldman (277) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Amber with a nice foamy off white head that leaves nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is malt but there’s not much aroma at all. Mild carbonation in the mouth with a taste of malt, barley and a bit of hops. There’s not a lot to this beer. Seems substandard as a pale ale but still a good effort.
milewide (1547) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear Amber with no yeast at bottom as label suggests. Run-of-mill Pale Ale surpassed my many MI brews.
brocariums (4) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased this beer from my local super market; this is one of my "go tos". An excellent summer-time, or anytime session beer.
ShaneJ (552) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (March 2014). Cloudy orange/amber, tight white head, citrus/grapefruit, rich caramel malt, piney bitterness, medium body, slick texture, smooth, sweet finish. Nice.