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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002
An excellent pale ale. Very malty and refreshing. Is everything I would expect from a beer brewed by the Deschutes Brewing Company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (115) - Utah, USA - SEP 27, 2015
This is what I look for in an American pale ale. Good flavor not bitter easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (1417) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ R & J Liquors, Granby, CO, USA A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, cereal, citrusy, slightly hoppy / Malta, cereal, citrico, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (963) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2015
A frosty golden color. A light bready nose. Really light flavors. Light malt. Biscuity flavors. It’s ok. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (512) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Aroma is fruity, fruit cocktail, sweet hops, peaches, maybe. Appearance is golden amber, off white head. Taste is juicy, malty, some bitter hops, not much else. Mouthfeel is sticky, not crisp, not great. Overall, a pretty mediocre pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours a rich gold with a creamy white head. Nice citrus nose with a touch of caramel underneath. Malt with flash of citrus then some resin on palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbversion1 (1) - - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
Poured into pilsner. Darkish amber color. Malty taste and aroma. Slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malvrich (121) - durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2015
bottle into a shaker pint best by 09/11/2015 A: Darkish dull orange body with an inch of dark beige tight foam. Good retention and thick lace. S: Rich medium colored bread nose. Kind of sweet but crisp smell. Not hoppy to me today. T: English hop flavor hits first with a crisp crackery bitter backbone. A slight sweetness is OK. M: Creamy, wheaty and heavy feel with foam still thick on the lips. O: Good well made ale but seems more like an amber than a pale to me. Certainly English style. Pretty good overall though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (192) - - AUG 24, 2015
데슈츠 브루잉 - 미러 폰드 페일에일 5% ABV 시나몬의 가벼운 터치로 시작하는 마일드한 페일에일.나만 느낀 착각일까,깊게& 드는 여운 속 가벼운 캐러멜의 풍미. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2686) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 12 oz. At C230, Ottawa, Illinois. Pours deep golden with low off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, citrus. Not much to say. Taste is of citrus, bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation. Slightly sticky. Overall: OK. Not really fresh unfortunately (past best by date). Will re-rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2051) - - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades rather fast, leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready aroma mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of a light harvest fruit and a little bit of a grassy and earthy smell. Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready and very lightly caramel sweetened flavor mixed with a moderate showing of an earthy hop (for a pale at least). As the taste moves forward the caramel fades, giving even more show to the bready malt, while at the same time some flavors of grain and more earth come to the tongue. With a little bit of a grassy taste coming at the very end, one is left with a somewhat drier and rather decently earthy pale ale taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. For the mix of the drier bready flavors and the moderately earthy hop tastes, the feel is rather nice as it’s moderateness accentuates these flavors all while not making it too heavy on the palate. Overall- A decent pale ale overall. A little bit more earthy in nature with a decent showing of a bready taste. Not too sweet for a pale, but rather robust in flavor and somewhat slower sipping for a brew of only 5 %.

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