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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2009
This is a solid American Pale Ale, being rather light but still characterful and fairly well balanced. Slightly reddish deep gold, it has a medium, pale tan head that shirnks steadily to a foamy lasting ring and wisps. It has a hint of lace. Aroma’s light toasty grain, citrus, leaves, dust, and hay. It tastes similar, with lightly toasty grain with hint of caramelized bread, faintly burnt grapefruit and orange peel, green leaves. It has light sweetness balanced with light bitterness. It’s a bit too strong on the grapefruity-citrusy hops, making it seem slightly one-dimensional and mundane, but still has some complexity and balance underneath.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma of light citrus and floral hops. Flavor is balanced between the malt and hops. Finish is just slightly bitter. Very drinkable. Complimented my food perfectly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spence_Man (11) - - JUL 25, 2014
A great beer! You can NEVER go wrong with Deschutes! Comes on soft and flavorful and ends the same way. What more could you ask for?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1230) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Lindeys on 4th in AZ. Aroma is floral pine notes, some citrus, herbal notes. Flavor is similar. Medium bitterness. Nice floral flavors from the hops. Good brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1711) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 oz bottle, BB dated Oct. 2014, purchased and consumed near Bend, Oregon. Poured with a semi-durable, frothy head over a deep amber body; excellent clarity; OK retention; Very good lacing. Aroma: fruity with hints of spicy hops. Flavor: Fruity/juicy hops with balancing caramel and medium malts. Herbal/grapefruit aftertaste is mildly bitter. Feel: medium body and carbonation. O: a fruity an slightly mild APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Appearance: Hazyy orange golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fresh floral and citric hoppy and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and a moderate fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild malty, citric hoppy and fine fruit.
Overall impression: Nice tasty and fresh ale.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Flying Barrel in Göteborg, Sweden

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle consumed during Hopkins Raspberry Days. Color is a deeper hue than expected. Almost copper. Aroma leans heavy on hops...maybe slightly floral. Taste is also hop centric. Slight bitterness. Malt makes its presence known towards the middle and end. Not a bad option as pale ales go.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (555) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
A mild aroma of hop and fruit, caramel coloured with a shirt lasting white head. A fruity taste with undertones of malt and hops. Watery feel and finish with minimal after taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Copper pour. Nose of cereal grain, herbal pine, and light toasted malt. Flavor light fruity malt, herbal bitter pine, and mild diacetyl. Lingering pine. High carbonation. Fairly bland, straight-forward.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6899) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Es riecht dezent hopfig, fruchtig, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, Obst, sehr angenehmer herb fruchtiger Abgang.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (74) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours clear copper with finger of white head, good lacing. Aromas grassy notes, toffee. Taste as nose with some malty character. Great session ale.


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