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RATINGS: 1530   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Bottled. Light in color, with a thin head. I didn't find it to be as hoppy as the other reviews. Just a nice, clean smell and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PugUglyBrewer (77) - - 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 (1608) - 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 (5593) - 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 (2041) - 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 (157) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Tap at Cece’s Detroit. Clear amber with short lasting off white head. Caramel, some peach and lime, grassy hops, light leaves, nice malty touch besides the caramel there’s light toast and biscuits. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a bit slick feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick75 (6) - - AUG 8, 2016 does not count
This pale ale is so smooth. The hops are noticeable but not overpowering. The hops are low in the citrus flavor and all at the front end. On the back end is a touch of sweetness and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (869) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours a very clear but dark golden color with lots of foamy head. The aroma is a buttery, warm malt covered with some floral hop notes. The flavor is a smooth, mellow malt with a mildly hop finish. Nothing really distinct from other American pale ales, but among the tasty ones for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a darker orange amber. Aroma is sweet caramel, toasty malts and attractive American hops. Deliciously balanced, clean, and lightly bitter. A standard setting beer.

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