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RATINGS: 1537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Not terribly aromatic. I like this beer as it is really easy to drink. Not blown away by this but I would have no problem drinking it given the chance. Also really does have that lingering hoppy taste. Deschutes is a solid brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2358) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Orangey gold, nice light tan head, good lacing. Nose is juicy citrus & grapefruit, some tealike cattiness. Behind the hops lies some smooth caramel. Flavor is not as hoppy as the nose suggests - lemon & citrus, tea, malt is well balanced. Bitter finish, again, citrus & tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Thanks to bitbucket for the trade...bottle best by 8/21/07. Pours a translucent golden amber with a larger foamy/bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of cereal grains, floral notes, mixed citrus some pine and a touch of some caramel malt. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, cereal grains, some caramel malt and a lingering hop bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Copper-orange with thin white head. Mild floral and citrus aroma notes. Citrus and mild biscuit flavour notes. Fairly balanced with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4902) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Draft at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City, OR. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, minimal carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Malt, hoppy, citrus, and pine nose. Flavor was malty, some caramel, hoppy, citrus, and pine. Smooth mouthfeel and medium body. Very quaffable, enjoyable, not over-the-top hops and nicely done. Worthy of a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5898) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Amber brown pour with large off white head that lasts forever. Nice hop aroma comes out. Good roasted malt flavor and a bittering finish that is very good. Mouthfeel and carbonation are good as well. Good clean drinker that is just a solid unit all round.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (804) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Decent amber to copper color. Small head with hangs on nicely. Some lacing after 15 minutes still seen. Slight estery aroma with a sweet banana as well. Flavor is malt balanced with a slight hoppiness. Nothing over taking the other. Medium body with a lingering malt finish. Good pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Nice pale ale. Pours amber with a thin head. Has a nice hoppy smell and flavor of hops and a little pine. Goes down smooth and was well balanced. Reminds me a little of the Three Floyds Pride and Joy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrStitch (137) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice amber with a good head and leaves a thin lacing around your glass. The aroma was that of hops, hops, hops, and a little pine, The taste was very nice strong hoppy flavor with a little malt. Its beers like this that make me miss Oregon.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Two words - flowery hops. Thats the largest character element of this beer. It links the aroma to the flavor to the developing palate to the finish. Not bad at all, but...Perfume baby!


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