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RATINGS: 1556   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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3.5
dmac (6211) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours an orangey/amber with an average size off whte head. Original aroma is lots of citrus but then settles down to a more malty caramel toffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a very light bit of bitterness on the swallow. Hoppy flavor of bitter citrus and biscuit. This is a good session beer but unfortunatley I only have one so it will be a quick session.

3.2
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Ok, I’m missing something here. This is a pleasant enough brew, but it’s rather boring, no? How’d it rack up an 83 percentile rating? Tastes biscuity with the lightest bit of honey and a grassy finish. Went well with the pasta I had for dinner, but nothing I’ll go looking for in the future.

3.4
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Has a sweet fruity nose with some subtle resiny hops. Burnt orange with slight haze and medium pillowy head. Biscuity sweetness, with a solid bitter hop balance. Highly carbonated, felt just a touch thin, nice smooth finish. Excellent session beer.

3.2
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
draft, golden amber IPA with a light grapefruit flavor and mild citrus notes, good typical ale

3.3
asedzie (824) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours copper with medium dense beige head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is grainy, mild herbal bitterness, fruitiness, mild pear, tart flavor. Mild lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderately full, but just slightly watery.

2.9
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
kind of a mixed bag kind of beer. definitely need to let this one warm a bit before enjoying. initially, very light aroma with mild hop flavor that comes into better focus as it warms. light aftertaste of citrus/spice. just ok.

3.9
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Sampled at RRBF 08. Beer is clear, light caramel brown. Head is small, white, frothy/creamy, mostly and quickly diminishing but mostly lasting.<P>The aroma is malty with light notes of toastedg rain, caramel biscuit; Hoppy with moderate notes of honeysuckle floral, light note of dried apricot; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Trace miscellaneous trace note of green apple, moderate note of honey mead.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately/heavily bitter, lightly acidic with a long, lingering, heavily bitter, lightly/moderately sweet finish. Blooming honeysuckle retro-nasals.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.<P>Pleasingly aromatic, nice personality, well balanced, engaging. I think I could use this as a lever to get my friends peeled off of Fat Tire.

3.5
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Draft @ Owl Club in Rosevile, CA. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is light and oddly I get rye bread in the nose. Taste is sweet malty and there the rye comes back again, weird that the rye is there but it makes it more interesting.

3.1
jaggedice (4) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008 does not count
Bottle. Orange color with nice off white head that stays put. The head did not drop like other suggested. Grapefruit flavor. It could be a lot better if it wasn’t so light.

3.3
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.


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