overall
83
86
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


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 (6573) - 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 (831) - 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.

3.6
rudolf (2360) - 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
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 109 110 111  112  113 114 115 » 158
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5