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RATINGS: 1558   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
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Nice copper pour....medium bodied. Floral notes, with pine mixed in for a nice nose. Smooth with a bit of a bitter finish. Pretty solid pale ale.

3.4
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pretty good. Tastes very floral, almost tea-like. Hoppy, but not in a super aggressive manner. I like it.

2.6
RkyMtnLove (5) - Golden, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2005 does not count
Poured from bottle. A very hoppy beer - almost overwhelming at times - that was nothing special. The body is very mild, and the carbonation was high, making an unwanted interaction with the hops. Still, some very good organic flavors of the forest came through. Average pale ale, nothing to write home about.

3
asheft (3083) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
Hazy copper with a white head that disappeared to nothing. Pine and caramel aroma that seemed a bit salty. Pine/citrus and caramel flavour that had apple and banana notes. Light to medium body with average carbonation. A pretty run of the mill pale ale.

3
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2005
From notes taken at the Southwest Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conditions were hard to take notes in but these are the ratings and they stand. Draft. Clear amber gold. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor is malty and decently hoppy. Not much bitterness. Light. Fizzy. Okay.

3.2
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2007 Subtle aroma of citrus, malt, and hops. Has a nice dark orange colored body. Has a flowery banquette added to the citrus hops, malt, and ester flavor. Kind of tastes like my IPA home-brew which has a cleaning solution astringency back drop. An ok pale ale, that I keep on going back to.

3.7
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2005
One of the best commercial pale ales in the area, pours amber with little head, blackberry hops aroma, starts smooth ends slightly bitter, pretty good balance. the more mirror pond trucks I see driving around the worse it tastes.

4
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
Another GREAT beverage from Deschutes, the appearance is great along with the aroma from the Cascades, hell you can’t get to many of those, can you? Great flavor, very enjoyable beer.

3.4
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
Clear peach color with nice off tan head when poured into a tulip. Hardly any aromas. Taste is mellow citrus, apricot with a nice malty back. Slightly sweet but somehow also crisp. Nice and hoppy without being over the top. Really well balanced.

3.2
Macanudo (14) - USA - APR 3, 2005
Tastes a little bitter. The aroma is a bit strong too. Color is good, pours nicely as well. Has an odd finish, almost soapy.


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