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RATINGS: 1546   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2361) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lotsalaughs (172) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4805) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Tap at Ceces Detroit. Clear amber with short lasting off white head. Caramel, some peach and lime, grassy hops, light leaves, nice malty touch besides the caramel theres light toast and biscuits. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a bit slick feel.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick75 (10) - - AUG 8, 2016
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (1038) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2097) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Great pale ale. Very drinkable. Strong flavor for a pale ale. Hoppy. Light citrusy taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigcat03 (299) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Bottle poured into a shaker glass. Copper orange color with a billowing tan head that leaves nice lacing. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma along with some lemon and pine. Taste is lemon pepper, grapefruit, a touch of pine, grass, and floral hops. Aftertaste is much the same with some added malt that lingers with the lemon. Medium body and carbonation compliment everything else thats going on. This might be my new favorite summer beer and its certainly a welcome break from some of the obscenely hopped IPAs out right now. Not what I would call an APA but tasty regardless of the label.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Really good. Pours orange/yellow with an off white head. Aroma is mostly sweet malt. Creamy mouthfeel light citrus notes in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (125) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bready, minerally nose with a touch of citrus and then a touch of ripe banana ester as it warms up. Pleasant bitterness, mid-malty body, no harshness or overbittering, but no noble hop finesse. A very drinkable pale ale at a moderate 5% ABV.


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