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RATINGS: 1553   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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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - OCT 21, 2012
Hmm, pale ale? When its so dark, syrupy and malty? Not enough hops for the style, I think; but thats not to say its a bad beer. But, maybe a bit more fuggles, a bit less malt to make it a pale ale. Or more malt, more body and call it a bitter. Its neither here nor there, really.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2660) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2017
An average pale ale. Some English yeast like flavors with bitterness. Nice head. Body has a creaminess. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBroFla (14) - - APR 23, 2017
Mirror Pond is your typical WC Pale Ale as a matter of fact it is probably the base WC PA by which all others are compared. There are better Pales but this one never disappoints and is always a great beer when out on the golf course.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 15, 2017
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Mild hop bitterness, pale crackery malts, light fruity notes, and a relatively clean finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbianchi66 (379) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2017
Robe blonde et limpide. La mousse se forme et tient bien. Armes agrumes et levure. Got malt, rsineux, agrumes. Lamertume est lgrement releve et bien quilibre avec le reste des saveurs. Une bonne pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (660) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
33 cl bottle from Ale and Lager, Publika Kuala Lumpur. Pours amber with little head. Sweet caramel and hoppy aroma. Citrus and sweet malty hops taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1764) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet biscuity caramel malt with a little apple.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malt with a little earthy fruit and a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK malty pale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (3642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Draught at Zeitgeist. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, a bit of fruits, resin and malts. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, malts, a bit fruits and grass. Okay pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Copper in colour. Citrus-fruity; grapefruit & orange. Hoppy; floral & resinous piney hops. Malty base; buttery caramel, toffee. Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Zesty, tangy. Nice tasty Pale Ale. (2008)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1967) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 4, 2017
Plenty of flavour for a modest style. Ultimately dry with some aniseed. Modest tropical fruits late. Well made as per most beers from this house.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (4438) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Bottle, a month before its BB date. Orange-amber color with small head. Aroma is marmalade, floral hops, pale malt, maybe honeycomb melon. Taste is orange marmalade, some bready malts, caramel, some earthy hops as well, slightly bitter finish. Silky mouthfeel. Okay Pale Ale, nothing special though - is this not fresh enough?


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