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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, - MAR 5, 2013
14 oz glass at National Beer Hall (Calgary). Clear amber, small white head. Nice fruity, citrus hops, bread crust and light caramel, a bit too cold, toasty, nice. Medium body, gentle effervescence. Plenty of citrus and fruity hops, decent toast crust and light caramel backbone, refreshing; dry with decent bitterness and a pleasant fruity, lightly malty finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2922) - 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 (1966) - 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 (4115) - 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?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RabbleRouseRye (13) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Great Classic West Coast pale ale! . Had many of these back in the day and it is just as good as I remember. Mirror Pond has a subtle spice, smooth hops and a medium body. The guys at Deschutes always do such a great job with their beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chadhami (77) - - DEC 22, 2016
Smooth but undistinctive flavor. A "good" pale ale but nothing to inspire me to buy it again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1941) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2017 Draft at Burger Bach in Short Pump, VA The ale poured a clear amber color with white head and lacing. The aroma was light but with floral hops and pale malts. The taste was of mild hops flavors like grapefruit and tropical fruit. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. This is nice pale ale but no PIZZAZ! The finish was clean with no lingering bitterness. Had another at Capital Ale House West End. Its like the ale has a soapy taste. Not impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brettsky06 (329) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours a light orange color. Some caramel in the aroma. Light hop flavour with some malt and citrus. Nothing over the top but a smooth pale ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 oz pours hazy orange smallish head not much lacing, aroma of melon and malt. Taste of melon and hops smooth drinking nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutBeerReviews (113) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2016
smells floral and pine with mild notes of lemon citrus. nice lasting soapy head, deep dark orange color. light sweetness up front, that turns more sour on the finish. kinda tangy too. medium carbonation that prickles the tongue, overall light body. A mild APA that is worth giving a try, nice easy drinking and well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1529) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
bottled - good slightly sweet flavor. Nice color and slight hop aroma. Pretty good.


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