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Mirror Pond Pale Ale by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.
American Pale Ale
5.00 % ABV


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Review by tavernjef on 11/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2010
Chill hazen dark yellow with a slight bronzed tone to its body, thin dense white foamy top reached a finger high before fading quickly down to whispy fringe and thin collar, lacing in spots and tiny strings.
Aroma is of Cascade hops moslty, grassy and floral, yet sweet with some fruity notions of malts inbetween.
Taste intially hoppy with slight citrus and grass, fades off to a sweet middle of bready thick malts then dries out to a lingering bittersweet hoppiness that keeps a touch of zing on the tongue. Good finish with lingering hop spice and resin oils sticking well but light and nonabrasive.
Feel is close to a medium body, albiet somewhat on the lighter side, still has some creamy, slick and quiet carbonation, and a dry, slightly spicey hop finish. Very drinkable, very soothing, a bit on the malty side, but the hops partake a good balance in its finish to make up for it.


Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0
Old Review
12 oz bottle thanks to the great Wetpaperbag who sent this sucker to me. Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Pours a honey colored yellowish brown that has a bit of haze to it. Got a good finger of head with this beer but it didn't have too much retention, receeding quickly. Not much carbonation action going on in here. This beer looks good but it just seems a bit boring in appearance. Ah well.

S: Aroma is of some pretty nice sweet hops character. Nice caramel hints and sweetness from the malt. It even has a touch of a sweet cider presence to it. It is a very subtle aroma, but pleasing. Nice and simple. Very nice.

T: Really nice malt character here first and foremost. Sweetness and a touch of caramel going on here. Hops are there but are really subdued and not bitter at all. Nice sweet and floral hops instead of in your face hops. A really nice balance going here in the basic ingredients. There are also some fruit flavors in there as well in the form of light cherries and apple flavors. Very nice.

M: This brew is on the light side of medium in body, I am not fully convince it is medium in body. This is not a bad thing for this beer though. A bit thin but carbonation is crisp, making this beer a thirst quencher. Easy to drink and finishes pretty clean. Very nice.

D: This is a really tasty beer. It is simple and it works for this beer. Its smells and tastes are very accessible and in no way overwhelming. This is an easily sessionable brew that has some flavor to it. This beer is easy to put down and does the job. Very nice indeed.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-27-2008 04:48:35

Served In: Bottle

Review by joe1510 on 05/13/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 2 7 13 4 6 2010
12oz Bottle

Best by: 5/21/08

Received in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks for the big ol' boxes Russ! Mirror Pond Pale is a polished copper bordering on orange with a good deal of fine particulate suspended throughout. A finger and a half worth of cotton white head formed on the pour but quickly dropped to a skim coat with not much more of a ring. The head leaves some patchy lacing but nothing out of the ordinary.

There's a good deal of toasted grains right off the bat, I even get some dry but muted nuttiness. The hop additions bring about a decent amount of orange oils with a little grassiness and earthiness in the background. Very balanced pale ale, unfortunately I'd enjoy a little more hoppiness.

The flavor rolls right along with the aroma. Toasted grains with a slight drizzling of caramel frame the orange oil hoppiness with grassiness here and there throughout. Mirror Pond is a very balanced pale ale, just not really my style. A good pale none the less.

There's good body on this beer. Medium bodied with a smooth somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation is soft and pleasant.

Mirror Pond is easy to put down. Something you don't really have to think about but that's enjoyable to put away.

Deschutes brews some quality beer. This isn't one of my favorites from them but it is a solid pale ale. This is a very well balanced pale ale.

Reviewed: 5/11/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Mirrorpondnblondes on 08/13/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 16 4 9 2008
This is a damn good well balanced beer. great clean nose(citrus) smoooth finish ahhh. Can't buy deschutes products in the land of lincoln..

Price: $5.00 Served In: Pint Glass

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