Sunday, September 23, 2012
Deschutes Brewing Company Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewing Company Mirror Pond Pale Ale.
From the Deschutes Brewing Company website: “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”."
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a thin off-white head and decent lacing.
Aroma: Pine, floral and citrus hops with sweet caramel malt filling in the space in between.
Taste: Taste much like the aroma with citrus hops taking center stage balanced well with caramel malt and toasted malt flavors.
Overall: I completely enjoyed Deschutes Brewing Company’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale. At 5% ABV this is one I could have several of. If you’re looking for a nice well hopped Pale Ale I would suggest adding this one to your shopping list. This one is solid.