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Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Posted: 5 November 2015
Four malts and Cascade hops go into the Deschutes Mirror
Pond Pale Ale. Deschutes describes it as a
quintessential northwest pale ale. I'd have to
agree that Deschutes described their own beer rather well. I'll continue to order for my wife. She enjoys something more complex than a macrobrew from time to time but nothing too complex.
Avg price/liter: USD 5.30
ABV %: 3.9
Type: Pale Ale
One of the beer importers in
town threw a bash a couple of weeks ago. They promised
free beers and super cheap prices on beer. It wasn't a
bait and switch. When we arrived, they were handing a
coupon for one free beer you had to queue up for limited to
a range of perhaps ten different types of beer. Other
beers were available you could buy coupons for, the average
beer selling for about $3.50, considered cheap for these
kinds of beers in Thailand.
One of the freebies, chosen
by my wife, was Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. She
loved it. I couldn't make a fair assessment of the
beer at the bash. It wasn't served very cold. I
promised her I'd order it, chill it at home, and we'd
resample it. Here I am keeping my promise.
Four malts and Cascade hops
go into this one. Deschutes describes it as a
quintessential northwest pale ale. Usually, I don't
pay much mind to the company's own marketing spiel, but for
this one, I'd have to agree that Deschutes described their
own beer rather well. Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale is, in
a nutshell, a pale ale that tastes like a decent version of
what a typical Pacific Northwestern brewery will produce
with Pacific Northwestern ingredients.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale is no
slacker. It's won its share of awards, and I'd not
hesitate to order it again at a bar. I am also jaded.
I've tried over two hundred beers in 2015 alone. The
Mirror Pond, for being as decent as it is, wouldn't have
gotten my attention among that pack.
I'll continue to order for my
wife. She enjoys something more complex than a
macrobrew from time to time but nothing too complex.
That's as succinct a definition for Mirror Pond Pale Ale as
you're going to ever get.