Deschutes Brewery: Mirror Pond Pale Ale (Oregon, USA)

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I have not really had a chance to delve into Deschutes range (not wanting to support grey market products and all) but since the craft beer power house that is Experienceit have started cold shipping it from the US, and after having an awesome chat with Kris Scholl at GABS this year, i could not resist.

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5%

IBU: N/A

Pours:

Pours a lovely orange- amber and a generous, fluffy white head.

On The Nose:

Great maltiness on the nose; lots of honey, biscuit and toast with sweet floral notes, passionfruit and light citrus.

Palate:

Deftly balanced. Great malt: lots of toffee, honey and biscuit balanced with floral/ citrus notes and a refreshing sourness that really cleanses the palate.

Final Thoughts:

This is the perfect, sessionable Pale Ale. Extremely refreshing, quaffable and very more- ish. I couldn’t take my nose out of the glass, it is just so aromatically complex, it just keeps on giving and giving.

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