Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Crystal, Carapils and Munich. Hops – Cascade.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Floral, citrus and caramel notes. Balanced with the beautiful simplicity of the Cascade hop.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 12th May 2016. Poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear copper colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated quickly but left nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel and bready malts with some pineapple, apple, grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Mainly pine with light biscuit malt and light caramel. Citrus is there but fairly restrained. Finish is lightly bitter and spicy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with mid to high prickly carbonation.
Overall: This was just ok for me. Everything was just quite light and the flavours felt lacking.

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