My first impression was "eh". But I'd had several much heavier beers before trying Mirror Pond. Yesterday, though, with a fresh palate, I had this one with lunch, and boy, was I impressed. Not as dark amber/copper as you'd expect, and doesn't have much of an aroma, but the taste is spicy and sweet. A very decent little APA indeed. I'd recommend it.
Reviewed: January 21, 2006
I'll always remember this beer because while drinking it, a commercial with August Busch IV (or is he the Vth? hell if I care) came on, and he started talking about how awesome Bud Select is, and all I could think of was how much better this was then anything Augie had to sell me. It wasn't close to the best pale ale I've ever had, but during that 30 second ad spot, it tasted millions of times better then Bud. It is definitely above average though, and thus I want to try more Deschutes beers.
Reviewed: April 15, 2006