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Mirror Pondish

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Mirror Pondish

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Beer Style: American Pale Ale  (10A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.25 US gallons

American Pale Ale
Beer Color


Light, crisp, easy drinking pale ale. I'm using this recipe as a base for my house pale


  • 9 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 12.0 oz - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.9 oz - Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.8 oz - Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 85 min (Hops)
  • 0.8 oz - Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 30 min (Hops)
  • 1.00 - Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 0.50 tsp - Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 1.0 oz - Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1.0 oz - Cascade [7.3%] - Steep 20 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) (Yeast)
  • 1.0 oz - Cascade [6.8%] - Dry Hop 7 days (Hops)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.051 (12.6° P)
Final Gravity: 1.014 SG (3.7° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 4.8%
Color SRM: 8.9  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 43.6
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.25 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by mcaron45 on Wed Apr 30 2014

I brewed this with all-organic grain. I used US-05 yeast, but I recommend sticking with the 1968 as suggested, or something similar like Wyeast 1332. The reason for that is that my batch attenuated a little too much (down to 1.006). My mash temps were a little low also, which probably has something to do with that. But even with that, the beer is wonderful! I'm using this base with different hops as experiments (have done this with Mosaic and and just brewed one with UK Fuggle). Hard to beat the Cascade, though. Next time I'll dry hop this with 3 oz of Cascade.

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 Reviewed by NordeastBrewer on Sun Apr 27 2014

I've been drinking on a keg of this for awhile now, and I have to say, it's a really enjoyable pale. I can't say that I replicated Mirror Pond, but it is in that vein of pale ale; Mirror Pond, Summit EPA, etc. Nice, balanced, soft but noticeable bitterness. I like hops, so I think next time I'll up both the late and knockout adds to a full ounce.Really good beer, this is definitely the base that I will build my everyday pale ale from.

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 Reviewed by onipar on Sun Apr 20 2014

This was my first all grain batch, and my best beer to date. Great recipe!