What can I say, sometimes on a hot day it’s nice to sit on the back porch and have a good, relatively simple beer. Especially, if you’re maybe a bit hung over from the night before.
Mirror Pond is fairly generously hopped for a Pale Ale, with lots of malty goodness. I suppose perhaps most similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Well, excepting the fact that I like Mirror Pond and I don’t like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
To explain, this is just personal preference. I don’t think Sierra Nevada Pale is a bad beer.
It’s just when we first moved to California I drank an awful lot of it. After a year or two of Sierra Nevada Beer, I found that all their beers had some similar flavor somewhere in them. It just started to bug me. Nowadays I’ll drink Sierra if there’s nothing else, but much prefer something from Deschutes or Anchor Brewing.