Glass Lake Pale Ale | Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale® Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Glass Lake Pale Ale | Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale® Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our take on Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale, this beer is smooth and balanced with floral, citrus & grapefruit aromas and flavors
  • Includes 100% Cascade hops from boil to dry hop
  • Estimated ABV: 4.9%
  • Estimated IBUs: 39-43
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A truly tranquil beer, the Glass Lake Pale Ale is our take on the Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale.  We kept the malts simple, using maltodextrin and Crystal 10L, the lightest crystal malt we offer, to add a little body and color to the smooth malt backbone that our ultralight malt extract provides. Cascade is the only hop varietal in this recipe, being used from bittering all the way to the dry hop addition!

The result is a very smooth and balanced beer, complete with the classic floral, citrus & grapefruit aromas and flavors that Cascade hops are so well known for.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.046-1.051
  • SRM (Color Range): 5-7
  • IBUs: 39-43
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.9%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
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New try
Arden M on Nov 23, 2022
Great price
Matt on Aug 18, 2022
New try
Arden M on Nov 23, 2022
Try something new
Daniel Kruse on Nov 15, 2022
Great price
Matt on Aug 18, 2022
One of my favorite West Coast style pale ales
Gary H on Mar 31, 2022
Been a while since I've drank Mirror Pond Ale
Jeff on Mar 3, 2022
it tastes like mirror pond--favorite beer
Mary K on Dec 22, 2021
Since it’s a Mirror Pond clone, I’m wanting to see how it compares to what I can find at the store.
Jeffrey on Jul 13, 2021
Tried and true recipe kit
Kdean on Apr 27, 2021
Good beer
Alex P on Apr 2, 2021
Made before and liked it.
James B on Feb 17, 2021
Great replica of Mirror Pond, super good beer.
Chris M on Feb 13, 2021
I like pale ales and want to your version
shad r on Feb 12, 2021
Something a bit lighter
Brian L on Jan 22, 2021
something different
Anthony T on Dec 2, 2020
i made it before and liked it
James B on Dec 2, 2020
Trying something new
Wade L on Nov 26, 2020
going back to LME kits
the cb on Sep 30, 2020
Sounds good
Joseph D on Sep 2, 2020
Wanted a light summer beer and the reviews looked good. Also wasn't familiar with the brand.
Zachary J on Aug 20, 2020
I live on the East Coast and can no longer get the original version of this beer. I've made this Morebeer! Clone kit before and it's quite tasty. Plus it's the Kit of the Week!
Andy W on Aug 17, 2020
Wanted a nice crisp summer brew
John E on Aug 11, 2020
I had it before and liked it.
John W on Jul 29, 2020
Getting back into making beer and wanted to try this one out.
Rex C on May 16, 2020
Love Mirror Pond, wanted to give it a shot.
Kim P on May 14, 2020
thought i would try it
James B on May 2, 2020
looked good
Jeffrey W on Mar 25, 2020
I love mirror pond ale
Aaron F on Mar 4, 2020
Love the mirror pond
Marty J on Feb 1, 2020
Something different
Nick Horsky on Jan 31, 2020
Looking for something like IPA but more toned down that Wife might enjoy.
Shawn P on Jan 1, 2020
I like the beer
Jesus G on Nov 11, 2019
Absolutely the best pale L I have ever drink, and I have drank some in my time :-)
Kdean on Sep 28, 2019
Looks delicious
Jesse Mills on Jul 3, 2019
I like it
George D on May 1, 2019
Looking for a less hoppy pale,this one sounds delicious.
Chris M on Apr 30, 2019
New to us
Heather K on Mar 1, 2019
Another old favorite
Gary H on Dec 12, 2018
I like Mirror Pond
William A on Jun 2, 2018
One of my favorites
Gary H on May 30, 2018
One of my pale ales -- I add a little orange flovor at bottling
Gary H on May 9, 2018
Brewed before. Like cool looking label
William S on Feb 27, 2018
Try something new
Daniel Kruse on Nov 15, 2022
One of my favorite West Coast style pale ales
Gary H on Mar 31, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great flavor, broad appeal
We're long-time fans of the Deschuttes Mirror Pond, and this one hit the spot. My son & I got busy & let it go in the dry hop phase for too long, but it still came out tasting great -- just a little more bitter & less fruity/floral on the hops.

I hadn't brewed for many years, but my son & I chose this kit to get back into the game, and we're really enjoying it. We might do a repeat on this recipe before we explore brewing from grain.

Great flavor overall, with broad appeal. Excellent Cascade hop flavor without getting whacked upside the head.
August 6, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
headed up great tastes great
May 25, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What mirror pond should be.
What a great recipe and great products. Ended up at 5.28% alcohol by volume and was absolutely delicious. A nice crisp pale ale with just enough hop. I highly recommend it to all of those mirror pond fans.
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September 16, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good pale ale
Shipping was prompt and free. Makes mail order with More Beer more competitive than with the closet shop to me. Glass Lake is a good American pale ale. Brewed on Nov. 19; drinking on Dec. 22.
Glass Lake from Keg
Glass Lake from Keg
December 25, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Will order again.
Nice flavor, I added 8oz of dark barley to the steep, gave it a mild coffee back taste.
August 20, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice Beer
I brewed this and it turned out very good. I haven?t had a Mirror Pond in a couple of years it did seem similar as I remember it, and all that tried it enjoyed it. I hit 1.055 in the fermenter with 5.5 gallons. Fermented at 68 F for fourteen days and ended at 1.010. Bottle conditioned for fourteen days and cold stored for fourteen days at 38 F. I would recommend this as an easy drinking APA.
September 19, 2016