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Mid Mountain Mild Ale - Epic Brewing Company

Mid Mountain Mild AleMid Mountain Mild Ale

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%


Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This extremely pleasant to drink ale has very minimal hop addition. The delicate Mt. Hood hops give it a smooth body with a bit of nuttiness and a slightly sweet malt at the end. This sessionable ale has some wonderful vanilla and honey notes that are well balanced throughout the drink.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-17-2011)
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Reviews by Zorro:
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Zorro

California

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of malt and toasted grain with a little raw barley scent as well. Mild English hop scent. Mild leather and tobacco leaf.

Starts out with a hard water flavor and toasted grain taste. Mild hop bite the mineral water flavor is stronger. Toffee and roasted nuts. It is very mild but also pretty tasty anyway.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty ale. On the mild side for sure but it is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 00:41:55 | More by Zorro
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange with white head and lots of lacing. Nose starts with some dry malts followed by some biscuity character. Some mild hops round it out at the end. Taste is malt forward with very mild flavors. The base grain come through strong with light notes of sweetness which is cut by dry biscuit notes. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall, this is an easy drinking brew. Not sure how this is a mild though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 22:53:03 | More by homebrew311
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benloho

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-29-2014 17:12:41 | More by benloho
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beergoot

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: Release #31; 4.9% ABV; SLC #1181

Orange-ish body with a thin yet sticky white head and lacing. Bready and charred grain aroma; a second pour to top off the glass revealed a more fruity character and subdued maltiness. Very light grain flavor with a residual toastiness and smooth, mild hop bitterness. Light bodied; clean, crisp and dry finish.

A respectable mild malt beverage. This probably won't appeal to any IPA hop heads, but, then, this isn't the style. Relatively light in character overall but with a pleasing toasted grain and nut character that proves quite satisfying to the taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:46:37 | More by beergoot
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

aside from the obvious question of how a mild makes the exponential series, this is a pretty good brew. its not what I expected though, and English mild, this is decidedly American. darker in color too, caramel, medium spectrum, heady and well carbonated. it has more than just light grain, and I appreciate immediately its diversity. there is a touch of smoke, some darker toast, and the delicacy of white wheat, all in great balance. our bottle says 4.5% abv, and it certainly doesn't seem any more than that, very drinkable and soft. not as interesting as some, but the plethora of grains makes it not boring. not sure I could session this long enough to catch a buzz, but I like its richness for the abv, and I like how smooth it finishes, flavorful and everything in good harmony. not a beer that's meant to wow you, epic has plenty of choices for that, but a good hearty mild as they go, and one I wouldn't be opposed to drinking again, especially at about 4 bucks a bomber, very appealing.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 08:34:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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GeorgeH

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-13-2013 02:20:21 | More by GeorgeH
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-10-2013 22:03:57 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Maillard

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-28-2013 12:15:14 | More by Maillard
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pushing the boundary of milds at 5%, this one doesn't really seem all that English either.

As with most mild ales, this one isn't an in yo face beer. It maintains a doughy biscuitness throughout that is rather muddled. I'm not sure about this beer, it just seems to be missing depth.
No off flavors so it is easy to drink. Probably pair with a simple salad, no dressing. Not really sessionable, so not an all day beer. Would be a bit boring if it were

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 18:51:49 | More by Mebuzzard
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-17-2013 16:49:22 | More by doremite
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2013 17:38:15 | More by Boone757
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-23-2013 23:36:46 | More by outoffocus
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-02-2013 02:22:39 | More by Kopfschuss
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notchucknorris

California

3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger cream colored head. Some good lace down the glass.

S: A light, bready aroma with some caramel, hazelnut, oak and maybe a hint of orange.

T: Smooth and malty with light breadiness, some lemon, a bit of grain, watered down honey and some faint grassy hops. I don't have a ton of experience with this style, but this is pretty good. Light and pretty refreshing without being too boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 02:33:53 | More by notchucknorris
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mrshoes

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-15-2013 20:19:52 | More by mrshoes
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elihull

Utah

4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-20-2012 08:38:22 | More by elihull
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #49 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a pretty standard kind of mild with earthy tones and it's a pretty easy drinker overall. There is a somewhat fruity thing going on, in a mild ale, beer-ish kinda way.

Like I said: this is a pretty even keeled mild ale. Nothing really outlandish or out there, but pretty well done.

I'd say it's great to have a mild ale, but so much of the beer in Utah is 4% abv that this is actually a "heavy" beer. (Ha!)

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 00:28:49 | More by RblWthACoz
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-28-2012 07:24:05 | More by g_jenkins
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harrymel

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Release #15

Pours amber with a solid sheet of off white fine foam, great clarity. Nose carries a sweet bread character, some metal, leaves, wood, white grape jelly, and the slightest hint of connecticut leaf tobacco. Flavor is a bit astringent, some cardboard, some loose grain, a bit of oatmeal (plain), some raisin, and a hint of pekoe. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer I can appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 06:32:11 | More by harrymel
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber of Release #10.

Appearance: Hazy copper hue with a pillowy white head that disappears quickly.

Aroma: Sweet bread and malty notes. Caramel and a slight fruityness. Not the sort of fruit you get from hops but more of a yeast fruit smell.

Taste: Interesting palate. While it's light and there's not too much going on, there are a lot of flavors (subdued flavors that is). Though it's light on the hops, there is a little bit of a piney/spicy hop character, but that takes a backseat to the bready malts. There is a bright apricot or similar fruit flavor that blends nicely with the malt. Actually feels lighter than the 5% abv and it seems like there could be more flavor packed into that 5% abv. It's as if someone took a APA or ESB and added a cup of water to it.

Mouthfeel: A little over-carbonated and light bodied. Above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm not sure where I stand on this one. I wouldn't buy it again, but I would recommend it to someone who is new to craft beer. It's basically an average beer but far from being memorable.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 03:04:49 | More by JamesMN
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Let's just start up front - this was not my kinda thing.

Too sweet.

It looks ok in the glass, poured a decent head and the smell was inviting but not complex, not interesting in the least.

The taste started fresh and summery but quickly becomes sweet... way too sweet. Carmel, even maple and the overall thin taste leaves me wanting something more satisfying.

As a fan of Epic, a local in Utah ready for more of their good stuff, this one falls off the list quickly.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 22:48:23 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet biscuity malts with some fruity English yeast esters, with some nuttiness.

T - Starts off with some sweet biscuit or cracker malts with some fruity English yeast esters. Through the middle, some nuttiness and bready malts come through with a bit of bitterness and some more fruitiness. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with fruity English yeast flavors and nuttiness.

M - Medium-minus bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice example of an English mild. Good overall balance and malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 03:13:49 | More by ngeunit1
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dcbdc1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-22-2012 02:33:50 | More by dcbdc1
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Release #17, 4.6% ABV.

2.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lightly bready yeast and malts with a pleasant nuttiness. That's about all.

3.5 T: Same as the nose. Lightly bready and nutty. Yeasty to round things out.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: Tasty beer. Not a lot of complexity, but good enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 23:25:10 | More by DavoleBomb
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maxwelldeux

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

07-08-2012 03:39:49 | More by maxwelldeux
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Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.